Hello I'm new here - studied a BA in Denmark and doing an internships at ADB (Pakistan) right now. Trying to decide what and where to do my Masters.
Anyway - about the rankings. They are totally screwed up. Using Harvard as a benchmark is stupid. The whole nobel prize thing is stupid as well.
And what the hell is up with LSE being so low??? I mean - seriously! and IIT in India is one of the best in the world - so is the Danish Technical Univeristy (DTU). This is a biased ranking made by unprofessional educationists who rank universities on a hunch instead of actual unbiased and informative information and judgement.
I think the reason the LSE is so low is because it really only teaches the social sciences, but if you look at the ranking methodology on this page, 20% is for 'Nobel laureates in physics, chemistry, medicine and economics'. Obviously they're good at economics, but they probably don't have many nobel laureates in physics, chemistry or medicine. Another 20% is for 'Articles published in Nature and Science' which again probably isn't that relevant to the LSE.
Not very good league tables really.
And what's Edinburgh doing that high up anyway? It doesn't come anywhere near that high in UK tables alone - there ought to be loads higher up than it like Nottingham and Warwick etc. OK, so I didn't look too closely at the criteria, but it all seems a bit crap to me.
i would say the top 10 were pretty much accurate.
MAN! Who did these rankings?!?!?!? They are rather percular! LSE and Exeter should no way be is low as that!!! I think that the people that compiled this 'ranking' were prob American, n don't particulary like some of the uni's over here!
Am I the only one for whom the page does not work??
hmm .. they are in favour of american universities .. we have one of the oldest universities in the world