World University Rankings

Introduction While the business of ranking universities in the United States and many other countries around the world has become fairly commonplace, the ranking of universities on a regional or global level is a much more recent phenomenon. Just as globalization has had a profound…

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University Rankings

On this page: Introduction Approaches to Ranking “Weight and Add” Criticisms 16 Principles Alternatives to the Weight-and-Add Approach “Group and Cluster” Latent Variable Analysis Government Initiatives Links to Country Rankings Introduction Employees at World Education Services are asked on occasion how they view a certain…

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NAAC and the Next Decade of Indian Quality Assurance

By Jagannath Patil, Deputy Adviser, National Assessment and Accreditation Council The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India’s premier higher education quality assurance agency, today stands at a crossroads after 11 years assessing quality standards in Indian higher education. As an autonomous body established by…

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The Bologna Bachelor’s Degree: An Overview

By Mariam Assefa, Executive Director, WES, and Robert Sedgwick, Editor, WENR I. Introduction Since the signing of the Bologna Declaration in 1999, Europe has gradually been moving toward a two-tiered system of higher education based on separate bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Countries that have the…

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