Sunday, March 25, 2012

The University Challenge RankingsThe  quiz show, University Challenge, provides a plausible supplement to the established British league tables. If we award 2 points for winning and one for being runner up (I confess this is from Wikipedia) then we get this ranking:1.      Oxford                                                             392.      Cambridge

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Comments on the THE Reputation Rankings  From Kris Olds at GlobalHigherEdThe 2012 Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings were released at 00.01 on 15 March by Times Higher Education via its website. It was intensely promoted via Twitter by the ‘Energizer Bunny’ of rankings, Phil Baty, and will be circulated in hard copy format to the magazine’s subscribers. As someone who thinks

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The THE Reputation RankingsTimes Higher Education has produced its third reputation ranking based on a survey of researchers published in ISI indexed journals. The top ten are:1.  Harvard2.  MIT3.  Cambridge4.  Stanford5.  UC Berkeley6.  Oxford7.  Princeton8.  Tokyo9.  UCLA10. YaleThis does not look all that dissimilar to the academic survey indicator in the  2011 QS World University Rankings.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Law School RankingsAnyone interested in the current arguments about American law school rankings might visit the blog of Lawyers against the Law School Scam.
University Ranking in PakistanUniversity World News has an article on the ranking of Pakistani universities by the country's Higher Education Commission (HEC). According to Ameen Amjad Khan:According to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) ranking, Islamabad’s Quaid-e-Azam University tops 136 public and private sector institutions, followed by the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied
International Patent FilingThe World International Property Organization has issued a report on the filing of patents. The top university is the University of California followed by MIT, University of Texas, Johns Hopkins and the Korea Institute of Advanced Technology.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

O, My Felony is RankThe Social Science  Research Network has just produced a paper by Morgan Cloud and George Shepherd, 'Law Deans in Jail'. Notice the absence of a question mark. Here is the abstract: A most unlikely collection of suspects - law schools, their deans, U.S. News& World Report and its employees - may have committed felonies by publishingfalse information as part of U.S. News'

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Best Student CitiesQS has just announced its Best Student Cities ranking. The criteria are performance in the QS World university rankings, student mix, quality of living, employer activity and affordability.To be included a city must have a population of at least 250,000 and at least two institutions in the QS rankings That explains why Oxford and Cambridge are not on the list but Cairo and