Monday, June 4, 2012

OMG! A Touted French University!

A new survey ranks relatively young universities (under 50 years old). Too bad it didn't happen before the election. Sarkozy could have claimed credit for a French success story (if there is any more reason to believe this ranking scheme than the others):

Also highly ranked were the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland; the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST); the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST); Université Pierre et Marie Curie in France; and the Irvine and Santa Cruz campuses of the University of California. Three British institutions — the University of York, Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia — rounded out the top 10.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Université Pierre et Marie Curie is just the same old Paris university that used to be the Sorbonne but got broken up into smaller bits after the '68 revolt.
By rights it shouldn't be in the rankings (even though it IS a good university, especially at the graduate level. At the undergrad level, it's pretty depressing.)