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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10420 on: September 23, 2022, 10:45:51 pm »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10421 on: September 27, 2022, 09:15:27 am »
If someone told you that a university ranked from top 30 to top 50 in the world  ( out of 31 000 total) was "of little consequence" would you agree or disagree with them?

Personally, I think that makes them sound stupid but what do you think?


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10422 on: September 27, 2022, 09:24:57 am »
I guess the first thing I'd ask is on which system of ranking it earned that score. There are loads of them, and some of them are a bit sketchy.
But if it's from a well-known (and well respected ranker) I would say 30-50 is pretty darn good.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10423 on: September 27, 2022, 09:35:54 am »
If someone told you that a university ranked from top 30 to top 50 in the world  ( out of 31 000 total) was "of little consequence" would you agree or disagree with them?

Personally, I think that makes them sound stupid but what do you think?

Depends on the degree program, really. The thing about the top 100 universities is that there's 100 of them. Most people could get into *some* program at one of them.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10424 on: September 27, 2022, 10:00:22 am »
Yeah, there are certain majors that are ranked really highly in non top-100 universities. I'm sure the top 100 have plenty of departments that are rubbish as well.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10425 on: September 27, 2022, 10:49:02 am »
The convo wasn't about that one guy who went there with a useless degree. We're talking about the entire university as an entity.

My view is that if a uni can even crack the top 300, that it's a bit weird to say that it's a uni "of little consequence."

Again, there are 31 000 unis on Earth. lol Being in the top 300 puts them in the top 1% of unis. Of coursr there will be burnouts in some unis and there are some programs beter than others. But top 50? That's in the top 0.16% of unis. Saying they are "of little consequence" is pretty dumb.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10426 on: September 27, 2022, 11:32:05 am »
If someone told you that a university ranked from top 30 to top 50 in the world  ( out of 31 000 total) was "of little consequence" would you agree or disagree with them?

Personally, I think that makes them sound stupid but what do you think?

It would depend on the context leading up to that statement.

But "hearing" it as it is, I'd assume the person making the statement is either trying to neg someone or trying to bad faith their way through a discussion or argument. Lots of insecure folks who try to make up for what they lack by undermining others. Some of them think that they can get away with saying the dumbest shit possible as long as they say it from the chest and with a lot of confidence.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10427 on: September 27, 2022, 11:33:37 am »
The convo wasn't about that one guy who went there with a useless degree. We're talking about the entire university as an entity.

My view is that if a uni can even crack the top 300, that it's a bit weird to say that it's a uni "of little consequence."

Again, there are 31 000 unis on Earth. lol Being in the top 300 puts them in the top 1% of unis. Of coursr there will be burnouts in some unis and there are some programs beter than others. But top 50? That's in the top 0.16% of unis. Saying they are "of little consequence" is pretty dumb.

I guess that's pretty dumb, because those universities are usually ranked so highly because of research.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #10428 on: Yesterday at 10:19:36 am »
This is not directed at those who responded to the uni thing lol just generally.