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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What’s behind the rankings? A series of webinars on higher education rankings has been launched

What’s behind the rankings? A series of webinars on higher education rankings has been launched

Headline, Webinar
Over the past nearly twenty years, university rankings have become a popular form of communication in higher education institutional performance worldwide, constantly focusing on the dialogue on higher education. The webinar series, which was organized by the Eötvös Loránd University PPK Social Communication Research Group in early February, would also like to contribute to this. What's behind the rankings? was asked at the professional webinar, which was the first time in a series on university rankings. The aim of the series is to review the international and domestic rankings, as well as to further develop the Hungarian UnivPress Ranking. The online webinar, held on 3 February, was attended by nearly 50 people representing a wide range of higher education. Following the introduction of Fruzsina Szabó (HVG / Eduline), three short…
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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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Conference Postponed!

Conference Postponed!

Headline
Based on recent epidemic developments and university recommendations in Europe, it is with great regret that the organizing committee has decided to postpone the International Ranking Conference Budapest until Fall 2020. This decision was taken after close monitoring the rising global risk caused by the Covid 19 virus. Although the virus is currently assessed as low in Hungary, the European situation is changing every day in unpredictable ways. We will decide on a new date in the coming weeks, when we hope to see better the process of international travel restrictions.  (more…)
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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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