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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Rankings Divorced From Insanity

Shanghai Jiao Tong University in, of course, China released rankings of world universities based upon academic output, and the quality of alumnae. (Full methodology)

I just found this interesting, since if you compare with the US News or P'ton review rankings, you'll find some massive differences. The reason? Basically: US News/P'ton review rank colleges based on things like alumnae giving and so on, rather than the actual academic performance of the individuals at and leaving the place. IE: They rank colleges as if they were charities or country clubs. There's a reason they don't publish their methodology.

cranked out at 10:32 AM | |

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