Aug 18, 2010 11:39 AM GMT
US universities are leading as usual. Well done!
Lostboy saidI wonder what compelling criteria they used...
gonewind saidAmerican universities have usually led the forefront in terms of quality education so no need for any ''.
Quality education meaning being taught by a naive grad student who lists logical fallacies by name? Inspiring.
beaujangle saidLostboy saidI wonder what compelling criteria they used...
The criteria is mentioned there: including nobel prize winners in the uni and research publications esp in prestiguous ones like Nature and Science.
NC3athlete saidRankings like this are pretty spurious, in my opinion.
charlitos saidI prefer rankings specific to your career.
kentstrongtommy saidcharlitos saidI prefer rankings specific to your career.
good point. the second language spoken in Bill Gate's company is ROMANIAN.
beaujangle saidSpurious? I've copied & pasted some stuff, see below:
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution. More than 1000 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published on the web.
djaj saidLostboy is absolutely correct. Harvard classes are taught by "TF"s or Teaching Fellows.
A glorified TA for every single class