Who Generate Knowledge ?
Science was mysterious in nature. Curious persons or independent researchers or self experimenters have been continuously running behind it to understand its characteristic in the past. When substantial and perpetual mean of solution was developed for scientific phenomena, then it was presented to royal people and elites in history.
Later, the demonstrators were appointed as lecturers in academia or in royal society and this tradition has been continued for several centuries. By looking at this tradition for the past few hundreds years, everyone can see that the new comers have successfully improved the fields while some have overthrown the old knowledge astonishingly. For an ideal instance: Newton's idea was overthrown by Einstein, particularly on the gravitational field and later it was further improved by Dr. Michio Kaku and his team to support string theory. This, field improving trend, has still been practiced widely but slightly changed to fit the modern era; whereby the academics will be appointed to carry out cutting edge researches under universities banner with full financial supports. So obvious question may rise : "How does the private universities survive which dont have any research facilities at all ?" Because of such anomalies, the accrediting bodies become crucial in monitoring the educational qualities.
The fundamental task of an accrediting agency or body is to ensure that the quality of education is well maintained and preserved all the time but not to support any political agenda or work in favor of money. To what extent the quality of copycat universities been monitored is, of course a million dollar question forever. When practical based courses, such as medical and aircraft engineering are subjected to monitorization, then strict involvements are imposed for learners in which the practical sessions are inevitable. However, this concept is to date, very old and impractical as it varies from one nation to another and therefore the university ranking is mainly focused for the betterment in global measure. The Time Higher Education is widely known for its criteria (60% new knowledge generation measurement) as to evaluate the universities for its overall performance. Thus: the global ranking ensures the contemporary and latest knowledge syllabus in the fields. Learning old knowledge may ended up in lack of expertise and/or perhaps may lead to unemployment in the field of study. It can therefore be generally said that: learning the latest and cutting edge knowledge paves ways for the improvement of science; rapidly.
Advan-kt strongly believes that MOOC is the right mechanism for true knowledge dissemination and Time Higher Education is the right choice for true guidance. As to reinforce the Advan-kt's vision, we strongly recommend to read the Frequently Asked Questions to understand various categories of doctoral studies. The following video clip shows the historical development of electrical engineering, in which only the researchers play crucial roles but not any university at any circumstance.
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