Annual IREG Conference


This year the 20th anniversary of the Bologna process will be celebrated by a series of international conferences. In early May the first one of them was held – annual conference of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence. The conference «Rankings: A Challenge to Higher Education?» took place at the University of Bologna, the oldest university in Europe. 155 representatives of rating and accreditation agencies, leading universities and mass media participated in the event.

The following issues were considered at the conference:

- impact of rankings on higher education and public policy;
- trend and new developments in global and national rankings;
- use of rankings in developing university strategy;
- future of rankings - from bibliometrics to global performance metrics;
- influence of media on rankings.

The Russian Federation was represented by NCPA, rating agencies Expert RA, RUR, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Higher School of Economics, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russian New University, New Economic School, etc.

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