Ateneo Dual Meet Champs, 3-2, but missed UAAP Season 70 Finals

30 09 2007

Cholo Villanueva, before saying goodbye to the UAAP, assured everybody that there will be a family feud in the finals of the 70th UAAP men’s basketball tournament.

Villanueva delivered the key baskets in the final period as De La Salle University bamboozled Ateneo De Manila University, 65-60, for a title-showdown with unbeaten University of the East last September 30, 2007 at the Araneta Coliseum.

The 6-foot-2 combo guard Villanueva, playing his last year in the UAAP, fired 9 of his 13 points in the pivotal fourth quarter with one crucial offensive rebound in the same period to seal the victory that mattered most.

“This is my last Ateneo game because I’m a graduating student,” said Villanueva, who shot 5-of-8 in the two-point field. “So I really want to make this game very, very memorable, and I did.”

After Villanueva’s lay up that provided the Green Archers their biggest advantage, 55-46, with 5:29 minutes to go in the last quarter, Eric Salamat scored on a three-point play to trim down the Blue Eagles’ deficit to 55-49 with 4:56 minutes to go.

But Villanueva stretched the La Salle advantage to nine, 58-49, after firing a triple with 4:19 minutes left in the game.

Despite Ateneo’s effort to reduce the deficit to 55-60 in the last two-minute mark, Villanueva, again, came up with an answer by hitting a jumper to give La Salle a 62-55 cushion with a minute remaining.

The Blue Eagles, still resisting, had narrowed the gap to only two, 60-62, after Clifford Arao scored on two free throws and Severino Baclao made a triple with 11 seconds left.

Ateneo’s attempts to come back were futile as it absorbed two turnovers, forcing them to send Joseph Casio and Rico Maierhofer to the free throw line.

Casio converted both free throws and Maierhofer split his charities with few seconds remaining before the buzzer.

“I guess two is better than three,” said La Salle mentor Franz Pumaren, referring to the Green Archers’ three losses and two wins against archrival Ateneo this season. “I told my players that they worked hard for this so they deserved to be in the finals.”

Ateneo extended the series to a do-or-die game after winning last September 27 via a 65-64 squeaker through Chris Tiu’s breakaway lay up.

Tiu, who only had 10 points, scored only two points in the final period due to La Salle’s outstanding defense.

“We learned our mistake in our previous losses to Ateneo particularly last week,” said Pumaren. “I’m glad we are able to solve the Ateneo puzzle.”

It looked like La Salle had prepared an effective game plan this time as it controlled the game the rest of the way after leading the first (16-14), second (29-26) and third (48-43) quarters.

After they were out-rebounded last Thursday (Sept. 27), 41-29, the Green Archers, this time, had 51 rebounds – including 19 offensive rebounds – against 36 for the Blue Eagles and registered only 6 offensive rebounds.

Also in their previous game, Ateneo registered 23-out-of-49 (46.9%) from the field against La Salle’s 22-out-of-63 (34.9%) to help them stretch the series.

But this time, La Salle hit 27-out-of-73 (37%) total field goals while Ateneo made only 18-out-of-56 (32.1%).

Playmaker Tyrone Tang had 12 points, including two triples, while Maierhofer added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Casio had a spectacular performance with 10 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds. Arao paced Ateneo with 14 points and Salamat finished with 10.

Franz Pumaren will face younger brother Dindo, head coach of the University of the East Red Warriors in Game one of their best-of-three Finals, called by many as the league’s newest ‘family feud’, on Thursday (October 4).

“He wished me good luck,” said Franz Pumaren when asked by reporters regarding Dindo’s message before this game. “I think we will talk after the season is over (he laughs).”

Individual scores:

La Salle 65: Villanueva 13, Tang 12, Maierhofer 12, Casio 10, Malabes 5, Atkins 5, Walsham 4, Ferdinand 2, Cua 2, Mangahas 0, Barua 0, Co 0.

Ateneo 60: Arao 14, Salamat 10, Tiu 10, Baclao 7, Al-Hussaini 6, Reyes 5, Long 4, Baldos 2, Escueta 2, Monfort 0, Laterre 0.

Quarter scoring: 16-14, 29-26, 48-43, 65-60




50 responses

30 09 2007

Kudos to Cholo for effectively stepping up.

And thank you both to the Archers and Eagles for five classic games in what could be UAAP’s best season ever.

Until next year, to green and blue.

30 09 2007

panu b yan talo ateneo…

balita ko nawithdrw na ng support sa kanila si MVP… swerte naman ng San Beda..

san kaya mapupunta si Buenafe eh si MVP daw ung nagddecide kung sa San Beda or Ateneo maglalaro ung recruit nla???

30 09 2007

see you next year green archers. ’til we meet again…


1 10 2007

b2b are you serious? gosh man! buenafe..and elvin pascual..tag team.. so that makes 11 former mvp’s sa san beda.

1 10 2007

dunno, rumor p lang naman, but we’ll see.. decision parin ni buenafe yan.. d lang un, san beda has emeka udo, another nigerian.. maganda ung ginagawa nila ni pascual (and udo) sa fr. martin..

1 10 2007

haaay sayang talo ng ateneo.. pero ok lang un…

its a red year this year:) hehe

go UE =p


1 10 2007
Impending Victors

Okay. I’ve been wanting to do this. Every message before this that bashed LaSalle… You guys can eat your words right abooouuut… NOW. Gimme a One Big BITE. Bon apetit losers. #488. Win or Lose it’s the school you choose eh? Well the thing is… your school’s almost a hundred ranks lower than ours. So your choosing Ateneo basically accounts for nothing. :). Oh, and about those “suspended” chants… I got one for you losers. “ELIMINATED”. Bye bye birdie.

1 10 2007

bro wag naman ganyan..ateneo put up a good fyt..483th sila THES-QS not 488.

1 10 2007
Victors Now!

Impending Victors, it’s:
“One Big BITE for a roasted eagle”

At saka, Ateneo ranks ahead of La Salle, UE, UP, UST, etc…kung alphabetical ang listing.

Joke lang! Couldn’t help it after La Salle’s win over Ateneo. Anyway, it was a very good game and up to the dying seconds, it was still up for grabs.

1 10 2007

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee finals na mag ka suhulan pa kya gaya ng nngyari ke custodio??? wak naman sana this is it guys after two decades whahahahahah unibersidad ng silangan

1 10 2007

impending victors, its people like you who tarnish your alma mater’s image… god bless your soul…

congratulations to the archers… battle well fought. good luck in the finals and we’ll see you again next year.

Go Ateneo, OBF!

1 10 2007
Blue Eagle Beer

Good fight Ateneo. Good fight La Salle.

It was a good run for the Blue Eagles. I guess 3 Hail Mary Games going to the finals was not meant to be this year. But at least they did not give up. They fought with courage ’til the end. It was a good run. I’m proud of that.

I did not know what to expect for this team this season with Tiu and Arao at the helm but they both stepped it up big time. Plus, the Eagles actually performed as a team win or lose.

Looking forward to next year already!

I’m proud to be Atenean and I love my school.

Blue Eagle THE KING!!! (OBF)

1 10 2007
Boy Pakwan

La Salle had an easy time against a tired looking Eagles. This speaks well to the great conditioning that the Archers are in. La Salle defense was ever present though the offense seems erratic.

Come thursday, the archers got to bring it’s A game both on defense and offense. Its energy level should not wane. Executions should also be polished, the archers can not rely on pure heart to counter a well rested mean red machine like UE. The Archers designated shooters should learn the art of pump faking as the UE defenders are much faster than the blue team.

Stay focus and keep your composure even when the warriors are breaking everything your team is doing. You have a mature fast to counter the talent of the other side.

See you guys…

1 10 2007

where can i get the printed blue tshirt of ateneo…i wanted to have one kahit natalo…how much does it cost anyway?thanks

1 10 2007

Great defense by the Archers although the offense is still tentative. Kudos to cholo, ty and jv for your heart. Props also to walsham, atkins and ferdinand. The archers have to do better than last night’s game to be able to beat UE. God bless La Salle!

1 10 2007

Chris Tiu ang lame ng laro! Sayang! Good game. =D

1 10 2007
Impending Victors

Blue Talon. You guys started it. Don’t bite what you can’t “TIU”. The “suspended” chants were unnecessary. The “wrong spelling” too. So if you guys wanna do it that way then hey, we can play along too. Well, personally I don’t really have much against ateneo except for the students bashing LaSalle. I actually have LOADS of Atenean friends. It’s just the fact that some Ateneans don’t know when to stop. So if you’re wondering if it was called for, I say YES. Everything I said was called for. Keep the bashes coming coz in the end, we WILL have the last laugh. Go LaSalle!

2 10 2007


how did you say na magwiwithdraw si buenafe sa ATENEO?

2 10 2007

nakita ko sya naka ateneo na tshirt. so siguro hindi naman sya magwiwithdraw.

2 10 2007

kudos to ateneo!

one big fight!!

although i was scared everytime the ball was passed to Chris, i still hoped for LA SALLE to win:)

i’m sure the LA SALLIAN family would miss villanueva next season. oh well, there’s still casio and the rookies are emerging!


see you warriors on thursday!! man vs man!!

2 10 2007

Kung ako kay Buenafe maiisip isip na ko..
Il rather be in San Beda who has the better chans nto be champ next year..
Hir goes the rookie webb,manguera and Fortuna..
Si Bucsher ba na pirated from san beda maglalaro next year sa DLSU?
malakas pa rin ang archer tinik pa rin sa ateneo next year hehehehe.
maraming salamat sa NU!go bulldogs!

2 10 2007

webb yata ay sa lasalle mapupunta

2 10 2007

siguro hindi naman gagawin ni buenafe yun,
well let’s wait nalang next year,
kung sa ateneo or beda ba sya.

2 10 2007

hands down for both teams, in the end only one team has prevailed, one great series, worth it naman ang puyat namin(TFC coverage starts at 12midnyt los angeles time)let this win over ATENEO do all the talking..we won not by one or two, but five point margin.This win is dedicated to all the LASALLE bashers and haters, who never fails to come up with somthing to throw at us, and now it comes back to ur face..and everytime u lose,we hear same old response”win or lose, its the school we choose” sure….im not being mayabang,but ive been reading threads from diff. sites,all they do is bring up diff. issues(wrong spelling/suspended),just to put down our alma mater,but deep inside, all of us know w/n ourselves that the most important aspect that concerns our rivalry is our BASKETBALL TEAM,kahit pa ano sabihin natin about each other, at the end of the day, it all comes down kung sino nanalo sa game…KEEP THE ANIMO ALIVE

2 10 2007

Final na…La Salle won! congrats….great game all the way for both teams……. at finals na rin – mga Atenistas mag-aaral na, including Tiu na 3.8average (is he gonna be magna?)!
Takot na takot nga ang mga atenistas sa lasalistas e. Buti nalang takot sila, kasi kung takot sila, mag-aaral sila ng mabuti. Pag hindi, bagsak sa QPI, enroll sila sa La Salle—-magiging archers na sila!??!!! TAKOT SILA MAGING BERDE! Aral na blue eagles!!!!!!!
And for those who are happy they rank high sa international standing, please check the requirements before you say more so you can learn from it; baka added points ang several school outlets (malay mo?!) We can’t beat 10,000 freshmen (that’s what I was told), kasi kami, chosen few….that is why, win or lose, it’s the school pa rin we choose. We really don’t expect you guys to understand this but we will respect that you love your school too.
UAAP is just good sports but it says a lot if you recruit from criminology schools….and it shows. so, for your “Animo Spirit”, go! Kung gusto ba talaga ninyo “Spirit-Spirit”, ok rin yun. Walang masama dun. Good luck to the 2 teams in the finals. Malilito ang mga referees nito during the finals who paid more! Parehong surnames e.
Ingat. Pag nag foul kayo, please lang kargahin naman ninyo para hindi masaktan like what Arao did to Tang!

2 10 2007

sorry, ranked* pala

2 10 2007

mga ateneans talaga. mababa na sa university rankings ng international (neutral) bodies, talo pa sa basketball.

fINAL, FYI, they only ranked De La Salle University – Manila. that is just one La Salle school. the stats used in ranking did not include other La Sallian schools, including Benilde. pati ba dito, mali-mali ang facts niyo?

2 10 2007

IMPENDING VICTORS! a.k.a Angelo Vaflor Canillas… CHristian ka ba kamo? well, you dont act like one…

2 10 2007

even if we are #1,000, i’m still proud to be an atenean. we are still hold our heads up high even in defeat. nothing to be ashamed about as the boys did their best. fatigue lang talaga. we don’t go blaming players for selling the game.

besides, that ranking is based on curriculum and facilities. nothing quantifies the values that ateneo has imbibed to its students.

congratulations to la salle! you deserved to win that game. you were the better team that day.

2 10 2007

erratum: it should read “we still hold our heads up high”. also “nothing to be ashamed of”.

2 10 2007

Dyaske katuwa kayong mga kabataan, matindi harurot kanchawan. T’was d same during our time sans text or e-mail just the war of attrition from debates to campus press releases and the more vocal bulyaw sa kalye kung gaano kabulok at kagaling ang kanya-kanyang eskwelahan. Noon mas madalas nauuwi sa sapakan at basagan ng salamin ng koche kasama P.I. ng Pinoy, B.L.S. ng Chinoy, F.U. ng Kano at CHINGGA ng mga Coño-Banana.Magkaabangan sa Taft at Faura. Buti na lang the BlueEggBoys preferred the higher nesting grounds of Loyola kaya Blog nlang tayo mga iha’t-iho. Time flies, Ateneo soars, La Salle scores, everyone roars! It’s the school you choose!

2 10 2007

peruvianfish, i totally agree!

ilad_spirit, no reason for you to get hot under the collar here, kewl ka lang. Just asking you to check out how they rank it. baka naman pati population kasama. I myself don’t know and you might be kind enough to share the correct information here. As far as I know (maybe factual for me but not for you), no matter what stats we are talking about, Ateneo is the first school of choice over La Salle (basta kaya lang ng utak and bulsa……. in that order). Kaya nga you have former UAAP archer players who have kids studying at the Ateneo now. And yes, let me add, there were several great UAAP players that went to Ateneo first but were not accepted because of several reasons such as………..not passing the ACET or may mga demands na hindi nalang kukuha ng ACET, etc. I am sure the coaches then would have wanted those players at all cost but Ateneo will not bend their rules and had to just say “thank you for choosing Ateneo first.” And yes, they went to other (papers or no papers, you are accepted now) schools and became great UAAP players of their time….sayang, but that is why, we like our school!

Need I say more than this — > nothing quantifies the values that ateneo has imbibed to its students. Amen! Well said, peruvianfish.

Galing talaga ng season 70! Kahit takot ako ma injure ang blue eagles everytime they face La Salle esp. sa games 4 and 5, thank God walang nangyari. Binigyan kasi ng stern warning ang lahat ng teams to play clean esp.,we know who.

Great game blue eagles! As always, the blue eagles stand high and mighty alongside the morals required of true athletes (at least alam ko required yan sa Loyola—–can’t really tell for sure about the other—-or baka iba ang definition ng morals doon?!!).

Congrats again La Salle for the win… did play better than the eagles in game 5 and it sure does not hurt when the refs have decided who should win before the game has even started (tapos na nga sana ng game 4 e; or even game2 for that matter. E, hindi mapigilan……….)——-‘win at all cost’ to say the least.
One thing is for sure, there has never been any issue in Loyola about “eagles selling their game” when eagles are defeated—– we humbly accept defeat with honor even if we play against all odds. CHRIStians nga kami and not PROTESTants!

Great season!!!!

GOOD LUCK RED AND GREEN — Christmas colors na!

2 10 2007
University Rankings

Ang Sarap Maging Atenista!!

University rankings

In an effort to explain the rankings and to answer many questions, Ben Sowter, QS head for research, and Mandy Mok, QS regional director for Asia Pacific, met with various Philippine university officials, both jointly and separately. This is what we found.
The ranking of the different universities is based on four key themes: Graduate Employability, International Commitment, Teaching Quality, and Research Quality. What did we find?
First, the good news—for both students and parents. Among the Philippine universities, the Ateneo ranked highest in Graduate Employability. This was drawn from Recruiter Review based on the responses of recruiters in the QS database and media and university referrals. The other criteria are simple inputs of quantitative data that QS was able to gather either directly from the universities, from the website, or from previous year’s data.
The highest rank in Recruiter Review means that from the point of view of the world outside, Ateneo graduates are the most sought-after in terms of employment.
Not so encouraging are the results of Peer Review, worth 40 percent. But how does Peer Review work? The score for Peer Review was determined by the responses of active academics. Each academic was asked to select the 30 best universities in their subject area (Arts and Humanities, Engineering and IT, Life Sciences and Biomedicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences) in their chosen region (North America, Europe, Asia, etc.). There were equal weights given to the five subject areas.
The Peer Review, which has the biggest weight, provides some real challenges that must be understood and overcome. One of these is the absence of Ateneo from the ranking in the Arts and Humanities, an area traditionally identified as a strong point of Ateneo. This suggests that Ateneo will have to work to be better known by colleagues abroad. However, there are also questions about the accuracy of the survey. Only about 1 percent of those surveyed returned the questionnaire, yet this accounts for 40 percent of the score.
The Ateneo also ranked low in the area of student-faculty ratio. But there is serious question about the comparability and accuracy of the data used and how they were sourced.
There is more good news, however. In the area of International Faculty and International Students, the Ateneo ranked highest, thus placing the Ateneo on top in internationalization. But this comes as no surprise considering that Ateneo has been a pioneer in providing students with a global perspective through its Junior Term Abroad in 39 institutions in 11 countries (Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, France, Spain, Germany, Norway, and the United States), and through its China and Europe study tours. – This is the Program that Chris Tiu took in France.
Indeed, the rankings pose questions that need further study and introspection. One question that has already been repeatedly raised even by other top universities is how seriously these rankings should be taken, although they have been used for recruitment purposes and bragging rights. While they provide some measure of comparison, how do they relate to the mission and goals of the university? To what extent should measures be taken to improve the rankings and at what cost?
Clearly, the survey hardly delves into what Ateneo does best: the total formation of students. There is nothing in the instrument that shows how a university deliberately puts systems in place so that its students may become nurturing persons, life-long learners and heroic leaders, and that there have been positive outcomes reflected in its graduates. This formation for leadership is what makes Ateneo the highly regarded university that it has been for almost 150 years.
In an earlier article of Ateneo president Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J., he points out: “Rankings in the Times survey are important because they measure how the world perceives us. But just as a person has to take what people think of them in the context of their own values and priorities, we, too, have to reflect on these perceptions and measures within our own view of our vision and mission. Thus, while we will work on strengthening our research and publications in ISI journals … we need to do this in a way that does not move us away from our vision/mission and our traditional strengths: leadership formation and contribution to national development. These have to continue to be our priorities as a Jesuit university committed to the service of faith and the promotion of justice; and as a university in a Philippines whose greatest challenge is overcoming poverty and national development.”
P.S. To my colleagues in the law school: Law did not seem to figure in the survey at all. But secure as we are of our place in the Philippine legal firmament, I am sure there is a lot more we can do. (INQ7)

Article Link:

2 10 2007
The Blue Marc


Impending Victors
Monday, 1st October 2007 at 9:30 pm

Blue Talon. You guys started it. Don’t bite what you can’t “TIU”. The “suspended” chants were unnecessary. The “wrong spelling” too. So if you guys wanna do it that way then hey, we can play along too. Well, personally I don’t really have much against ateneo except for the students bashing LaSalle. I actually have LOADS of Atenean friends. It’s just the fact that some Ateneans don’t know when to stop. So if you’re wondering if it was called for, I say YES. Everything I said was called for. Keep the bashes coming coz in the end, we WILL have the last laugh. Go LaSalle!

Suspended at Wrong Spelling- these chants didn’t blatantly say which school or whose (in particular) below the belt yung TIU (Si chris tiu ‘yan, eh kami dinadaan namin sa siste.)

2 10 2007

How true, how true………Ang Sarap Maging Atenista!!!!

Thank you University Rankings; this clears it all. This makes the rankings even funnier and dubious — mas higher pa in rank ang La Salle sa UP? O sya, if you guys really wanna’ believe it so bad, so be it!

Curious lang ako, may alam ka bang tanggal sa La Salle na nag transfer to Ateneo? Baka pwede sana natin ma interview about this and perhaps can shed some light on the issue. Wala talaga akong kilala e.

Sarap maging Atenista! Yes!

2 10 2007
ping guerrero

inggit. nyeh nyeh.

palibhasa school nyo paurong.

parang cold war lang yan eh…kayo yung soviet union. masyado kayo nagfofocus sa paglaglag sa lasalle nakakalimutan nyo na ang iimprove yung sistema nyo. ngayun hindi nyo matanggap ang katotohanan at pilit na nagbubulag bulagan. nilalaglag nyo kami dahil gumagaling kami, kayo talaga ang masama. kailan ba namin tinira ang ateneo as an institution. sa basketball talaga asaran pero hanggang dun lang yun, eh kami kulang nalang ilaglag nyo sa impiyerno. well halata naman na inggit kayo eh, malelenchon din yang eagle nyo sa impiyerno kapag namatay na kayo.

3 10 2007

University Rankings: Among the Philippine universities, the Ateneo ranked highest in Graduate Employability. This was drawn from Recruiter Review based on the responses of recruiters in the QS database and media and university referrals. The other criteria are simple inputs of quantitative data that QS was able to gather either directly from the universities, from the website, or from previous year’s data.

The highest rank in Recruiter Review means that from the point of view of the world outside, Ateneo graduates are the most sought-after in terms of employment.

Eto ang kalokohan! masaya nga maging OFW kasi walang atenista eh! sa mga company dito, may licensed architects, engineers, CPAs, doctors, nurses, med tech etc. wala namang mga ganun ang ateneo kaya wala sila dito! sabi nga ng boss kung kano ng may mangahas mag-refer ng atenista sa kumpanya, “Why should I hire this guy when he has NO PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION?” saka FYI, yung Ateneo law school eh post-grad. Meaning, may mga galing sa ibang universities na may pre-law courses! kaya lang naman sila naha-hire sa pinas eh dahil puro Atenista ang HR!

3 10 2007

insecure lang mga atenista. pati THES rankings hahanapan pa ng butas. hindi na lang tanggapin at face value. atenistas (not ateneo) lang yata ang tumitira dito dahil they ranked so low behind la salle. kung sakali sila ang lamang, sigurado ibibida nila ito.

kaya lang nilabas ngayon ng lallistas ito dahil sa patuloy na panlalait nila sa atin. last year pa ito pero lasallians just kept it to themselves. no bragging about it on our part.

3 10 2007
THES Forever!

Kumusta naman ang mga THEniSta?

THES kayo ngayon! Tangna niyo!

3 10 2007
DLSU=PEPsquad (new definition)

As an Atenean, I welcome all THES related banter. Sige lang La Salle, nakakatuwa din naman eh. Not nakakapikon at all, if you ask me.

Better to be known as the lower ranked school in THES than to be known as the school who ranked high in THES but faked PEP Test results!!! PEP Test na nga lang, peke pa!!! PEP TEST!!!!

i checked the link UniversityRankings posted by the way. the one who wrote it was not an atenean, it was the explanations of the QS experts as published in inq7.

3 10 2007

go ue ….i think ue will be d champs coz their deceirving for that after sweeping the salle good luck na lang.

3 10 2007

“deceirving”? WTF!!??? Bobo!

3 10 2007


paksyet ka ulul. WTH?! fool

4 10 2007

iladshit: shut up

4 10 2007

kawawa namang nilalang tong si stupid berde… lahat nalang pinapatulan. Hey mongoloid berde wag kang mayabang at hambog!

4 10 2007
red flag

ue fightue fight ue fight

4 10 2007

lasalle beat ue today! haha GO FIGHT! GREEN ARCHERS

4 10 2007
Impending Victors

This is the part where all you lasalle bashers eat your words. Tama na bashing. Let’s just watch the games coz they speak for themselves. WE WILL BE CHAMPIONS. It’s inevitable. 🙂

13 10 2007

THES has no credibility:

St.Gallen is not participating in the World University Rankings of the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES)

In 2004 the THES started tp publish its global rankings of whole universities. They use 6 very different criteria to assess research performance (20%), teaching quality as measured by the student-academic staff ratio (20%), internationalization of academic staff and student body (10%), reputation among global employers (10%) and mainly reputation among international peers (40%). The University of St.Gallen has decided not to participate in the 2007 ranking, as in the 2006 ranking, because of significant methodological reservations. The reasons can be summarized as follows:

Each of the criteria used in the ranking measure some aspect of university quality. But it is not perceivable what the average result of research performance, teaching quality, internationalization, and reputation among employers and academedic peers adds up to? And is not clear either for whom this mix of information may be of value?
We have our doubts that the University of St.Gallen as a whole can be a sensible object of rankings. Its programmes in Management are different from its programmes in Law and in International Affairs, and its teaching quality is different from its research quality. Ranking results will look very differently whatever is chosen as its object. Again, we are asking ourselves, what an overall ranking of all of this possibly can mean and to whom such an average may be of value?
A comparative evaluation of universities on a global scale is a very bold undertaking, indeed. It means to disregard the enormous diversity of universities, of political missions and contexts, of ownership, history, cultural background, size, orientation, strategy and structure. In light of these differences: What is the use of a comparison between a small (5000 students), focussed (Business, Economics, Law and International Affairs), 100 year old public university located in the east of Switzerland and full-line universities, ten times as big, with 600 years of scientific tradition, in a completely different cultural and politicial setting?
The ranking is based heavily on a subjective assessment of an unknown number of academics scattered across the world, who are asked to evaluate universities they value highly. The question here is, how many different universities can be assessed in a valid way by one academic? And as academics come from a well defined disciplinary background, their assessment will be based on their discipline. How can this be used as an assessment of the university as a whole?
Based on the 2006 ranking THES published a book, the “Guide to the World’s Top Universities, London 2006”. Although the University of St.Gallen has not provided any data, it is still listed in the “Directory of over 500 top world universites”, under Sweden, however, not under Switzerland. In addition, there are discipline specific rankings, with St.Gallen coming out as number 338 in the Life Sciences & Biomedicine and number 463 in Engineering & IT. Most irritating in all of this: St.Gallen is not involved in these disciplines at all!

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