International Ranking-Conference in Budapest, Hungary, Eötvös Loránd University, April 1-2, 2020. Organized by Social and Science Communication Research Group

About the Goal and Topics of Conference

Rankings and the Decision Makers

Meeting of Three Cultures: Universities, Rankings and the Social-Economic Environment

Are There Theories of Rankings?

Theoretical Approches about Excellence

Rankings as Social and Media Phenomena

Reflexions of Ranking Providers

What does the ranking phenomenon say about the classic themes of the humanities and the social sciences, and how have these scientific approaches extended our knowledge about rankings? In order to demonstrate this, a conference will be organised by Social Communication Research Group at the Faculty of Education and Psychology of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) (Institute of Research on Adult Education and Knowledge Management) as a traditional research university of humanities, arts and sciences, addressing practitioners of the humanities and social sciences. The conference is sponsored by PADE Foundation (Central Bank of Hungary) and our partner is the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). Our professional contributor is the Hungarian Academy of Science, University of Pannonia, Budapest Ranking Research Group.


Who and When and Where?

Bartlomiej BANASZAK, Department of Science Poland  • Jelena BRANKOVICH, Uni Bielefeld • Nic CLETZ, THE • Luiz Claudio COSTA, IREG • Dora Czirfusz, ELTE • Mircea DUMITRU, Uni of Buchurest • Mirko Degli ESPOSTI, Uni of Bologna • Peter ERDI, Kalamazoo College • Habib M. FARDOUN, King Abdulaziz Uni György FÁBRI, ELTE • Gero FEDERKEIL, U- Multirank CHE • Zuzanna GORENSTEIN, HRK • Richard HOLMES, University Ranking Watch • Wolfgang GLÄNZEL, KU Leuven • Leigh Kamolins, QS  • Nian Cai LIU, ARWU • Robert J. MORSE, US News Ranking • Csaba PLÉH, Central European University • Theodore PORTER, UCLA • Leopold RINGEL, Uni Bielefeld • Waldemar SIWINSKI, Perspektiwy, IREG • Sándor SOÓS, ELTE • Csilla STEGER, PwC • András TELCS, HAS • Ulrich TEICHLER, Uni Kassel • Tobias WERRON, Uni Bielefeld

Date: April 1-2, 2020

Venue: at the Campus of Eötvös Loránd University, in "Trefort Garden" (Faculty of Humanities), Budapest, at the heart of the city centre of Budapest.

Call for Abstract: Colleagues interested in giving a talk can express their intention by sending an abstract of maximum 500 words by using the form below, before 20 February 2020. The organising committee will decide on the invitations for talks by February 29, 2020.

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