Thursday, October 9, 2008

Our local universities gone to the dogs !!!!

What has the country's public universities done to our tax payers' money?

In 2006 when UKM was ranked 185, UM at No 192. UM in 2004 was ranked 89th. One year later, in 2005 it sank to 169. In 2007, it was not even on the list.

Universiti Sains Malaysia, which was ranked 111th in 2005, crashed out of the list in subsequent years.

Look at our region , Australia has 7, Japan 4 Hong Kong 3, Singapore 2, China 2, South Korea 2 and even Thailand has 1 in the list. To rub salt to the stupidity of our system UM refuses to recognise degrees from Beijing University, ranked 50 and Tsing Hua University ranked 56 in the Top 200 World University Rankings,.

We spend lots of money on our universities, it is time they get their house in order. Why not start with getting some accreditations such as AACSB or EQUIS, for some of its discipline..

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