17 septembre 2013

Rank Irrelevance - How Academia Lost Its Way

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/sites/default/themes/sitetheme/images/fa-footer-logo.gifBy Peter Campbell and Michael C. Desch. Ranking universities might seem like intellectual inside baseball, an academic game of interest only to professors and to prospective students. But these rankings are more important than most people realize, particularly since institutions of higher education are meant both to engage in the disinterested pursuit of knowledge and to serve a broader societal purpose -- in the case of international relations, to inform good policies. More...

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16 septembre 2013

Top 100 world universities 2013/14 – QS rankings

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwThe QS annual world university rankings were published today, with MIT maintaining its position as the top-ranked university worldwide.
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The QS World Universities 2013/14 rankings, published today, saw MIT maintain its position as the top-ranked university worldwide. Read more...

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Six British universities named among best in the world

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQPxnNUZkzq1IINmqwJMRe0Mx9jmcJPvZ89WaflkoXFnHo0R2jfVuceEAwwBy . Record numbers of British universities have been named among the world’s elite despite warnings that institutions risk being overtaken by global competitors during the financial crisis. New international league tables published today list six British universities in the top 20 compared with just four a year earlier. Read more...

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QS University Rankings: an explainer

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifDanny Byrne explains the research methodology and six main criteria behind the QS World University Rankings 2013
Top 200 QS World University Rankings 2013
The primary aim of the QS World University Rankings 2013 is to help students make more informed comparisons between their international study options. The rankings compare the world's top 800 institutions across broad areas that are of interest to prospective students: research, teaching, employability and international outlook. More...

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World university rankings: how much influence do they really have?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Grete Luxbacher. With government policy increasingly shaped by global rankings, Grete Luxbacher surveys the impact of the biggest tables.
Explore the Top 200 QS World University Rankings 2013
Global university rankings are a competitive business – not only for universities, but for the companies that research and publish them. They are simultaneously criticised and lauded. And while few can agree on which methodology is the most robust, there is consensus that global university rankings are here to stay, that no ranking is all encompassing and that their influence is growing. Students, universities and governments are taking note and action. The first international rankings, the Academic Ranking of World Universities or Shanghai Rankings, were published in 2003 by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. More...

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15 septembre 2013

Who are the winners and losers in the world university rankings?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy , , . Plus how teachers can beat stress and what new students need to know to keep healthy on campus. University rankings are the subject of fevered debate. Even Barack Obama is getting involved: US higher education may be getting "Obamarank", as presidential plans have been nicknamed, to lower the costs of US college education by publicly ranking institutions according to their value for money. More...

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The world's top 100 universities 2013 - the full list

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . MIT has been named the world's top university for the second year in a row. See how it compare to the rest of the world's top 100 institutions in the QS' 2013 rankings.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has maintained its position at the top of the QS World University Rankings, beating Harvard and Cambridge for the second year in a row. More...

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QS World University Rankings

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngMIT beats Harvard and Cambridge to retain the top spot in the tenth annual QS World University Rankings.The US takes 11 of the top 20 positions, but its dominance has eroded since the financial crisis. Of the 83 US universities in the top 400, 64 rank lower than in 2007/8.The 43 US public universities in the top 400 have lost an average of 20 places since 2007/8, following successive government funding cuts.In contrast, 70% of the 62 Asian institutions in the top 400 rank higher than in 2007, yet still no Asian institution in the top 20. Read more...

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Continental Europe on rise in new QS university ranking

By Karen MacGregor. A ruling by India’s Supreme Court that appointments for highly specialised teaching positions in medical colleges cannot be subject to affirmative action caste-based quotas has led to a political uproar that has disrupted the current session of parliament, where a number of higher education bills are pending. The issue of caste reservations is highly political, with elections due in five states and national elections scheduled for 2014. Political parties frequently curry favour with specific caste groups or ‘vote banks’ by promising quotas in government jobs. Medical positions are among the most prestigious of these. More...

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11 septembre 2013

QS Best Student City Rankings

http://www.topuniversities.com/sites/qs.topuni/files/WUR-landing_2.jpgQS Best Student City Rankings
What makes a great student city? A whole mixture of things, including top universities, quality of life, employment prospects, and of course affordability. Based on these measures and more, QS Best Student Cities brings you 50 of the world's best cities for students.


How are the QS Best Student Cities calculated?
What makes up the data that the QS Intelligence Unit apply to the rankings and how important are certain measures against others?
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Why is your city the best? What made you choose your place of study? Why would you recommend it to others?
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