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,…
The contradiction of our times: a conference is held at the University of Bologna, which is about a thousand years old, about university rankings there are opposed to the traditional idea of university ... But: presentations about important new developments, for example: a USNews Ranking of Online Programs. [caption id="attachment_5003" align="alignnone" width="300"] IREG 2019 conference[/caption]
In this article 23 universities will be examined, from which 7 are Hungarian and the other 16 have similar profiles to the Hungarian ones. According to the indicator scores, most of the examined institution in the region kept their position: 15 altogether, 6 of them are Hungarian. (more…)
In the recent THE New Europe Rankings there were 53 institutes ranked using the same methodology as in THE World University Rankings (in which 1103 institutes were ranked). Indicators cover five areas, which are the following: learning environment (30%) research (30%) citation (30%) international outlook (7,5%) industry income (2,5%). According to THE New Europe, University of Tartu was on the top, ranked in the 301-350 position in THE World University Ranking. Taking the subject rankings into consideration, University of Tartu positioned itself among the best 250 institutions in several fields, such as clinical, pre-clinical & health, life sciences and computer science. While Cyprus University of Technology - ranked as the second university in the New Europe Rankings - are missing from the best 500 universities in any of the fields, it…
THE came out with the ranking of the best Japanese universities for 2018. The complete list is available here. Kyoto University tops the list alongside with the University of Tokyo. The metrics are slightly different this year, focusing more on the student-factor, such as the share of international students and the number of students in international exchange programmes. It also caused a drop for Tohoku University from the second to the third place. Source: Times Higher Education 28/03/18
The event will host the launch of THE’s Emerging Economies Ranking. It will be held in partnership with Mohammed V University of Rabat from 8 to 10 May 2018. There will be different presentations, panels and discussions about topics such as how public research universities can encourage further private sector investment in tertiary education or how higher education can prove the returns on national investment. It is still possible to register for the event. Source: Times Higher Education 16/03/18
This article collected the best Australian universities in every subject QS has ranked in its newest Subject Ranking. Overall 34 Australian universities are featured on the lists. In most areas Melbourne University seems to have obtained the best positions in Australia. Many of the subject rankings also feature The Australian National University (ANU).
QS finally published their newest annual subject ranking. The ranking includes 48 subject fields, among them two new ones: classics & ancient history, and library & information management. Harvard university ranks first in most subjects, the second place is obtained by MIT, while Oxford University is third. The rankings are available here.