Students Often Prefer Lectures, But Active Learning Wins Out

A study reveals students prefer low-effort learning strategies—like listening to lectures—despite doing better with active learning

Do university rankings measure anything at all?

Overall recent results show that while the underlying intent of the rankings is to measure similar things, they do not, and what they do measure is very unclear. If they measure anything at all, it appears to be visibility and prestige, something that feeds on itself, and would be predicted to lead to fixation at the top of the rankings. In fact it is worse than that. By giving these rankings importance and meaning, we concentrate our attention merely on doing well at them. The statistical analysis suggests that they are biased, unstable and unreliable, precisely to those institutions that most rely on them to provide an “objective” view of their performance.

Book launch for “Droits de l’homme et droit international économique” (Bruylant) at Paris II Panthéon-Assas on Friday, 11 October 2019, 4.30-6 pm

With a cocktail kindly sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. With Ludovica Chiussi, Arnaud de Nanteuil, Daniel Müller, Ioannis Prezas, Sabrina Robert-Cuendet, Gisele Stephens-Chu, and Andreas R. Ziegler. Special thanks to Gisele Stephens-Chu and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. To register:

Conratulations Ömer Keskin!

Happy to see another of my doctoral students receiving a faculty price by the University of Lausanne Law School! Conratulations #ÖmerKeskin! Great book on the implementaiton of IHL at domestic level!

Keskin, Ömer, Rechtskultur der Humanität – Eine Untersuchung der innerstaatlichen Umsetzungspflichten des humanitären Völkerrechts am Beispiel der Schweiz, ISBN: 978-3-7190-4174-8. 2019, Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag Basel.

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