The Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Education and Psychology welcomed three leading ranking experts for a two-day visit in Budapest. The idea of this event comes from the research of the ELTE’s Social Communication Research Group, which carries out a special project analysing rankings on the academic level and implementing these in the practice of higher education management. The ELTE, one of the flagships of the Hungarian higher education, for the improvement of international positions of other universities too, considered it important to organise a meeting for Hungarian university representatives and ranking experts. [caption id="attachment_4836" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Waldemar Siwinski, Gero Federkeil, Dmitry Grishankov[/caption] The three guests are important figures of the international ranking world and members of the Executive Committee of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence: Waldemar…
/Part of Volume "Measured or Communicated? – University Rankings as the Media Representations of Higher Education" by Gyorgy Fabri My argument therefore is based on the notion competence hat there has been a much wider change in the social perception of the rankings, which points far beyond the issue of rankings. The professional (scientific and educational) performance of universities had been acknowledged by a social consensus several hundreds of years old as part of the competence of the academic world – and this changed drastically by the end of the 20th century. And this is not obvious in the sense that it is quite difficult to give an answer within higher education to the question why the professional activities of a university professor or a student wishing to study should be…
There is a significant decline in applications and enrolments of international students in U.S. universities and colleges for the first time since 2003. It seems the new immigration policies of the United States make the international students think twice before coming to the U.S. to study. While they are rarely affected by the policies directly, their perception of the country as a welcoming one for students and scholars has been influenced by them.
More than 15 university presidents will speak at THE’s World Academic Summit between 25-27 of September along other speakers. The topic of the summit will be “The transformative power of research: advancing knowledge, driving economies, building nations”. The summit will take place at the National University of Singapore.
There has been a significant rise in the costs of business schools and also a change in the purpose of their programmes. It seems they have become businesses themselves, offering solutions to their “customers” on how to start their own businesses or enterprises. Their high costs also mean that the students graduating at these schools are often not qualified for the work they do, which might also have a negative impact on economy.
The positions of faculties show a very stabile tendency: on the first ranking places we find the leading universities of Hungary's capitol. The No. 1 is the Corvinus University of Budapest Business School, since 2012, but in this period the other members of the TOP10 are similar too: three institutes (Faculty of Humanities, of Education and Psychology, of Law) belong to Eotvos Lorand University, three (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, of Mechanical Engineering, of of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology) belong to Budapest University of Technology and Economics. And the latest results: (more…)
Highlight: the main groups: best positions: Austria, Finnland; the second line: Czech Republic (Charles University) Poland (Univeristy Jagello, University Warsaw); between second and third lines: Hungary (Eotvos Lorand University, University of Debrecen) [table id=19 /]