anyone is familiar with this school

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  1. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    I find only one thing remarkable about this thread (which is otherwise boring as shit): that, in only two days, it has some 80 posts. But I'm glad it's here - in case I need help falling asleep.
    :emoji_zzz::emoji_zzz::emoji_zzz::emoji_zzz::emoji_zzz::emoji_zzz:
     
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    This is an example of Steve when he's only being a partial asshole. Somehow he thinks it's smart and funny. It's neither.
     
  3. DLfan

    DLfan New Member

  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    You're the one who tied my education to your assessment, not me. I just found it intriguing that the one thing you're noted for--lording your "RA PhD" over others--leads you to post this. You've never been able to demonstrate even an ounce of self-reflection. I'm sure it has served you well.

    You have no idea what I think, Steve. You never have. You're too narcissistic, angry, and narrow-minded to stop to find out what anyone thinks. You've been a coward for 20 years now, hiding behind this board and treating people horribly. The problem isn't that, though. It's that when someone wants to agree with you, they have to separate the academic point from the odious creature making it.

    (I have it on very good authority that, in person, Steve is mild-mannered and polite. There's something about this environment that lights him up in a very bad way.)
     
  5. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Yet it continues.
     
  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    confusing, no?
     
  7. DLfan

    DLfan New Member

    Poland has over few hundred private universities, so the quality is a major concern.
    it is managed by Zsuzsa Galgóczi, who apparently has been the wife of the owner.
     
  8. tadj

    tadj Active Member

    Sorry, but you clearly have no idea of what you're talking about...

    A few hundred private universities?

    As of February 2, 2020, there are 233 non-public higher education institutions (HEIs) in Poland. That sounds like a lot. Sure. But only 18 of these institutions have attained "university-type" status, which would make them comparable to an actual public university. All the rest constitute college-type institutions, which can grant degrees with an applied/practical curriculum. This would include degrees in subjects like cosmetology. Most of these institutions can grant applied Bachelor's degrees. Some of them can grant a more practically-oriented Master's degree. None of them (except for "university-type" HEI's) can grant a doctorate.

    Quality concerns? Ever heard of the Polish Accreditation Committee? I guess not. Their team schedules regular visits to these schools and evaluates the quality of the programs within each HEI. Their cross-country visits are scheduled every single week. They then produce a report, which goes over all the issues related to quality control and learning procedures within a given institution. An HEI can be shut down based on such a report. Many institutions have been closed down over the years. I'll trust them over your concerns.
     
  9. tadj

    tadj Active Member

    Zsuzsa Galgóczi? That sounds like a Hungarian name. Where's the Polish connection, exactly?
     
  10. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    According to the QS rankings, Poland is ranked 46th in the world, bracketed by Estonia and the Philippines.

    The United States is first, followed by the UK and then Australia. South Africa, which gets a lot of play on this board, is 33rd.
     
  11. tadj

    tadj Active Member

    "Institutions and governments should ignore the results of highly influential international higher education rankings, the UK’s Higher Education Policy Institute has charged. The damning report, International university rankings: For good or ill?, identifies significant flaws in the data used to compile international rankings such as the THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities (also known as the Shanghai Rankings) and U-Multirank that it says undermines their validity."

    “We have followed the evidence to its conclusion and show that international rankings are one-dimensional, measuring research activity to the exclusion of almost everything else”

    “Indeed, what is arguably their most important activity – educating students – is omitted.”

    https://thepienews.com/news/report-slams-one-dimensional-and-flawed-international-university-rankings/
     
  12. tadj

    tadj Active Member

    A few more quotes: Despite their purported use of a range of criteria, including teaching, international outlook and academic reputation based on peer reviews, the study argues that in reality, most metrics are essentially measures of research performance and activity.

    "How, other than through knowledge of research articles, conference presentations, historical prestige and so on, is an academic in, say, Belgium likely to be aware of a university in Australia?” it challenges.

    “They are certainly most unlikely to know anything about the quality of the teaching or outreach, which may be outstanding.”

    "Measurements of employer opinions on the quality of universities are also flawed, it contends: “It seems far-fetched to expect an employer in Belgium to provide a view about the quality of graduates of an Australian university.”

    Even staff-to-student ratios are not necessarily an indicator of teaching quality, the study adds. For example, institutions with a lot of research staff will score more highly on this indicator, even if they don’t teach."

    The study identifies the ratio of international to domestic students as the only factor that can “reasonably be claimed to be a factor independent of research” – but adds that this is partly dependent on migration policies, and generally accounts for a tiny proportion of a university’s score.
     
  13. tadj

    tadj Active Member

    Yes, Poland is 46th (based on the QS ranking) in terms of measured research activity. The rankings tell you next to nothing about the quality of the teaching at Polish institutions, or the institutions in South Africa for that matter. You need to look to other sources for that. I would go with the appointed quality assessors in each country. But that's just me, I guess.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2020
  14. tadj

    tadj Active Member

    Despite my skepticism, I believe that the local rankings of universities (produced by experts within each country) can be a little more helpful when you're trying to see how a university is perceived.
     
  15. tadj

    tadj Active Member

    U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems 2019

    This report presents the results for the eighth annual ranking of national systems of higher education undertaken under the auspices of the Universitas 21 (U21) group of universities. Fifty national systems of higher education, from all continents, are evaluated across 24 indicators.

    https://universitas21.com/sites/default/files/2019-04/Full Report and Cover.pdf

    Poland is ranked #31 here instead of #46. According to this ranking, it is ranked next to Italy and above South Africa. A different methodology produces different results. It should be obvious.
     
  16. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    tadj -

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  17. tadj

    tadj Active Member

    I will probably let it go, but serious misrepesentation calls for an adequate response. :)
     
  18. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  19. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    There's a word for someone who absolutely insists on having the last word.
     
  20. tadj

    tadj Active Member

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