Join or make a university focus group to meet others who live and work near you. Use these groups to discuss writing and publishing activities at your present university, or at universities where you previously studied or worked (find university websites in the University Directory worldwide).
Please apply here to start a university focus group.
UNIVERSITY FOCUS GROUPS
Al Azher University, Cairo, Egypt (group est. 10th January, 2013)
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan (group est. 8th June, 2012)
Osaka City University, Japan (group est. 20th May, 2012)
SZABIST University, Pakistan (group est. 4th August, 2013)
Universidad Nacional de Crdoba, Argentina (group est. 24th May 2012)
University of Auckland, New Zealand (group est. 3rd June 2012)
NB. Comments and suggestions for the 'My university' page are welcome at any time
University ranking sites may be of interest to visitors to this page. Ranking sites all use different methods and have different aims, so it is good to explore them all. The Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence showcases the work of the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG), which is attempting to monitor and support the integrity and fairness of ranking systems.
Personally, I would like to see a specialised ranking system that measures practical support for writing and publishing, for research and teaching, relative to the size and wealth of each university. Then we could see which universities are really supporting the research and communication efforts of their staff and students.
Academic Ranking of World Universities
Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities
QS World University Rankings
Times Higher Education
Webometrics Ranking Web of World Universities