By Matt Symonds. At the Harvard Commencement in May 2013, Oprah Winfrey told the graduating class that the single most important lesson she had learned in 25 years was that there is a common denominator in our human experience: “We want to be validated.” From President Bush to Beyoncé, Oprah says that we all want to know “Was that okay? Did you hear me? Did you see me?”
What is true for the individual is most likely true for the institution, and in 2013 Harvard University received its own form of validation, as the results of the Ranking of University Rankings 2013 reveal. Compiled by theunipod, an online guide to life and courses at university, the Ranking of University Rankings aggregates the results from the four major international university rankings published each year. More...