China

Obsession With Rankings Goes Global

October 17, 2008

A Chinese list of the world's top universities would seem an unlikely concern for French politicians. But this year, France's legislature took aim at the annual rankings produced by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which claims to list the 500 best universities in the world. The highest-ranked French entry, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, comes in at No. 42.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 1, 2008

MAGPI, Penn's Internet2 Connector, Enables Princeton Institutions to Access Global Sites at Lightning Speeds

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Internet2 regional connector, MAGPI, is providing high performance Internet connections for several institutions on Princeton University’s Forrestal Campus, including its Plasma Physics Lab and High Energy Physics Department as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

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China's Melamine-Tainted Milk Scandal


China’s Melamine-Tainted Milk Scandal

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Sept. 30, 2008

Expert:
Jacques deLisle
Professor of Law
Professor of East Asian Studies
University of Pennsylvania


Credentials:
• Researches and teaches Chinese law and politics
• Author of “One World, Different Dreams: The Contest to Define the