Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Robert Morse Honored with Lifetime Ranker Achievement Award:
Robert Morse Received the “Lifetime Ranker Achievement Award” from the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence at their 2019 conference in May in Bologna, Italy. Morse has been at the helm of the U.S. News & World Report Education rankings since 1987. Over the last three decades, Morse led the expansion of U.S. News’ flagship Best Colleges rankings from a reputation survey to a data-driven evaluation of 1,800 schools across the country.
Additionally, U.S. News Education rankings now span from high school to graduate programs. These include the Best High Schools rankings, Best Graduate Schools, Best Online Programs and Best Global Universities. U.S. News also offers its millions of users year-round editorial content and advice on topics such as finding the right college, applying to graduate degree programs and paying for online education.
Jan Sadlak, former President of IREG Observatory from 2009 to 2018 and expert in higher education was also honored alongside Morse. IREG Observatory is an international institutional non-profit association of ranking organizations, universities and other bodies interested in university rankings and academic excellence. It was first created in 2002, with Morse as one of the founding members. Morse sits on IREG’s Executive Committee.