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QS 2022 World University Ranking

The QS World University Rankings aims to guide students and their families in choosing higher education institutions. Its methodology is based on: an academic reputation survey (40%); an employer opinion survey (10%); number of students per full-time equivalent academic staff (FTE) (20%); number of citations per FTE staff normalized by area of ​​knowledge and year […]

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Embrapa Social impact report 2020

Embrapa released its 2020 Social Report. Its content offers key input and result statistics. Such metrics allow an estimation of the social impact of Embrapa’s research and extension. Impacts such as the number of jobs generated and the return on investment. The 2020 social reporting is based on Embrapa’s impact assessment model. A model that […]

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The renewed science and technology policy of the U.S.A.

On assuming the presidency of the United States on the 21st of January 2021, one of President Joe Biden’s first moves was to appoint Eric Lander as the new Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and as Science Advisor to the President. This title, for the first time in American history, was […]

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Times Higher Education Young Universities 2020

THE defines a young university as one established less than 50 years previously.

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Universities in the construction of a new era

Jacques Marcovitch, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil  THE Latam, July 7th, 2020 from 10:05 to 10h35  Good morning, I would like to thank Times Higher Education for providing such a unique opportunity to discuss the theme Universities for the public good: reasserting the value of higher education post-pandemic. At such an uncertain moment in our institutions, […]

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The Crises of 2020 and international comparison indicators

As an epoch changing rupture event in human society, we can expect that almost all areas of the science system will be in some way affected by covid-19. These disruptions will lead to new challenges, new solutions to some challenges and newly impoverished actors who suddenly find themselves severely tested by the new environment.

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How good are Brazilian universities?

How is Brazilian research performing? Public universities are complex institutions that fulfil a huge variety of functions and roles within society. They have differing missions, levels of output and attending a variety of different sectors of society. The universities who feature in international rankings are research-intensive – they are dedicated to the production of new […]

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Benchmark of communications approaches to coronavirus with international peers

In times of crisis, the public need to know that universities are at the vanguard of the fight against the global pandemic. They are not, as the minister of education claimed, closed. In fact, the state universities’ positioning has been commendable, pointing out that the universities will continue to function, protect its community with distancing, […]

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Nature index Young Universities 2019

The Nature index’s source is based only on the number of articles published in Nature titles. The index does not contain citations, and only covers the publisher’s own journals. It is therefore neither a measure of impact, nor of productivity, but of a university’s ability to produce articles in one highly reputable source.

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Analysis QS Subject 2020

This ranking measures, first the result of their academic reputation survey, the second, the results of their employer reputation survey. The other two are the number of citations per paper (citation rate) and a variant of the Hirsch index over five years, which purportedly measures both productivity and the fourth?, highly cited knowledge production, being a measure of h papers with h citations. This means that highly productive research groups are represented better than in mean citation rate.

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Times Higher Education Emerging Economies 2020

As the sample has expanded over the past five years – from 200 in 2016 to 533 in 2020. This means that while the universities have improved in all indicators over this period, it cannot be said with certainty that this relates to absolute gains.

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Brazilian Universities under the microscope

Dados do Leiden Ranking 2019 ajudam a mostrar quais são os centros de excelência em pesquisa no Brasil, mas também deixam claro que avaliar a produção científica não é tarefa simples

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THE World University Ranking 2020

This article observes the results and mobility of the São Paulo State HE institutions performance in the THE World University Ranking 2020.

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To fix research assessment, swap slogans for definitions

This recomended article proposes a new way of looking into consolidated vocabulary, and shed light to the subject on how the higher education institutions deals with the value of publication.

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Literature review

We live in an age of accountability. Public expenditure must be measured in terms of its impact and effective deployment in order to satisfy the requirements of democratic states (RANSON, 2003)). One area in which this has had noticeable impact is in higher education, with institutions under pressure to demonstrate effective deployment of resources in a […]

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QS

Originally starting out as a partnership between Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds, before splitting in 2007 into two separate rankings powered by separate ranking compilers

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Clarivate

This ranking was previously published by Thomson Reuters, but following the acquisition of their intellectual property wing in 2017 by Clarivate Analytics, who still continue the ranking under the Reuters name.

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Webometrics

The Webometrics Ranking has been built and maintained since 2004, and runs on a six monthly, rather than annual, publication cycle. Instead of seeking to represent the university itself, the Webometrics ranking is a measure of the online impact and profile of an institution.

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U-21

Unlike the other rankings in consideration, the U21 ranking does not measure the quality of universities, but in the strength of higher education systems, aiming to show how universities function within their local environments, and how supportive their local environments are for creating strong university systems.

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U-Multirank

U-Multirank is a comprehensive benchmarking tool for universities produced by CWTS. Instead of aiming to rank and find the ‘best’ university from a global list, it instead aims to offer comparative benchmarking of performance from user defined criteria based on location, size and institutional focus.