Monday, October 27, 2008




Wednesday, October 15, 2008

THE - QS World University Rankings 2008

The Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings identified these to be the world's top 100 universities in 2008. These institutions represent 20 countries with Israel represented for the first time. Whilst North America dominates with 42 universities, Europe and Asia Pacific are well represented with 36 and 22 respectively.

2008 School Name/ Country
1 HARVARD University/ United States
2 YALE University /United States
3 University of CAMBRIDGE/ United Kingdom
4 University of OXFORD /United Kingdom
5 CALIFORNIA Institute of Technology /United States
6 IMPERIAL College London /United Kingdom
7 UCL (University College London) /United Kingdom
8 University of CHICAGO /United States
9 MASSACHUSETTS Institute of Technology /United States
10 COLUMBIA University /United States
11 University of PENNSYLVANIA /United States
12 PRINCETON University /United States
13 DUKE University /United States
13 JOHNS HOPKINS University /United States
15 CORNELL University /United States
16 AUSTRALIAN National University /Australia
17 STANFORD University /United States
18 University of MICHIGAN /United States
19 University of TOKYO /Japan
20 MCGILL University /Canada
21 CARNEGIE MELLON University /United States
22 KING'S College London /United Kingdom
23 University of EDINBURGH /United Kingdom
24 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of T... /Switzerland
25 KYOTO University /Japan
26 University of HONG KONG /Hong Kong
27 BROWN University /United States
28 École Normale Supérieure, PARIS /France
29 University of MANCHESTER /United Kingdom
30 National University of SINGAPORE(NUS) /Singapore
30 University of CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles /United States
32 University of BRISTOL /United Kingdom
33 NORTHWESTERN University /United States
34 University of BRITISH COLUMBIA /Canada
36 University of California, BERKELEY /United States
37 The University of SYDNEY /Australia
38 The University of MELBOURNE /Australia
39 HONG KONG University of Science & Techno... /Hong Kong
40 NEW YORK University (NYU) /United States
41 University of TORONTO /Canada
42 The CHINESE University of Hong Kong /Hong Kong
43 University of QUEENSLAND /Australia
44 OSAKA University /Japan
45 University of NEW SOUTH WALES /Australia
46 BOSTON University /United States
47 MONASH University /Australia
48 University of COPENHAGEN /Denmark
49 TRINITY College Dublin /Ireland
50 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LAUSANNE... /Switzerland
50 PEKING University /China
50 SEOUL National University /Korea, South
53 University of AMSTERDAM /Netherlands
54 DARTMOUTH College /United States
55 University of WISCONSIN-Madison /United States
56 TSINGHUA University /China
57 HEIDELBERG Universität /Germany
58 University of CALIFORNIA, San Diego /United States
59 University of WASHINGTON /United States
60 WASHINGTON University in St. Louis /United States
61 TOKYO Institute of Technology /Japan
62 EMORY University /United States
63 UPPSALA University /Sweden
64 LEIDEN University /Netherlands
65 The University of AUCKLAND /New Zealand
66 LONDON School of Economics and Political... /United Kingdom
67 UTRECHT University /Netherlands
68 University of GENEVA /Switzerland
69 University of WARWICK /United Kingdom
70 University of TEXAS at Austin /United States
71 University of ILLINOIS /United States
72 Katholieke Universiteit LEUVEN /Belgium
73 University of GLASGOW /United Kingdom
74 University of ALBERTA /Canada
75 University of BIRMINGHAM /United Kingdom
76 University of SHEFFIELD /United Kingdom
77 NANYANG Technological University /Singapore
78 DELFT University of Technology /Netherlands
78 RICE University /United States
78 Technische Universität MÜNCHEN /Germany
81 University of AARHUS /Denmark
81 University of YORK /United Kingdom
83 GEORGIA Institute of Technology /United States
83 The University of WESTERN AUSTRALIA /Australia
83 University of ST ANDREWS /United Kingdom
86 University of NOTTINGHAM /United Kingdom
87 University of MINNESOTA /United States
88 LUND University /Sweden
89 University of CALIFORNIA, Davis /United States
90 CASE WESTERN RESERVE /University United States
91 Université de Montréal /Canada
91 University of HELSINKI /Finland
93 Hebrew University of JERUSALEM /Israel
93 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München /Germany
95 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Scie... /Korea, South
96 University of VIRGINIA /United States
97 University of PITTSBURGH /United States
98 University of CALIFORNIA, Santa Barbara /United States
99 PURDUE University /United States
100 University of SOUTHAMPTON /United Kingdom
101 VANDERBILT University United States
102 University of NORTH CAROLINA United States
102 University of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA United States
104 University of LEEDS United Kingdom
105 PENNSYLVANIA STATE University United States
106 University of ADELAIDE Australia
106 University of ZURICH Switzerland
108 University College DUBLIN Ireland
109 TECHNION - Israel Institute of Technolog... Israel
110 GEORGETOWN University United States
111 MAASTRICHT University Netherlands
112 TOHOKU University Japan
113 FUDAN University China
114 TEL AVIV University Israel
115 University of VIENNA Austria
116 Université catholique de LOUVAIN (UCL) Belgium
117 MCMASTER University Canada
117 QUEEN'S University Canada
119 University of ROCHESTER United States
120 NAGOYA University Japan
121 OHIO STATE University United States
122 DURHAM University United Kingdom
122 University of MARYLAND United States
124 National TAIWAN University Taiwan
124 University of OTAGO New Zealand
126 ERASMUS University Rotterdam Netherlands
127 STONY BROOK University United States
128 EINDHOVEN University of Technology Netherlands
129 University of WATERLOO Canada
130 University of SUSSEX United Kingdom
131 University of BASEL Switzerland
132 University of CALIFORNIA, Irvine United States
133 CARDIFF University United Kingdom
133 Technical University of DENMARK Denmark
133 University of LIVERPOOL United Kingdom
136 University of GHENT Belgium
137 Freie Universität BERLIN Germany
137 TEXAS A&M University United States
139 HUMBOLDT-Universität zu Berlin Germany
140 Ecole normale supérieure de LYON France
141 University of Science and Technology of ... China
142 WAGENINGEN University Netherlands
143 NANJING University China
144 SHANGHAI JIAO TONG University China
144 University of GRONINGEN Netherlands
146 University of ARIZONA United States
147 CITY University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
147 Universität FREIBURG Germany
149 Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie PARIS V... France
150 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México ... Mexico
151 RUTGERS, The State University of New Jer... United States
152 University of BATH United Kingdom
153 University of ABERDEEN United Kingdom
154 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (II... India
155 Eberhard Karls Universität TÜBINGEN Germany
155 VU University AMSTERDAM Netherlands
157 TUFTS University United States
158 KYUSHU University Japan
159 The University of WESTERN ONTARIO Canada
160 QUEEN MARY, University of London United Kingdom
161 University of LAUSANNE Switzerland
162 CHALMERS University of Technology Sweden
162 NEWCASTLE University, NEWCASTLE Upon Tyn... United Kingdom
164 SIMON FRASER University Canada
165 University of FLORIDA United States
166 CHULALONGKORN University Thailand
166 Universität GÖTTINGEN Germany
168 University of NOTRE DAME United States
169 Universität FRANKFURT am Main Germany
170 INDIANA University Bloomington United States
170 University of CALGARY Canada
170 University of LANCASTER United Kingdom
173 KTH, ROYAL Institute of Technology Sweden
174 HOKKAIDO University Japan
174 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (I... India
174 RENSSELAER Polytechnic Institute United States
177 University of LEICESTER United Kingdom
177 University of OSLO Norway
179 University of CAPE TOWN South Africa
180 University of COLORADO at Boulder United States
180 WASEDA University Japan
182 MACQUARIE University Australia
183 Lomonosov MOSCOW STATE University Russia
183 Université Libre de BRUXELLES (ULB) Belgium
185 BRANDEIS University United States
186 University of BARCELONA Spain
186 University of CANTERBURY New Zealand
188 POHANG University of Science and Technol... Korea, South
188 Technische Universität BERLIN Germany
190 Universität STUTTGART Germany
191 University of MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst United States
192 University of BERN Switzerland
192 University of BOLOGNA Italy
194 University of READING United Kingdom
195 University of ANTWERP Belgium
196 University of SAO PAULO Brazil
197 DALHOUSIE University Canada
197 University of BUENOS AIRES Argentina
199 KOBE University Japan
200 University of ATHENS Greece
202 QUEEN'S University of Belfast United Kingdom
203 MICHIGAN STATE University United States
203 YONSEI University Korea, South
205 Università degli Studi di ROMA - La Sapi... Italy
206 RMIT University Australia
207 Sciences Po PARIS France
207 Université Louis Pasteur STRASBOURG I France
207 University of WOLLONGONG Australia
207 Universität KARLSRUHE Germany
211 HELSINKI University of Technology TKK Finland
212 QUEENSLAND University of Technology Australia
213 University of DUNDEE United Kingdom
214 KEIO University Japan
214 Vrije University BRUSSELS (VUB) Belgium
216 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochsc... Germany
216 University of TSUKUBA Japan
218 WAKE FOREST University United States
219 NORTH CAROLINA STATE University United States
219 University of IOWA United States
221 Radboud Universiteit NIJMEGEN Netherlands
222 University of OTTAWA Canada
223 University of SURREY United Kingdom
224 SAINT-PETERSBURG State University Russia
224 The HONG KONG Polytechnic University Hong Kong
226 University College CORK Ireland
227 University of BERGEN Norway
227 VICTORIA University of Wellington New Zealand
229 ZHEJIANG University China
230 LOUGHBOROUGH University United Kingdom
230 Universiti MALAYA (UM) Malaysia
232 CURTIN University of Technology Australia
233 TULANE University United States
234 University of Technology, SYDNEY Australia
235 University of CALIFORNIA, Santa Cruz United States
236 KOREA University Korea, South
237 University of EXETER United Kingdom
237 University of MIAMI United States
239 STOCKHOLM University Sweden
239 Université Paris Sorbonne (PARIS IV) France
241 Pontificia Universidad Católica de CHILE... Chile
242 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (I... India
242 LA TROBE University Australia
244 University of VICTORIA Canada
244 VIENNA University of Technology Austria
246 GEORGE WASHINGTON University United States
246 University of TURKU Finland
246 University of UTAH United States
249 University of CAMPINAS (Unicamp) Brazil
250 Universiti Kebangsaan MALAYSIA (UKM) Malaysia
251 MAHIDOL University Thailand
252 YORK University Canada
253 School of Oriental and African Studies, ... United Kingdom
254 Ateneo de MANILA University Philippines
255 Universidad Autónoma de MADRID Spain
256 Universidad Autónoma de BARCELONA Spain
257 Universität INNSBRUCK Austria
258 University of ESSEX United Kingdom
259 University of GOTHENBURG Sweden
260 ARIZONA STATE University United States
261 CHARLES University Czech Republic
262 University of CALIFORNIA, Riverside United States
262 University of HAWAII United States
264 BEN GURION University of the Negev Israel
264 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitä... Germany
266 Université Paris-Sud PARIS XI France
267 HIROSHIMA University Japan
268 LAVAL University Canada
268 University of CINCINNATI United States
270 University of STRATHCLYDE United Kingdom
271 Technische Universität DRESDEN Germany
271 University of LIEGE Belgium
273 FLINDERS University Australia
274 University of DELHI India
275 Universität HAMBURG Germany
276 University of the PHILIPPINES Philippines
277 Universität ULM Germany
278 Universität WÜRZBURG Germany
279 Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VIRGINIA... United States
280 STOCKHOLM School of Economics Sweden
281 National TSING HUA University Taiwan
282 Université Joseph-Fourier, GRENOBLE I France
283 MASSEY University New Zealand
284 Karl-Franzens-Universität GRAZ Austria
285 Technische Universität DARMSTADT Germany
286 University of NEWCASTLE Australia
287 University of INDONESIA Indonesia
288 Université PARIS I Panthéon Sorbonne France
289 IOWA STATE University United States
290 University of MONTPELLIER II - Sciences ... France
291 Politecnico di MILANO Italy
291 University of TASMANIA Australia
293 Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Scie... France
294 École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées E... France
295 University of SOUTHERN DENMARK Denmark
296 BRUNEL University United Kingdom
296 University of PADUA Italy
297 CHIBA University Japan
299 UMEÅ University Sweden
299 FLORIDA STATE University United States
300 JAGIELLONIAN University Poland
.415 DE LA SALLE University  Philippines
.470 University of Santo Tomas Philippines

Ateneo tops UP in world University Rankings

Ateneo tops UP in world list

DLSU, UST cited
By Kristine L. Alave
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 06:28:00 10/16/2008

MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo de Manila University is not only No. 1 in basketball, but is also the leading tertiary school in the Philippines, based on several criteria like peer and employer review, faculty-student ratio and citations of teaching staff.

But the University of the Philippines (UP), ranked No. 2 in the country this year after being No. 1 in 2007, dismissed the findings of The Times Higher Education-Quacquarelli Symonds (THE-QS) World University Rankings 2008.

UP said it did not take part in this year’s survey.

The THE-QS World University Rankings 2008 showed that the Jesuit-led Ateneo was leading the pack in the Philippines, followed by UP, De La Salle University (DLSU), and University of Santo Tomas (UST).

In the survey released this week, Ateneo ranked 254th, leaping from between 400th and 500th position last year. Ateneo was sandwiched between London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain.

UP, the country’s premier state university, was at 274th place, up from 398th last year. UP was placed between two German universities—the University of Hamburg and Ulm University.

DLSU and UST, both Catholic universities like Ateneo, were ranked 415th and 470th, respectively. In the past year, the two schools were out of the Top 500.

The 2008 results reversed past trends, where the state-run UP led in the rankings and where Philippine universities hovered between the 400 and 500 levels.

Best showing for RP schools

Overall, this year highlighted the best showing of Philippine universities in the rankings yet.

The survey was conceived to rank the world’s top tertiary educational institutions based on how other academies (40 percent) and employers (10 percent) perceive them, the number of citations in accredited publications (20 percent), student and faculty ratio (20 percent), and the number of international teachers (5 percent) and students (5 percent) in the institution.

The survey also measured the schools’ performance in the fields of life sciences, arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and technology.

The THE-QS website only lists the top 100 schools in the field subject rankings. None of the Philippine institutions made it to the top 100 list.


Ateneo officials said they were heartened by the school’s strong showing.

Antonette Angeles, Ateneo vice president for academic affairs, said the community “was very happy” about the results. “It is important to us because it shows how people outside see us,” she said.

The findings, Angeles noted, reflected Ateneo’s efforts to internationalize the university and to encourage more research work from its faculty.

Ateneo has consistently enjoyed positive perception from the business community, she said.

By contrast, UP raised doubts on the survey’s validity, saying the university did not take part in this year’s survey. It took part in 2007.

Problematic methodology

In a statement, Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, UP vice president for public affairs, said the state university did not join because the survey organizers refused to disclose where and how they got their data.

“Since it does not specify who are surveyed or what questions are asked, the methodology is problematic,” Hidalgo said.

For this year’s survey, UP was not invited to participate, she said.

Hidalgo said UP president Emerlinda Roman only received an e-mail message from QS Asia Pacific director, Mandy Mok, notifying her that UP had “gone up in the rankings.”

The QS e-mail also informed UP that it could advertise in the 2009 Top University Guide and join the university fair for a fee of $49,000, Hidalgo said.

“UP can hardly be expected to spend more than P2 million on publicity for itself involving a survey conducted by an organization that refuses to divulge where it obtains its data,” Hidalgo said.

Harvard tops list

The survey showed that Harvard University in Massachusetts topped the 2008 list, as it did in the previous years. It was followed by Yale University, also in Massachusetts, and University of Cambridge and University of Oxford—both in Britain.

Two institutions from the Asia-Pacific landed in the Top 20: the Australian National University at 16th place and the University of Tokyo at 19th place.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mabuhay! Germany

Please come and join the festivities of;

Mabuhay Germany
- an exposition showcasing German Quality, Technology and Tradition

Oct 10 & 11, from 11am to 10pm
Bonifacio High Street
Free Admission


This is an opportunity for you to;

~ discover the latest in German technology
~ experience German culture
~ treat you <> rselves to German delicacies and
delight in musical performance

See you there!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Issue about CHINA

Adept Kung  "Is there any one word that could guide a person throughout life?"
    "How about 'shu' [reciprocity]: never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself?" ------  CONFUCIUS ( The GOLDEN RULE )

"Just as you want others to do for you, do the same for them."
                                                        ---- JESUS CHRIST

They were able to produced the most expensive games ever. They were able to showcased the most spectacular Olympics Opening Ceremony ever produced.They were able to display CHINA as a newest world's super power. But all the glory of CHINA was easily stained and replaced with controversies, and issues about CHEATING.From the Computer Generated Fireworks Display of the opening ceremony,the  Chinese Girl  "Lin Miaoke" who lip-synched Yang Peiyi's voice because Lin Miaoke is more photogenic, to the most controversial issue, the alleged cheating of China's Women's Gymnastics Team (speculations of forging the team members passports, the deletion of team member's information on Chinese websites, and team member's interview posted on the internet in the recent years) . 

And now China is facing another problem: the Milk scandal where milk products from China had been adulterated with melamine, (which I think is another form of cheating).Melamine appeared to have been added to milk in order to cause it to appear to have a higher protein content and to pass quality tests. The effect of this form of cheating affected other countries as well having products containing adulterated milk from China. In China alone, thousands caught ill with the use of this contaminated milk, and four innocent babies were the fatalities caused by kidney stones and other renal failure. Here's the catch, according to the reports, the Milk scandal came to international awareness a month after the Olmypics( with the help of New Zealand-based dairy company Fonterra ), but according to Chinese  State Council investigation revealed that Sanlu began receiving complaints about sick infants as far back as December 2007, but did no tests until June 2008. How come that this milk contaminated reports only surfaced a month after the Olympics? according to Reuters, China has said the city government in Shijiazhuang, home to the Sanlu Group whose contaminated milk powder sparked the scare, sat on a report from the company about the tainting for more than a month, while Beijing hosted the Olympic Games.

The family is the smallest unit of the society but it is the most important building block of the society. I believe that a good COUNTRY comprises of value oriented family.   

You can't just cover  up the stench of a rotten thing  with a perfume. When a basket of fruit is placed with a single rotten fruit, all other fruits in that basket will be affected. The only way to prevent this is to remove that rotten fruit. The only way to make our government clean is to remove officials with corrupt minds that corrupting the society.The best way, go back to the basic; Always follow the GOLDEN RULE!