12 years with global university rankings - a panoramic (re)view and an update on recent developments

Brussels, 15 October 2015

Programme

Wednesday 14 October 201

18.00

Free guided tour (The Secrets of Brussels)

19.00

Seminar dinner

Thursday 15 October 2015

08.30

Registrations and coffee

Opening keynote

09.15

The changing world of rankings
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

09.45

Research-only rankings of HEIs: Is it possible to measure scientific performance?
Ludo Waltman, Researcher, CWTS - Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University (Leiden, The Netherlands)

10.15

What do rankings inform users of the quality of teaching? A comparison of national rankings and global rankings
Gero Federkeil, CHE - Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung, Coordinator of the U-Multirank project (Gütersloh, Germany)

10.45

Coffee Break

11.15

Group session: What´s your rankings story? 

12.30

Sandwich lunch

13.30

How are global rankings used in marketing HEIs and study programmes?
Nelson Furtado, Analyst, Illuminate Consulting Group (San Carlos, USA)

14.00

How are national and global rankings used for marketing a national HE system?
Bianka Siwinska, Executive Director, Perspektywy Education Foundation (Warsaw, Poland)

14.30

Coffee break

15.00

From ranking to profiling: more data collection for what?
Duncan Ross, Director of Data and Analytics, Times Higher Education (London, UK)

15.30

The proliferation of regional and national rankings and its implications on national HE systems: Russia's Project 5-100 as an example.
Shivleta Tagirova, Director of International Relations, National Research University, Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)

16.00

Closing keynote
Barbara Kehm, Professor of Leadership and International Strategic Development in Higher Education, Robert Owen Centre, University of Glasgow (Glasgow, Scotland)

16.30

Goodbye