#1 By: Rob Beschizza, September 10th, 2013 12:10
#2 By: Sarge Misfit, September 10th, 2013 12:41
According to who?
Oh, according to John O'Leary of QS.
Who the hell is QS?
It took a little searching, but I found it. They claim that they are "the leading global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions." Their own words. QS: About us
If they are such a world leader, why was there only one mention of them in the BBC article? Why was it so difficult to find this basic information? Why didn't BBC include a link to the study itself? In fact, in scanning the QS site, I cannot find anything about the parameters they use, what they review or their methodology. Nor can I find info on who funds them. Are they non-profit, government funded or a corporation?
#3 By: Kaz, September 10th, 2013 12:41
The recruiter at University of Phoenix told me they were top 10!
I wish I had saved the log of our chat window about it...
#4 By: SamSam, September 10th, 2013 12:44
Rob is trolling for angry replies.
#5 By: Amorette_Allison, September 10th, 2013 12:55
This makes no sense and the BBC should know it. "Oxford" and "Cambridge" consist of dozens of different colleges. Confusingly, some of them have the same name.
#6 By: Jewels Vern, September 10th, 2013 13:12
Top in what? Everybody knows the profs all work for government grants. When I was in college in 1998 fully half of my teachers apologized in class because they didn't know what to teach or how to teach it. One professor told us we should not expect much from our teachers because they didn't get their jobs by being good teachers. He was serious. There was another school just off campus where students hired teachers to teach what their teachers couldn't or wouldn't. It has been so ever since WW2. There are no top colleges, only top students, and they could do as well without the colleges. The colleges would like that just fine. They don't actually need students to run what they consider a world class school.
#7 By: king Luma, September 10th, 2013 13:24
yeah true they're all in the US and UK and the top 2 on the list are in the very same town (where I happen to live)
#8 By: Gawain Lavers, September 10th, 2013 13:33
"Colleges" at Oxford mean something rather different to the regular usage of "college".
#9 By: Gawain Lavers, September 10th, 2013 13:33
#10 By: lastingconsequences, September 10th, 2013 13:45
Graduating with six figures in debt you wouldn't expect it any lower.
#11 By: chriscoreline, September 10th, 2013 13:50
and dammit im biting
#12 By: tyger11, September 10th, 2013 13:52
They should judge them by how few of their graduates screw up the world. Lots of "financial services" people? Low score!
#13 By: Dan Hernandez, September 10th, 2013 13:58
Those who can't do, teach.
#14 By: E Et, September 10th, 2013 14:08
Have you ever taught anything?
If so, I feel sorry for your students. If not, give it a try and see if you still think teaching is worth so little.
#15 By: Antti Ahola, September 10th, 2013 14:24
Aaaand every each one of them only accepts the most skilled and hard-working of students. So it is kind of self-full-filling cycle.
#16 By: incarnedine_v, September 10th, 2013 15:02
that's not how you spell "fulfilling".
#17 By: Patrick Wacher, September 10th, 2013 15:04
Top ten in cost of education?
#18 By: Falcor the Don't Push Your Luckdragon, September 10th, 2013 15:15
I think you mean "Those who can, teach"
#19 By: digitalArtform, September 10th, 2013 15:19
Wait. If he has, you feel sorry for his students, but if he hasn't you want him to start?
#20 By: Antti Ahola, September 10th, 2013 15:25
That's not how you quote "fulfilling".
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