Entries by Abby Chau

AIR Conference: Rankings and college-bound students

The annual Association for Institutional Research Conference kicked off in Long Beach California last week, with institutional researchers descending into the city to listen to topics ranging from domestic rankings, retention rates, and yield. As always the opening reception was themed, this year’s tropical theme was accompanied by steel drums, shell leis, and hyacinths. Although […]

Launch of the QS Rankosium Workshop

Recent years have seen a concerted effort from universities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to improve standards in higher education and research, and to gain recognition on the international stage. In acknowledgement of this, QS and Russia’s Ural Federal University are pleased to announce the launch of the QS Rankosium Workshop. Universities face a […]

An Erasmus Experience…

The Erasmus programme, in my opinion, is one of the great success stories of the European Union for the undisputed benefits it provides to the society investing in Europe’s youth, investing in the future. Personally if I hadn’t received an Erasmus Placement grant, now I couldn’t be in London working as an intern for one […]

HE News Brief 22.10.12

KENYA: New rankings system causing a stir UNITED KINGDOM: Anonymous lecturer paints a troubling picture WORLD: New metrics for international rankings UNITED KINGDOM: Fallout from LMU’s license revocation

Looking west: Universities on America’s Pacific coast

Aside from the UK’s University of Cambridge (number one in 2010 and 2011), only two universities have topped the QS World University Rankings. Harvard University, which held on to the top spot between 2004 and 2009 (it is number three this year), and this year’s first time table-topper, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The […]