2006年 10月 06日 ( 2 )


2006年 10月 06日

world university rankings

EducationGuardian.co.uk より。ふむふむ。。。

http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/worldwide/story/0,,1888151,00.html

Cambridge and Oxford have edged closer to Harvard in the latest world university rankings, securing second and third places respectively in a list dominated by US institutions.
The 2006 world university rankings, published today by the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), reveal that Oxford and Cambridge are now Harvard's closest competitors after the US institution's lead slipped from 13% last year to just 3% this year.

Last year, Cambridge was in third place and Oxford in fourth, beaten by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This year that was reversed and MIT slipped to 4th spot.

Imperial College London finished in ninth position in the rankings, edging out Princeton and Columbia universities. Beijing University and the Australian National University were the first outside the UK or US to appear on the list, securing the 14th and 16th positions.

Glasgow and Birmingham universities made it into the top 100 for the first time this year, while University College London improved its position from 28th to 25th and King's College rose from 73rd to 46th.

However, the London School of Economics came in at number 17, a slip from its position at number 11 last year, while Bristol also fell from 49th in 2005 to 64th position this year.

Ian Leslie, the pro-vice chancellor for research at Cambridge said: "It is very reassuring that the collegiate systems of Cambridge and Oxford continue to be valued and respected by peers, and that the excellence of teaching and of research at both institutions is reflected in this ranking."

The vice-chancellor Oxford, John Hood, said: "The exceptional talents of Oxford's students and staff are on display daily. This last year has seen many faculty members gaining national and international plaudits for their teaching, scholarship and research, and our motivated students continue to achieve in a number of fields, not just academically.

"Our place amongst the handful of truly world-class universities, despite the financial challenges we face, is testament to the quality and the drive of the members of this university."

The study is based on a survey of more than 3,000 academics and 736 graduate employers, and takes into account a university's student-staff ratio, its ability to attract foreign students and its internationally renowned academics.

The world university rankings 2006

1. Harvard
2: Cambridge
3: Oxford
4: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5: Yale
6: Stanford
7: California Institute of Technology
8: University of California, Berkeley
9: Imperial College London
10: Princeton
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by kototora | 2006-10-06 18:54 | life in London
2006年 10月 06日

getting cooler

10月に入って急に涼しくなったロンドンです。

それに伴って、どんどん日照時間が短くなっています。ついこの間まで夕方7時過ぎまで明るかったのに、いまは5時ぐらいにはすでに薄暗くなっています。朝も7時過ぎにようやく明るくなる感じ。あぁ、いよいよロンドンのどよーんとした秋から冬が近づいているのだなと実感してます。

夜が長くなるに伴って睡眠時間も長く。。。やばいやばい。頑張らねば。実際、最近睡眠時間が妙にばらばら。夜9時過ぎに寝てしまって、明け方3時ごろにおきることもしばしば。今朝もそうだったなあ。ううむ。こんな生活を続けていると体壊しそう。

さて、今日の夜から週末にかけては、ジュネーブに帰る予定。といってものんびりする暇は一切なし。いろいろ作業をしなくては。とはいえ、せっかくの秋のジュネーブなので、もしや生ワインが飲めるのではないかとひそかに期待。。。どうなんだろ。

さて、仕事仕事。
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by kototora | 2006-10-06 17:35 | life in London