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    Yeah that table from 10 onwards is a piece of boohockey. I have to be careful not to swear or that ******* ***** bratcat will give me another negative referal. Anyway, raelly difficult to ever be able to assess university unless someone is able to count all the articles published in science/nature magazines and all the bloody science prizes ever won by that uni (or even just recently). They just went by nobels because that the easiet thing to do. Not reliable at all.
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    (Original post by sisyphus)
    Remember that much discussed Chinese ranking of world universities?

    Well, there's a new one!

    http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/ranking.htm
    Yay, mine's (actually) in the top 55! Soo annoyingly close to being in the top 50 tho, oh well. It's not the university that makes the person It's who are inside that counts.
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    I'm just waiting for more of these to come out and all sceptics alike can view them all simultaneously.
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    Well at least in the uk imperial is ranked almost always higher than LSE and cambridge is definetely better than oxford.
    And by the way the sorbonne is another name for the university of paris which IS in the list
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    (Original post by vigo)
    Well at least in the uk imperial is ranked almost always higher than LSE and cambridge is definetely better than oxford.
    And by the way the sorbonne is another name for the university of paris which IS in the list
    Are you studying at LSE or something? j/w
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    (Original post by vigo)
    And by the way the sorbonne is another name for the university of paris which IS in the list
    No, the sorbonne is an entity within the university of paris, just like Berkley is part of the university of california - they see fit to make a distinction for the latter but not the former, why?
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    (Original post by Cellardore)
    why is Oxford so low down? Isn't it on the same par as Cambridge?
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    How did Cam get 100 for alumni and Ox 61? load of rubbish. It appears to have escaped our comrades attention that All but 2 of the post-war Uk PMs went to Oxford, along with many PMs of India etc.
    California Insitutute of Technology ahead of Oxford - I don't think so!!!

    The table is biased in favour of science rather than the arts.
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    (Original post by InterCity125)
    How did Cam get 100 for alumni and Ox 61? load of rubbish. It appears to have escaped our comrades attention that All but 2 of the post-war Uk PMs went to Oxford, along with many PMs of India etc.
    California Insitutute of Technology ahead of Oxford - I don't think so!!!
    Cambridge has produced 80 nobel laureates, Oxford 41 or so. As for Caltech ahead of Oxford - i agree.
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    (Original post by an Siarach)
    As for Caltech ahead of Oxford - i agree.
    Yeah, their current faculty is pretty impressive - Eisenstein, Marcus, Zewail, etc. big names.
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    The table is really ****.
    First of all you would actually have to seperate it according to subjects. A uni might be amazing in one area and average in the others.
    Then you have to take into account that some unis are quite new. Obviously the old unis like cam and oxford had more nobel prize winners than the younger ones, e.g. Warwick. Apart from that there are not nobel prizes in every subject. For example there is noone for Maths (because a Mathematician flirted or went out or whatever with the Mr Nobel's wife).

    My parents worked for a while at Cornell, one of the top universities. They said that the postgrads were really good and well paid by the uni but the undergrads hardly knew anything only that daddy has the hell of a lot of money.
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    (Original post by Andi)
    Apart from that there are not nobel prizes in every subject. For example there is noone for Maths (because a Mathematician flirted or went out or whatever with the Mr Nobel's wife).
    But there are things called "Fields Medals"!
 
 
 
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