Research cut stirs university divisions

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Federal government's $500 million cut in research funds has driven a wedge into the sector, pitting the student access and expansion agenda against the research funding that drives global rankings for elite research universities. Group of Eight chairman and University of NSW vice-chancellor Fred Hilmer has slammed the delay in ...

Only elite to survive slump in university funds

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Only elite, research-intensive universities with global brands will exist in their current form in 15 years, while the rest will be forced to rethink their business models as decreasing government funding, increased competition and online technologies reshape the higher education landscape. Second-tier public universities will be forced to close, recreate themselves ...

Research funding pays off as Australian unis power ahead in rankings

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Research funding has never been more important to Australian universities say experts, after Australia gained ground in the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University of Melbourne remains Australia’s number one institution in the rankings, and leapt from 37th to 28th, widening its lead on second-placed Australian National University, ...

New analysis on factors associated with academics publishing more than others

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Motivation and the ability to network have a far greater impact on research productivity than age, gender, job satisfaction, managerial support or teaching load. That is the central conclusion of work by researchers from University College Dublin led by Jonathan Drennan, lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. Drennan's ...

Webometrics Institutional Repository Ranking July 2012

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Last month, the CSIC Cybermetrics Lab (Spain) published its Top Institutional Repositories Ranking. In total, 1440 institutional repositories were ranked. It is worth mentioning that there are very few requirements in order to get your repository added to the ranking. For starters, inclusion is free of charge. The most important ...

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Institutional Repositories Webinar Recording Now Available

Monday, August 27th, 2012

This webinar provided SEO techniques for improving the indexing ratios of institutional repositories in Google Scholar. More emphasis is being placed on assessment and measurement of university outputs. Institutional repositories have the potential to increase citation rates of authors which, in turn, can affect university rankings. However, the possibility of doing ...

University of Melbourne, 4 Other Australian Institutions, Make It To Top 100 Global Universities in 2012

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Five universities from Australia, led by the University of Melbourne, have been included in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), released on Wednesday, a feat to be considered five years after the country decided to invest heavily into a world-class university system. Of the 39 Australian universities included in ...

Quality not limited to top-ranked unis

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

DRAWING a line under the Group of Eight universities risks "failing to portray internationally the true strengths and depth of Australia's world-class higher education system". And the issue goes beyond Australia. More at:- author: Jill Rowbotham source: The Australian Higher Education (01/08/12)

Universities well up in rankings

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

WITH 14 institutions on the Times Higher Education Top 100 universities less than 50 years old, Australia is the second strongest nation on this ranking behind Britain. Clearly we are doing something right in developing our next generation of world-class universities. Phil Baty, THE's ranking editor, says the global new-breed universities ...

Times Higher Education World University Rankings: why do we care?

Monday, October 17th, 2011

'The Times Higher Education (THE) World University has recently announced the World’s top 400 Universities. American Ivy leagues and traditional British Universities are among the top 10, as one can predict. The World’s top University for 2011-12 is California Institute of Technology, followed by Harvard, Stanford, ...