Entries by Martin Juno

Europe in QS World University Rankings 2014/15

While US and British institutions dominate the upper layers of the QS World University Rankings, the very different higher education systems of continental Europe emerge here as significant and well-rounded competitors. As in 2013, the top continental institutions are the German and French-speaking arms of the Swiss federal university system, ETH Zurich and EPFL respectively. […]

The impact of mobile researchers

The OECD recently published the “Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard: Innovation for Growth 2013“. This report confirms that internationalisation and quality scientific knowledge have a positive correlation. The charts below clearly show that those researchers ‘daring’ to cross the national borders have a higher impact than the rest of them. According to the publication “on […]

Dealing with social media: follow the leaders

Times are changing, and so do the ways universities communicate their activities to the world. Although traditional channels still matter, Twitter, Facebook and other services are key features in any serious communication strategy. But, how are universities doing in social media? To answer this question –or, properly speaking, to satisfy our own curiosity- we extracted […]

Teaching quality and research influence: how regions compare

The Faculty Student and the Citations per Faculty indicators are two important components of the QS World University Rankings. They are proxies for the teaching quality and the research influence achieved by each evaluated university. The following scatter charts combine these two indicators, showing how institutions from different regions are performing. The horizontal axis represents […]

Shanghai Jiao Tong university rankings are out

The 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was released on August 15th, 2013 by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. As expected, Harvard took the leading position. Eight universities hailing from the US  dominate the top 10, with the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford being the only […]