Lately the buzz around is about the university ranking, in which, NTU dropped 101 places to 174.
I kinda feel bad to people here who are really committed to education and trying so hard to teach us lessons that they think will be valuable for us. After all, I did find a bunch of great teachers whom I really respect here.
But honestly I don’t feel anything. I mean like sad or disappointed or whatever. For me, this school is trying so hard to reach higher spots in the ranking they create an atmosphere that will fulfil the criteria and amplify them. But now after the this free fall, they might re-think and educate students.
And the longer I live, I don’t see rankings as important as it seemed a few years ago.