Main Topics: 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 of the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) as a traditional research university of humanities, arts and sciences, addressing practitioners of the humanities and social sciences. Date: April 1-2 2020, Budapest, Hungary.
An international ranking conference is organising by Eötvös Lorándt University in Budapest in early April 2020, with a special thematic: Reflections of Social Science Analysis on the University Rankings. The preparation of the event was supported by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology and its organization is supported by the PADE Foundation established by the Hungarian National Bank. The importance of the conference is enhanced by the fact that IREG is a partner in the event.
Elsevier, a publishing company known for its much-debated activities, organized a meeting at one of Budapest's most elegant hotels in late June. During the meeting, experts from Hungarian universities made their views on the relationship between rankings and research excellence. The Russian Project 5-100 is a key element of the higher education policy of the Russian Federation and its main success indicator is to include the leading Russian institutions among the top 100 universities (Alex Falalev, Head of Expert Support for the Russian Academic Excelelence). IREG Vice President Waldemar Siwinski reviewed the changes in rankings. Seline Griffin described QS's latest endeavors. Elsevier's experts (Krysztof Szymansky, Marat Fatkhouline) talked about the relationship between university rankings, academic excellence and multidisciplinarity.
Leading universities in the region are generally characterized by improving ranking positions in QS's newly published university rankings. While last year there were strikingly many Austrian, Finnish, Polish and so on. institution placement has deteriorated, and now we see a sort of correction: almost all universities in the region have maintained or even improved their QS ranking. Among the Hungarian universities University of Szeged was one worse, ELTE one better. It is impressive to see the progress made by previously ranked universities: all Austrian universities have achieved a better positions, most of them with a large improvement of 10-15%. The Finns are in a worse position than last year, but Helsinki and Aalto did not deteriorate further. At Charles University (Prague), the deterioration of the last half decade seems to…
Measures of excellence in higher education may differ from one discipline to another, and this is increasingly recognized by ranking makers. In response to the need for more specialized rankings, the EngiRank project, which has been sponsored by the TEMPUS pprogramme, has organized a long-standing benchmarking center, the Polish Perspektivy Foundation, to explore the potential of engineering training. The first step in the expert consultation was the seminar which was held in Warsaw on 16 May 2019. The main topics were: Waldemar Siwinski, President, Perspektywy Education Foundation (Poland), Vice President, IREG Observatory: - Why do we need a new ranking of the engineering education? Pawel Poszytek, Director General, Foundation for the Development of the Education System FRSE (Poland): - University and business – education for the public good Kazimierz Bilanow,…
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