Entries by Ina Chiriliuc

How did we compile the WUR by Subject – Computer Science?

With this week’s release of the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject, we produced a series of videos, which explain in a somewhat unusual manner, the methodology behind compiling our Subject Rankings. The first of the series presents the Top 10 Universities in Computer Science and gives a sneak peek of how we ‘really’ […]

Open Badges Project

Harvard Business Review has identified several key innovation trends to expect in 2013, one of which is awarding learners (mainly those taking online courses as part of university distance courses, MOOCs or job trainings) with digital badges, rather than classic certificates or degrees. These are “a new type of credential being developed by some of […]

Going Global Conference, London 2012

QS attended the 2012 edition of the Going Global International Education Conference organised by the British Council. Among others, this was a good occasion for several QSIU analysts to get further in touch with universities and their leaders in a more practical way, beyond rankings figures. After opening addresses from Dr Jo Beall and Rt […]

Russia’s Education Reform

by Ina Chiriliuc Almost two years after Russia fully introduced its Unified State Exam (later referred to as EGE –“Ediny Gosudarstvenny Ekzamen”), students, parents and teachers are still dismayed by the change. The exam is similar to the American SAT-s and is a mandatory requirement for acceptance into higher education institutions. At the polar opposite […]