US dominates new global ranking
Exciting news that US News is producing a new global universities ranking. In an extraordinary related development another league table, the “World Series Ranking”, seeks to trump this and has published a top 20 which bears a remarkable similarity to the US national top 20:
1 Princeton University
2 Harvard University
3 Yale University
4 Columbia University
5 Stanford University
6 University of Chicago
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
8 Duke University
9 University of Pennsylvania
10 California Institute of Technology
11 Dartmouth College
12 Johns Hopkins University
13 Northwestern University
14 Washington University, St Louis
15 Cornell University
16Tie Brown University
17 University of Notre Dame
18 Vanderbilt University
19 Rice University
20 University of California Berkeley
Not only are there no UK or other European universities in the top 20, the top 200 universities comprises exclusively US institutions. A spokesperson for the rankings commented that this was “completely different” from the baseball World Series and the fact that every university in the ranking was from the USA merely demonstrated the robustness of the methodology and was in no way connected to yet another drubbing of the US by Europe in the Ryder Cup.
Spokespeople from THE, QS and ARWU were all speechless.
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You’re not going to get away with this kind of thing on Wonkhe, you know? 🙂
Just clearing the decks!
Where is the link to the new results? I though they were going tobe released by the end of the month: “…U.S. News plans to release the inaugural Best Global Universities rankings on usnews.com on Tuesday, Oct. 28.”
Am I missing something?
I fear you are missing only the inherent silliness of the post. I do believe the US News ranking appears on 28th. In the meantime I had located a different one (which is not real).
Clearly it is time to move to the United States, where they have the top 20 of everything.