Crunching Data


Crunching Data defines a strategy which can be applied to a university’s ranking strategy immediately in order to support data management, collection, and submission to ranking agencies.



What You'll Learn

• Strategies to support your university’s management and collection of data for submission to ranking agencies

This course consists of the following two modules:

1. Managing Data

2. Creating a Ranking Committee



By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

✓ Explain the importance of database validation and apply knowledge to university data related to university rankings

✓ Develop methods of systematic reporting to incorporate into the users' own university data processes

✓ Explain different scenarios for data reporting and adjust current practice based on best case scenarios for university ranking performance

✓ Explain the process to establish a steering committee to annually review the submission


Who It's For

Data crunchers, data analysis teams, Associate Deans for Research, and the Research Office

Get Prepared

We recommend completing the Crunching Data course after you have completed the Foundations of University Ranking and Foundations of Bibliometrics courses.


This online course includes practical, interactive worksheets. We recommend you use a laptop or tablet if possible.


Course Expert(s)

César Wazen


César Wazen is the Director of the International Affairs Office at Qatar University. He designed and implemented the ranking strategy that Qatar University has used to dramatically improve their university rankings.

César’s interests in rankings, academic accreditation and student assessment are backed by extensive experience teaching mathematics and statistics as well as in whole-school accreditation. He holds a BSc in mathematics, a teaching diploma and a master’s in educational administration and policy studies, all from the American University of Beirut and currently pursuing doctoral studies in European and International Studies.



The Building World Class Universities programme is an eight-course knowledge track that supports institutions with the foundations and strategies they need to begin or continue on their journey to becoming world-class universities.


The Building World Class Universities programme includes the following online courses:

  1. Foundations of University Ranking
  2. Foundations of Bibliometrics
  3. Maximising Research
  4. Increasing Visibility
  5. Crunching Data 
  6. Branding for Degree Presentations 
  7. Developing a Distinctive Position for Your University 
  8. Developing Alumni Relationships 


Enrol in the full programme now to get a 20% discount on all courses above!



2 Hours




Self-Paced - Online



Downloadable and shareable Certificate of Completion



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