Blog for the third mission

There are several commonly accepted ranking systems for the First and Second Missions, which provide indicators to measure excellence in Higher Education Institutions around the world. Rankings improve quality assurance by allowing the institutions to understand their own performance, develop best practices, and provide effective and efficient value to society. They also provide quality indicators to governments, society and industry. However, there are no commonly agreed indicators or methodologies to assess quality in Third Mission activities.

This project will develop such indicators, promoting excellence in Third Mission activities, and encouraging Higher Education Institutions to share best practices across Europe.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Ranking on US doctoral programs

The Chronicle has published its interactive ranking on US doctoral programs for 2010. About 5,000 university doctoral programs, in 59 fields of study, have been ranked in terms of quality by the National Research Council. The Chronicle is a weekly newspaper with news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty and administrators.

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