IREG Working Group on Engineering Rankings in Moscow on 30 November - 1 December 2017 and organized by IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.
As we all know, university rankings have assumed great importance in public policy and have a strong impact on the reputation of teaching and research institutions. These rankings also take into account the specifics of the disciplines such as engineering. Rankings in the field of technology are currently based mostly on such criteria as publications, citations and Hirsh index, criteria that reflect only the research side of institution’s activity. Each discipline, especially engineering with its direct practical implications, has its own hierarchy of values. Building a ranking “by subject”, we need to identify specific characteristics of the discipline, critically asses them before using them in a ranking.
IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, and international organization whose members are universities and ranking organizations ( http://ireg-observatory.org ) has set up the IREG Engineering Working Group with the task of preparing a set of indicators for rankings of engineering disciplines with understanding that the new set of indicators should also take into account interests of the industry who employ the graduates of engineering schools.
The first seminar took place at the University of Bremen on 15 May 2017. Information on the project and the meeting in Bremen please find at: http://ireg-observatory.org/engineering/
Among members of the Group who took part at the seminar in Bremen (and are expected to be in Moscow) are Bernard Remaud (ENAEE) and Dirk Bochar (FEANI).
The IREG Engineering Group has been invited by the rector of the Moscow Nuclear University (MEPhI) to hold its second seminar in Moscow. It will be a great honor if you accept this invitation to join the Group in Moscow, I am convinced, representing organization whose prime interest is engineering education, you will provide valuable contribution to the Group’s work.