By Michael Stratford. A federal college ratings system has the potential to curb access to higher education for disadvantaged minority and low-income students, several college leaders and student advocates told U.S. Education Department officials on Wednesday. Dozens of students, faculty members, administrators, parents and advocacy groups testified at a daylong hearing at California State University’s Dominguez Hills campus. The event kicked off a series of four public forums that the Education Department is holding this month to solicit feedback on how to develop a federal college ratings system, President Obama's top higher education priority. Read more...
By Elizabeth Redden. It’s no secret that American and British universities dominate the global university rankings, a fact that's prompted the proliferation of regional rankings that delve deeper into the pool of say, just Latin American or just Asian universities. The slicing and dicing of international university rankings has been happening for years, but three new efforts to rank universities in countries that haven’t historically fared well in the international league tables – the Middle East and North Africa region and the so-called BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries – have been announced in recent months. Read more...
1. Ecole Polytechnique ParisTech (16ème, +11 places par rapport à 2012)
2. HEC Paris (17ème, -4 places)
3. Ecole Normale supérieure (19ème, +1 place)
4. Ecole des Mines ParisTech (40ème, -9 places)
5. Ecole Centrale Paris (48ème, -8 places)
6. EM Lyon (68ème, -3 places)
7. Sciences Po. Paris (100ème, + 5 places)
8. ESCP Europe (104ème, -29 places)
9. Université Paris-Sud (112ème,-33 places)
10. Université Pierre-et-Marie Curie (116ème, pas classée en 2012)
11. Université Paris-Dauphine (123ème, -8 places)
Times Higher Education is to publish the world’s first global ranking of universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and other emerging economies.
The Times Higher Education BRIC & Emerging Economies Rankings 2014, powered by Thomson Reuters, will be published online at 21.00 GMT on Wednesday 4 December, 2013, and in a special printed supplement with Times Higher Education on Thursday 5 December.
“Many of the world’s emerging economies have put the development of world-class universities at the very heart of their national strategies,” said Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. “This new ranking - a world first - will provide an unprecedented and penetrating insight into their progress against our established, trusted and independent global standards.” More...
By Chris Parr. Universities in the UK produce the second highest number of millionaires in the world after the US, according to a new league table from Spear’s magazine and WealthInsight.
Both the universities of Oxford and Cambridge make the top ten of the list, compiled by data research company WealthInsight and business magazine Spear’s, with 42 UK universities including Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool and Bradford making it into the top 500. More...
Von Jan Friedmann. Uni-Ranglisten sind ungerecht und ungenau, beklagen die Hochschulen schon lange. Jetzt will der Wissenschaftsrat alle Fächergruppen aufwendig von Gutachtern bewerten lassen. Ein Ranking soll es aber nicht geben.
Das Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE) etwa sucht nach besonders starken Fachbereichen und wertet neben Kennzahlen auch Meinungsäußerungen von Studenten aus. Das "Times Higher Education Ranking" bewertet die Reputation von gesamten Unis. Und die britische "University Sex League" erhebt gar die Zahl der Sexualpartner seit Studienstart, was der sonst eher unbekannten Roehampton University in London zuletzt einen Spitzenplatz verschaffte. Mehr...
Although critics disparage the college rankings as flawed and elitist, a growing number of students seem to be relying on them to help with their college picks. That was the conclusion of a new survey by Art & Science Group. The higher-education consulting firm polled high school students about college rankings three times -- in 1995, 2002 and last winter -- and found that the importance of rankings in students' college decisions has climbed considerably since the first two surveys. More...