Calm down everyone: Yale-NUS appoints new deans

A lot of fuss over not very much news? I must admit to being both amazed and slightly peeved at the level of publicity generated by the Yale-NUS development in Singapore which is still a year from opening. It is also fascinating how much money seems to be being poured in and the kind of … Continue reading Calm down everyone: Yale-NUS appoints new deans

Yale-NUS – high stakes higher education in Singapore

A lot is riding on the Yale-NUS development A very upbeat report from the National University of Singapore on progress in the Yale-NUS partnership: As the first liberal arts college in Singapore offering a proactive education through residential living and learning right here in the heart of Asia, we are breaking ground on multiple dimensions," the … Continue reading Yale-NUS – high stakes higher education in Singapore

Another World Ranking: High Impact Universities

High Impact Universities: "it's all about research impact" Following the rash of recent world league table publications here is one that is based primarily on research. The rankings measure universities' Research Performance Index or RPI. The table has been developed at the University of Western Australia and can be found here. The Top 20 is: … Continue reading Another World Ranking: High Impact Universities

Unofficial university promos

Contrasting unofficial university promo videos Certainly at least one of these is not endorsed by its University... Must admit I found it difficult to get past about 4 minutes on this one: No such trouble with this much more entertaining effort (not entirely suitable for younger viewers in parts).

Latest 2009 world university league table rankings from THE

Latest 2009 world rankings from THE and QS The University world rankings have been published in THE. The top 25 is as follows: 2009 1 Harvard University (1 in 2008) 2 University of Cambridge (3) 3 Yale University (2) 4 University College London (7) 5= Imperial College London (6) 5= University of Oxford (4) 7 … Continue reading Latest 2009 world university league table rankings from THE

Fee generosity?

In the context of reports about bursary support in English universities it is instructive to consider some recent developments from the Ivy League: First, from the Chronicle: Yale University said on Monday that it would reduce the average cost of studying in New Haven, Conn., by at least half for families with annual incomes below … Continue reading Fee generosity?