World Universities’ ranking on the Web: top 3000 World Ranking

Filed under: Jeremy Hunsinger — jason July 2, 2007 @ 11:20 am

World Universities’ ranking on the Web: top 3000 World Ranking. My old school UofT is 23, the second non-US university. York U, my old school, and the one where I really learned things, is 156. Ryerson is 454. Tokyo University is 157, so I’m really skeptical at the methodology, and bias. It does cite google scholar as one of the sources of information… so let’s say it is very English and North American centric.

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  1. hmmmm by world ranking: UofT 23 (22nd in US/Can); AUC 1,659 (9th in Africa); SOAS @ UofL 1410; University of Leicester 385

    In spite of what it says on the home page, the Middle East top 100 does NOT include North Africa, for surely at least AUC would rank in the top 100 of that rating. If not Cairo University or Al Azhar (world’s oldest continuously functioning university).

    Also, I think that if rankings are to have any validity at all, then they need to go out and rank each school for it’s top programs/depts. For e.g. Cairo’s ALI, which I studied at for a year, is probably ranked either 1 or 2 for Arabic as a second language training. SOAS would be ranked 2 in the UK for it’s Middle Eastern Dept. (behind Oxford’s St. Antony’s College)… etc etc… and then there is your find point re: English Speaking World… but then again, this site is in English, so I think that explains everything.

    Comment by Clevergirl — July 2, 2007 @ 12:38 pm

  2. Yes, but it said ‘world’ so it is making a globalizing statement.

    Comment by jason — July 2, 2007 @ 12:46 pm

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