19 novembre 2018

Universities shouldn't be playing the global rankings game

By Ahmed Essop. Once again, Times Higher Education’s annual global university rankings have drawn a lot of attention from the media and in the higher education sector. In South Africa, this has focused on the four institutions from the country that made the top 500 on the 2019 list. More...

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18 novembre 2018

Rankings and University Fees in Australia

International rankings have become an important element in the marketing strategies of English-speaking universities such as the US, the UK, Canada and Australia. A recent research report indicates that this is especially true of Australia. According to an article in PIE (Professionals in International Education) News the Australian consulting firm Studymove has found that there is a correlation between the fees charged by Australian universities and their position in the QS world university rankings. More...

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US News Ranking of Global Universities Shows Little Change

In the latest edition of the US News Best Global Universities there are few significant changes this year. This is a research university ranking that does not attempt to assess teaching or learning. There are 13 indicators: Global research reputation (12.5% weighting), Regional research reputation (12.5%), Publications (10%), Books (2.5%), Conferences (2.5%), Normalized citation impact (10%). More...

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09 novembre 2018

US and UK gain as China, Japan, France slip in ranking

The United States and United Kingdom remain at the top of US News and World Report’s 2019 Best Global Universities ranking, announced on 30 October, with Harvard University taking the top spot, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, all from the US. The UK’s University of Oxford came fifth. More...

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04 novembre 2018

Ky. higher education affordability ranks low

University Business Magazine logoKentucky ranks 8th worst among states for college affordability, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). More...

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03 novembre 2018

UK universities hiring 'superstar' professors to boost research rankings

Screenshot-2018-4-23 The GardianThe research by a trio of economists at the University of Nottingham found the government’s research excellence framework (REF) – which rates departments by academic publications and impact – appears to have skewed pay towards professors with the most prolific output. More...

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What college rankings really measure – hint: It’s not quality or value

The ConversationEach year various magazines and newspapers publish college rankings in an attempt to inform parents and prospective students which colleges are supposedly the best. More...

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University rankings: how do they compare and what do they mean for students?

The ConversationThe UK’s elite institutions, Oxford and Cambridge, continue to occupy the top two posts in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings And many other UK universities also appear in the annual list of “world class” universities. More...

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Rethinking university rankings: we need to talk about quality (and inequality) of teaching

The ConversationEach year the release of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings generates a great deal of interest, excitement – and debate. This year all eyes are on China which, according to the 2018 rankings, “steps up its ascent” as “East closes in on West”. China’s Tsinghua University in 22nd place has overtaken all of its other Asian competitors. More...

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South African universities shouldn’t be playing the global rankings game

The ConversationOnce again, Times Higher Education’s annual global university rankings have drawn a lot of attention from the media and in the higher education sector. In South Africa, this has focused on the four institutions from the country that made the top 500 on the 2019 list. More...

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