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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Academic Freedom: a new aspect that is now measured

Academic Freedom: a new aspect that is now measured

Analysis and Trends, Headline
Academic Freedom Index (AFI) was published on March 11 for the second time since it’s launch in 2020. AFI is a collaborative initiative of researchers at  Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the V-Dem Institute, the Scholars at Risk Network, and the Global Public Policy Institute to measure the degree of academic freedom of the countries of the globe. The index consists of five indicators on academic freedom, each of which is coded by country experts on a predefined scale from 0 to 4 and on a country-year basis: the freedom to research and teach the freedom of academic exchange and dissemination the institutional autonomy of universities campus integrity the freedom of academic and cultural expression The second edition of the openly available data is based on contributions by almost 2,000 country experts from…
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Leiden Ranking and the others

Leiden Ranking and the others

Analysis and Trends, Headline
Leiden Ranking is special from the aspect, that it only works with factual data about publication performance, while other global rankings use normalized data (see more details: STABILITY AND DYNAMICS: SUMMARY OF GLOBAL RANKING INDICATORS 2021) by Dóra Czirfusz Therefore analysing Leiden’s results with other world rankings may give us an interesting slice of the world of higher education rankings, considering that information of Leiden list gives us a more objective picture about universities’ performance. As the number of ranked institutes and the forms of published data vary in almost each ranking, we computed a derived score (similar to overall scores published for several rankings) for each institution for every ranking, showing what percentage of institutions performs better than a given university in the list.[1] This score allows us to…
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Stability and dynamics: summary of global ranking indicators 2021

Stability and dynamics: summary of global ranking indicators 2021

Analysis and Trends, Headline
Six indicators are used to establish the ARWU overall ranking (“Shanghai-ranking”), the instructor's scientific activity (publications and awards) is weighted by a total of 80%, and the quality of education and individual scientific performance are included by  10 percent each. In contrast, only five indicators are considered in the ranking of subjects, with different weights by subjects.[1] Publication activity is measured on the basis of the Web of Science database (this is also used by Leiden ranking), citations are calculated from the InCites database, just as the indicator of international collaboration. The following indicator also measures publication performance, which is calculated on the basis of studies published in the authors' best-rated journals (listed here), and finally uses the indicator of scientific awards given by lecturers, which is based on different…
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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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