New Global Universities Ranking: Shock Results

US dominates new global ranking Exciting news that US News is producing a new global universities ranking. In an extraordinary related development another league table, the "World Series Ranking", seeks to trump this and has published a top 20 which bears a remarkable similarity to the US national top 20: 1 Princeton University 2 Harvard … Continue reading New Global Universities Ranking: Shock Results

Norway Doesn’t Like University Rankings

The Norwegian Government Gives a Big Thumbs Down to Global University Rankings The Chronicle of Higher Education has a piece on an analysis commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research of Norwegian universities’ performance in international university rankings. The report concluded that the "top rankings are so based on subjective weightings of factors … Continue reading Norway Doesn’t Like University Rankings

THE World University Rankings 2014-15

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are out The waiting is over and the final ranking of the season is now available from THE. All the details of the methodology and regional and subject variations are available on the THE rankings site. The claim is that they are "the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons … Continue reading THE World University Rankings 2014-15

Times and Sunday Times 2015 University League Table Top Placings

The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2015 A quick look at the top 25 in the all new Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide ranking for 2015. Full details can be found on the Sunday Times website (£). (Last year's position in brackets.) 1= (1) Cambridge 1= (2) Oxford 3 (4) St Andrews 4 (5) Imperial … Continue reading Times and Sunday Times 2015 University League Table Top Placings

New 2014/15 QS World University Rankings

The latest QS world league table is out Full details of the rankings can be found at the QS website. A summary of the world top 10 follows where we find MIT retaining the top spot for a third consecutive year but really not a lot to grab the headlines here: Global top ten 1 … Continue reading New 2014/15 QS World University Rankings

2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities: Top 20 and UK placings

2014 ARWU University World Rankings: Top 20 and UK placings It feels like a strange time to publish a world ranking but ideal holiday reading for many. Anyway, as in previous years there is not a huge amount to get excited about as this is a league table where little changes. The full rankings have been published and … Continue reading 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities: Top 20 and UK placings

Most serious league tables of the year?

League tables of choice All rankings have their shortcomings. Some though are perhaps even more methodologically questionable than others. I was struck recently by two league tables which seemed to be even less credible than this very important ranking of universities based on the length of their name. First up is the ranking of the … Continue reading Most serious league tables of the year?

Guardian League Table 2015: Well I never

New Guardian League Table for 2015 entry (and yes, Cambridge is top) Top 25 of the full list (available here) is as follows (last year's position in brackets): 1 (1) Cambridge 2 (2) Oxford 3 (4) St Andrews 4 (7) Bath 5 (9) Imperial 6 (8) Surrey 7 (3) LSE 8 (6) Durham 9 (10) … Continue reading Guardian League Table 2015: Well I never

Ranking systemically

The new U21 systems ranking Following on from last year's second league table, U21 has now published its 2014 Rankings report, which is intended to give an overview and ranking of higher education systems across the world. The full report gives much more information about the rankings but in summary: The widened definition of Connectivity … Continue reading Ranking systemically

2015 Complete University Guide League Table

It's spring and it's time for the first league table of the season. Once again it's the Complete University Guide which is first to publish this year. The top 25 is as follows: 1 (1) Cambridge 2 (2) Oxford 3 (3) London School of Economics 4 (6) St Andrews 5 (5) Durham 6 (4) Imperial … Continue reading 2015 Complete University Guide League Table

Sustainability charts: Latest UI GreenMetric World University Ranking

Now out : the new Green Metric World Ranking This world university league table first appeared in 2010 and was headed by the University of California, Berkeley. Two years ago the University of Nottingham led the field (down to second to Connecticut in last year's ranking). This year though Nottingham is back on top: The … Continue reading Sustainability charts: Latest UI GreenMetric World University Ranking

By not very popular demand: it’s the top Registrarism posts of 2013

Well, it's been a busy old year. Following the incredibly innovative post pretty similar to this last year I thought I would repeat this highly efficient means of listing previous postings. Yes, it's the list of the most viewed Registrarism posts of 2012 2013! Here we go then...it's rankings, rankings, China, rankings, MOOCs, my book, … Continue reading By not very popular demand: it’s the top Registrarism posts of 2013

Global Employability University Ranking

Global Employability University Ranking 2013 A new Global Employability University Ranking has just been published by Times Higher Education. The list is compiled by French human resources consulting group Emerging Associates along with Trendence, a German polling and research institute: It is based on responses from 2,700 recruiters in 20 countries, who were asked which of … Continue reading Global Employability University Ranking

THE World University Rankings 2013-14

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are out The final ranking of the season is now available from THE. More details of the methodology and regional and subject variations are available on the THE rankings site. Are they "the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry … Continue reading THE World University Rankings 2013-14

Times and Sunday Times 2014 University League Table Top 20 Placings

The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2014 A quick look at the top 20 in the all new combined Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide ranking for 2014. Full details can be found on the Sunday Times website (£). 1 Cambridge 2 Oxford 3 LSE 4 St Andrews 5 Imperial 6 Durham 7 Bath 8 Exeter … Continue reading Times and Sunday Times 2014 University League Table Top 20 Placings