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. https://wonkhe.com/blogs/do-university-rankings-measure-anything-at-all/
Thank you especially to my colleague Professor Josep Dios de Marcer for the renewal of the invitation. We held several seminars with the students on the current international economic legal order…and the crisis of multilateralism.
Great event (co-organized by the International Academic Forum on SOGIESC Law at the University of Lausanne). Thank you to the local hosts in Vienna (@BIM_Vienna) and the UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity @victor_madrigal
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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inscription-book-launch-droits-de-lhomme-et-droit-international-economique-cocktail-71894986841
More information: https://agenda.unil.ch/display/1566915699654
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.