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    Seven Thai unis make list of top 200

    Seven Thai unis make list of top 200
    May 9, 2013

    Seven Thai universities are among the world's top 200 institutions in many of the 30 subjects featured in QS World University Rankings by Subject this year.

    They include Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University, Mahidol University, Thammasat University, Chiang Mai University, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi and Prince of Songkla University.

    Chula was listed as best in 12 subjects; Mahidol, Thammasat and Chiang Mai University in two subjects; and Kasetsart, King Mongkut's and Prince of Songkla universities in one subject each.

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    Meaningless. What or who is the QS World University Rankings? Never heard of it. What universities did they rank? Whole world? Asia only? Third world countries only? What subjects were ranked? Thai Language? Thai cooking? Buddhist studies? Totally BS survey, like most.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    What or who is the QS World University Rankings?
    QS is the most trusted on-line and off-line meeting place for all candidates, schools and businesses for career and educational related decisions. We are a medium-sized company with over 150 staff in offices throughout the world: London, Paris, Singapore, Shanghai, Boston, Washington DC, Johannesburg and Alicante. A multi-cultural employee base, there are 26 languages spoken in the marketing department alone. The QS World MBA Tour travels to 70 cities in 39 countries enabling over 50,000 ambitious MBA candidates to meet face-to-face with high calibre business schools. The QS World Grad School Tour visits 47 cities in 31 countries bringing the complete A to Z of postgraduate programs to over 40,000 interested masters and PhD students.

    About QS | Top Universities

    marketing being the keyword .................

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    Has to be complete bullshit, sorry.

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    World University Rankings 2012-2013 - Times Higher Education

    This is the company that the QS guys used to be teamed with, and they have the top 400 universities listed there. Funnily enough, Thailand does appear with King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi appearing in 351 - 400 range. I did not see any other Thai unis in the list of 399 other unis though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico the Fox View Post
    World University Rankings 2012-2013 - Times Higher Education

    This is the company that the QS guys used to be teamed with, and they have the top 400 universities listed there. Funnily enough, Thailand does appear with King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi appearing in 351 - 400 range. I did not see any other Thai unis in the list of 399 other unis though.

    So one firm takes bungs and the other doesn't then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chico the Fox View Post
    World University Rankings 2012-2013 - Times Higher Education

    This is the company that the QS guys used to be teamed with, and they have the top 400 universities listed there. Funnily enough, Thailand does appear with King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi appearing in 351 - 400 range. I did not see any other Thai unis in the list of 399 other unis though.

    So one firm takes bungs and the other doesn't then?
    Na, I'd say its all a load of bollocks, and that's why there are the differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Chula was listed as best in 12 subjects;
    The best in the world in which subjects please? It is bullshit and bullocks.

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    I don't think so.

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    The rankings in the OP are bollix.

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    Chiang Mai University is top of the list of Thai universities with the initials CMU.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    What or who is the QS World University Rankings? Never heard of it.
    A large well respected University Ranking company. I think they used to be part of the team at Times Higher Education (THE) who had differences of opinion on how best to rank, so they broke away and formed their own company.


    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    What universities did they rank? Whole world?
    All, whole world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    What subjects were ranked? Thai Language? Thai cooking? Buddhist studies? Totally BS survey, like most.............
    Here's the catch, because their rankings are more customizable, usually people might be interested in the Best Uni in Asia or the best Uni for Engineering etc they allow the user to sort the rankings.

    It sounds to be that the article rated the universities via subject. eg: Thai Studies, Thai Language, etc

    Nothing wrong with QS or their survey, just an example of a newspaper fixing the results of the statistics that they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benbaaa View Post
    Chiang Mai University is top of the list of Thai universities with the initials CMU.

    It's a damned good uni.

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    I'm not really interested in the Unis as I tend to think they are all shite. However, I am interested in the quality of the International Schools here. I know a few people recently who, with kids coming to school age, have left Thailand for other places such as HK, Sing, even KL saying the the INternational schools are a class apart from the offering in Thailand. Any basis to this?
    Originally Posted by bsnub "No wonder I drive a tesla"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    Any basis to this?
    Not really. The international schools in those places are not really any better or worse than the ones in Thailand.

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    How can you separate a school from its nation and culture. Thailand's people including its teachers and students are just too laid back. That gets in the schools.

    They should create a survey of the universities around the world which have students with the friendliest and most caring personalities. The universities in the countryside of Thailand would rank among the highest in the world. Harvard, Princeton, Oxford and Yale would be at the bottom of the barrel. Okay they are totally different topics. Just saying.

    I wonder how many of the top students and teachers in the top 10 universities in the list actually are from the nations where those schools are located. The students often make the school.

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    Doesn't really matter if the students are dunces.

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