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The Times Higher World University Rankings 2007

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THES-QS World University Rankings 2007

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27 new universities from 14 different countries enter the top 200

The THES-QS World University Rankings 2007 reflects the internationalisation of higher education around the world, with 27 universities from 14 different countries entering the top 200 for the first time.

• Top 10: The UK and USA still dominate – Harvard University, Cambridge, Oxford and Yale retain the top four positions for the second year. University College London and Chicago join the top 10 for the first time.

• Top 50: The addition of the Netherlands sees 12 countries featured in the top 50 compared to 11 in 2006 . New entrants include; Brown University, Bristol, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Osaka, Boston, Amsterdam.

• Top 100: The top 100 sees the number of Asian universities increase to 13 (12 in 2006) but the number of European Universities dropped to

35 (41 in 2006). North America strengthened to 43 Universities (37 in 2006).

• Top 200: Universities from 28 different countries represented in the top 200.

• Increases in International Faculty: 143 of the top 200 Universities reported an increase in their percentage of international faculty to total faculty.

• Increases in International Students: 137 of the top 200 Universities reported an increase in their percentage of international students to total students.

Some country highlights from the 2007 results:

• UK: University College London joins Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and Imperial College in the world’s elite Top 10 and is the highest riser (from 25 in 2006) among the leading institutions.

• USA: Princeton University’s continued domestic success is reflected in an improved international ranking, featuring in the top 10 for the first time, whilst, Pennsylvania, John Hopkins and Carnegie-Mellon join the top 20 for the first time.

• Asia: Universities of Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kyoto, National University of Singapore, Peking, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua and Osaka lead Asian higher education, all featuring in the top 50.

• China: Fudan University joins Peking and Tsinghua Universities in world’s Top 100.

• Canada: Stronger performance with 11 universities (up from 7 in 2006) in top 200

• Latin America: In Latin American 3 universities make world’s top 200

• Ireland: University College Dublin joins Trinity College Dublin in world’s Top 200

• Scandinavia: Stronger as Uppsala and Helsinki Universities join Copenhagen University in the top 100

• Africa: Cape Town at 200 is first ever African institution in the Rankings.

According to Martin Ince, of the Times Higher Education Supplement “The 2007 THES-QS World University Rankings are the most rigorous and complete so far. They show that the US and UK model of independent universities supported with significant state funding produces great results, but they also prove that academic excellence is found on every continent.”

Nunzio Quacquarelli, Managing Director of QS, says: “The THES-QS World University Rankings has met an important need amongst universities, employers and young candidates to be able to compare and benchmark institutions across borders. They have generated intense interest in recent years – this year, over one million unique visitors have checked out the results and methodology on www.topuniversities.com.

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Rules To Practice Law In UK

I have been receiving enquiries asking for ways to be adopted by foreign educated lawyers to practice law in UK.

The following article should answer them and clear their doubts.

Before one indulges into seeking admission to practice law within another jurisdiction (namely, the United
Kingdom), we are first called to answer the question, to practice law as what? Barrister, Solicitor, or Legal
Executive? The UK unlike many other jurisdictions has a more flexible approach in allowing suitably and
legally qualified staff to practice law. Certainly, within the UK there is no such thing as the ‘Unauthorized
Practice of Law’ (UPL), as there is in the USA.
Within the United Kingdom, even a Paralegal is permitted to practice law, as long as he or she does not
violate or break the law (i.e. The Solicitors Act 1974, s20-23), this being a the relevant statue that expressly
permits matters affecting property and preparation of certain legal documents, which can only be carried
out by a Solicitor (by an Officer of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and one that is admitted as a
Solicitor in accordance with The Solicitors Act 1974, s1-7). There only a few statues within United
Kingdom, which expressly make provisions and reserves matters that only a Barrister or Solicitor, can carry
out.
With this in mind, the Barristers’ profession and Solicitors’ profession are governed, monitored and
regulated by their own respective professional bodies, the ‘Bar Council’ for Barristers (headquarters which
are based in London, Cursitor Street: http://www.barcouncil.org.uk) and ‘The Law Society of England and
Wales’ (headquarters which are based in London, Chancery Lane: http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/) for
Solicitors. In addition to this, The Institute of Legal Executives, being the professional body that represents
specialized lawyers (is based in Kempton Manor, Bedford: http://www.ilex.org.uk/).
All these professional bodies have provisions for foreign lawyers or law graduates to be eligible to practice
law within the UK. However, with this provision also comes the necessary legal academic requirement of
each professional body. For those who are engaged in international law, this certainly is an opportunity to
add prestige to their firm or individual character being qualified within another jurisdiction.
Strange as it may seem, for those who want to qualify as a Solicitor, there is no requirement per se, that you
be engaged in the practice of English Law (i.e. if you were applying for admission as an Attorney-at-Law
from the USA to the UK). If this does not strike your fancy, the Bar Council also takes the view, that if the
potential candidate has sufficient legal education within English law, but yet in another jurisdiction, they
can claim exemptions on all five heads of the ‘Aptitude Test’ (AT), which is the qualifying transfer test to
become a Barrister in the UK

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UK – International student fees ‘overpriced’

The UK is in danger of losing precious international students by universities pricing themselves out of the market, the Higher Education Policy Institute warned today.
According to Hepi’s latest report on the economic benefits of international students, the UK’s market share of such students is still second only to the US, but it dropped to around 11% in 2004 from 16% in 1998.

Bahram Bekhradnia, director of Hepi, told EducationGuardian.co.uk: “There is a real possibility that we may price ourselves out of the market – last year’s Hepi survey of the student experience showed that over 25% of overseas students think they get poor value for money.

“It could well be in the national interest to lower the fee charged of overseas students, in order to maximise their number.”

While the actual number of international students in the UK is increasing overall, the report said universities should not presume this would continue.

As other countries begin to teach in English and market themselves more aggressively, and students get better information to compare the value for money of courses “it is quite possible that UK universities will begin to struggle to maintain numbers while charging the sorts of prices that are charged at present”, the report warns.

Hepi argues for the government to subsidise international students to maximise their numbers and “provide the greatest benefit to the country as a whole, looking beyond the narrow interests of universities”.

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Can Indian Lawyers Practise in UK ? Part 2

Excerpt of an interview with Sir Michael Arthur, UK High Commissioner to India

Sunday, October 3, 2004, Chandigarh, India

Q: Will Britain permit Indian lawyers to practice in the UK as the British law firms have been demanding opening up of Indian courts for British lawyers under the WTO framework?

A: Indian lawyers can already practice in the UK (except for advocacy in court). Many do, and have practices in both countries. British lawyers want reciprocity here. But in reality that work in India will be off-shore work — advising Indian clients on British and international commercial law. They are not interested in advocacy work. When you decide to open up the legal services here, you will find British law firms employing many Indian lawyers. India is internationally competitive in services. This is an opportunity for Indian lawyers, not a threat.

Australia targets UK students

Three years ago, William Sheane turned down a place at King’s College London to study maths and management. Instead, Sheane, originally from Oxford, “threw in” an application to the University of Sydney. “I was over the UK student lifestyle of getting smashed,” he says. “I’d spent five years working in bars, beaches and diving centres. I thought it was a really good opportunity to go abroad, keep doing what I wanted, but also have a more serious side to my life. I thought I’d see what happened.”

Now, at 26, with a degree in economics behind him and an honours degree – equivalent to a year of research and a thesis – on the way, he has no regrets. At least, none that come to mind as he walks to class after a quick surf, something he does almost every day.

Natasha Krichefski, 22, from London, is spending a year at the University of New South Wales as part of her Edinburgh University undergraduate music degree. “A masters out here has great appeal,” she says. “I’m seriously considering music therapy at the University of Western Sydney, although an equivalent course is also offered in London.”

In the first semester of 2006, there were 1,801 UK students like Sheane and Krichefski on undergraduate, postgraduate or exchange programmes in Australian universities. This is peanuts compared with the numbers of students from China (40,292), Malaysia (24,952) and Singapore (20,714). But Australian universities are paying more attention than might be expected to their UK student numbers.

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Public schools in India woo British Asian pupils

By Amit Roy

India’s top public schools are urging British Asian parents to send them their children if they cannot afford the £20,000 boarding fees in Britain or are not satisfied with local state schools.
One such leading establishment is the Scindia School in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, founded by the local royal family in 1897, whose current headmaster, Nirmal Kumar Tewari, assured prospective parents in Britain: “If you send them here, we can guarantee a good education.”
Mr Tewari, 48, who came to the school 26 years ago and now has 600 boys, aged 11 to 18, emphasised: “It’s much cheaper here.”
While boys from India pay 200,000 rupees a year, the fees for Indians from Britain doubled two years ago to 400,000 rupees a year. “That’s still only about £5,000 a year.”
He has a clutch of boys from abroad, including two from Britain, but he would like the latter number to grow. He says that with the rigorous academic education they receive, they would sail through their GCSEs and A-Levels, which they can sit at Scindia.
“I send more than 20 to 25 students every year on exchanges to countries outside India,” said Mr Tewari, whose school has exchange schemes with, among others, Westminster, Ellesmere College, Woodbridge, Oswestry, Wellington and Eton.

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