US universities count for almost half of the top 100 for social sciences in the 2015-16 ranking released by the Times Higher Education today. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the universities of Stanford and Princeton take the top three spots in the ranking which covers geography, economics and psychology, among other courses. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/news/us-universities-rank-top-world-social-sciences
Not one US university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16 has more than 35 per cent international students, contrasting with institutions in Asia, Oceania and Europe. An analysis of universities in the rankings shows that 16 of the 30 universities with the highest percentage of international students are in the UK, seven are elsewhere in Europe and four are in Australia or New Zealand. Times Higher Education https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/news/world-ranked-universities-most-international-students
The best universities in the UK are going head-to-head with rivals in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16. Many UK institutions in the top 100 are ranked just one or two positions away from those in mainland Europe that offer study opportunities at a fraction of the cost. Times Higher Education https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/news/universities-mainland-europe-go-head-head-uk
China, Japan and Switzerland are tied as the third most represented countries in the top 20 universities for teaching, with one university each. The top 20 is dominated by US institutions, which take 13 spots. The UK trails behind with only four universities with top-20 teaching scores, and Australia’s institutions fail to make the cut.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015-16 reveal the best universities in the world. Among the top 200 world-leading institutions, eight have an even split between men and women. Gender ratio is just one indication of a university’s environment, but here are the best institutions championing equality, at least numerically.
Only 14 per cent of the top 200 institutions of last year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings are headed by women. And yet some of the best universities in the world are led by women – here are those in the upper tiers of the THE World University Rankings.
Studying far from home is an exciting prospect, full of new places, people and adventures in an unfamiliar land. But what if your desire to go abroad is more strategic? A study abroad experience can be important for your future career. Source: Times Higher Education Supplement 21/09/2015
The director of Google’s Digital Academy has revealed a new talent test for the next generation of leaders, writing in the World University Rankings 2015-16 supplement. Shuvo Saha, who recruits and works with ambitious graduates from all over the world, refers to this new type of talent as “cultural intelligence” or “CQ”.
Prof. Fábri: "Rankings are media phenomenon of the postmodern mass democracy." Mr. President, Dear Colleagues! I welcome you in name of Hungary’s oldest and most competitivness (based on ranking positions too) research university. It is a great honor to us that the we should be member of the International Ranking Expert Group – Observatory, one of the most important global organization of higher education. This membership offer for us a chance to learn about new viewpoints, methods, impacts of university rankings. I hope, you can also use results of our own research and experiments about the ranking-questions. My institution not only observes and evaluates it’s ranking positions, but also analyzes such results trough the work of our special research group established for this purpose. The most well-known Hungarian university ranking are also…