Conference programme

Day I.
19. May CET 13.00 – 17.00

1. Opening Lectures: Rankings and the Decision-Makers         CET 13.00 – 14.00

Chair: Prof. Helga Dorner, Director, Institute of Research on Adult Education an Knowledge Management, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Prof. Luiz Claudio COSTA, President, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, Brazil

Prof. László PALKOVICS, Minister for Innovation and Technology, Hungary

Prof. Laszlo BORHY, Rector, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

2. Are There Theories of Rankings?          CET 14.00 – 15.00

Chair: Prof. Helga Dorner, Director, Institute of Research on Adult Education an Knowledge Management, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

The Hidden Theoretical Underpinnings of the University Ranking Discourse – Keynote

Prof. Ulrich TEICHLER, University of Kassel, Germany

Reflections, comments

3. Rankings as Media Phenomena             CET 15.00 – 16.00

Chair: Prof. Helga Dorner, Director, Institute of Research on Adult Education an Knowledge Management, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Crisis, Conflict and University Rankings – Keynote

Dr. Richard HOLMES, University Ranking Watch, UK


Measured or Communicated? – Keynote

Dr. György FÁBRI, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

4. Reflections of Ranking Providers and Experts             CET 16.00 – 17.00

Svetlana GRISHANKOVA, Rating-Agentur Expert RA, Russia

Nicolas CLETZ, Times Higher Education Ranking, UK

Day II.
20. May CET 15.00 – 20.00

5. Meeting of Three Cultures: Universities, Rankings, and the Social-Economic Environment – Presentations and Roundtable Discussion CET 15.00 – 16.00

Chair: Dr. Gergely Kováts, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary

Dr. Csilla STEGER, PwC, Hungary

Bartlomiej BANASZAK, Department of European Affairs in the Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology, Poland

Dr. András TELCS, Budapest Ranking Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Pannon University, , Hungary

6. New Rankings Initiatives – for New Publics? CET 16.00 – 17.00

Chair: Dr András TELCS, Budapest Ranking Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Pannon University, Hungary

“EngiRank” – European Ranking on Engineering Programs. New approaches to design of regional and discipline oriented rankings.

Waldemar SIWINSKI, President, Perspektywy Education Foundation and Vice President of IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, Poland

Ranking of the University Sport

Dr. Mózes SZÉKELY, Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary

Ranking for the V4 Countriese

Prof. László GULÁCSI, Óbuda University Budapest, Hungary

7. Rankings as Social Phenomena          CET 18.00 – 19.00

Chair: Dr Sándor SOÓS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

The evolution of the social game we all play – Keynote 

Prof. Peter ERDI, Kalamazoo CollegeWigner Research Centre for Physics, USA

Inversions of Measurement: We Value What We Rank – Keynote

Prof. Theodore PORTER, UCLA, USA

8. Reflections of Ranking Providers and Scienometrics II.         CET 19.00 – 20.30

Chair: Dr Sándor SOÓS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

Bob MORSE, US News Ranking, USA

Gero FEDERKEIL, U-Multirank, Germany

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang GLÄNZEL, KU Leuven, Belgium

Day III.
21. May CET 14.00 – 18.00

9. Theoretical Approaches to Excellence CET 14.00 – 15.00

Chair: Prof. Ildiko Hrubos, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary

The internal structure and predictors of scientific excellence – Keynote

Prof. Csaba PLÉH, Central European University, Hungary-Austria

10. Universities as Knowledge-Institutions in the Ranking Games CET 15.00 – 16.00

Chair: Prof. Ildiko Hrubos, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary

Imitative universities: ranking-driven resemblance of university missions

Gergo Papp, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Panel Discussion:

Prof. Mircea DUMITRU, University of Bucharest, Romania

Prof. Mirko Degli ESPOSTI, University of Bologna, Italy

Dr. Zuzanna GORENSTEIN, German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), Germany

11. Fresh glances to the rankings – posters, lectures CET 16.00 – 17.00

12. Closing Reflections       CET 17.00 – 17.30

Dr. György FÁBRI, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Prof. Luiz Claudio COSTA, International Ranking Expert Group, Brazil