03 décembre 2013

Malaysia ranks high as regional education hub

THE initiatives towards transforming Malaysia into an education hub are showing good signs.
Malaysia is now ranked 11th in the World Education Service Report in relation to preferred destinations for higher education.
In 2010, more than 86,000 international students from Asia and the Middle East chose Malaysia as their higher education destination. It provides a place of study for students from some 100 nations.
Today the enrolment has reached 93,000. It is hoped that the higher education sector will contribute between RM34 billion and RM61 billion to the gross national income by 2020. Read more...

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01 décembre 2013

Paris beats London for second year running in student city stakes

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy David Jobbins. High tuition fees and cost of living have lost London the top place in the QS Best Student Cities Index for the second year in a row, while North American cities fare less well than those in Europe, the Far East and Australia. 
The highest placed North American city is Boston, in eighth place after Singapore (3), Sydney (4), Melbourne and Zurich (joint 5), and Hong Kong (7). Montreal is ranked ninth and Munich tenth. Read more...

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Top 20 ways to improve your world university ranking

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy Amanda Goodall. Amanda Goodall offers twenty inexpensive methods to help your institution climb the world university league tables. 
With the inaugural Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings launching on Wednesday 4 December 2013, the scrutiny of university performance and levels of global competition are growing all the time. As a result, universities around the world are thinking harder than ever about how to improve their international standing. More...

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25 novembre 2013

Obsessing about university rankings

The Star OnlineBy Ong Kian Ming. I FIRST started paying closer attention to the methodology of university rankings in 2005 when Universiti Malaya (UM) was miraculously ranked 89th in the early days of the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) global university ranking. 
My colleague, Tony Pua, and I speculated that this high ranking was mostly due to a misclassification of Chinese and Indian Malaysian students as ‘foreigners’ thereby giving the false impression that UM was as ‘international’ as Monash University in Australia. THES subsequently admitted to this error which once corrected, saw UM quickly tumble out of the top 100 ranking. More...

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22 novembre 2013

London named 'second best city in the world for students after Paris'

Evening StandardLondon has narrowly missed out on being named the best student city in the world.
Paris bagged the top spot for the second year in a row, with London just two points behind in the global rankings, drawn up by the QS Best Student Cities.
Manchester and Edinburgh were also listed in the top 50 cities in the world for students, with Manchester in 29th place and Edinburgh in 32nd. More...

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20 novembre 2013

QS Best Student Cities - 1.Paris; 41.Lyon

What makes a great student city? A whole mixture of things, including top universities, quality of life, employment prospects, and of course affordability. Based on these measures and more, QS Best Student Cities brings you 50 of the world's best cities for students.
View the QS Best Student Cities Ranking
Two pre-requisites have been established to identify the cities evaluated in this exercise. The first is that each city must have a population of over 250,000, the second that it must be home to at least two ranked institutions. Current calculations suggest that 98 cities in the world qualify on this basis. The top 50 will be published.

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17 novembre 2013

American Publication Plans University Rankings for MENA

By Christina Maria Paschyn. The publication U.S. News & World Report plans to develop a university rankings guide for the Middle East-North Africa region within three years. 
U.S. News representatives announced the development in a presentation today at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar.  The publication is best known in the United States where it publishes an annual Best Colleges guide which ranks U.S. colleges and universities by a variety of criteria, including student retention rates, faculty credentials and budget resources. More...

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15 novembre 2013

« Mon » classement de l’Etudiant

Sur le blog Headway d'Olivier Rollot. Avec sa nouvelle méthodologie qui revient à ne plus faire de classement général pour donner la priorité à l’individualisation des classements selon les intentions des internautes, letudiant.fr lance une superbe application totalement interactive (explications complètes sur toutes les potentialités du site sur YouTube) qui permet tous les classements. Moi-même ancien directeur de la rédaction de l’Etudiant, je vous propose ci-dessous « mon » classement réalisé à partir de cinq grands critères qui me paraissent cruciaux si on choisit de mesurer l’excellence d’une grande école de commerce aujourd’hui : les labels internationaux, les étoiles CNRS par professeur, le nombre de professeurs internationaux d’excellence, le salaire à la sortie et le taux de sélectivité. J’y ajoute la satisfaction des étudiants. Suite...

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14 novembre 2013

Universities being coached for securing global ranking

Return to frontpage‘Higher education institutes don’t understand what needs to be highlighted’
Indian universities and institutes of higher education are now being coached on how to pitch for a place in the global top ranking lists. Following concerns expressed repeatedly by President Pranab Mukherjee over the conspicuous absence of India from the ranking lists, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has instructed universities and institutes of higher learning to seek expert advice in filling out details about their research and teaching achievements that are prerequisites for being ranked. More...

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10 novembre 2013

Brazil, lost in the rankings

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Simon Schwartzman. The bad news: Earlier in October the Brazilian press announced the sad news that the University of São Paulo  (USP) usually considered the best university south of Rio Grande, had disappeared from the top list of 200 institutions of the Times Higher Education rankings, together with the prestigious State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). USP went from the 158th place to join the 226-250 group, while UNICAMP disappeared from the top 300 list completely. During the following days, many articles appeared in newspapers, magazines and blogs, trying to explain this sudden fall. The fact that USP remained among the best 150 in the also prestigious ranking of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University was no consolation. Read more...

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