Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

Your foreign accent: Love it and never lose it

Don’t tell your English professor that I told you this. Foreign accents are wonderful and whether you are travelling for study, business or pleasure you should do everything to keep yours. They can be good for business too.

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The Shanghai Jiaotong Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012…and the winners are….

Last week a group of young researchers at the Shanghai Jiaotong university were busy compiling the 9th version of the Academic Ranking of World Universities. This was first compiled in 2003 and was greeted like a bombshell in France as well as in several other countries.  

The 2012 once again confirmed the supremacy of American universities where more than half of the top 100 being from the USA.  9 years on the winners are….the USA (though with warning signs), China, Australia, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia. And the losers? Japan, Germany and perhaps India.

Top 500  2003-2012 Ups and Downs

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