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#1  Postby DougC » May 06, 2016 1:53 am

The Times - World University Rankings 2015-2016


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-36203613

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Cambridge and Oxford universities slip in world rankings
The UK has 10 universities in the top 100 of the world's best when it comes to global reputation, but many have slipped down the rankings this year.
Cambridge and Oxford remain in the top five, at fourth and fifth place respectively, but both have moved down two places on their 2015 ranking.
The US dominates the Times Higher Education (THE) reputation rankings, with Harvard and MIT in top places.
Asia has 17 universities in the top 100 - up from 10 in last year's rankings.
The highest rated Asian universities are the University of Tokyo in Japan in 12th place and China's Tsinghua University in 18th place and Peking University in 21st place and the National University of Singapore in 26th place.
These are rankings based on reputation and perceived status, based on the opinions of an international panel of academics.
These are separate from the university rankings based on research and teaching quality.

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#2  Postby Fallible » May 06, 2016 7:24 am

My alma mater is at #20.
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#3  Postby jamest » May 14, 2016 12:27 am

It won't be too long till the son's of the Oxbridge elite are paying to study in China, interpreter's fees inclusive.

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#4  Postby kiore » May 14, 2016 3:50 am

I have 11th, 17th, 251st and not on the list for mine.
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#5  Postby pelfdaddy » May 14, 2016 4:00 am

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#6  Postby DougC » May 14, 2016 4:20 am

For me, 401. And 24 (But that is cheating slightly).
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#7  Postby Fallible » May 14, 2016 6:51 am

kiore wrote:I have 11th, 17th, 251st and not on the list for mine.


I should have said mine are 1) #110 and 2) #20.
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#8  Postby CarlPierce » Dec 03, 2016 6:32 pm

I was at Cambridge in the distant past. Why the hell is the world elite always used.
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#9  Postby I'm With Stupid » Dec 04, 2016 10:10 am

Oxford is back on top for the 16/17 year.

Personally, I've never understood why the list is dominated by English-speaking institutions, and think the whole thing is just a big propaganda exercise. It was quite revealing when earlier this year the American universities refused to be involved in a university version of the PISA studies. 5 universities in the top 30 from non English-speaking countries? Really? (and four of them are in positions 28, 29 and 30) Is the rest of the world's higher education really that far behind (mainly) the US and UK? And if so, why are the UK and USA not massively ahead of everyone else in terms of skills?
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#10  Postby tuco » Dec 04, 2016 2:16 pm

What does it mean: to be behind in higher education? Answer: To rank low on World's University ranking. Further examination of methodology used would be necessary for more sophisticated analysis.

As for the second question, possibly because training alone does not guarantee skill level, and on average, for practical purposes, the difference in training is not massive. Most people are average, elites are few and they are concentrated.

I would think its quite complex problem tho.
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#11  Postby aliihsanasl » Dec 24, 2016 9:37 pm

Turkey's whole state universities total budget is 23 billion tl, only Harvard university's budget is 155 billion tl.
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#12  Postby The_Piper » Dec 24, 2016 10:41 pm

I didn't go to college, but I worked in Harvard Square #6, and at MIT #5. I sold stamps and mailed stuff for the post office. No doubt some very timely and important scientific material. :snooty:
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#13  Postby tuco » Dec 24, 2016 10:49 pm

Indeed :) Every part of chain is important. What I "like" is the argument .. but anyone can mail stuff .. well, maybe can but will do?
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#14  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Dec 25, 2016 12:08 am

80. Not to bad considering. Now if I can only manage to actually get my masters degree.

*Edit, I just read it's based on reputation and not actual results, skills acquired or success of graduates.
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#15  Postby tuco » Dec 30, 2016 10:39 am

Michio Kaku addresses some of the questions in post #9 throughout this vid:

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