Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Ranking 2019
Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University ranking 2019 – When the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University ranking 2019 has now been released, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore is saddled in 14th rank. In the overall ranking, Chinese universities are still leading the table, but three Indian universities had also made it in the top 50. The three Indian varsities include the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT – Bombay), ranked 27th, IIT Roorkee, same rank and IIT Kanpur is in 46th rank.
The Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings analyse varsities from nations including China, India Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Greece, Malaysia, Egypt, Pakistan, Turkey and South Africa. As per the rankings, Egypt and Malaysia are among the fastest improving higher education system in the developing nations over the past year, the NDTV report said.
Ellie Bothwell of Times Ranking was quoted as saying by the report, “Both countries increased their representation in THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 despite rising competition from mainland China, with Egypt claiming 19 spots, up from nine last year, and Malaysia taking 11, also up from nine.”
She also said an analysis of country performance based on universities that feature in both the 2019 and 2018 tables show that Egypt’s and Malaysia’s average overall scores rose by almost three points, largely driven by improvements to their citation impact scores. “In comparison, India’s average score improved by about 1.6 points,” she added.
The Emerging Economies University Rankings uses 13 performance indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons to reflect the characteristics of the emerging economy universities. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer), added the report.
Meanwhile, in the previous report by NDTV, published as early as December 1, 2018, said that the IISc Bangalore was ranked in top 100 of the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings table for engineering and technology subjects, noted the report. In the recently released subject rankings, IIT Bombay found its place in the band of 151-175 for the same category. IIT Roorkee and IIT Delhi have been ranked third nationally after IISc Bangalore and IIT Bombay and placed in the band of 201-250. IIT Roorkee has improved its ranking position from 251-300 to 201-250 rank worldwide. The Computer Science and Chemical Engineering Departments of IIT Roorkee have been ranked 1st for citations.
IISc is ranked at =95 position of the ranking, the report pointed out.
In September 2018, when THE released the World University Rankings, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore had made it to the 251-300 rank band and was the highest ranked Indian University in the list. The IIT Roorkee departments of Computer Science, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering have been individually ranked third nationally as well.
“The Engineering ranking underscores IIT Roorkee’s engineering legacy. Our excellent performance in all the main streams of Engineering is a testament to our focus on the future. The Institute has taken several initiatives to attract research scholars and exceptional faculty from around the world,” said Prof Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director – IIT Roorkee, sharing his delight on this significant improvement in the Institute’s global ranking and added: “We hope to build on this performance by existing faculty and students to attract more outstanding talent from across the globe. We will continue to focus on our research output and further upgrade our research facilities to match the best in the world.”
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