European project launched to develop a new international league table Global Higher Ed has a report on the decision by the European Commission to award a million euro tender to develop and test a global ranking of universities to a consortium of institutions: The successful bid – the CHERPA network (or the Consortium for Higher … Continue reading An alternative global ranking of universities?
Month: June 2009
How many Honorary Degrees?
An honourable business for the President and the frog? There has been a bit of controversy recently about Barack Obama receiving an Honorary Degree from Notre Dame University and not receiving one from Arizona State. It's not entirely clear how many Honorary Degrees the President does have but it certainly isn't as many as Theodore … Continue reading How many Honorary Degrees?
Getting Freshers to read, discuss and engage
THE reports on a really rather creative initiative at St Andrews Every new student enrolling at the University of St Andrews this autumn will be sent a novel during the summer and will be encouraged to discuss it with other freshers when they arrive on campus in September. The university is distributing Mohsin Hamid's novel … Continue reading Getting Freshers to read, discuss and engage
The Times: 2010 University League Table
Latest UK university league table has been published by The Times (last year's ranking in brackets): 1 Oxford (1) 2 Cambridge (2) 3 Imperial College (3) 4 St Andrews (5) 5 University College London (7) 6 Warwick (6) 7 London School of Economics (4) 8 Durham (8) 9 Exeter (13) 10 Bristol (10) 11 York … Continue reading The Times: 2010 University League Table