In Africa Features, Wagdy Sawahel reports, on World Suicide Prevention Day, that the rising number of suicides among North African students and graduates has seen the spotlight turned onto the role of universities in supporting vulnerable students.
In a Q&A, Munyaradzi Makoni interviews the new president of the Association of African Universities, Professor Orlando Antonio Quilambo, on his future plans and priorities.
In Africa News, Gilbert Nganga writes about the current wave of interest from foreign funders in higher education infrastructural development in Kenya, while Sharon Dell highlights a recently launched survey to examine the conditions facing early career academics and researchers in Africa. More...
These lists presents the U-Multirank 2017 top 25 performers by selected indicators from each of the five U-Multrank dimensions. In the first four dimensions we present institutional results; the list for teaching and learning refers to the subject rankings. Indicators included:
1. Number of research publications (absolute number)
2. Top cited publications
3. Interdisciplinary research
Dimension Knowledge Transfer
4. Co-publications with industrial partners
5. Patents awarded (size-normlaliseded)
6. Income from continuous professional development
Dimension International Orientation:
7. Student mobilty
8. International joint publications
Dimension Regional Engagment
9. Regional joint publications
Dimension Teaching & Learning
10. Still to come
When talking about U-Multirank, the Bertelsmann Stiftung (Foundation) cannot be forgotten. Not only is the Bertelsmann Stiftung a partner of U-Multirank, but it is also a shareholder of the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany – one of the joint project leaders of U-Multirank, along with the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), both located in the Netherlands. U-Multirank and the Bertelsmann Stiftung are closely linked through Dr. Jörg Dräger, who is both, a member of the Bertelsmann Stiftung board and one of the two directors of the CHE. More...
One of the indicators we regard as very innovative in U-Multirank – the largest university ranking in the world - is the interdisciplinarity indicator. Its inclusion as one of the research indicators in these world raknings is driven by our aim to show an additional characteristic of an institution’s research. When people want to assess the research performance of a university they often look at bibliometric indicators such as citation rates, or the number of a university’s research publications that belong to the top 10% most frequently cited publications worldwide. While these are important indicators, there is more to research performance than just these. Important scientific discoveries these days often take place at the intersection of different disciplines. And many of today’s societal challenges are wicked problems that are multidisciplinary in character, requiring the use of methods and insights from several established disciplines. Studying global warming for example involves ecological systems, human behaviour, energy science, political science and more. More...
U-Multirank, the largest global university ranking, has today published a major new release of data (www.umultirank.org) showcasing 1,500 universities and shining a spotlight on high-performing universities that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Now in its fourth year and involving more universities than ever before, U-Multirank has been able to identify ‘hidden gem’ universities that are bold new competitors on the world stage in a host of different areas. This allows students, universities, businesses, policy-makers and governments to make better informed comparisons of how universities worldwide perform. More...
U-Multirank, the largest global university ranking web tool surveyed more than 100,000 students on their opinions on teaching and learning for U-Multirank’s subject rankings, published this week.
U-Multirank’s subject rankings are the first subject rankings with a comprehensive focus on teaching and learning, providing a richer picture of excellence from traditional rankings that focus on research reputation. More...
Classée 7e dans le top 100 du classement de Shanghai l'an dernier, la France décroche la 8e place cette année. Seules 3 universités françaises sont présentes parmi les 100 premières universités : Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris Sud et l'ENS, contre 48 pour les Etats-Unis et 9 pour le Royaume-Uni. Seuls 20 établissements français émergent du top 500, soit 2 fois moins que l'an dernier.
Source : http://www.gref-bretagne.com/Actualites/Revue-de-presse/Universite.-La-France-decroche-la-8e-place-dans-le-top-100-du-classement-de-Shanghai-2017