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Times Higher Education: CU #33 in World Rankings

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by Buffnik, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Oh look Cal finished behind Stanford, didnt see that coming.
     
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    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Lots to disagree with there, but the one that jumps out at me is putting Ohio State ahead of Brown. Not buying that.
     
  4. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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  5. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Not worth getting bothered by.

    It's a beauty contest, all depends on the criteria used and how the judge or judges see that criteria.

    I could see ways that you put tOSU ahead of Brown. Look at the total research output. When you have one school with less than a fifth the student population of the other school and less than a fifth the faculty involved in research (just guessing at the numbers, tOSU is a huge university numberswise, Brown relatively small) then just weighing the total amount of material published puts the bigger school way ahead.

    I can also see an arguement that Brown is to an extent living on it's Ivy League connections and not maintaining the level that has traditionally been accorded it, who knows?

    You could make an arguement that the whole thing is flawed. Just supposing you look at a school like Mines. Doesn't get mentioned but it's graduates are in very high demand and on average make more money than almost any other school on the list. It's research function is very narrow but it is considered to be the authority in it's specific field.

    Heck, if you want to place an emphasis on fibers and sheepbreeding our neighbors to the north might end up in the top 10 and we wouldn't be on the list.

    Nice list to be on and certainly can't hurt in the PR department but does it really matter, no.
     
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    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Hey now, wait a sec, where's Bailer??? :wink2:
     
  7. liverflukes

    liverflukes Resident Bear Club Member

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    Pipe down back there in row 33. While you're at it, tell UT and UCSB to shut up too.
     

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