06 avril 2019

A New Set of International Rankings (I)

Today, I want to go through a little bit of background to these new rankings: tomorrow (Wednesday), the blog will be delayed a few hours so I can get you some analysis of the rankings as they are released.  My apologies to those of you who prefer your higher education snark over morning coffee. More...

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04 avril 2019

Various authors: Exploding SQL, Yahoo Site Explorer and PubSub rankings

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors: Exploding SQL, Yahoo Site Explorer and PubSub rankings
September 30, 2005
So anyhow, I spent the day yesterday, first, learning the limits of left joins in SQL, and second, trying to get my site back up and running. So there was no OLDaily yesterday, and I'm running behind on links today. I will be catching up over the week-end. And repairing my search function - which may be redundant if Yahoo adds search functionality to this interesting site explorer program. More...

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21 mars 2019

LinkedIn University Rankings

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. LinkedIn University Rankings
Various authors, LinkedIn, 2014/10/03
This has to be better than the made-up rankings provided by entities like U.S. News & World Report, or Macleans in Canada, but even so the purpose remains the same: the rankings reflect the values held by the ranker, and are intended to push the rankees into pursuing those metrics (hence, the U.S. News rankings, for example, push universities away from opening access to lower income students). Just so, the LinkedIn rankings are "based on career outcomes". The LinkedIn blog defines outcomes based on "desirable jobs," for examples, where "we define a desirable job to be a job at a desirable company for the relevant profession. More...

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Shrinking Numbers, Changing Values

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Shrinking Numbers, Changing Values
Ry Rivard, Inside Higher Ed, 2014/09/24
In this [post it becomes clear that the values represented by university ranking initiatives count against universities reaching out to recruit the poor and disenfranchised. Which (in my view) was exactly the purpose of these rankings in the first place: not to measure the quality of universities, but to skew them toward the values espoused by the rankers. More...

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13 mars 2019

Global University Rankings and their Impact

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web.Global University Rankings and their Impact
Andrejs Rauhvargers, European University Association, April 12, 2013
Over the years I have found the deference people show to institutions like Harvard, MIT and Standford to be quite remarkable. Yes, the people who work there are smart, but they are not uniquely smart, and they are as often more important for their biases (such as, for example, a pro-commercial affiliation) than for their academics or teaching. This report on university rankings points to instances of this phenomenon. More...

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10 mars 2019

QS Subject Rankings Show US Losing Ground

In recent years there has been growing interest in the ranking of universities by subject or programme. This trend may be more helpful for students and other stakeholders than general rankings of entire universities. More...

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Shameful Ranking of UK Universities

An article in WONK HE by Paul Greatrix presents an unusual ranking of places and subjects in the UK that are most likely to use the services of “essay mills”, companies that supply essays to university students who are unable or unwilling to write their own. More...

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Controversial Rise in Iranian Research

In recent years Iranian universities have begun to make their presence felt in international and regional rankings. There are now two Iranian universities in the Shanghai Ranking top 500 and another 11 in the 501-1000 group. The Round University Rankings include 11 Iranian universities led by Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 237th place. More...

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08 mars 2019

Classement des écoles de management : « Le Point » très stable

HeadwayBlog Headway - Olivier Rollot. Une place et huit points derrière HEC Paris se classent ex-aequo l’Essec et emlyon (idem 2018) devant ESCP Europe, Edhec BS, Grenoble EM et Skema. Plus...

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Palmarès des écoles d’ingénieurs de «L’Usine nouvelle»: ce qui change cette année

HeadwayBlog Headway - Olivier Rollot. L’Usine nouvelle a publié la semaine dernière son Classement 2019 des école d’ingénieurs. Comme d’habitude il classe à d’excellents niveaux des écoles à la renommée moins établies, généralement en informatique, mais qui proposent à leurs étudiants des niveaux de salaires excellents sur un marché très concurrentiel. Plus...

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