At #28 Tsinghua University, rules were made to be broken

 Although rankings are all based on subjective measures, and some would say, culturally biased methodology, I feel compelled to look at them anyway. Snapshot rankings mean very little since each list has their own measure and variable that need to be weighted based on someone's opinion of what is important. The true value of rankings lies in observing their changes within a measurable and consistent time period (assuming that the same methodology and formula for calculating the rankings stay constant). 

As you can see in the 2006 rank, Peking (Beida) University at #14 is quite respectable. Last year it was at #15. Tsinghua has lept up to #28 after being tied for #62 last year. India's best showing occurs with IITat #57 dropping from #50 last year. We also see that Tokyo University (Todai) has dropped tp #19 this year after being #16 last year. This means that the first Non-US and non-English university in this year's list remains Peking University, just like last year.

In a related previous post, I discussed the rise or irregularities of Chinese higher education and the value of American education. One thing that I forgot to mention was that American higher education has become flooded with Asian applicants. There is even a recent article from the New York Times of how American universities have too many Asian students over-representing their demographic presence in the general population. Of course, I too represent that trend but it seems to be a growing issue.

 

From IHT

Across the United States, at elite private and public universities, Asian enrollment is near an all-time high. Asian-Americans make up less than 5 percent of the population but typically make up 10 to 30 percent of students at the nation's best colleges: In 2005, the last year with across-the-board numbers, Asians made up 24 percent of the undergraduate population at Carnegie Mellon and at Stanford, 27 percent at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 14 percent at Yale and 13 percent at Princeton.

One of my schools showed up at a decent #215 from last year's #235 with the other remaining #1 both this year and last. I take perverse joy in pointing out to my many colleagues from Stanford that their institution went from #5 last year to #6 this year. 

Now for best companies in the US, we see Google popping up to #1 this year after not even making the top 100 last year. Microsoft seems to have dropped to #50 this year after being #42 last year. Although you will find some consulting companies on this list, you will notice that you will not find McKinsey on this list or last? Is it really that bad?

 

From TopUniversities.com

(via chineseinvancouver)

Rank School Name Country
1 Harvard University United States
2 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
3 University of Oxford United Kingdom
4= Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
4= Yale University United States
6 Stanford University United States
7 California Institute of Technology United States
8 University of California, Berkeley United States
9 Imperial College London United Kingdom
10 Princeton University United States
11 University of Chicago United States
12 Columbia University United States
13 Duke University United States
14 Peking University China
15 Cornell University United States
16 Australian National University Australia
17 London School of Economics and Political... United Kingdom
18 Ecole Normale Supérieure France
19= University of Tokyo Japan
19= National University of Singapore Singapore
21 McGill University Canada
22 University of Melbourne Australia
23 Johns Hopkins University United States
24 ETH Zurich Switzerland
25 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom
26 University of Pennsylvania United States
27 University of Toronto Canada
28 Tsing Hua University China
29= University of Michigan United States
29= Kyoto University Japan
31 University of California, Los Angeles United States
32 University of Texas at Austin United States
33= University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
33= University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
35= University of Sydney Australia
35= Carnegie Mellon University United States
37 École Polytechnique France
38 Monash University Australia
39 University of Geneva Switzerland
40 University of Manchester United Kingdom
41 University of New South Wales Australia
42 Northwestern University United States
43 New York University United States
44 University of California, San Diego United States
45 University of Queensland Australia
46= University of Auckland New Zealand
46= King's College London United Kingdom
48= Washington University in St. Louis United States
48= University of Rochester United States
50= Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
50= University of British Colombia Canada
52 Sciences Po Paris France
53 Vanderbilt University United States
54= Brown University United States
54= University of Copenhagen Denmark
56 Emory University United States
57 Indian Institute of Technology India
58= Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Germany
58= Hong Kong University of Science & Techno... Hong Kong
60 Case Western Reserve University United States
61= Nanyang Technological University Singapore
61= Dartmouth College United States
63 Seoul National University South Korea
64= University of Bristol United Kingdom
64= Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne... Switzerland
66 Boston University United States
67 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
68 Indian Institute of Management India
69 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
70= School of Oriental and African Studies United Kingdom
70= Osaka University Japan
72 Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon France
73 University of Warwick United Kingdom
74 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
75 University of Basel Switzerland
76 Catholic University of Louvain Belgium
77 University of Illinois United States
78 University of Dublin, Trinity College Ireland
79= University of Otago New Zealand
79= University of Wisconsin United States
81 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
82= Macquarie University Australia
82= Technische Universität München Germany
84 University of Washington United States
85 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
86 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
87 University of Vienna Austria
88 University of Pittsburgh United States
89 University of Lausanne Switzerland
90= University of Birmingham United Kingdom
90= Leiden University Netherlands
92 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
93= Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia
93= Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie France
95 Utrecht University Netherlands
96 Catholic University of Leuven Belgium
97 Wageningen University Netherlands
98 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
99= Queen Mary, University of London United Kingdom
99= Pennsylvania State University United States
101 University of Southern California United States
102= University of Sheffield United Kingdom
102= Georgetown University United States
102= Rice University United States
105= University of Adelaide Australia
105= Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany
105= University of Sussex United Kingdom
108 National Taiwan University Taiwan
109= University of Zurich Switzerland
109= University of St Andrews United Kingdom
111= University of Maryland United States
111= University of Western Australia Australia
111= Wake Forest University United States
111= Uppsala University Sweden
115 University of Twente Netherlands
116= Fudan University China
116= University of Helsinki Finland
118 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
119 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
120 Keio University Japan
121 University of Leeds United Kingdom
122 Lund University Sweden
123 University of North Carolina United States
124= University of Massachusetts, Amherst United States
124= University of York United Kingdom
126 University of Aarhus Denmark
127 Purdue University United States
128= Kyushu University Japan
128= Nagoya University Japan
130= University of Virginia United States
130= Tufts University United States
132 Durham University United Kingdom
133= University of Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom
133= University of Alberta Canada
133= Hokkaido University Japan
133= Vrije University Brussels Belgium
137 Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen Netherlands
138 Vienna University of Technology Austria
139 University of Liverpool United Kingdom
140 Cranfield University United Kingdom
141= University of California, Santa Barbara United States
141= University of Southampton United Kingdom
141= University of Ghent Belgium
141= Cardiff University United Kingdom
145 Georgia Institute of Technology United States
146 RMIT University Australia
147= Tel Aviv University Israel
147= Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
149 Freie Universität Berlin Germany
150= Texas A&M University United States
150= Korea University South Korea
152 University of Notre Dame United States
153 University of Bath United Kingdom
154 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
155 McMaster University Canada
156= Universität Göttingen Germany
156= Curtin University of Technology Australia
158= Universität Ulm Germany
158= Waseda University Japan
158= Technion - Israel Institute of Technolog... Israel
161= Université Louis Pasteur - Strasbourg I France
161= Chulalongkorn University Thailand
163 Michigan State University United States
164 Saint-Petersburg State University Russia
165= State University of New York at Stony Br... United States
165= Université libre de Bruxelles Belgium
165= University of Science and Technology of ... China
168= George Washington University United States
168= Tohoku University Japan
170= Universität Tübingen Germany
170= University of California, Davis United States
172= University of Maastricht Netherlands
172= Yeshiva University United States
172= Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochsc... Germany
172= Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
176 Queen's University Canada
177 University of Oslo Norway
178 University of Bern Switzerland
179 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
180 nanjing University China
181= Kobe University Japan
181= University of Montreal Canada
183= Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Netherlands
183= Jawaharlal Nehru University India
185 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia
186 University of Innsbruck Austria
187= University of Minnesota United States
187= Brandeis University United States
187= Universität Frankfurt am Main Germany
190= University of Reading United Kingdom
190= University of Barcelona Spain
192= Queensland University of Technology Australia
192= University of Malaya Malaysia
194 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
195 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
196 University of Wollongong Australia
197 Università degli Studi di Roma - La Sapi... Italy
198= University of California, Irvine United States
198= Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Te... South Korea
200 Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) France

 

 

From CNNMoney.com

1 Google 67 Medium 6,500
2 Genentech 25 Medium 9,979
3 Wegmans Food Markets 8 Large 33,737
4 Container Store 14 Medium 2,866
5 Whole Foods Market 15 Large 37,806
6 Network Appliance 33 Medium 3,553
7 S.C. Johnson & Son 0 Medium 3,400
8 Boston Consulting Grp. 15 Small 1,434
9 Methodist Hospital Sys. 5 Medium 9,424
10 W.L. Gore & Associates 9 Medium 4,945
11 Cisco Systems 3 Large 27,493
12 David Weekley Homes 19 Small 1,622
13 Nugget Market 1 Small 1,099
14 Qualcomm 17 Medium 8,860
15 American Century Invest. 1 Small 1,783
16 Starbucks Coffee 15 Large 109,873
17 Quicken Loans 19 Medium 3,512
18 Station Casinos 27 Large 13,957
19 Alston & Bird 6 Small 1,598
20 QuikTrip 0 Medium 7,833
21 Griffin Hospital 6 Small 1,098
22 Valero Energy 12 Large 18,730
23 Vision Service Plan 3 Small 1,968
24 Nordstrom 6 Large 48,374
25 Ernst & Young 6 Large 24,995
26 Arnold & Porter -8 Small 1,292
27 Recreational Equip. (REI) 16 Medium 8,522
28 Kimley-Horn & Assoc. 23 Small 2,173
29 Edward Jones 2 Large 30,326
30 Russell Investment Grp. 12 Small 1,206
31 Adobe Systems 33 Medium 3,604
32 Plante & Moran 11 Small 1,501
33 Intuit 6 Medium 6,889
34 Umpqua Bank 8 Small 1,435
35 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 7 Medium 5,256
36 Goldman Sachs 6 Large 12,542
37 Northwest Community Hospital 7 Medium 3,299
38 Robert W. Baird -2 Small 2,080
39 J.M. Smucker -4 Medium 2,853
40 Amgen 21 Large 13,554
41 JM Family Enterprises 8 Medium 4,452
42 PCL Construction 19 Medium 3,020
43 Genzyme 10 Medium 5,920
44 Yahoo 26 Medium 6,840
45 Bain & Co. 11 Small 1,370
46 First Horizon National -6 Large 12,491
47 American Fidelity Assur. -2 Small 1,358
48 SAS Institute 2 Medium 5,239
49 Nixon Peabody 2 Small 1,511
50 Microsoft 13 Large 44,298
51 Stew Leonard's 5 Small 1,899
52 OhioHealth 7 Large 10,836
53 Four Seasons Hotels 10 Large 11,584
54 Baptist Health Care 0 Medium 4,095
55 Dow Corning 8 Medium 4,052
56 Granite Construction 7 Medium 4,662
57 Publix Super Markets 6 Large 136,863
58 PricewaterhouseCoopers 8 Large 28,463
59 Pella 9 Medium 9,331
60 MITRE 3 Medium 5,759
61 SRA International 21 Medium 4,861
62 Mayo Clinic 4 Large 39,457
63 Booz Allen Hamilton 8 Large 16,691
64 Perkins Coie -1 Small 1,519
65 Alcon Laboratories 4 Medium 6,460
66 Jones Lang LaSalle 26 Medium 7,812
67 HomeBanc Mortgage -2 Small 1,312
68 Procter & Gamble 2 Large 34,142
69 Nike 5 Large 13,664
70 Paychex 9 Large 10,911
71 AstraZeneca 1 Large 12,263
72 Medtronic 8 Large 21,648
73 Aflac 7 Medium 4,326
74 American Express -4 Large 29,145
75 Quad/Graphics -1 Large 10,099
76 Deloitte & Touche USA 9 Large 34,011
77 Principal Financial Grp. 3 Large 13,075
78 Timberland 6 Small 2,016
79 TDIndustries 4 Small 1,345
80 Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Ntwrk. 12 Medium 7,838
81 Baptist Health S. Florida 4 Medium 9,446
82 CDW 8 Medium 4,293
83 EOG Resources 17 Small 1,181
84 Capital One Financial 59 Large 19,047
85 Standard Pacific 25 Medium 2,856
86 National Instruments 6 Small 2,294
87 Texas Instruments -7 Large 15,274
88 CarMax 10 Large 12,553
89 Marriott International -1 Large 124,350
90 Men's Wearhouse 4 Large 11,508
91 Memorial Health 10 Medium 4,685
92 Bright Horizons 4 Large 14,164
93 Milliken 1 Medium 9,500
94 Bingham McCutchen 4 Small 1,618
95 Vanguard 6 Large 11,410
96 IKEA North America 21 Large 11,157
97 KPMG 4 Large 21,042
98 Synovus 4 Large 12,474
99 A.G. Edwards 1 Large 15,794
100 Stanley 6 Small 2,309