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Thread: UCC President - caught trying to influence World University Rankings !

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    The rankings people are not impressed!
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    He has to earn his keep somehow.

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    It demonstrates that the rankings can be easily influenced and are therefore highly suspect.
    "We’re entering an era of outsourced censorship, where the terrible things once done by the state are now done by Silicon Valley suits."

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    Yep, I read this a few days back - it's a main problem with the QS rankings - they can be effectively subverted by this sort of practice (or by not reviewing the competitors favourably). Although I don't really buy the whole league table thing anyway - it's all very 'free market'.

    I'm also surprised by how far down the rankings all the Irish universities are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    I'm also surprised by how far down the rankings all the Irish universities are.
    why? there is a bit of the Potemkin village about education here

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    Excellent stuff...

    So not only are our universities plummeting down the world rankings due to the misguided and continuing failure that is 'free' third level education (which has left our third level education system underfunded)... but now we have the President of UCC trying to 'fix' the world rankings...

    Irish third level institutions are increasingly resented for trying to recruit foreign students because it is increasingly known that standards are dropping here... and that certain education institutions (in particular the 'IT's') are particularly poor when compared internationally...

    Sad really... but there you go...

    As long as the 'free' third level education bullsh!t continues I guess we can only expect the decline to continue... or else loads more taxes piled on us all in order to fund it...

    As for the tosser in Cork... I'd sack him.

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    His only crime is that he got found out.

    I am not surprised. Been hearing stories that leave me unimpressed.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Yep, I read this a few days back - it's a main problem with the QS rankings - they can be effectively subverted by this sort of practice (or by not reviewing the competitors favourably). Although I don't really buy the whole league table thing anyway - it's all very 'free market'.

    I'm also surprised by how far down the rankings all the Irish universities are.
    Why? Are there any universities from a comparable sized country ahead of our top ranked university?

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    Must be the stress of the CPII paycut that is on the way

    Life is a struggle on

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4horsemen View Post
    Why? Are there any universities from a comparable sized country ahead of our top ranked university?
    See positions 13, 21,23,25, 29,33, 40, 47, 51, and 54.

    QS World University Rankings - 2012 | Top Universities
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