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Newsweek ranks the World's Top 100 Global Universities

GoBlue81GoBlue81 3898 replies58 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,956 Senior Member
edited January 2009 in Graduate School
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3037881/site/newsweek/

For whatever it's worth, following are Newsweek's top 20 most global universities:

1. Harvard University
2. Stanford University
3. Yale University
4. California Institute of Technology
5. University of California at Berkeley
6. University of Cambridge
7. Massachusetts Institute Technology
8. Oxford University
9. University of California at San Francisco
10. Columbia University
11. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
12. University of California at Los Angeles
13. University of Pennsylvania
14. Duke University
15. Princeton Universitty
16. Tokyo University
17. Imperial College London
18. University of Toronto
19. Cornell University
20. University of Chicago

Ranking Methodology:
"We evaluated schools on some of the measures used in well-known rankings published by Shanghai Jiaotong University and the Times of London Higher Education Survey. Fifty percent of the score came from equal parts of three measures used by Shanghai Jiatong: the number of highly-cited researchers in various academic fields, the number of articles published in Nature and Science, and the number of articles listed in the ISI Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities indices. Another 40 percent of the score came from equal parts of four measures used by the Times: the percentage of international faculty, the percentage of international students, citations per faculty member (using ISI data), and the ratio of faculty to students. The final 10 percent came from library holdings (number of volumes)."
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  • kk19131kk19131 2224 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,233 Senior Member
    Wow, Newsweek is just rolling out the bs this week, isn’t it.

    Must sell more than US News! Must sell more than US News!
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  • columbia2007columbia2007 884 replies22 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 906 Member
    The methodology suggests this has more to do with academic publishing and research than education received. UCSF always makes out like a bandit with such criteria...Princeton falls way behind.
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  • GoBlue81GoBlue81 3898 replies58 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,956 Senior Member
    Hey, don't knock it! The local universities here were so proud they cracked the top 100...finally.
    Must sell more than US News!
    Yup, that's the slogan. What'd you expect when you have combine a magazine with Kaplan.
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  • aceestrinaceestrin 154 replies27 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 181 Junior Member
    what a joke....we need to eliminate this kinda stuff
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  • MorsVenitMorsVenit 461 replies12 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 473 Member
    What a sad list. Who, besides a prospective professor, would use these criteria to choose a university? They in no way reflect the quality of education students will receive.
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  • Samian QuaziSamian Quazi 272 replies47 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 319 Junior Member
    this is ridiculous! look how low they ranked Duke, for instance. and this seems really biased towards foreign colleges, doesn't it? I mean, half the Ivy League schools arent even on there...
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  • dobbydobby 501 replies8 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 509 Member
    They in no way reflect the quality of education students will receive.

    That is not really true.

    Having top faculty researches will probably augment undergraduate student research. The quality of education said undergrads receive will effectively "increase."
    I mean, half the Ivy League schools arent even on there...

    "half the Ivy League schools" obviously don't meet the research requirements.
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  • FiggyFiggy 2684 replies33 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,717 Senior Member
    "mean, half the Ivy League schools arent even on there..."

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    Really...half? :)
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  • GoBlue81GoBlue81 3898 replies58 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,956 Senior Member
    this seems really biased towards foreign colleges
    What'd you expect? This is a ranking of "world" and "global" universities ... unless you interpret "world" in the same category as in "world series" or "world championship"...
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  • rgs321rgs321 207 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    Only Dartmouth is missing out of the Ivies, but the rankings don't make sense.

    I don't think the US universities' rankings should conflict with the Top National Universities ranking or else one or the other list is nullified. Either way, I think this proves how accurate rankings really are. (one publisher ranking in multiple ways is just funny)
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  • sazagbruinsazagbruin 104 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    AMEN someone finally got it right UCLA above Princeton...this is a sports ranking right?
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  • sazagbruinsazagbruin 104 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    sad part: i go to ucla
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  • StrykurStrykur 1731 replies28 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,759 Senior Member
    That list is excellent. University of Tokyo deserves props.
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  • zephyr151zephyr151 1604 replies55 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,659 Senior Member
    I am satisfied with those rankings.
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  • barronsbarrons 23031 replies1951 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 24,982 Senior Member
    Given the small size of many of the foreign countries vs the US of course they would have more "internatonal" faculty and students. That part of the ranking is ridiculous.
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  • aszx5527aszx5527 140 replies47 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    These rankings are based on "MOST GLOBAL." I believe this is an important factor in a university.
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  • TourGuide446TourGuide446 3066 replies33 discussions- Posts: 3,099 Senior Member
    Where's Skidmore?
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  • kk19131kk19131 2224 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,233 Senior Member
    "Where's Skidmore?"

    Hahahahahahah. That is all. :)
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  • CitanCitan 2165 replies122 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,287 Senior Member
    go UCLA!!!!!!!
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  • RabbanRabban 734 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 734 Member
    I am satisfied with those rankings

    Same here. Especially the Top 10 US School list is exactly same as my world-class school list except Caltech (which is too small for my taste to be included in my list).

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    Yes, they called me beforehand to verify their list ;)
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