Top Ranked Schools by Country – With a twist

This is a very interesting map by a cool geographer, Ben Henning, I had on my panel in this years AAGs (geography conference). Ben is known for cartograms in the on-line world with worldmapper and also has a blog. It show the top 200 universities on a world map. But the map is changed first by population for each grid cell on the map, then by GDP. Rich countries with high per-capita incomes and English speaking countries do the best. In Asia only one Mainland Chinese university makes the list not counting two in Hong Kong. Australia also does well. India, South American, Africa, Islamic Middle east, and Southern Europe, expect for Spain, all miss the cut.



About Matthew Mulbrandon

I really like maps, as I am a geographer, and with the help of my more artistic partner I make cool maps. My focus in work and education has been centred on urban problems particularly housing and transportation. I have built and am working on several agent-based housing models. I am also interested in developing innovative ways to combat urban congestion using buses and electric kick scooters. Also it has led me to more theoretical pursuits such as how we determine if a model or methodology is sound (epistemology). How individuals relate to their social and built environment and their resulting interactions (social theory). Cities and really all our institutions are made of people with all their issues, virtues, and dreams and cannot be discounted when examining policy or predicting behaviours.

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