Join 3,514 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Best Universities in the World
October 10, 2005 6:20 AM   Subscribe

The Times Higher Education Supplement's World University Rankings [link to PDF]
posted by Gyan (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Apparently, the Times didn't quite agree with the methodology used by Shanghai Jiao Tong University to construct a similar list.
posted by Gyan at 6:20 AM on October 10, 2005


They're last years stats, published in November 2004, as is clear from the pdf file. Previously linked here.
posted by biffa at 6:50 AM on October 10, 2005


I like this one better; UT Austin is ranked much higher than in the Shanghai list.
posted by blendor at 7:59 AM on October 10, 2005


Cornell #23 and UT Austin #15? Meh.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 8:09 AM on October 10, 2005


What, no Purdue University? One of the biggest Midwest schools with a huge international student body and some of the best programs in the country (computer science, engineering, Krannert Business School, etc.) and no mention? Come on!
posted by handshake at 8:21 AM on October 10, 2005


Number 87 ! Number 87 !
posted by jamesonandwater at 9:31 AM on October 10, 2005


What, no Purdue University?

Relax, handshake. Yer Boilermakers are #59 on the world list, and 25th in North America. Besides, I wouldn't get too worked up about a supposedly indepth study that calls my beloved alma mater "Wisconsin University".
posted by Kibbutz at 9:51 AM on October 10, 2005


Yeah, what's this "Toronto University" thing? It's called the University of Toronto, thanks for bothering to check. Though ye olde alma mater is still #1, w00t! Take that, Yale!
posted by Hildegarde at 10:56 AM on October 10, 2005


From my cursory examination, this list seems to show a distinct liberal arts bias, undervaluing scientific accomplishment somewhat.
posted by gd779 at 4:14 PM on October 10, 2005


How is everyone else seeing the list? When I go there it lists it as for subscribers only.
posted by duck at 6:05 PM on October 10, 2005


How is everyone else seeing the list? When I go there it lists it as for subscribers only.

There's a pdf that's open to the public here.
posted by Kibbutz at 6:33 PM on October 10, 2005


From my cursory examination, this list seems to show a distinct liberal arts bias, undervaluing scientific accomplishment somewhat.

Considering the source, is this surprising? I'm guessing the results would be vastly different if the article was instead for IEEE Spectrum.
posted by gyc at 8:13 PM on October 10, 2005


Used to lecture at #108. Sweet!

But yeah, this list was out last year.
posted by Paragon at 10:43 PM on October 10, 2005


I like the idea of Colleges that Change Lives better (if only because my school is on the list). Something about discovering not what you're good at doing, but what you're meant for.
posted by dhartung at 11:18 PM on October 10, 2005


Huh, I totally missed Purdue on there the first time I looked at it. Very cool - even if most rankings are bullshit.
posted by handshake at 9:50 AM on October 11, 2005


« Older SOS or Safegaurd Organic Standards...  |  Gem sweater... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments