Archive for August, 2011

The Shanghai – ARWU – Ranking 2011

August 20, 2011

Comments from University World News:

Shanghai rankings reshuffled, Middle East up

By Karen MacGregor
There are few changes in the upper echelons of the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities, published on Monday by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, with the same eight American and two British universities making the top 10. But there has been “remarkable” progress by the Middle East, the entry of more Chinese institutions and some universities have shot up the ranking.

Full report on the University World News site


Rankings supplementary to the Shanghai list:

A fruitful supplement to the University Ranking disclosure by the

Shanghai Ranking list on

could be found in the ranking positions of:

Times Higher Education on

and, when released:

Financial Times on

The Economist on

The Economist Intelligence Unit on

Newsweek on


Povl Tiedemann

August 2011


Chinese quality in the internationalisation of Higher Education

August 1, 2011

A new internationalization era for Chinese students

By Dr. Bin Wu and Professor W. John Morgan

We are entering a new stage in the internationalisation of higher education for Chinese students. Western higher education providers need to focus more on strategic engagement with relevant Chinese stakeholders and issues of quality, with a particular emphasis on broad social knowledge, cross-cultural communication and the practice of engagement with society, say BIN WU and JOHN MORGAN.

Instead of quantitative growth, we argue that a new strategy is necessary to enhance the quality of higher education provision, through collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

Check: Full report on the University World News site

Povl Tiedemann

August 2011

NB: Inspiration could be found in the Danish national examination system with individual assessment of the skills and performance of the single student performend by officially appointed External Examiners.