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A tale of two international university rankings

How can two rankings looking at the international orientation of universities be so far apart? The question was brought into sharp focus by the publication of two contrasting higher education rankings for ‘internationalisation’ within weeks of each other. Times Higher Top 100 The first, by the established world rankers at the Times Higher Education, or […]

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‘Focus less on international student recruitment’ – Prof

A LEADING European academic has urged western universities to focus less on international student recruitment and do more joint research with developing countries in South East Asia and Africa to overcome man-made problems like climate change. Gerhard Schmitt, Professor of Information Architecture at ETH Zürich and founding-director of the Singapore-ETH Centre was speaking at the […]

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Mixed picture for European universities in the rankings

The final instalment of the 2013 world university rankings season saw mixed fortunes for European universities, contrasting with talk of a ‘resurgence for continental European universities’ only a month ago. THE Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR) is one of the big three beasts dominating the world of higher education rankings and their […]

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