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Monday, December 21, 2015

World's Most Influential Universities

Wikipedia-Mining Algorithm Reveals World’s Most Influential Universities

An algorithm’s list of the most influential universities contains some surprising entries.

arXiv Org | December 7, 2015

Where are the world’s most influential universities? That’s a question that increasingly dominates the way the public, governments, and funding agencies think about research and higher education.
The problem, of course, is that it’s hard to produce an objective ranking of almost anything, let alone universities. Cultural, historical, and geographical factors can all influence these rankings in ways that are hard to quantify.
So an independent way of producing a ranking that avoids these controversies would be widely welcomed.


<more at; related links: (Artificial Intelligence Aims to Make Wikipedia Friendlier and Better. The nonprofit behind Wikipedia is turning to machine learning to combat a long-standing decline in the number of editors. November 30, 2015) and (The Most Influential Universities, According to Wikipedia. December 8, 2015)>

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