Shanghai Ratings (2008) Are Out - Have Fun!
Although these ratings have been traditionally published on the Web on the 15th of August, something is already up and universities have already started to brag - those that went up in the rankings, at least.
A quick look indicates that according to this source we are the 17th highest ranked public university in the world. Hopefully, this Fall we can engage in a university-wide conversation about where we stand at the University and where we would like to go.
In the meantime:
3 Univ California - Berkeley
4 Univ Cambridge
10 Univ Oxford
13 Univ California - Los Angeles
14 Univ California - San Diego
16 Univ Washington - Seattle
17 Univ Wisconsin - Madison
18 Univ California - San Francisco
19 Tokyo Univ
21 Univ Michigan - Ann Arbor
22 Univ Coll London
23 Kyoto Univ
24 Swiss Fed Inst Tech - Zurich
24 Univ Toronto
26 Univ Illinois - Urbana Champaign
27 Imperial Coll London
28 Univ Minnesota - Twin Cities
Another interesting statistic that someone has gleaned is the progress rate over the last five years of certain institutions, namely those that made the greatest improvements. We might worry a little about our competition (currently) further down the pecking order.
Change 03 08 Inst.
60 154 94 Arizona State Univ Tempe
38 75 37 Univ Maryland College Park
38 130 92 Indiana Univ Bloomington
19 81 62 Ohio State Univ Columbus
Oh, and by the way, Tom...
Why is it important to use the word "world" in the University's new goal?
Ninety out of the top hundred universities in the world are in the U.S. We are fortunate in having the premier higher education system in the world.
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