Tag Archives: Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-7: Researchers, Subjects, and Regional Rankings

Who has the most Highly Cited (Top 1%) papers in the world? Which Asian university is in the top ten of a THE subject ranking? Which university that was top 10 in Asia last year is not even top 20 this year? (Answers in red below) (1 December 2018) This really is the last News […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 35: Come together: May updates lead to an investigation of Collaboration

By Ruth A. Pagell* (11 June 2018) The following three international ranking updates were released in May. 2018 CWTS Leiden Rankings, where I will focus on the Collaborations module 2018 Times Higher Education, with its ever growing list of Emerging Economies 2018 U21 National Higher Education system rankings, drilling down in “Connectivity” In addition, Malaysia updated […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 32: The Business of Rankings – Show me the money

By Ruth A. Pagell* How many owners has the Institute for Scientific Information had? What percent of Times Higher Education revenue comes from rankings? Which ranker solicits advertising on its home page? (22 January 2018) Faculty and administrators in Hong Kong and Singapore asked me “How do the rankers make money from rankings?”  Despite my […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! QS and Times Higher Education roll out their 2016-2017 rankings

Breaking News!  Oxford University ranks number one in THE World University Rankings! (23 September 2016)  Last year, we did an in-depth comparison of the updated rankings from ARWU, QS and THE in Ruth’s Rankings 15.  This year we focus on any changes in methodology and top world and Asia/Pacific rankings. We did a brief update […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! QS Regional Rankings, ARWU Subject Rankings and new releases and rankings from Thomson Reuters

(19 June 2016) Despite all the debates over the value and impact of rankings, updates of existing rankings, embellishments to existing rankings and new rankings keep coming. QS Regional Rankings QS  released four regional rankings on 15 June 2016. It is not surprising that National University of Singapore (NUS) remains number one in Asia with […]


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NUS in world’s top 10 for 11 subjects, and Asia’s best for 21 subjects

(29 April 2015) The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed among the world’s 10 best universities for 11 subjects across disciplines in architecture/built environment, engineering, science, and the social sciences, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. The University is also Asia’s best across 21 subjects, up from 18 subjects […]


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NTU breaks into the world’s top 10 in three subject fields

(26 February 2014)  Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) continues the march up in international university standings by breaking into the top 10 of the world university subject rankings. For the first time, NTU has three subjects ranked among the world’s top ten. The 2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, released today, places […]


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