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World University Rankings blog: treating countries fairly

Phil Baty explains how Times Higher Education is moving towards a more inclusive university ranking

Elly Walton illustration (27 August 2015)

More than gold: university rankings and the Olympics

Maria Yudkevich, Philip Altbach and Laura Rumbley examine the parallels between the grading of global institutions and sport

World University Rankings blog: why we need to rank by innovation

University league tables do not pay enough attention to institutions’ innovative spirit, argues the European Commission’s Gerard de Graaf

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World University Rankings blog: the value of impact assessment

Pricey it may be, but the assessment of impact will evolve and better methodologies will appear over time, says Arun Sharma

World University Rankings blog: dealing with freak research papers

Phil Baty explains why hundreds of research papers will not be considered when compiling the next Times Higher Education rankings

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Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015 results

China continues to advance, but Japan dips in Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking based on research strength

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World University Rankings blog: 800 universities to be included in this year’s rankings

The 2015-16 THE rankings will be most inclusive ever

World University Rankings 2015-2016 results coming 30 September

World University Rankings 2015-2016 results coming 30 September

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016 will include 800 institutions for the first time

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South Korea plans ‘ghettoised’ university courses for foreign students

Proposal announced by Ministry of Education as the number of international students in the country continues to decline

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Top 20 UK universities: National Student Survey and World University Rankings

Clearing 2015: East Anglia and Essex top list based on National Student Survey 2015 and World University Rankings 2014-15

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World Academic Summit in Melbourne: more speakers announced

Prestigious event will host official launch of the 2015-16 World University Rankings

Andrew Fire receives Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2006

Stanford top university for producing Nobel laureates

UK is second to US for nationality of Nobel prizewinners in the 21st century

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World’s university ‘oligopoly’ accused of blocking OECD bid to judge learning quality

Ahelo academic and funder blame research elite for thwarting international graduate tests, but criticisms also levelled at multimillion-dollar ‘failure’

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Africa university ranking 'could drive sector's development'

Conference hears that bespoke THE measures could help to incentivise improvement and attract public funding

Map of Africa

Top 30 African universities: Times Higher Education reveals snapshot university ranking

Institutions from 10 countries feature in a top 30 that previews what a new ranking, being discussed at the Africa Universities Summit, might look like

England will not take part in OECD's 'Pisa for universities'

Doubts now raised over future of project billed as having potential to shake up hierarchy of world higher education

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World University Rankings blog: 500,000 reasons to be cheerful

Data will power the most comprehensive THE World University Rankings yet

Jameson Hall, University of Cape Town, South Africa

South African institutions top THE Africa rankings pilot

Times Higher Education creates a top 15 table for Africa’s academies ahead of the inaugural THE Africa Universities Summit on 30-31 July

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Study abroad rankings ‘will encourage student mobility’

Additional internationalisation measurement would increase participation in studying overseas, says Erasmus+ director

THE World Academic Summit speakers

Programme highlights revealed for World Academic Summit in Melbourne

Nobel laureate among prestigious line-up

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We need to stand up for early career researchers, says Catherine Fletcher

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Kevin Haggerty and Aaron Doyle offer tips on making postgraduate study even tougher (which students could also use to avoid pitfalls if they prefer)

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China continues to advance, but Japan dips in Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking based on research strength

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Six academics share their experiences before delivering a verdict on the system

There are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to oversee your doctoral thesis, advises Tara Brabazon