Covid-19 and rankings

Covid-19 and rankings

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline
What effect does the pandemic have on rankings? In this time of crisis, is it a priority for institutions to achieve rankings? Has their strategy changed in the last year? These issues were examined in an article in The Wall Street Journal in February 2021. In the U.S. popular M.B.A rankings, several business schools did not participate this year. The article cites as examples that Harvard Business School, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Columbia Business School, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business were also missing from the Economist and Financial Times rankings. One reason for this was that the institutions did not take on the tasks of collecting the data needed for ranking, which was justified by the fact that it would have placed a heavy burden not…
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The real competition: Hungarian universities in the international field

The real competition: Hungarian universities in the international field

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline, Webinar
Summary of the second Ranking Webinar (22 February 2021) The second part of our Ranking-webinar series discussed the ranking of Hungarian higher education institutions in global and subject rankings. This series aims to strengthen common thinking on rankings - an important milestone of this will be the International Ranking Conference in 19-21. May 2021. Dr. György Fábri's presentation discussed two important issues. The first topic discussed where the real competition for Hungarian universities is, whether the issue of comparing the dominant North American universities and Hungarian institutions is realistic. In the presenter's view, it is important to have a proper comparability between domestic and foreign universities, for which it is worth choosing a reference circle that includes universities operating in similar social, cultural and scientific environments. For this reason, the…
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THE Emerging Economies Rankings 2021 published

THE Emerging Economies Rankings 2021 published

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline
Times Higher Education has revealed its annual ranking of universities in countries classified by the London Stock Exchange's FTSE Group as "advanced emerging", "secondary emerging" or "frontier". The list includes 606 institutions from 48 countries, up from 533 universities and 47 countries in 2020. China continues to dominate the Emerging Economies rankings delegating 91 institutions and occupying the top five positions of the table. Russia, Taiwan and South Africa were also able to secure their ranks in the TOP 10, and the strength of these higher education systems is reflected in the number of universities in the TOP 50 (Russia: 6, Taiwan: 6, South Africa: 3). Although India has the second-highest number of institutions in the rankings, only two Indian universities have made the TOP 100. On the other hand,…
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QS World University Rankings By Subject 2021 is out now

QS World University Rankings By Subject 2021 is out now

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline
QS has published its newest subject rankings in 5 broader subject areas and 51 subjects. The 2021 edition ranked 1440 institutions in 85 countries, based on data regarding nearly 14000 individual university programmes and almost 14 million publications. USA continues to shine out with the most ranked programmes and with the two most successful institutions, Harvard and MIT, each topping the tables in 12 subjects. UK, China, Australia, and Germany complete the Top 5 by number of institutions ranked. Russia has a record number of Top 20 appearances and Singapore can also be highlighted with two first places in 2021. On the contrary, Japanese institutions continue to decline in performance. Hungarian institutions have been ranked in all five subject areas and 24 subjects, with a total of 11 institutions appearing…
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In Our Own Field – THE Emerging Economics Ranking

In Our Own Field – THE Emerging Economics Ranking

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline
In THE Emerging Economics Ranking institutions are ranked using THE World University Ranking Indicators, but assigning different weights to each indicator. This ranking includes only universities in countries classified by the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE Group, where Hungary is listed as advanced emerging country. In this ranking, both the learning environment and research are ranked 30%, while research influence is only 20% (compared to 30% in World University Ranking), and international outlook and knowledge transfer both weight 10-10% (as opposed to 7.5% and 2.5%). Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/sites/default/files/emergingeconomies2020methodologytable.jpg At first, in 2014 THE Emerging Economies ranked the top 100 institutes, then the number of ranked institutions rose to 200 and 300, and this year the rankings of more than 500 institutions from 47 countries were announced. The number of rival institutions for…
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Hungarian Universities  in Subject Rankings – 2019

Hungarian Universities in Subject Rankings – 2019

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline
The number of positions gained by Hungarian universities in different subject rankings have been growing year by year. While in 2017 there were 119 positions altogether in ARWU, Leiden, QS, THE and US News subject rankings, in 2018 this number was 132. Examining recent performance so far without QS subject rankings 2020, 102 Hungarian positions featured in rankings, comparing to 89 positions in previous year (without counting QS subject ranking). Taking a look at all appearances of institutions, ELTE tops the subject ranking lists with 69 presences during the last three years, while BME was listed 59 times, Szeged 53 times, Debrecen and CEU 49 times. At the end of the list Pécs gained 20 positions, Corvinus came with 17, 7 positions for Szent István University, and 3 for Pannon…
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International Ranking-Conference 2020 Budapest – Partnership with the IREG!

International Ranking-Conference 2020 Budapest – Partnership with the IREG!

Global Ranking Monitor, Headline, Projects
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.
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