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    Hi guys.
    I found out that Sapienza have a better ranks that Oxford and Cambridge in the ranking by subject.
    In particular in the classic and ancient history.
    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...niversity-rome

    What do you think?

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    (Original post by WiSi)
    Hi guys.
    I found out that Sapienza have a better ranks that Oxford and Cambridge in the ranking by subject.
    In particular in the classic and ancient history.
    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...niversity-rome

    What do you think?

    WiSi
    I think it's a very old university, and studying in Italy would be lovely.

    I also think rankings mean incredibly little.
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    Of course, Oxbridge is not always the top winner you know
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    (Original post by WiSi)
    Hi guys.
    I found out that Sapienza have a better ranks that Oxford and Cambridge in the ranking by subject.
    In particular in the classic and ancient history.
    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...niversity-rome

    What do you think?

    WiSi
    Do you speak Italian? They teach some courses in English but not afaik Classics.
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    (Original post by WiSi)
    Hi guys.
    I found out that Sapienza have a better ranks that Oxford and Cambridge in the ranking by subject.
    In particular in the classic and ancient history.
    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...niversity-rome

    What do you think?

    WiSi
    It's all a bit random as to which subjects/courses come out better in QS - a lot of QS is based on research statistics, so it doesn't always reflect genuine course 'quality' as it would be perceived by students.

    I don't think Sapienza would be considered to be above Oxford and Cambridge in a general sense by many people. The overall reputation of the institution tends to matter more in the real world than individual comparisons of courses by counting books, research papers and the apparent rep of academics.
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    The only person I know from (or who studied in, at least) Rome said Sapienza is appallingly bad, prestige aside, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    That said, this could be sour grapes - and he was doing a different subject anyway (Civil Enginering)

    But it's expected that, at least as far as Latin/Roman Classics goes, Rome itself would have some universities of expertise there
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    It's all a bit random as to which subjects/courses come out better in QS - a lot of QS is based on research statistics, so it doesn't always reflect genuine course 'quality' as it would be perceived by students.

    I don't think Sapienza would be considered to be above Oxford and Cambridge in a general sense by many people. The overall reputation of the institution tends to matter more in the real world than individual comparisons of courses by counting books, research papers and the apparent rep of academics.
    So, between art and design at Stanford that is 10th and polytechnic of Milan that is 7th, you would choose Stanford for the name?
    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...n-schools-2017.
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    (Original post by WiSi)
    So, between art and design at Stanford that is 10th and polytechnic of Milan that is 7th, you would choose Stanford for the name?
    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...n-schools-2017.
    As with all things, it's best to choose the course that suits you best, is affordable, and you can meet the entrance requirements....

    Oh and is taught in a language you speak.

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    (Original post by WiSi)
    So, between art and design at Stanford that is 10th and polytechnic of Milan that is 7th, you would choose Stanford for the name?
    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...n-schools-2017.
    A lot of it depends where you wish to work too, but if I was going to work in the US or UK, or, basically anywhere outside of Italy, I'd probably choose Stanford over Milan. The name has a lot more weight in the global community, and whilst it's not the only important thing, it does matter more than you'd hope.
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    (Original post by WiSi)
    So, between art and design at Stanford that is 10th and polytechnic of Milan that is 7th, you would choose Stanford for the name?
    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...n-schools-2017.
    Remind me, why are you moving to London from Milan? :beard:

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Remind me, why are you moving to London from Milan? :beard:

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    I'm not moving, it is just an example, I pick it random to make a comparison between the general ranking and the ranking by subjects.
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    (Original post by WiSi)
    So, between art and design at Stanford that is 10th and polytechnic of Milan that is 7th, you would choose Stanford for the name?
    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...n-schools-2017.
    I don't deny that there are well known superior course providers in a wide range of subjects that can outweigh perceptions of institutional credibility overall. My earlier point was in the context of generally comparing universities rather than by course. I don't disagree that people should consider courses on their merits and look for the best one for them from the best provider they can get. However, from a career point of view, unless you are on a very specific vocational trajectory where the course specifics outweigh other issues, then the public perception of the university, especially at undergraduate level, matters a lot.
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    (Original post by WiSi)
    I'm not moving, it is just an example, I pick it random to make a comparison between the general ranking and the ranking by subjects.
    So what was this thread for then?

    Do you enjoy randomly picking examples to try to make a point? There's more to London property than gumtree, and more to studying at Stanford (or Milan) than QS subject rankings.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    So what was this thread for then?

    Do you enjoy randomly picking examples to try to make a point? There's more to London property than gumtree, and more to studying at Stanford (or Milan) than QS subject rankings.
    Milan and Starford were two example, while I'm really interested in London.
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    (Original post by WiSi)
    Milan and Starford were two example, while I'm really interested in London.
    Every proper human being is really interested in London. :teehee:
 
 
 
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