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Why? Are there any universities from a comparable sized country ahead of our top ranked university?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.
See positions 13, 21,23,25, 29,33, 40, 47, 51, and 54.Why? Are there any universities from a comparable sized country ahead of our top ranked university?
So Switzerland, Denmark and Singapore, are ahead of the poor impoverished Rep Ireland,( the rest of your universities are in much larger countries).See positions 13, 21,23,25, 29,33, 40, 47, 51, and 54.
QS World University Rankings - 2012 | Top Universities
I doubt he's the only one at this. These rankings are about as impartial as the eurovision.Amazing story - asking staff to "encourage" people in other universities to vote for UCC
The rankings people are not impressed!
Irish university tries to recruit voters to improve its international ranking | Inside Higher Ed
Perhaps he knows which approach is more likely to succeed in increasing the rankings?Instead of telling his academics to send an email to three colleagues to boost the ucc ranking - why didn't he ask his academics if they needed more research support to increase the rankings?
Is this the new ' Director of Library Services " who's been recruited from the Ulster University , or the Librarian John Fitzgerald whose mum is a wheel in FF in Cork?well is not one of their liberians earning in the region of €124,000 a year, which is more than a few european prime minesters, surely this has to count for something, in the over egoed scheme of things.