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GU World Rankings 2024

The quality of academics in world-class universities is a complex and multi-dimensional concept. The quality of academics in world-class universities can be measured by several factors, including faculty qualifications, research output, student outcomes, and institutional reputation. World-class universities are known for their excellence in education and research, attracting students and faculty from all over the globe. A world-class university should have highly qualified faculty members with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and expertise. The quality of academics in these institutions is crucial, as it sets the standard for education and research worldwide. However, it is difficult to have a 'perfect' ranking system, GU Rankings attempts to present the best-possible representation of Top Institutions, globally. Institutional Registration is LIVE, and the Data-Capturing-Portal is open for GU World Rankings.

Check the Timeline and Methodology, for GU Rankings 2024

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Important Timeline

Meeting timelines is crucial in a survey to ensure accurate and reliable results. Delayed timelines can affect data quality and lead to biased results. Proper planning, communication, and efficient execution can help meet timelines and ensure a successful survey outcome. As a policy, NO REQUEST(s) for extension of timeline will be addressed.

Registration Opens - 25 January

Data Capturing Portal Open - 31 January

Closure of Data Acceptance - 21 April

Internal QC, Audit and Research - 10 May

ReSubmission of Data / Evidence - 30 May

Publication of Ranking - June 2024

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Critical Parameters and Metrices

The quality of academics in world-class universities can be measured by several factors, including Teaching-Learning Ecosystem; Faculty Qualifications; Research Output, Student Outcomes, Sustainability; and Institutional Reputation. Research output is a critical indicator of academic quality, (research should be demonstrating its significance and impact). Student outcomes are also essential in measuring the quality of academics, (students should have access to opportunities for research, internships, and other experiential learning experiences that enhance their education and career prospects). Institutional reputation is a crucial factor in measuring the quality of academics in world-class universities. The reputation should be built on a track record of academic excellence, innovation, and societal impact.  The Performance Indicators for GU Rankings are as aforesaid below:

1. Teaching-Learning
a. Curriculum design, and implementation
b. Reputation Analysis

c. Faculty/Student Ratio

2. Research
a. Citations per faculty
b. Publications (Academic Staff / Research Staff)

3. Institutional Diversity
a. Proportion of International Students 
b. Proportion of International Academic Staff
c. International co-authorship (Publications)

4. Resource Mobility and Financial Sustainability
a. Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer)
b. Finances for Academics / Research
c. Other Financial Sources / Contributions

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The process of ranking universities is complex and involves multiple steps to ensure accuracy and integrity. Before the rankings are published, a series of back-end and internal processes are carried out, and some of the key processes involved are; Data Collection, Data Validation-and-Verification, Indicator Weighting, Calculation of Scores, Quality Control, followed by the Ranking-Publication. While rankings can be a useful tool for assessing and comparing universities, it is important to recognize the limitations and use them in conjunction with other sources of information.

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