Program and Speakers

University Rankings – Reflections from Social Sciences and Humanities

International Ranking Conference in Budapest, Eötvös Loránd University

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19 May – 21 May, 2021

  1. Opening Ceremony: Rankings and the Decision-Makers

Prof. Luiz Claudio COSTA, President, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, Brazil

Prof. László PALKOVICS, Minister for Innovation and Technology, Hungary /under negotiation/

Prof. Laszlo BORHY, Rector, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

 Day I. 19. May 11.00 – 14.00

  1. Are There Theories of Rankings?- Keynote

The Hidden Theoretical Underpinnings of the University Ranking Discourse – Keynote

Prof. Ulrich TEICHLER, University of Kassel, Germany

Reflections, comments Roundtable Discussion

  1. Rankings as Media Phenomena – Keynotes:

Crisis, Conflict and University Rankings – Keynote

Dr. Richard HOLMES, University Ranking Watch, USA

Measured or Communicated? – Keynote

Dr. György FÁBRI, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

  1. Reflections of Ranking Providers I. – Roundtable Discussion

Day II. 20. May 13.30 – 17.00

  1. Rankings as Social Phenomena Keynotes and Roundtable discussions

The evolution of the social game we all play – Keynote

Prof. Peter ERDI, Kalamazoo College; Wigner Research Centre for Physics, USA

         Inversions of Measurement: We Value What We Rank – Keynote

Prof. Theodore PORTER, UCLA, USA

  1. Meeting of Three Cultures: Universities, Rankings, and the Social-Economic Environment – Presentations and Roundtable Discussion


Dr. Csilla STEGER, PwC, Hungary

Bartlomiej BANASZAK, Department of Science, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland /under negotiation/

Telcs András, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

  1. New Rankings Initiatives – for New Publics?

The “Engi-Rank” – Presentation

Waldemar SIWINSKI, President, Perspektywy Education Foundation and Vice President of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, Poland

Ranking of the University Sport

Mozes SZÉKELY, Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary

Ranking for the V4 Countries

László GULÁCSI, Vice Rector for research, Óbuda University, Hungary

  1. Reflections of Ranking Providers II. – Roundtable discussion


Day III. 21. May 10.00 – 14.00

  1. Theoretical Approaches to Excellence – Keynotes

         The internal structure and predictors of scientific excellence – Keynote

Prof. Csaba PLÉH, Central European University, Hungary-Austria

         The Excellence and the Numbers – Metrics and Science – Keynote

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang GLÄNZEL, KU Leuven, Belgium

  1. Universities as Knowledge-Institutions in the Ranking Games – Presentations and Roundtable Discussion


Prof. Mircea DUMITRU, University of Bucharest, Romania

Prof. Mirko Degli ESPOSTI, University of Bologna, Italy

Dr. Zuzanna GORENSTEIN, German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), Germany

  1. Posters – interactive exhibition
  2. Closing Reflections

György Fabri Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Prof. Luiz Claudio COSTA, International Ranking Expert Group, Brazil