Methodology of Felvi rankings 2009
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General principles of ranking
A primary responsibility of the Educatio Public Service non-profit company - National Higher Education Information Centre is to provide wide ranging information for applicants to universities and colleges, higher education institutions, employers and other actors in the higher education sector. An important element of this is the preparation of ranking lists comparing higher education institutions acknowledged by the state by a number of indicators.
Based on the unified methodological principles developed jointly with the Universitas Press Higher Education Research Atelier in 2000, and considering the international system of indicators in higher education, the range of aspects used in the analyses is continuously widening. The two most important principles of the rankings are the use of multiple aspects and a profound and valid methodology.
Multiple aspects: the principle is that there is no absolute best or worst institution. It is thus best to compare universities and colleges on the basis of all the relevant and measurable indicators possible.
Profound and valid methodology: every institutional ranking should be professionally well grounded, accurate and authentic with respect to data provision, statistics and research methodology. The full methodology of preparing the rankings is published by those who carry out the study.
The Felvi rankings published in our Diploma 2009 volume rely on the following database:
- data of the Ministry of Education and Culture (OKM) based on information provision by the institutions themselves;
- direct institutional data collection by the Educatio Public Service non-profit company - National Higher Education Information Centre (OFIK);
- application and admission data from the Educatio Public Service non-profit company - National Higher Education Information Centre (OFIK);
- data from the Council for National Scientific Students' Circles (OTDT);
- representative empirical sociological research involving university and college students (OFIK, Universitas Press, 2006, 2007);
- representative empirical sociological research among employers (OFIK, Universitas Press, 2006, 2007);
- representative empirical economic sociological studies among employers (MKIK-GVI, 2006-2008).
- 1. General principles of ranking
- 2. Data types
- 3. Application and admission data
- 4. Applicants to fee-paying programs
- 5. Data from Representative Questionnaire Studies
- 6. The questionnaire