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The U.S. is not actually dominating university rankings. Here’s why.

I’m always amazed by the amount of institutions that the United States has in the top 100, 200, 300 or 400 of World university rankings.  It always has more than any other country. This amount has been decreasing in the last few years but it’s still four times as many as its closest competition. The ... The U.S. is not actually dominating university rankings. Here’s why.  Read More
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World Rankings and the Rise of Europe, Not Asia

One of the great things about this site is all the complimentary data we receive. One of these datasets is the 8 world rankings that we compile yearly. In the past we have played with this data to show 9 World University rankings – Side by side – part 1 and make a Historical compilation of 7 world ... World Rankings and the Rise of Europe, Not Asia  Read More
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7,685 Colleges and Universities in the United States

As you can see below, I created a visualization using the coordinates of all 7,685 active HigherEd Institutions in the US. I started playing with all the statistics in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) after reading Phil Hill’s articles on the new IPEDS Data. The amount of facts & figures on US HigherEd ... 7,685 Colleges and Universities in the United States  Read More
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8 World University Rankings – Side by Side 2013

As stated in the post I published 6 months ago (9 World University Rankings – Side by Side), the different world university rankings are somewhat controversial. Their methodology are often dissected to show flaws, and universities often dislike them because of the influence they have come to wield. Not one ranking has been hailed as ... 8 World University Rankings – Side by Side 2013  Read More
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Alexa vs World University rankings

I was looking at Alexa’s Traffic Rank and how it allows you to compare websites. This got me thinking that evaluating a URL is a bit like evaluating an university or a college. You can compare its popularity, reference, credibility, incoming links, or measure its relative importance, influence, citations, etc. So I decided to compare ... Alexa vs World University rankings  Read More
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Canheit – Technology used in Canadian Institutions

As promised in my first Canheit tribute post, I have created a second vizualisation based on technology used by Canadian higher education institutions (colleges and universities). The following viz has 5 main graphs, each representing a different category. The size of each bubble represents the percentage for each system used compared the other systems in ... Canheit – Technology used in Canadian Institutions  Read More
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Canadian HigherEd Institutions

Since CANHEIT 2013 is being held in Ottawa and co-hosted by Carleton University and the great University of Ottawa (that’s right, I’m biased), I decided to do a few vizualisations about our Canadian HigherEd institutions. In this first vizualisation, I’m hopping to show general characteristics about our Canadian institutions. The next ones will be more ... Canadian HigherEd Institutions  Read More
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Historical compilation of 7 world universities rankings: huge drop for US, rise for French

After reading an article from HESA where the author explains (referring to Times Higher Education’s annual Reputation Rankings) that “only the position of the top 6 or so is genuinely secure. Below about tenth position, everyone else is packed so closely together that changes in rank order are basically guaranteed”, we wanted to see how ... Historical compilation of 7 world universities rankings: huge drop for US, rise for French  Read More
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World University rankings by Country – part 2

This is the second part of our world university rankings posts. See the first post that lists the top 100 universities (based on 9 world university rankings). Based on almost the same logic used in our first post, we took the top 300 universities and compiled the 9 world rankings. Note that, for some universities, ... World University rankings by Country – part 2  Read More
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9 World University rankings – Side by side – part 1

See part 2 of this post The different world university rankings are somewhat controversial. Their methodology are often dissected to show flaws and universities often dislike them because of the influence they have come to wield. Not one ranking has been hailed as “the” definitive ranking and this is why we have so many. If ... 9 World University rankings – Side by side – part 1  Read More

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Breaking the Mold: A Fresh Perspective on Forecasting Technology Implementation Trends

We all love making predictions. They help us deal with uncertainty, which has undoubtedly come into sharp focus over the past year. The issue with forecasting, however, is that they are often wrong—some spectacularly so. And those involving higher education technology are no exception: just remember those projections about the supposed disruptive power of massive ... Breaking the Mold: A Fresh Perspective on Forecasting Technology Implementation Trends  Read More

Top IT Projects Shaping HigherEd in 2024

Since the publication of this post, we have received questions about how we conducted our research. To create our Top 10, we scanned the content of 81 IT Project websites from North America and Europe. We did not look at institution websites for separate projects like:  We only looked at current projects listed in the ... Top IT Projects Shaping HigherEd in 2024  Read More

Uncovering the Key Patterns in Technology Adoption in Two-Year Colleges 

A recent article in Inside Higher Ed shed light on the challenges institutional leaders at two-year institutions face in adopting technology, specifically technology that supports online learning. The authors discuss how these leaders try to overcome financial constraints, staffing issues, and procurement issues to meet the increased demand for quality online learning at their institutions.   ... Uncovering the Key Patterns in Technology Adoption in Two-Year Colleges   Read More