International ranking scales, based on a publicly published methodology, make a numerical assessment of the quality of study programs, activities, institutions or national higher education systems. Scales measure and compare academic doses based on quantitative indicators, thus promoting the learning of academic excellence. Scales have established themselves in the international higher education area as a source of information and as one of the tools for monitoring quality.
THE – Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education World University Rankings (the TIMES Higher Education magazine) evaluates the success of universities in fulfilling their underlying mission: teaching, research, impact of published work, revenue from the cooperation with the economy and international cooperation. TIMES uses 13 indicators that ensure comprehensive and balanced assessments regarding the quality of universities’ operation.
The UI GreenMetric World University Ranking is an initiative of Universitas Indonesia which is being launched in 2010. Universities that participate in this project have decided to actively follow and plan their environmental impacts on a long-term basis. With this project, the University of Indonesia which is the initiator of monitoring and measuring the sustainability of universities around the world, promotes the green campus concept and efforts of universities for efficient use of energy, fight against climate change and sustainable transport.
Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is a system of ranking world universities based on a compound indicator that takes into account both the online content as well as the visibility and impact of these online publications according to the number of received external links.
ARWU – Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) is the most established and influential international university ranking. Since 2003, it has been prepared by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CWCU). Since 2008, the ranking is prepared by the independent organization Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
QS World University Rankings
The QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings which comprises the global overall and subject rankings (which name the world’s top universities for the study of 48 different subjects and five composite faculty areas), alongside our independent regional tables (such as Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia and the Arab Region). The QS World University Rankings is the most-widely read university rankings in the world.
U-Multirank is a multidimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions. It compares the performances of higher education institutions – in short: universities – in the five dimensions of university activity: (1) teaching and learning, (2) research, (3) knowledge transfer, (4) international orientation and (5) regional engagement. The U-Multirank web tool enables comparisons at the level of the university as a whole and at the level of specific study programmes. Based on empirical data, U-Multirank compares institutions with similar institutional profiles (‘like-with-like’) and allows users to develop their own personalised rankings by selecting indicators in terms of their own preferences.