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RAE 2008 + Random

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If (You are in the UK) And (Are Interested in Attending Graduate School Or (Are In Graduate School And are Interested in seeing how your School 'ranks' in your respective area of study) Then you may wish to check out the Reaserch Assesment Excersice 2008 results.

The goal of the exercise is to measure the quality of research output of universities across the UK. Of a course these results are just statistics and are just about as useful as using average height of people in City A to predict the height of the next person you see.

In Informatics + CS, top scorers are Edinburgh (towering over every one), Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester, Bristol, Imperial College London. In Pure Maths we have Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Warwick. An entry I was surprised to see there was the Open University. I wonder how it works if there is no real central location.

In other unrelated and random un-news
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In 1992, women [in Bulgaria] obtained 57 percent of all university degrees. In addition, they obtained half of the engineering degrees, 70 percent of the natural science degrees, and 73 percent of the mathematics and computer science degrees. These percentages have not changed since 1975 (Stretenova, 1994). (See "http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf96316/figs/txtfig12.gif")
I wonder what it says on the culture and views held of said people. If it shows cultural maturity or disdain of education and book learning amongst males.
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Compiler Error CS1026 on line 1: ") expected".

Also, so far as males not being interested in them there high-falutin' book learnin', I'm afraid I've seen plenty of evidence to support that claim where I live(Kentucky, surprise surprise). One of the 'major' colleges of the state, NKU, seems to have 2-3 girls for every guy enrolled(personal observance from walking across campus between classes; males may have been enrolled, just not present). I've other evidence as well, but presenting it would just cause this comment to turn into a rant. :/

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Compiler Error CS1026 on line 1: ") expected".


Haha. It took me a while to figure that one out.

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