February 18, 2013

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The 25 Most Buzzed-About Universities of 2013

mashable.com | By Zoe Fox

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has ranked the most buzzed-about university on the Internet for the second time in a row, ahead of Harvard, Columbia and Stanford.

The Global Language Monitor's TrendTopper MediaBuzz survey measures the schools with the most Internet clout. One major trend this year is the rise of public universities on the list, as 13 of the top 25 schools ranked are now state institutions. Two public universities, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Texas, Austin, placed in the top 10.

"The higher education world is in the midst of a major upheaval that has only begun to sort itself out," said Paul JJ Payack, president of the Global Language Monitor. "You can't have an institution of MIT's stature give away its product for free, or millions of students opting for online schools or educations provided by for-profit organizations, and of course the globalization of higher ed, and not record significant change."

This is the fifth year and eighth edition of the Global Language Monitor's list, which is published every nine months. Read More....

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