University Rankings

Ruth’s Rankings News Update August 2019: new rankings and updates to old rankings

By Ruth A. Pagell* What is the significance of Ton Duc Thang University breaking into the ARWU ranks? What Asia-Pac city did students select as best? Does the university having the top THE World rank also rank tops in reputation? (19 August 2019) This new format replaces News Flashes. The annual updates to rankings include […]

August 23, 2019 - 2:47 pm

Ruth’s Rankings 41: THE’s University Impact Rankings and Sustainable Development Goals: Are these the most impactful universities in the world?

By Ruth A. Pagell* What university is tops in the world in the Impact Rankings? Which Asia-Pac nation has the most universities that participated in the survey? Approximately how many universities are involved in worldwide SDG initiatives? A: 460; B: 1200; C: 7000? (25 Jul 2019) Phil Baty, THE’s chief knowledge officer said, “The rankings offer […]

July 25, 2019 - 2:20 pm

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2019-5: THE Young Universities 2019: where old universities become new universities

(2 July 2019) We covered young university rankings in depth in Ruth’s Rankings 25, in April 2017, and did a brief update in 2018.  The 2019 release includes 3 rankings: Young Universities: 351 universities from THE’s 2019 World Rankings, established from 1969 to the present. World Rankings’ metrics are used but recalibrated. Millennials: 64 universities […]

July 4, 2019 - 9:38 am

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2019-04: QS 2020 offers little to write about

Which top 10 universities have made the greatest gains in rankings since 2004? Who is number one in Singapore? What Asian country added the most universities from 2019? (24 June 2019) QS received more than enough coverage in April’s Ruth’s Rankings 40, where we analyzed QS 2019 subject rankings and surveys. Now it is June […]

June 28, 2019 - 3:55 pm

Size is not everything according to latest Nature Index annual tables

Major institutions in the US and China dominate the top ranks for output of quality research articles, but a new normalized Nature Index ranking reveals that some smaller institutes are punching well above their weight. (19 June 2019) In the Nature Index 2019 annual tables, released today, the United States is well ahead of China then […]

June 27, 2019 - 2:14 pm

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2019-03: CWTS Leiden 2019 adds new metrics for Open Access and Gender

What Asia/Pac university has the highest proportion of publications in the top ten percent? How many Chinese universities are in the top 25 in publications? In what category does Hong Kong Poly rank second in the world? What Southeast Asian university ranks first in the number of female authors in the field of Biomedical and […]

May 25, 2019 - 2:30 pm

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2019-2: updates of THE Asia, U21 National University Systems and the new THE Asia Awards

What is the best university in Asia?  Tsinghua or National University of Singapore? For what did Kirkuk University (Iraq) win an award? How many Asian national university systems are in the top 10 world systems? TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION THE Asia University Rankings (5 May 2019) Readers of News Flash 2019-1 will not be surprised by […]

May 9, 2019 - 9:45 am

Ruth’s Rankings 40: Deconstructing QS Subjects and Surveys

By Ruth A. Pagell* (12 April 2019) February marked the end of 2019 for the QS rankings with the release of its subject rankings. The list below reviews the results dated 2019 QS Subjects (February 2019): Depends on subject; see below Arab Region (October 2018):  King Fahd U of Petroleum & Minerals Asia Region (October […]

April 11, 2019 - 3:27 pm

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2019-1: THE Asia/Pac update and other Asia rankings

(11 Mar 2019)  The calendar year 2019 rankings’ cycle has begun.  News Flashes will focus on ranking changes, if any, and new observations. News Flash 2019-1 includes updates to THE Asia/Pac rankings and QS subject rankings. Who is THE’s number one university in Asia/Pac? What country has the most top ten universities? On what top […]

March 14, 2019 - 8:48 am

Ruth’s Rankings 39 – Business School Rankings: Monkey Business for an Asia/Pac audience

By Ruth A. Pagell* What is the best MBA program in the world? Who is number one in Asia/Pac? Which ranking has the best coverage of Asia/Pac? Which Asia/Pac MBA program is best for women? Which MBA ranking is best? The December 2018 release of the new and controversial THE/WSJ MBA rankings prompted this article. […]

February 25, 2019 - 2:35 pm

THE releases best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2019

(20 February 2019)  Times Higher Education has once again released the Asia-Pacific University Ranking to reflect the region’s growing strength in the higher education sector. THE’s Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2019 analysed universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. The overall ranking features more than 300 universities from 13 different nations. The ranking uses the same performance […]

February 21, 2019 - 10:54 am

Rankings uproar in Singapore

(13 February 2019) The big problem with Singapore’s approach to rankings is that it is too concerned with the QS rankings with their emphasis on reputation surveys and international orientation and the THE rankings which also have reputation and international indicators and three different measures of income. This has resulted in ranking successes that even […]

February 14, 2019 - 10:06 am

Western universities mull Indonesian branch campuses

(28 January 2019)  Indonesia could be the next growth hotspot for international branch campuses, after the details of a seven-year-old law that has finally been ratified were released. The ministerial regulation, disclosed recently after being signed off in late October, allows overseas universities to operate in special economic zones – with a satellite township on […]

January 28, 2019 - 9:14 am

Ruth’s Rankings 38 – Coming Attractions: The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Times Higher Education Innovation and Impact Rankings Demystified

By Ruth A. Pagell* Check out the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their history See if your institution is on a partner listing Watch THE’s webinar and look at their slide (11 January 2019) Times Higher Education (THE) is collecting data for a new ranking on impact and innovation that is scheduled for […]

January 11, 2019 - 2:11 pm

Nature Index 2018 reviews China’s scientific performance over the past five years

(13 December 2018, London) The Nature Index 2018 supplement on China reveals that China’s contribution to the Nature Index rose by 75% between 2012 and 2017, much more than a selection of leading countries in the Index, such as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan. China’s share of global scientific output as […]

December 14, 2018 - 10:57 am