16 mai 2015

THE “under 50” University Rankings

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngTimes Higher Education (THE) has published its rankings of universities less than fifty years old. The rationale for these rankings is that the THE World University Rankings and other global league tables are necessarily biased to older universities that have had decades or even centuries to establish global reputations, accumulate endowments and establish research networks. More...

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QS Subject Rankings

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngQuacquarelli Symonds (QS) have issued the latest edition of their World University Rankings by Subject. There has been a delay since there were questions about the first attempt earlier this year which led to substantial methodological revisions. These rankings are based on varying combinations of four indicators: a survey of academic opinion, a survey of graduate employers, citations per paper, and the h-index, a measure of quantity and quality of research. More...

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Join IREG Observatory at NAFSA 2015 in Boston

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngWe cordially invite you to IREG Observatory session on university rankings and internationalization at NAFSA 2015:
 Session GS-071, How National Rankings Can Serve as a Tool for Finding Partners Abroad, NAFSA, Wednesday, May 27, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM.
Speakers: Waldemar Siwinski (IREG Observatory), Laura Rumbley (BostonCollege),
Alex Usher (HE Strategy Associates)
 Visit us at NAFSA Booth 2605, May 26-29, 2015.
To set a meeting please contact us at secretariat@ireg-observatory.org. More...

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Tough choices in school choice

educationtodayBy Marilyn Achiron. For those parents who have the opportunity to do so, choosing a school for their child is one of the most important decisions they will make as parents – a decision that could have a lasting impact on their child’s life. What do parents look for when choosing a school for their child. Read more...

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Are efficient schools more inclusive?

educationtodayBy Tommaso Agasisti. Analysing the efficiency of education systems and organisations is at the forefront of today’s policy and academic debate. Various factors make efficiency more important than ever: declining public budgets, rising competition across public services for limited public expenditures, increasing demand for transparency in information about the costs and results of schools’ activities. From this perspective, fiscal consolidation in many countries depends on the ability of governments to proactively use information concerning the efficiency of public spending. When focussing on education, providing clear quantitative information about the efficiency of educational institutions has become more important than ever. Read more...

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Education post-2015

educationtodayBy Andreas Schleicher. Next week, UNESCO will convene the world’s educational leaders in Incheon to set the agenda for educational development over the next 15 years. Those who think that’s mainly an agenda for the developing world should read our new report Universal basic skills - what countries stand to gain. The report shows the scale of the effort that is ahead even for many of the wealthiest nations to develop the essential skills that can transform lives, generate prosperity and promote social inclusion. And with a new global metric of the quality of learning outcomes, the report demonstrates that the world is no longer divided between rich and well-educated countries and poor and badly educated ones. Read more...

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How Sweden’s school system can regain its old strength

educationtodayBy Andreas Schleicher, Director, Directorate for Education and Skills. During my days as a university student, I used to look to Sweden as the gold standard for education. A country which was providing high quality and innovative education to children across social ranks, and close to making lifelong learning a reality for all. My professor and mentor, Torsten Husén, was the architect of empirical educational science. Read more...

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Update for the Wikiprogress online consultation on Youth Well-being: Last few days to contribute!

Wikiprogress ProgBlogThe first Wikiprogress online consultation on Youth Well-being has gained a lot of momentum with over 400 comments to date, and we have decided to extend the deadline for commenting an extra few days to the 15th May. As we’re nearing the end of our consultation, we’re keen to hear what you think our key policy recommendations should be to tangibly improve well-being for youth. Sign up and contribute your opinion here: http://bit.ly/1OwPqdd. The post below by Laura Gillies of Bluenove, one of the moderators of the discussion highlights some of the key points in the discussion so far. We look forward to hearing from you! More...

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The importance of leadership for Asia’s Development

By Emanuele Schibotto. Asia’s development has been so successful that it has been labelled a “miracle.” However, if this is true for economic growth, the picture looks far less impressive if you look at other dimensions of economic development. That is why a return of leadership is needed. More...

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The Sharing Economy: How shared self-driving cars could change city traffic

By Sharon Masterson. In 2011, TIME Magazine named collaborative consumption (or the sharing economy as it is often called) as one of the top 10 ideas that will change the world. More...

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