Ateneo Beats UP in 2008 World University Rankings

The unthinkable has happened!

Ateneo beats UP in the 2008 World University Rankings.

My brother’s going to make fun of me when he sees this.

Oh no.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. kilcher says:

    Hey, Rico, here’s an < HREF="" REL="nofollow">article<> over at the UP website explaining why this happened.


  2. Even if I love UP, that article makes us sound like sour grapes.Let’s just accept the ranking and hope we do better next year. For sure there are lots of “stories” behind those rankings but for most people, it’s just the numbers that matter.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Saan ba pinagkukuha ang mga points? Hello???!!! For example, mas mataas sa larangan ng Arts ang Ateneo??? Kailan pa??? Eh ang daming magagaling na painters, sculptors, theater artists, writers, film directors, scriptwriters at pati na sa larangan ng music (U.P. Madrigal Singers lang naman ang best choir in the world), etc.! May ganyan ba Ateneo???


  4. sugeina says:

    “Most people won’t figure out that the rankings are largely myopic. The THE-QS rankings rely on two key sources to gather data: a set of online surveys, and information submitted by institutions. The online surveys contribute to data sets used in the Academic Peer Review and Employer Review indicators. The information submitted by institutions, or in the case of uncooperative institutions, information gathered by THE-QS itself, is used to determine the scores for the other indicators. The scores are then subjected to some statistical adjustment, and the final score, and an individual institution’s rank are determined. The results of the online surveys alone contribute to two indicators that together form half of a school’s score.”“It should be pretty plain that the ranking is largely a popularity contest. This is a thought that might not sit as well with people after giving it much thought. Think about it: According to the online survey, the Ateneo was the most popular university in the country in terms of academic peer review, and in terms of employer review. Of course, the criteria are subjective, so maybe the measure should be subjective. And maybe popularity does say a lot about a school, but then again, popularity doesn’t seem to really mean “excellence.” One can be popularly known for fame or infamy. A popular university isn’t necessarily an excellent one.”the full article here:


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