13 juillet 2016

US News Arab Region Rankings

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngUS News is best known for its America’s Best Colleges, a ranking of US institutions. Recently, however, it has ventured into the global arena and published global and regional rankings. The latest is its Arab Region rankings which have been published in the same week as QS’s Arab rankings. More...

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30 octobre 2015

Les États-Unis écrasent le palmarès des universités les plus innovantes

Par Aude Bariéty. Les neuf établissements les plus innovants du monde sont américains, si l’on en croit le premier classement Reuters des universités les plus innovantes au monde publié en septembre dernier. Suite...

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04 août 2015

Students link uni ranking with employability, survey reveals

By Sara Custer. Love them or hate them, rankings are here to stay and a recent prospective student survey by QS, producers of the World University Rankings, has shown that students correlate ranking with employability. More...

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27 juin 2015

QS Publishes Arab Region Rankings

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngQuacquarelli Symonds (QS) have published Arab Region rankings. These include five indicators found in the QS World University Rankings: academic reputation, employer reputation, international faculty, international students and faculty student ratio. Four indicators have been added: papers per faculty, citations per paper, faculty with PhDs and web presence, which uses data supplied by Webometrics. More...

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16 mai 2015

New Zealand Concerned About Ranking Performance

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngNew Zealand universities and higher education administrators have become increasing concerned about the country’s poor showing in the global rankings. The best performer is the University of Auckland which last year was in the top 100 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings, the top 200 in both the Times Higher Education (THE) and the US News (USN) international rankings and the top 300 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. More...

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06 avril 2015

New Rankings Paint a False Picture of Arab Universities

By . Even people who complain that university rankings do not provide very useful information are still inclined to look at them.
On many levels, rankings appear valid: Princeton (ranked first by U.S. News & World Report, seventh by Times Higher Education) is really good; Rutgers (ranked 70th and 144th, respectively) is just plain good.
Recently, however, two university rankers decided to venture into new territory by ranking universities in the Middle East. U.S. News released its list of Best Arab Region Universities in November 2014—its first attempt to rank non-U.S. universities. And in February 2015, Times Higher Education released its MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Top 30, noting that only three Middle Eastern universities showed up in its World University Rankings’ top 400. Both publications say that they will continue to work on their methodologies — Times Higher Education calls its Top 30 a “snapshot” that is part of a much larger planned ranking of Middle East universities. More...

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05 avril 2015

Methodology for Ranking Arab-Region Universities Will Evolve

By James L. Doti. In “New Rankings Paint a False Picture of Arab Universities” (The Chronicle, March 30), thank you for clarifying that U.S. News will continue to develop the Best Arab Region Universities methodology. As described here, U.S. News is bringing to the Arab region university community the same depth of study that has become important to parents, students, and policymakers in the U.S., using our experience of publishing the Best Colleges rankings in the U.S. for more than 30 years. More...

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21 février 2015

EUA members’ participation in U-Multirank: Experiences from the first round

LogoBy Tia Loukkola and Rita Morais, EUA members’ participation in U-Multirank: Experiences from the first round.
The first results of U-Multirank (UMR), a multi-dimensional ranking of higher education institutions produced with seed funding from the European Commission, were unveiled on 13 May 2014. EUA has followed the development of U-Multirank since its beginning, most recently through membership in the Advisory Board. UMR has also been discussed by EUA’s governing bodies on a number of occasions and these discussions have demonstrated that a great variety of views on UMR exist among universities and their representatives: while some have great expectations of UMR and believe in its values, others have expressed major concerns about the initiative. Therefore, it was concluded that EUA should remain vigilant and monitor the project, but without taking a clear stand in favour or against it.
After the launch of the first UMR results, the EUA Board found that a short membership consultation would be useful. This would be an opportunity to ask universities about their experiences with UMR, not only their expectations or views on how the initiative might work. Thus, the secretariat carried out a short survey of individual EUA members in early autumn 2014. The results of the study are presented in this report.
European University Association, EUA, 2013, Global university rankings and their impact – Report II, by Andrejs Rauhvargers, http://www.eua.be/Libraries/Publications_homepage_list/EUA_Global_University_Rankings_and_Their_ Impact_-_Report_II.sflb.ashx (last checked 13 January 2015)
European University Association, EUA, 2014, Rankings in institutional strategies and processes: Impact or illusion? by Ellen Hazelkorn, Tia Loukkola, Thérèse Zhang, http://www.eua.be/Libraries/Publications_homepage_list/EUA_RISP_Publication.sflb.ashx (last checked 13 January 2015)
U-Multirank web-site (UMR) http://www.u-multirank.eu/ (last checked 13 January 2015)
European Commission (EC), 2011, Supporting growth and jobs – an agenda for the modernisation of Europe’s higher education systems, http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52011DC0567&from=EN (last checked 13 January 2015)
Frans van Vught & Frank Ziegele (eds.), 2011, Design and Testing the Feasibility of a Multidimensional Global University Ranking - Final Report, http://ec.europa.eu/education/library/study/2011/multirank_en.pdf (last checked 13 January 2015). Download EUA members’ participation in U-Multirank: Experiences from the first round. More...

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17 janvier 2015

IREG Forum - Rankings by Subject - Aalborg, Denmark 11-12 June 2015

Rankings by subject illustrate that many universities not visible in major academic rankings, perform remarkably well in a limited academic fields and study areas. 
There is hardly an institution which can claim to perform equally well in all fields and study programs and get confirmation of this by external quality assessment such, academic rankings. At the same time a diverse institutional landscape of higher education reveals that a number of universities have a remarkable performance in a limited academic fields and study areas. Therefore, some national, global, and specialized rankings, in addition to the whole-institution assessment, prepare and publish rankings covering specific academic disciplines or study programmes. More...

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16 décembre 2014

Employability Rankings: Ivy League and Oxbridge on Top

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngMost international university rankings do not attempt to measure the quality of university graduates. However, Emerging, a Paris-based consulting group, and Trendence, a German branding research institute, have been producing a Global Employability University Ranking since 2011, This year’s edition is based on an online survey of recruiters in twenty countries conducted between June and October asking which universities they preferred to recruit graduates from. More...

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