Friday, May 01, 2009

QS Qorld Rankings - Top 500 (2008)

The Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings identified these to be the world's top 500 universities in 2008. These institutions represent 20 countries with Israel represented for the first time. Whilst North America dominates with 42 universities, Europe and Asia Pacific are well represented with 36 and 22 respectively.

Friday, January 04, 2008

University of Oregon - USA

The University of Oregon (UO) is a public, coeducational research university located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. The university was founded in 1876, and graduated its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Oregon as a "high research activity" university.U.S. News & World Report ranks the UO's Lundquist College of Business first in Oregon, second in the Northwest, and among the nation's top business schools. The UO College of Education ranks second nationally among U.S. public universities and seventh among public and private universities nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report. The School of Journalism and Communication is listed among the top twenty-five programs in the country. UO programs in psychology, English, mathematics, international economics, and many other academic disciplines rank among the USA's finest.

2007 THES Ranking - Number 352

Flinders University - Australia

Flinders University, or The Flinders University of South Australia, is a public university in Adelaide, Australia. Flinders University was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, on March 25, 1966, as the Bedford Park campus of the University of Adelaide. Just 18 days earlier, however, the South Australian Parliament had passed legislation to create an independent institution and the State's second university officially came into being on July 1. There were 90 staff, four schools and just over 400 students. Professor Peter Karmel was the first Vice-Chancellor and Sir Mark Mitchell the first Chancellor.The campus land has been owned by the State or Federal Government since 1915.It is named in honour of navigator and explorer Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early nineteenth century. The university has established a reputation as a leading research institution with a devotion to innovation. It is a member of Innovative Research Universities Australia and ranks among the leading universities in Australia. Academically, the university pioneered a cross-diciplinary approach to education and has respected faculties in medicine, law, the sciences and humanities. The university is ranked 10th in Australia and among the top universities in Asia Pacific.

2007 THES Ranking - Number 353

University of Oulu - Finland

The University of Oulu is a vibrant science and learning community of 15,300 students and 3200 staff members.The mission of our university is to advance the education and material well-being of Northern Finland by being a high level international science university of state-of-the-art research

2007 THES Ranking - Number 354

Yokohama National University (横浜国立大学) - Japan

Yokohama National University (横浜国立大学), or Yokokoku (横国, Yokokoku) is a national university in Yokohama, Japan. It offers Doctoral degrees in education as part of a coalition with Tokyo Gakugei University, Saitama University, and Chiba University.
Alumni include the film director Shunji Iwai, the photographer Akira Satō, the game designers Hiromichi Tanaka and Hironobu Sakaguchi and Koshi Inaba, lead singer of the rock group B'z.

2007 THES Ranking - Number 355