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THE World Rankings - Oxford stays on top, Cambridge second Watch

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    Times Higher Education World Rankings 2018 is out. :clap2:
    https://www.timeshighereducation.com...asc/cols/stats

    Oxford stays on top, Cambridge 2nd, Stanford 3rd. The table puts Imperial at 8th and UCL at 16th, with LSE at 25th.

    Let the rebuttals commence. :cookie:
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    Rankings are so pointless, it's always the same/similar ones in the top ten just in a different order - I really don't get why people are so bothered by them.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Times Higher Education World Rankings 2018 is out. :clap2:
    https://www.timeshighereducation.com...asc/cols/stats

    Oxford stays on top, Cambridge 2nd, Stanford 3rd. The table puts Imperial at 8th and UCL at 16th, with LSE at 25th.

    Let the rebuttals commence. :cookie:
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    these rankers are always getting it wrong.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Times Higher Education World Rankings 2018 is out. :clap2:
    https://www.timeshighereducation.com...asc/cols/stats

    Oxford stays on top, Cambridge 2nd, Stanford 3rd. The table puts Imperial at 8th and UCL at 16th, with LSE at 25th.

    Let the rebuttals commence. :cookie:
    The Big 8 Universities still rule the rankings for the UK.

    https://www.timeshighereducation.com...asc/cols/stats

    The Big 8 are Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial, Manchester, UCL, Edinburgh and Kings College London.
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    oh, i thought cambridge was ranked above oxford
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    (Original post by entertainmyfaith)
    oh, i thought cambridge was ranked above oxford
    They eat our dust. :lol:
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    (Original post by the bear)
    these rankers are always getting it wrong.
    Rarely has a TSR post lacked objectivity to such an extent.

    Consider yourself doomed to second place, Tabbie.
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    (Original post by entertainmyfaith)
    oh, i thought cambridge was ranked above oxford
    the rankers got it wrong this time.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    :ahee:
    :bootyshake:

    rankers

    :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by the bear)
    :bootyshake:

    rankers

    :rolleyes:
    Sore loser :hand:
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    ranking is nothing to be proud of

    smh
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    You guys know The Times is bias and every year rank Oxford above Cambridge. Yet, CUG, QS, and The Guardian Rankings all have Cambridge No.1 in the UK. I remember someone created a report on The Times rankings before and they proved the majority of their assessors went to Oxford, further proving how pointless rankings really are.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Times Higher Education World Rankings 2018 is out. :clap2:
    https://www.timeshighereducation.com...asc/cols/stats

    Oxford stays on top, Cambridge 2nd, Stanford 3rd. The table puts Imperial at 8th and UCL at 16th, with LSE at 25th.

    Let the rebuttals commence. :cookie:
    Hmm... so who's in the latest Table Of Tables ?

    1. cough, Cambridge, again. :clap2:
    2. O*ford :cookie:
    3. St Andrews
    4= Durham
    4= Imperial
    6. Lufbra
    7= Lancaster
    7= UCL
    9. Warwick
    10 Bath

    And a mention for LSE, dropped to 11th from 7th last year

    https://www.timeshighereducation.com...-biggest-gains
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Hmm... so who's in the latest Table Of Tables ?

    1. cough, Cambridge, again.
    2. O*ford
    3. St Andrews
    4= Dunelm
    4= Imperialist Running Dogs
    6. Lufbra
    7= Lancaster
    7= UCL
    9. Worik
    10 Barf

    And a mention for LSE, dropped to 11th from 7th last year

    https://www.timeshighereducation.com...-biggest-gains
    Cambridge is overall favorite with the rankers.

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    Honestly that website is quite biased
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    If you're a British male, as many of us will be on a website ending 'co.uk', you're more likely to be represented at Cambridge than at Oxford.

    Cambridge is arguably prettier overall, has a reputation for being the more hardworking place, and has a list of famous students that I'd argue beats Oxford's overall because Cambridge has so many well known arts people as well,, e.g. more famous poets, a more famous philosopher (in Wittgenstein) than Oxford has produced, and Footlights students (I once worked out that there are about 3 really well known/respected actors/ comedians for every 2 produced by Oxford and , even then, the Cambridge list looks more dominating in quality unless you like your comedians heavily political).
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    (Original post by Picnic1)
    If you're a British male, as many of us will be on a website ending 'co.uk', you're more likely to be represented at Cambridge than at Oxford.

    Cambridge is arguably prettier overall, has a reputation for being the more hardworking place, and has a list of famous students that I'd argue beats Oxford's overall because Cambridge has so many well known arts people as well,, e.g. more famous poets, a more famous philosopher (in Wittgenstein) than Oxford has produced, and Footlights students (I once worked out that there are about 3 really well known/respected actors/ comedians for every 2 produced by Oxford and , even then, the Cambridge list looks more dominating in quality unless you like your comedians heavily political).
    It's hard to deny Cambridge's visual appeal - I guess Oxford will always be Oxford. :rolleyes: Your Wittgenstein claim is a bit over the top - he wasn't really educated at Cambs and if we're comparing researchers and teachers then a real battle will commence. :teehee: Anyway, Wittgenstein's Tractatus has been described as "plain nonsense" by the post-Wittgie people and that's good enough for me. :yep: We have Isiah Berlin you know. :smug: At least he wrote things that mean something. :lol:
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    (Original post by Picnic1)
    If you're a British male, as many of us will be on a website ending 'co.uk', you're more likely to be represented at Cambridge than at Oxford.
    It is interesting that the THE world ranking shows a positive correlation with the percentage of female students, at least for the top 50. With more of you British males at Cambridge, it really should be doing better...
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    (Original post by PeteM01)
    It is interesting that the THE world ranking shows a positive correlation with the percentage of female students, at least for the top 50. With more of you British males at Cambridge, it really should be doing better...
    They are desperately in need of a female quote system at Cambridge - it could start at, say, 75% female, just to rectify things for a few years.
 
 
 
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