Preliminary programme

I. Opening Speeches: Rankings and the Decision Makers

Prof. Luiz Claudio COSTA, International Ranking Expert Group;

Prof. László PALKOVICS, Minister for Innovation and Technology, Hungary;

Prof. Laszlo BORHY, Rector Eötvös Loránd University

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

Dr. Csilla STEGER,  PwC Hungary

III.  Are There Theory of Rankings? (opening keynote speech)

Keynote Speech:

Prof. Ulrich TEICHLER, University of Kassel, Germany: The Hidden Theoretical Underpinnings of the University Ranking Discourse

IV. Theoretical Approches about Excellence

Keynote Speech:

Prof. Csaba PLÉH, Central European University, Budapest: The internal structure and predictors of scientific excellence

Roundtable Discussion: 

Waldemar SIWINSKI, Perspektiwy RankingInternational Ranking Expert Group;

Dr. Sándor SOÓS, Hungarian Academy of Science;

Keynote Speech:

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang GLÄNZEL, KU Leuven, Belgium: The Excellence and the Numbers – Metrics and Science

Keynote Speech:

Prof. Theodore PORTER, UCLAInversions of Measurement: We Value What We Rank

IV. Reflections of Ranking Providers I.

Gero FEDERKEIL, U- Multirank CHE;

Prof. Nian Cai LIU, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ARWU;

V. Rankings as Social Phenomena

Keynote Speech:

Prof. Peter ERDI, Kalamazoo CollegeWigner Research Centre for Physics: The evolution of the social game we all play

Roundtable Discussion: Universities as Knowledge-Institutions in  the Ranking Games

Prof. Mircea DUMITRU, University of Buchurest;

Prof. Mirko Degli ESPOSTI, University of Bologna;

Dr. Habib M. FARDOUN, King Abdulaziz University;

Dr. Zuzanna GORENSTEIN, Hochschulrektorenkonferenz Deutschland;

Roundtable Discussion II: Global Ranking in a Historical-Sociological Perspective

Dr. Jelena BRANKOVICH, Universität Bielefeld;

Leopold RINGEL, Universität Bielefeld;

Prof. Tobias WERRON, Universität Bielefeld;

 V. Rankings as Media Phenomena

Keynote Speech:

Dr. Richard HOLMES, University Ranking Watch: Crisis, Conflct and University Rankings

Keynote Speech:

Dr. György FÁBRI, Eötvös Lorándt University: Measured or Communicated?

VI. Reflections of Ranking Providers II.

Robert J. MORSE, US News Ranking;

Dmitry GRISHANKOV, RAER Ranking;

Dora CZIRFUSZ, Eötvös Loránd University, UnivPress Ranking Hungary;

Nicolas CLETZ, Times Higher Education Ranking;

VII. Closing Reflexions

Prof. Luiz Claudio COSTA, International Ranking Expert Group;

Dr. György FÁBRI, Eötvös Lorándt University;