24 juin 2014

Five IITs among top 20 in BRICS university rankings

The original group of five IITs — Delhi, Bombay, Kharagpur, Kanpur and Madras — are among the top 20 institutions in the 2014 QS University Rankings BRICS, which grades higher education institutions of the BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. More...

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22 juin 2014

Chinese universities dominate Brics nations league table 2014

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . China takes the majority of spots in this year's QS University Rankings, while India fails to get a single institution into the top 10. More...

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19 juin 2014

China leads BRICS nations in higher education

The Star OnlineChinese universities led the rankings in a survey of schools from the five major developing "BRICS" nations, a survey said on Wednesday, despite problems including restrictions on academic freedom. China took six of the top 10 slots in a study of schools there and in Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa by the London-based rankings firm QS.
The report placed Tsinghua and Peking University, both in Beijing, in first and second place, and said China was "the most likely of the BRICS nations to achieve its goal of developing world-class universities".
Brazilian institutions took two of the top 10 spots, with Russia and South Africa on one each. More...

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19 février 2014

BRICS endorse more cooperation in science, technology

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Munyaradzi Makoni. The BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have consolidated their cooperation at a first ministerial meeting on science, technology and innovation. The nations agreed to support people-centred science for the public good in a technologically changing global environment. The meeting, held in Kleinmond outside Cape Town on 10-11 February to discuss joint science programmes, adopted a declaration to strengthen cooperation in science, technology and innovation, or STI, within the BRICS framework. More...

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30 décembre 2013

QS and THE: A Ranking for BRICS only, more or less...

http://www.aca-secretariat.be/fileadmin/templates/2009/images/logosmall.jpgA new special ranking on a specific group of countries? Or simply a new ranking for those who did not make it to the regular one? From whatever angle you may want to look at it, the end of the year is approaching and there is still enough time to publish some new ranking! Even two of those – Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and the Times Higher Education (THE) have published a new country-specific university ranking each earlier this month. Whereas the QS Ranking focuses exclusively on Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), THE brings in some additional emerging countries next to the BRICS themselves.
QS University Rankings: BRICS
Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2014More...

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Top Universities in Russia

Intrigued by the idea of studying in the world’s largest country, and one of its fastest growing economic powers? Discover the top universities in Russia, based on the new QS University Rankings: BRICS, a ranking of the top 100 universities in the five BRICS countries, developed in collaboration with Russian news agency Interfax. Russian capital Moscow is home to many of the country’s leading universities, and is a popular destination for students due not only to its choice of institutions, but also its vibrant and diverse nightlife, dynamic cultural scene, rich history and seemingly endless range of things to see and do. Famous for its lavish buildings and affluent lifestyles, the city also has an edgier, underground culture, while the iconic red brick towers of the Kremlin continue to attract a stream of tourists from around the world. More...

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Top Universities in China

It’s fair to say that universities in China dominate the new QS University Rankings: BRICS, a ranking of the top 100 universities in the five BRICS countries, developed by QS in collaboration with Russian news agency Interfax. In the new ranking, 40 of the top 100 places are taken by universities in China, including seven of the top 10 spots and almost half of the top 50. The very top two places go to the prestigious Tsinghua University and Peking University, both of which rank within the global top 50 in the latest QS World University Rankings®. More...

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Top Universities in Brazil

Recent years have seen a growing international recognition for universities in Brazil, with 22 Brazilian institutions featured in the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings®. The new QS University Rankings: BRICS, developed in collaboration with Russian news agency Interfax, makes it possible to see how the top universities in Brazil compare with the leading institutions in fellow fast-growing economies Russia, India, China and South Africa. A total of 17 Brazilian universities are ranked among the top 100 BRICS universities, and the 11 top universities in Brazil are all within the BRICS top 50. With stiff competition from four countries that have all been investing heavily in developing their higher education systems, it seems Brazil is succeeding in holding its own. More...

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Top Universities in India

India boasts 16 entries in the top 100 of the new QS University Rankings: BRICS, a ranking of leading universities in the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Unsurprisingly, the top universities in India are largely comprised of Institutes of Technology (IITs) – the elite group of colleges specializing in engineering, technology and science disciplines which have so far provided the main success story of Indian higher education. Of the 16 IITs in operation, half are ranked within the BRICS top 100, and the first seven of these also constitute the seven top universities in India. Also performing well are a number of large multidisciplinary public universities, based in India’s major cities: the final three places in the Indian top 10 are taken by the Universities of Calcutta, Delhi and Mumbai, and the BRICS top 100 also includes the University of Hyderabad, University of Madras, Banaras Hindu University, University of Pune and Manipal University. More...

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29 décembre 2013

The BRICS Rankings by QS

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngQuacquarelli Symonds (QS) have just published their BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) university rankings, a collaborative effort with Interfax, the Russian news agency. The top ten contains seven Chinese, two Brazilian and one Russian university. There are none from South Africa or India, although the University of Cape Town is eleventh. The methodology is based on the QS World University Rankings methodology but with some important modifications to reflect the situation of emerging economies.
On the subjective side the employer survey has a weighting of 20%, compared to 10% in the World University Rankings, while the weighting for the academic survey is reduced to 30%. These rankings also assess universities for faculty student ratio (20%), faculty with Ph Ds (10%), papers per faculty (10%), citations per faculty (5%), international faculty (2.5%) and international students (2.5%).
The top five overall are:

  1. Tsinghua University
  2. Peking University
  3. Lomonosov Moscow State University
  4. Fudan University
  5. Nanjing University

In the top 100 there are 40 Chinese, 19 Russian, 17 Brazilian, 16 Indian and 8 South African universities. More...

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