College and university rankings are rankings of institutions in higher education based on combinations of various factors. None of the rankings give a comprehensive overview of the strengths of the institutions because all select a range of quantifiable characteristics to base their results on. Rankings have been conducted by magazines, newspapers, websites, governments, and academics. In addition to ranking entire institutions, organizations rank programs, departments, and schools. Rankings consider various combinations of measures of funding and endowment, research excellence and/or influence, specialization expertise, admissions, student options, award numbers, internationalization, graduate employment, industrial linkage, historical reputation and other criteria. Various rankings mostly evaluating on institutional output by research. Some rankings evaluate institutions within a single country, while others assess institutions worldwide. The subject has produced much debate about rankings' usefulness and accuracy.[1] The expanding diversity in rating methodologies and accompanying criticisms of each indicate the lack of consensus in the field. Further, it seems possible to game the ranking systems through excessive self-citations[2] or by researchers supporting each other in surveys. UNESCO has questioned whether rankings "do more harm than good", while acknowledging that "Rightly or wrongly, they are perceived as a measure of quality and so create intense competition between universities all over the world".[3]

Global rankings

See Regional and national rankings for university rankings within a particular region. Several organizations produce worldwide university rankings, including the following.

The three longest established and most influential global rankings are those produced by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education (THE) and ShanghaiRanking Consultancy (the Academic Ranking of World Universities; ARWU). All of these, along with other global rankings, primarily measure the research performance of universities rather than their teaching.[4][5][6][7][8][9] They have been criticized for being "largely based on what can be measured rather than what is necessarily relevant and important to the university",[8] and the validity of the data available globally has been questioned.[5]

While some rankings attempt to measure teaching using metrics such as staff to student ratio, the Higher Education Policy Institute has pointed out that the metrics used are more closely related to research than teaching quality, e.g. "Staff to student ratios are an almost direct measure of research activity", and "The proportion of PhD students is also to a large extent an indication of research activity".[5] Inside Higher Ed similarly states "these criteria do not actually measure teaching, and none even come close to assessing the quality of impact".[4] Many rankings are also considered to contain biases towards the natural sciences and, due to the bibliometric sources used, towards publication in English-language journals.[8] Some rankings, including ARWU, also fail to make any correction for the sizes of institutions, so a large institution is ranked considerably higher than a small institution with the same quality of research.[5] Other compilers, such as Scimago and U.S. News and World Report, use a mix of size-dependent and size-independent metrics.[10][11]

Some compilers, notably QS, THE, and U.S. News, use reputational surveys. The validity of these has been criticized: "Most experts are highly critical of the reliability of simply asking a rather unrandom group of educators and others involved with the academic enterprise for their opinions";[4] "methodologically [international surveys of reputation] are flawed, effectively they only measure research performance and they skew the results in favor of a small number of institutions."[5]

However, despite the criticism, much attention is paid to global rankings, particularly ARWU, QS, and THE. Some countries, including Denmark and the Netherlands, use university rankings as part of points-based immigration programs, while others, such as Russia, automatically recognize degrees from higher-ranked universities. India's University Grants Commission requires foreign partners of Indian universities to be ranked in the top 500 of the THE or ARWU ranking, while Brazil's Science Without Borders program selected international partner institutions using the THE and QS rankings.[12]

Major international rankings

QS World University Rankings

Main article: QS World University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings are a ranking of the world's top universities produced by Quacquarelli Symonds published annually since 2004. In 2016 they ranked 916 universities, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Harvard University on top.[13] This represented the first time since the inaugural rankings of 2004 that all three top positions were held by US institutions.[14] According to Alexa Internet, it is the most widely viewed university ranking worldwide.[15]

The QS rankings should not be confused with the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. From 2004 to 2009 the QS rankings were published in collaboration with Times Higher Education and were known as the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings. In 2010 QS assumed sole publication of rankings produced with this methodology when Times Higher Education split from QS in order to create a new rankings methodology in partnership with Thomson Reuters. The QS rankings were previously published in the United States by U.S. News & World Report as the "World's Best Universities".[16] However, in 2014, the U.S. News & World Report launched their own international university ranking titled "Best Global Universities". The inaugural ranking was published in October 2014.

The QS rankings use peer review data collected (in 2016) from 74,651 scholars and academics and 37,781 recruiters.[17][18] These two indicators are worth 40 percent and 10 percent of a university's possible score respectively. The QS rankings also incorporate citation per faculty member data from Scopus,[19] faculty/student ratios, and international staff and student numbers. The citations and faculty/student measures are worth 20 percent of an institution's total possible score and the international staff and student data five percent each. QS has published online material about its methodology.[20]

QS published the 2016 QS World University Rankings online on 5 September 2016. The rankings also appear in book form, and via media partners including The Guardian, US News & World Report and The Chosun Ilbo.

QS has added to its main World University Rankings, starting in 2009 with the Asian University Rankings.[21] The QS Latin American University Rankings [22] and the QS World University Rankings by Subject [23] were published for the first time in 2011, as well as a faculty ranking worldwide,[24] Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50 ranking [25] and graduate employment ranking.[26] QS now also publish regional rankings for the Arab Region, Emerging Europe and Central Asia, and the five BRICS nations.[27]

The subject rankings are intended to address the most frequent criticism of all world university ranking systems, that they contain too little material about specific subjects. These rankings have been drawn up on the basis of citations, academic peer review, and recruiter review, with the weightings for each dependent upon the culture and practice of the subject concerned. They are published in five clusters; engineering; biomedicine; the natural sciences; the social sciences; and the arts and humanities, and covered 42 subjects in 2016.[27] The QS rankings have been criticized for their commercial purpose [28] and can be manipulated by researchers from different universities agreeing to support each other in the surveys.

QS Asian University Rankings In 2009, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) launched a department of the QS Asian University Rankings in partnership with The Chosun Ilbo newspaper in Korea. They rank the top 350 Asian universities and the ranking has now appeared eight times. They release an independent list of rankings each time, different from that of the QS World University Rankings. For three consecutive years up to the 2016/17 edition, the rankings was topped by the National University of Singapore.[29]

These rankings use some of the same criteria as the World University Rankings but they use other measures, such as incoming and outgoing exchange students as well. As the criteria and their weightings are different, the QS World university rankings and the QS Asian University rankings released in the same academic year are different.[30] QS published global universities ranking by different major in different countries, which has special reference value for international students, like Statistics & Operational Research program in China.[31]

QS Latin American University Rankings The QS Latin American University Rankings [32] were launched in 2011. They use academic opinion (30 percent), employer opinion (20 percent), publications per faculty member, citations per paper, academic staff with a PhD, faculty/student ratio, and web visibility (10 percent each) as measures. These criteria were developed in consultation with experts in Latin America, and the web visibility data comes from Webometrics. The 2016/17 edition of the ranking ranks the top 300 universities in the region, and showed that the University of São Paulo in Brazil is the region's top institution.[33]

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Main article: Times Higher Education World University Rankings

From 2004 to 2009 Times Higher Education (THE), a British publication, published the annual Times Higher Education–QS World University Rankings in association with Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). THE published a table of the top 200 universities and QS ranked approximately 500 online, in book form, and via media partners.[34] On 30 October 2009, THE broke with QS and joined Thomson Reuters to provide a new set of world university rankings, called Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The 2015/16 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings rank the world's 800 best universities, while the 2016/17 installment will rank the world's top 980.[35]

On 3 June 2010, Times Higher Education revealed the methodology which they proposed to use when compiling the new world university rankings.[36] The new methodology included 13 separate performance indicators, an increase from the six measures employed between 2004 and 2009. After further consultation the criteria were grouped under five broad overall indicators to produce the final ranking. THE published its first rankings using its new methodology on 16 September 2010, a month earlier than previous years.[37] THE also kick-started THE 100 Under 50 ranking[38] and Alma Mater Index.[39]

The Globe and Mail in 2010 described the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as "arguably the most influential".[40] Research published by professors at the University of Michigan in 2011 demonstrated that the early THES rankings were disproportionately influential in establishing the status order of world research universities.[41]

Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings

This ranking was published for the first time in March 2011.[42] The rankings are based on a survey of (for 2016) 10,323 academics from 133 countries, who are asked to talk the top universities in their field for teaching and for research.[43][44]

Academic Ranking of World Universities

Main article: Academic Ranking of World Universities

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled originally by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and now maintained by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, has provided annual global rankings of universities since 2003, making it the earliest of its kind. ARWU does not rely on surveys and school submissions. Among other criteria, ARWU includes the number of articles published by Nature or Science and the number of Nobel Prize winners and Fields Medalists (mathematics).[45] Harvard has topped the ranking for years.[46] One of the primary criticisms of ARWU's methodology is that it is biased towards the natural sciences and English language science journals over other subjects.[45][dubious ][failed verification] Moreover, the ARWU is known for "relying solely on research indicators", and "the ranking is heavily weighted toward institutions whose faculty or alumni have won Nobel Prizes": it does not measure "the quality of teaching or the quality of humanities."[47]

Other global rankings

Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities

The Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities (ARTU)[48] is a meta-ranking that positions global universities based on World University Rankings by THE, QS, and ARWU. ARTU is produced by UNSW Sydney and published annually since 2019,[49] with retrospective rankings available for 2012 to 2018.[50] In 2020, ARTU ranked 427 universities and featured the Top 400 for publication.[48]

The criteria for ARTU is the sum of world rank across the 3 rankings (=THE+QS+ARWU) with universities excluded if they do not have a distinct rank in THE, QS, and ARWU.[51] Since 2012, United States has the highest number of ARTU Top 200 universities, while Switzerland has the most ARTU Top 200 universities per capita.[52]

Academic Influence

Academic Influence[53] creates a ranking that focuses on the combined influence of a school's faculty across fields of study.[54] Using machine-learning technology developed with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Academic Influence searches open-source data in two massive sources - Wikipedia and Crossref - for papers, chapters, books, and citations to individuals worldwide,[55] to map and objectively measure the influence of a school's thought leadership through its students, faculty, staff, and alumni.[56] Results can be filtered by country and period.[57]

Center for World University Rankings

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) in the United Arab Emirates publishes global university rankings that measure the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.[58] In addition, CWUR Rankings by Subject rank the world's leading universities in 227 subject categories, based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals with data obtained from Clarivate Analytics.[59]

Leiden Ranking

Main article: CWTS Leiden Ranking

The Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University maintains a European and worldwide ranking of the top 500 universities according including the number and impact of Web of Science-indexed publications per year. The rankings compare research institutions by taking into account differences in language, discipline and institutional size.[60] Multiple ranking lists are released according to various bibliometric normalization and impact indicators, including the number of publications, citations-per-publication, and field-averaged impact per publication.[61]

Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities

Main article: Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities

The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities was produced until 2012 by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT).[62] The indicators were designed to measure both long-term and short-term research performance of research universities.

This project employed bibliometrics to analyze and rank the performance of the 500 top universities and the top 300 universities in six fields. HEEACT further provides subject rankings in science and technology fields. It also ranked the top 300 universities across ten science and technology fields.[63] The ranking included eight indicators. They were: articles published over the prior 11 years; citations of those articles, "current" articles, current citations, average citations, "H-index", number of "highly cited papers" and high impact journal articles. They represented three criteria of scientific papers performance: research productivity, research impact, and research excellence.

The 2007 ranking methodology was alleged to have favored universities with medical schools, and in response, HEEACT added assessment criteria.[64] The six field-based rankings are based on the subject categorization of WOS, including Agriculture & Environment Sciences (AGE), Clinical Medicine (MED), Engineering, Computing & Technology (ENG), Life Sciences (LIFE), Natural Sciences (SCI) and Social Sciences (SOC). The ten subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geosciences, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering (including Energy & Fuels), Materials Sciences, and Civil Engineering (including Environmental Engineering).[63] The ranking was produced by National Taiwan University since 2012 and also known as NTU Ranking.[65]

Reuters World's Top 100 Innovative Universities

The ranking is empirical[66] and compiles a methodology that employs 10 different metrics. The criteria focused on academic papers, which indicate basic research performed at a university, and patent filings, which point to an institution's interest in protecting and commercializing its discoveries. Compiled by the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the list uses proprietary data and analysis tools.[67] The process cross-references the 500 academic and government organizations with the greatest number of published articles in scholarly journals as indexed in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science Core Collection database against how many patents and patent equivalents each organization filed in the same period in the Derwent World Patents Index and the Derwent Innovations Index. The remaining 70 institutions were mostly universities and were ranked using criteria such as frequency of patent applications granted, the number of filed patents, frequency of those patents being cited, as well as how many of their papers were cited by patents or co-authored by an industry author.[68] The ranking has the Asia-Pacific edition featuring top 75 institutions across the region [69] and top 25 most innovative governmental institutions in the world.[70]

Round University Ranking

Main article: Round University Ranking

Round University Ranking, or abbreviated RUR Rankings is a world university ranking, assessing effectiveness of 750 leading universities in the world based on 20 indicators distributed among 4 key dimension areas: teaching, research, international diversity, financial sustainability. The ranking has international coverage and is intended to become a tool of choice of the university for the key stakeholders of higher education: applicants, students, representatives of the academic community, university management. The RUR Rankings publisher is an independent RUR Rankings Agency,[71] geographically located in Moscow, Russia.[72] RUR is aimed to provide a transparent, comprehensive analytical system for benchmarking and evaluating universities across the borders to the widest possible audience: students, analysts, decision-makers in the field of higher education development both at individual institutional and at the national level.

SCImago Institutions Rankings

Main article: SCImago Institutions Rankings

The SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR)[73][74] since 2009 has published its international ranking of worldwide research institutions, the SIR World Report.[75] The SIR World Report is the work of the SCImago Research Group,[76] a Spain-based research organization consist of members from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), University of Granada, Charles III University of Madrid, University of Alcalá, University of Extremadura and other education institutions in Spain.[77]

The ranking measures areas such as research output, international collaboration, normalized impact, and publication rate.[76]

U-Multirank

U-Multirank, a European Commission supported feasibility study, was undertaken to contribute to the European Commission objective of enhancing transparency about the different missions and the performance of higher education institutions and research institutes. At a press conference in Brussels on 13 May 2011, the U-Multirank was officially launched by Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Higher Education and Culture saying: U-Multirank "will be useful to each participating higher education institution, as a planning and self-mapping exercise. By providing students with clearer information to guide their study choices, this is a fresh tool for more quality, relevance and transparency in European higher education."[78][79][80][81][82]

University Ranking by Academic Performance

Main article: University Ranking by Academic Performance

The University Ranking by Academic Performance,[83] abbreviated as URAP, was developed in the Informatics Institute[84] of Middle East Technical University. Since 2010, it has been publishing annual national and global[85] college and university rankings for top 2000 institutions. The scientometrics measurement of URAP is based on data obtained from the Institute for Scientific Information via Web of Science and inCites. For global rankings, URAP employs indicators of research performance including the number of articles, citation, total documents, article impact total, citation impact total, and international collaboration. In addition to global rankings, URAP publishes regional rankings for universities in Turkey using additional indicators such as the number of students and faculty members obtained from Center of Measuring, Selection and Placement ÖSYM.

U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings

Main article: U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking

The U.S. News & World Report's inaugural Best Global Universities ranking[86] was launched on 28 October 2014, and it was based on data and metrics provided by Thomson Reuters, and are thus methodologically different from the criteria traditionally used by U.S. News to rank American institutions. Universities are judged on factors such as global research reputation, publications, and the number of highly cited papers.[87] U.S. News also publishes region-specific and subject-specific global rankings based on this methodology.

The annual U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings were produced to provide insight into how universities compare globally. As an increasing number of students are planning to enroll in universities outside of their own country, the Best Global Universities rankings – which focus specifically on schools' academic research and reputation overall and not on their separate undergraduate or graduate programs – can help those students accurately compare institutions around the world.

The Best Global Universities rankings also provide insight into how U.S. universities – which U.S. News has been ranking separately for more than 30 years – stand globally. All universities can now benchmark themselves against schools in their own country and region, become more visible on the world stage and find top schools in other countries to consider collaborating with.

The overall Best Global Universities rankings encompass the top 750 institutions spread out across 57 countries – up from the top 500 universities in 49 countries ranked last year. The first step in producing these rankings, which are powered by Thomson Reuters InCitesTM research analytics solutions, involved creating a pool of 1,000 universities that was used to rank the top 750 schools.[88] In comparison with US News National University Ranking.[89] the Global University Ranking is focused on the research power and faculty resources for students, while the National Ranking is only focused on undergraduate studies. Therefore, for graduate studies and international students, the Best Global Universities Ranking is a much better reference than National University Ranking.

Inside Higher Ed noted that the U.S. News is entering into the international college and university rankings area that is already "dominated by three major global university rankings": the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and the QS World University Rankings.[90] U.S. News's chief data strategist Robert Morse stated: "We're well-known in the field for doing academic rankings so we thought it was a natural extension of the other rankings that we're doing."[90]

Morse pointed out that the U.S. News as "the first American publisher to enter the global rankings space", given Times Higher Education and QS are both British, while the Academic Ranking of World universities is Chinese.[90]

Webometrics

Main article: Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is produced by Cybermetrics Lab (CCHS), a unit of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the main public research body in Spain. It offers information about more than 12,000 universities according to their web presence (an assessment of the scholarly contents, visibility, and impact of universities on the web). The ranking is updated every January and July.

The Webometrics Ranking or Ranking Web is built from a database of over 30,000 higher education institutions. The top 12,000 universities are shown in the main ranking and more are covered in regional lists.

The ranking started in 2004 and is based on a composite indicator that includes both the volume of the Web content and the visibility and impact of web publications according to the number of external links they received. A wide range of scientific activities appears exclusively on academic websites and is typically overlooked by bibliometric indicators.

Webometric indicators measure institutional commitment to Web publication. Webometric results show a high correlation with other rankings. However, North American universities are relatively common in the top 200, while small and medium-size biomedical institutions and German, French, Italian, and Japanese universities were less common in the top ranks. Possible reasons include publishing via independent research councils (CNRS, Max Planck, CNR) or the large amount of non-English Web content, which is less likely to be linked.

Specific rankings

Eduniversal

Main article: Eduniversal

This university ranking[91] is owned by the French consulting company and rating agency SMBG.[92][93] It ranks masters and MBA in its 9 geographical regions (the 5 continents).[94][95][96][97][98][99]

Human Resources & Labor Review

This section relies too much on references to primary sources. Please improve this section by adding secondary or tertiary sources. (July 2021) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)

The Human Resources & Labor Review (HRLR) publishes a human competitiveness index & analysis annually by Asia First Media- now part of Destiny Media, previously ChaseCareer Network (ChaseCareer.Net). This system is based on Human Resources & Labour Review Indexes, the HRI and LRI, which measure the performance of top 300 universities' graduates.[100]

In 2004, a couple of educational institutions voiced concerns at several events in regard to the accuracy and effectiveness of ranking bodies or lists. The HRLR ranking was pioneered in late 2005 within a working group in response to those concerns. The team was founded in January 2007, in London, and started compiling and processing data, resulting in the first lists in 2007-2008.[100] The ranking concept is later being adopted for Alumni score on ARWU and many other rankings.

The new HRLR ranking innovative methods sparked intense interest from many institutions and inspired several other ranking lists and scoring which are based on professional, alumni, executives, competitiveness, human capital-oriented aspects. Nevertheless, HRLR remains to be the leader in university ranking with innovative and comprehensive approaches, and not relying merely on those aforementioned aspects.[100]

Nature Index

Main article: Nature Index

The Nature Index tracks the affiliations of high-quality scientific articles published in 68 science journals independently chosen by the scientific community as the journals scientists would most like to publish their best research in. Updated monthly, the Nature Index presents research reports of approximately 9,000 parent institutions worldwide presenting a page of output statistics for each institution along with information on institutions collaborating with the institution in the publication of Index articles. Each of the approximately 60,000 articles in the Index has a dedicated article page with social and mainstream media coverage tracked by Altmetric. League tables of the output of institutions can be generated on the fly on a global, regional, or country basis and by broad subject area as well as by article count and fractional article count.[101] Compare with other metrics of science (e.g., Impact Factor, h-index), Nature Index is the prominent scientific journal ranking with global reputation on original natural science and life science research.[102]

Professional Ranking of World Universities

Main article: Mines ParisTech: Professional Ranking of World Universities

In contrast to academic rankings, the Professional Ranking of World Universities established in 2007 by the École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris measures the efficiency of each university at producing leading business professionals. Its main compilation criterion is the number of Chief Executive Officers (or equivalent) among the Fortune Global 500.[103] This ranking has been criticized for placing five French universities into the top 20.[104]

Defunct rankings

G-factor

G-factor ranks university and college web presence by counting the number of links only from other university websites, using Google search engine data. G-factor is an indicator of the popularity or importance of each university's website from the combined perspectives of other institutions. It claims to be an objective peer review of a university through its website—in social network theory terminology, G-factor measures the centrality of each university's website in the network of university websites.[105]

Global University Ranking

Global University Ranking measures over 400 universities using the RatER, an autonomous, non-commercial, Russian rating agency supported by Russia's academic society.[106][107] The methodology pools universities from ARWU, HEEACT, Times-QS and Webometrics and a pool of experts formed by project officials and managers to determine the rating scales for indicators in seven areas. It considers academic performance, research performance, faculty expertise, resource availability, socially significant activities of graduates, international activities, and international opinion. Each expert independently evaluates these performance indicators for candidate universities. The rating is the average of the expert evaluations.[108] This ranking raised questions when it placed Russian Moscow State University in fifth place, ahead of Harvard and Cambridge.[104]

High Impact Universities: Research Performance Index

The High Impact Universities Research Performance Index (RPI) is a 2010 Australian initiative[109] that studies university research performance. The pilot project involved a trial of over 1,000 universities or institutions and 5,000 constituent faculties (in various disciplines) worldwide. The top 500 results for universities and faculties were reported on the project website.[109] The project promotes simplicity, transparency and fairness. The assessment analyzes research performance as measured by publications and citations. Publication and citation data are drawn from Scopus. The project uses standard bibliometric indicators, namely the 10-year g-index and h-index. RPI equally weighs contributions from the five faculties. The five faculty scores are normalized to place them onto a common scale. The normalized scores are then averaged to arrive at a final RPI.

Newsweek

In August 2006, the American magazine Newsweek published a ranking of the Top 100 Global Universities, using selected criteria from ARWU and the Times Higher Education-QS rankings, with the additional criterion of the number of volumes in the library. It formed part of a special issue including an article from Tony Blair, then prime minister of the UK, but has not been repeated. It considered openness and diversity as well as distinction in research. The ranking has been continued since its merger with The Daily Beast, and currently uses data from the Times Higher Education World Rankings, Webometrics world college rankings from public-research outlet Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Spain, and the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy in order to compile its results.[110]

Regional and national rankings

Regional and national rankings are carried out in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania.

Asia

QS's Asian University Rankings[111] use some of the same data as the QS World University Rankings alongside other material, such as the number of exchange students attending or traveling from each university. The rankings list the top 350 universities in Asia.[112] Similarly, the THE Asia University Rankings[113] "use the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but they are recalibrated to reflect the attributes of Asia's institutions."

China

Main article: University rankings in China

University rankings in China are ordered by different standards and made by various organizations, including:

India

The National Institutional Ranking Framework is initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India, to rank all institutions of higher education in India. Magazines such as Youth Incorporated Magazine,[114] India Today, Outlook, Mint, The Week, Dataquest, Careers360 and Electronics For You conduct annual rankings for the major disciplines.

Japan

Most of the ranking systems in Japan rank universities by the difficulty of their entrance exams, called "Hensachi".[115] One example of such a ranking is Going broke universities - Disappearing universities by Kiyoshi Shimano [ja].[116] Organizations who use other methods of ranking universities in Japan include Nikkei Business Publications, which annually releases the Brand rankings of Japanese universities every November. Toyo Keizai, who regularly releases the university rankings "Truly Strong Universities" once a year, is another example.[117] Japanese leading prep school Kawaijuku [ja] also released the Japan's Top 30 University Rankings in Natural Sciences and Technology for MEXT's GLOBAL 30 Project [ja] in 2001.[118]

Pakistan

Main article: Rankings of universities in Pakistan

Pakistan's Higher Education Commission annually ranks domestic universities.[119][120][121]

Philippines

See also: Higher education in the Philippines

Academic rankings in the Philippines are conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission and the Commission on Higher Education, based on accreditations, academic designations and the average passing rates in board tests.[122][123]

South Korea

Korean Council for University Education, established in 2009, evaluates universities in South Korea.[124]

Europe

European Union

The European Commission compiled a list of the 22 universities in the EU with the highest scientific impact.[125] This ranking was compiled as part of the Third European Report on Science & Technology Indicators,[126] prepared by the Directorate General for Science and Research of the European Commission in 2003 (updated 2004).[127] It only explicitly considers the European Union's top institutions, but comparisons with the rest of the world are provided in the full report. The report said, "University College London comes out on top in both publications (the number of scientific publications produced by the university) and citations (the number of times those scientific publications are cited by other researchers)" however the table lists the top scoring university as "Univ London" implying that the authors counted the scientific output of the entire University of London, rather than its constituent colleges.

In this ranking, the EU's top two universities were Cambridge and Oxford, as in the Jiao Tong and Times rankings. This ranking stresses the scientific quality of the institution, as opposed to its size or perceived prestige.[citation needed] Thus smaller, technical universities, such as Eindhoven (Netherlands) and the Technical University Munich (Germany) are ranked third and fourth, behind Cambridge, and followed by the University of Edinburgh. The report does not provide a direct comparison between EU and universities in the rest of the world, although it does compute a scientific impact score, which is measured against the world average.

In December 2008, the European Commission published a call for tenders, inviting bidders to design and test a new multi-dimensional university ranking system with global outreach. The first results of the envisaged pilot project were promised for the first half of 2011.[128]

Another approach to classify the European research area is offered by 'European Research Ranking'.[129] This ranking is based on publicly available data from the European Commissions project and funding database CORDIS to estimate the funding and networking performance of European research institutions.

Austria

Some Austrian universities, including all Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences, take part in the CHE University Ranking.[130]

Bulgaria

The Bulgarian University Ranking System, maintained by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education, compares academic programs in accredited domestic higher education institutions.[131] The system ranks programs based on more than 50 indicators, such as teaching and learning conditions, scientific research, career development opportunities, prestige, and material resources.

Denmark

In Denmark, the think-tank CEPOS conduct an annual survey and ranking of higher education at study program level and institution level, based on entry salary, career development, drop-out rates, and program completion rates.[132]

France

Eduniversal provides rankings of undergraduate and graduate degrees of French universities in some areas.

Le Nouvel Observateur occasionally offer rankings of "Grandes écoles" and their preparatory schools, the "Prépas", and of universities' undergraduate degrees in some areas.

Germany

Since 1998, the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) has published the CHE University Ranking, a comprehensive ranking of German and Austrian universities.

The CHE also publishes a "ResearchRanking" showing the research strengths of German universities. The CHE ResearchRanking is based on the research-related data of the University Ranking.

Ireland

The Sunday Times ranks Irish universities based on a mix of criteria, including secondary school examination scores, graduation rates, staff-student ratio, research efficiency, accommodation, nontraditional students, athletics and sports facilities.

Italy

Every year, the newspaper La Repubblica, in collaboration with CENSIS, compiles a ranking of Italian universities.[133] Furthermore, the ministerial Agency for the Evaluation of University and Research (ANVUR) publishes every five years a detailed analysis regarding the entirety of the higher education institutions in the country, with a range of grades from D to A.[134]

North Macedonia

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled a ranking of Macedonian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) commissioned by the country's Ministry of Education and Science in February 2011 and released it on 16 February 2012.[135] Nineteen qualified HEIs were included in the ranking. The ranking used 19 indicators of academic performance and competitiveness, covering major mission aspects of HEIs such as teaching, research and social service. It is the first university ranking in North Macedonia.[136]

Netherlands

Most Dutch universities take part in the CHE UniversityRanking.[130]

Poland

A popular ranking of Polish higher education institutions is annually published by education magazine Perspektywy.[137]

Romania

The Ad Astra association of Romanian scientists ranked Romanian universities in 2006 and 2007.[138]

Russian Federation

Several bodies rank Russian universities, including RIA Novosti / Forbes, independent rating agency RatER, Interfax (in cooperation with Ekho Moskvy) and the Russian journal Finance.

RIA Novosty / Forbes rankings are conducted under the supervision of Public Chamber of Russia in cooperation with State University – Higher School of Economics.[139] This ranking is considered the most objective system.[citation needed] It covers 476 higher education institutions and is based on the average score of the Unified State Examination that is required to enter a university. The ranking has separate subrankings for different subjects and clusters of universities.

RIA Novosty rankings do not align with other local and international rankings such as Academic Ranking of World Universities and QS World University Rankings which take into account inherited reputation from the Soviet Union.[139]

RatER publishes annual rankings based on representation of university graduates in governmental, education and business elite.[140]

Interfax annually ranks "classical" (or multi-faculty) universities and higher education institutions specialising in law.[141] Interfax' methodology quantifies several qualitative factors such as research, teaching standards, public opinion and social and international activity.

Finance produces an integrated ranking of higher education institutions specialising in economics and finance.[142] The Journal uses the average score of the Unified State Examination, the number of CFO graduates and the consolidated turnover of companies where graduate CFOs are employed.

Sweden

In Sweden, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv) conduct an annual survey and ranking of higher education at study program level, based on entry salary, career development, internationalization, and degree of academic-business collaboration.[143]

Switzerland

The swissUp Ranking ranked Swiss university and polytechnic students until 2004. The swissUp Ranking is no longer conducted. Some universities from the German-speaking part of Switzerland, such as ISFOA Lugano take part in the CHE UniversityRanking.

Turkey

The URAP Research Laboratory of the Middle East Technical University assesses academic output of Turkish universities, as well as about 300 institutes of higher education worldwide.[144] Their methodology focuses only on article and citation indicators in an attempt to minimize the impact of subjective data.

Ukraine

Ukraine's Ministry of Education and Science performs official yearly university evaluations.[145] Zerkalo Nedeli newspaper published the top 200–ranked Ukrainian universities in 2007.[146] Kyiv Student Council ranks universities on criteria of student satisfaction.[147]

United Kingdom

Main article: Rankings of universities in the United Kingdom

There are three major rankings of universities in the United Kingdom published by commercial companies: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, The Complete University Guide and The Guardian University Guide.[148] Since 2008, Times Higher Education has compiled a "Table of Tables"[149] which combines the results of the 3 national league tables. For 2017, the top 5 universities were Cambridge University, Oxford University, University of St Andrews, and Imperial College London and Durham University in joint fourth.[150]

The Research Excellence Framework was the successor to the Research Assessment Exercise in 2014. It is used by the UK government to evaluate the research quality of British universities and determine the distribution of future research funding. In 2014, the top five universities for research power as compiled by Research Fortnight were University of Oxford, University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh and University of Manchester.[151]

The Research Assessment Exercises (RAE) were the UK government's evaluation of research quality in British Universities. Each subject, called a unit of assessment, was ranked by a peer review panel. The rankings were used in the allocation of government funding. The last assessment was made in 2008. The RAE provided quality ratings for research across all disciplines. Panels used a standard scale for each submission. Ratings ranged from 1 to 5, according to the quantity of work that was judged to reach national or international levels of excellence. Participating institutions receive grants from one of the four higher education funding bodies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The top three universities in the 2008 RAE exercise were London School of Economics, Cambridge University and Oxford University.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) assesses undergraduate teaching. QAA is an independent body established by the UK's higher education institutions in 1997. QAA was under contract to the Higher Education Funding Council for England to assess quality for English universities. This replaced Teaching Quality Assessments (TQAs) which aimed to assess the administrative, policy and procedural framework within which teaching took place and did not directly assess teaching quality. This inspection-based system was replaced by a system of information provision, including a national student survey. QAA publishes scores which have been used by the league table industry. The first Teaching Excellence Framework is to be published in 2017; this is a rating system (giving gold, silver or bronze ratings to higher education providers) rather than a ranking as such.

North America

Canada

Main article: Rankings of universities in Canada

Maclean's, a Canadian news magazine, publishes an annual ranking of Canadian universities, called the Maclean's University Rankings.[152] Ranking criteria include student body characteristics, classes, faculty, finances, library, and reputation. The rankings are split into three categories: schools that focus on undergraduate studies with few to no graduate programs, schools that have both extensive undergraduate studies and an extensive selection of graduate programs and schools that have a professional medical program and a selection of graduate programs.[153]

The University of Calgary produced a formal study examining the ranking methodology, illuminating the factors that determined its rank and criticizing certain aspects of the methodology. The University of Alberta, the University of Toronto and University of Manitoba have expressed displeasure over the ranking system.[154]

A notable difference between rankings in the United States and Maclean's rankings, however, is that Maclean's excludes privately funded universities. However, the majority of Canada's institutions, including the best-known, are publicly funded.

Beginning in September 2006, over 20 Canadian universities, including several of the most prestigious and largest universities such as the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, Concordia University, McMaster University and Dalhousie University, jointly refused to participate.[155] University of Alberta president Indira Samarasekera wrote that Maclean's initially filed a "Freedom of Information" request but that it was "too late" for the universities to respond. Samarasekera further stated, "Most of [the universities] had already posted the data online, and we directed Maclean's staff to our Web sites. In instances where the magazine staff couldn't find data on our Web site, they chose to use the previous year's data."[156]

Mexico

Main article: Academic rankings of universities in Mexico

Estudio Comparativo de Universidades Mexicanas

Main article: Mexican Universities Comparative Study

Mexican institutions have been compared in the Estudio Comparativo de Universidades Mexicanas (ECUM) produced within the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).[157] ECUM provides data on institutional participation in articles on ISI Web of Knowledge–indexed journals; faculty participation in each of Mexico's three-level National Researchers System (SNI[158]); graduate degrees within National Council of Science and Technology's (CONACYT) register of quality graduate programs;[159] and number of academic research bodies (cuerpos academicos) according to the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) program PROMEP.[160]

ECUM provides online access to data for 2007 and 2008 through ExECUM.[161] Institutional data can be visualized through three options:

ExECUM allows users to establish comparison types and levels which they consider relevant. Data is presented in raw form with virtually no derived indicators. Users can relate variables and build indicators according to their own analytical perspectives.

Based on this comparative study project, ECUM's creator, the Dirección General de Evaluación Institucional, published reports providing an analysis of the data for 2007 and 2008.[162][163][164]

United States

Main article: College and university rankings in the United States

College and university rankings in the United States are rankings of U.S. colleges and universities based on factors that vary depending on the ranking. Rankings are typically conducted by magazines, newspapers, websites, or academics. The most popular and influential set of rankings is published by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to ranking entire institutions, specific programs, departments, and schools can be ranked. Some rankings consider measures of wealth, research excellence, selectivity, and alumni success. There is much debate about rankings' interpretation, accuracy, and usefulness.

See also: Law school rankings in the United States

Oceania

Australia

The Good Universities Guide and Excellence in Research for Australia annually rank domestic universities.[165][166]

South America

QS University Rankings: Latin America

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, in addition to their QS World University Rankings, publish an annual ranking of the top 300 universities in Latin America. The eighth instalment, released for the 2016/17 academic year, places the Universidade de São Paulo as the region's best university.[33]

Argentina

In Argentina the National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation ranks higher education programs by evaluation and accreditation.[167]

Brazil

Main article: Rankings of universities in Brazil

The latest ranking, the Ranking Universitário Folha (RUF) website (in Portuguese), was created by the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo. This ranking is based on the combination of four indicators: education quality, research quality, market assessment and an innovation indicator.

Chile

In Chile the "Comisión Nacional de Acreditación" (National Commission of Accreditation of the Universities) manages evaluation and accreditation. It also ranks universities according to accreditation levels.[168] Other commercial rankings are made by research magazines, including Qué Pasa and América Economía. Qué Pasa's ranking evaluates perception and quality following surveys of approximately 1,000 employers across the country.[169] América Economía's ranking considers quality of students, quality of teachers, rating of professors by student, research productivity, internationalization, integration with the community, student life quality and inclusion of students from lower social strata.[170]

Criticism

See also: Criticism of college and university rankings (North America)

Critics argue that rankings can divert universities' attention away from teaching and social responsibility towards the type of scientific research valued by indicators used for ranking exercises. There have also been concerns that by applying a limited set of criteria to world universities, and given the strong desire to feature in the top 200 universities, rankings actually encourage the homogenization of higher education institutions, making them less responsive and less relevant to their immediate contexts. The fact that rankings are also said to favour the advantage enjoyed by the 200 best-ranked institutions has important implications for equity.[171]

See also

Sources

 This article incorporates text from a free content work. Licensed under CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0 License statement/permission on Wikimedia Commons. Text taken from Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good?, 54, UNESCO. UNESCO. To learn how to add open license text to Wikipedia articles, please see this how-to page. For information on reusing text from Wikipedia, please see the terms of use.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Marklein, Mary Beth. "Rankings create 'perverse incentives' – Hazelkorn". University World News. University World News. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  2. ^ Mussard, Maxime; James, Alex Pappachen (26 July 2017). "How to boost the ranking of your university using self-citations? An example of the weaknesses of university ranking systems". Figshare. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.5245867.v1.
  3. ^ "Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses". www.unesco.org. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Philip G. Altbach (11 November 2010). "The State of the Rankings". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e Bahram Bekhradnia (15 December 2016). "International university rankings: For good or ill?" (PDF). Higher Education Policy Institute. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  6. ^ Ariel Zirulnick (16 September 2010). "New world university ranking puts Harvard back on top". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  7. ^ Andrew Marszal (4 October 2012). "University rankings: which world university rankings should we trust?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  8. ^ a b c Qiang Zha (4 December 2016). "University Rankings in Perspective". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  9. ^ Olcay, Gokcen Arkali; Bulu, Melih (1 October 2017). "Is measuring the knowledge creation of universities possible?: A review of university rankings" (PDF). Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 123: 153–160. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2016.03.029.
  10. ^ "SIR Methodology". Scimago. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  11. ^ Robert Morse, Alexis Krivian and Andrew Jackwin (24 October 2016). "How U.S. News Calculated the Best Global Universities Rankings". U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  12. ^ Grete Luxbacher (10 September 2013). "World university rankings: how much influence do they really have?". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  13. ^ "QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017". Top Universities. QS Quacquarelli Symonds. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  14. ^ O'Malley, Brendan. "US, Asia rise as Europe falters in university ranking". University World News. University World News. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  15. ^ https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/topuniversities.com
  16. ^ "World's Best Universities". usnews.com.
  17. ^ "Academic Survey Responses". QS Intelligence Unit. QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  18. ^ "2016 Employer Survey Responses". QS Intelligence Unit. QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  19. ^ "Scopus.com". Scopus.com. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  20. ^ "QS World University Rankings | QS Intelligence Unit". Iu.qs.com. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  21. ^ "QS Asian University Rankings 2011". Topuniversities. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  22. ^ "QS World University Rankings". Topuniversities. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  23. ^ "University Rankings". Top Universities. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  24. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017".
  25. ^ "QS University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50 2015". 5 November 2015.
  26. ^ "New Graduate Employability Ranking of Universities". 25 November 2015.
  27. ^ a b "Regional Rankings". Top Universities. QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  28. ^ "Scrutiny of QS Rankings". Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  29. ^ "QS University Rankings: Asia 2016". Top Universities. QS Quacquarelli Symonds. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  30. ^ "Asian University Rankings - QS Asian University Rankings vs. QS World University Rankings™". The methodology differs somewhat from that used for the QS World University Rankings
  31. ^ "QS China University Rankings2015". Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  32. ^ "QS Latin American University Rankings - 2011". Top Universities. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  33. ^ a b "QS University Rankings: Latin America 2016". Top Universities. QS Quacquarelli Symonds. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  34. ^ "QS World University Rankings". Top Universities. Archived from the original on 20 July 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  35. ^ Bothwell, Ellie (17 August 2016). "World University Rankings 2016-2017 launch date announced". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  36. ^ Baty, Phil. "THE unveils broad, rigorous new rankings methodology". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  37. ^ Baty, Phil. "THE World Rankings set for release on 16 September". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  38. ^ "100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 results". 30 April 2015.
  39. ^ "THE Alma Mater Index 2017: who educates the global business elite?". 19 January 2017.
  40. ^ Simon Beck; Adrian Morrow (16 September 2010). "Canada's universities make the grade globally". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. Archived from the original on 13 February 2011.
  41. ^ "Anchoring Effects on World University Rankings: Exploring Biases in Reputation Scores" (PDF).
  42. ^ "World University Rankings 2012-2013". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  43. ^ Sedghi, Ami (9 March 2011). "World's top 100 universities 2011: their reputations ranked by Times Higher Education". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  44. ^ "World Reputation Rankings 2016 methodology". Times Higher Education. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  45. ^ a b "ARWU Ranking 2011 Methodology". ShanghaiRanking.com. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  46. ^ "ARWU Ranking". Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  47. ^ J. Scott Armstrong; Tad Sperry (1994). "Business School Prestige: Research versus Teaching" (PDF). Energy & Environment. 18 (2): 13–43. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 June 2010.
  48. ^ a b "ARTU Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities". Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  49. ^ "ARTU Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities Introduction". Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  50. ^ "ARTU Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities Full Results". Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  51. ^ "ARTU Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities Methodology". Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  52. ^ "ARTU Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities per Capita". Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  53. ^ "Academic Influence". Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  54. ^ Carlton, Genevieve (17 September 2021). "The 100 Best Universities in the World Today". The Best Schools. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  55. ^ Nietzel, Michael T. (7 March 2021). "Academic Influence Ranks The Best Community Colleges, Nationally And By State". Forbes. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  56. ^ "The elite historically black colleges universities". Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  57. ^ "Ranking university influence". Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  58. ^ "CWUR World University Rankings Methodology". Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  59. ^ "CWUR Subject Rankings Methodology". Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  60. ^ van Raan, Ton; van Leeuwen, Thed; Visser, Martijn (6 January 2011). "Non-English papers decrease rankings". Nature. 469 (34): 34. Bibcode:2011Natur.469...34V. doi:10.1038/469034a. PMID 21209649.
  61. ^ "Leiden Ranking". Universiteit Leiden Centre for Science and Technology Studies. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  62. ^ "Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities". Archived from the original on 10 January 2010.
  63. ^ a b "by Subject Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities". Archived from the original on 28 December 2012.
  64. ^ "by Field Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities". Archived from the original on 20 July 2012.
  65. ^ "National Taiwan University Ranking". nturanking.csti.tw. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  66. ^ Ewalt, David (28 September 2016). "Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2016". Reuters.
  67. ^ Ewalt, David (15 September 2015). "The World's Most Innovative Universities". Reuters.
  68. ^ "Top 100 Innovative Universities Methodology". Reuters.
  69. ^ Ewalt, David (30 August 2016). "Asia's Most Innovative Universities". Reuters.
  70. ^ Ewalt, David (1 March 2017). "The World's Most Innovative Research Institutions – 2017". Reuters.
  71. ^ "Thomson Reuters Powers World's Leading University Rankings". Thomson Reuters. 4 December 2012. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  72. ^ "New Ranking from Russia". IREG Observatory. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  73. ^ "SCImago Institutions Rankings". Scimagoir.com. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  74. ^ Vargas-Quesada, Benjamin; Bustos-González, Atilio; de Moya-Anegón, Félix. (2017). Scimago institutions rankings: The most comprehensive ranking approach to the world of research institutions. In: Research Analytics: Boosting University Productivity and Competitiveness through Scientometrics, pp. 147-160. http://doi.org/10.1201/9781315155890
  75. ^ "SIR World Report 2010" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  76. ^ a b SCImago Research Group, SIR World Report 2010. Research Institution Ranking (Press) Archived 5 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  77. ^ "Members. SCImago Research Group". Scimago.es. Archived from the original on 20 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  78. ^ "U-Multirank". Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  79. ^ "U-Multirank launched by EU commissioner". Times Higher Education. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  80. ^ "The European Commission launches U-Multirank". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  81. ^ Brainlane - SiteLab CMS v2. "U-Multirank: The start of multi-dimensional international ranking". Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  82. ^ "European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - New international university ranking: Commission welcomes launch of U-Multirank". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  83. ^ "University Ranking by Academic Performance". Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  84. ^ "Middle East Technical University, Graduate School of Informatics". Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  85. ^ "URAP World Ranking".
  86. ^ "Best Global Universities". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on 5 May 2016.
  87. ^ Haynie, Devon. "U.S. News Releases Inaugural Best Global Universities Rankings". U.S. News & World Report.
  88. ^ "Best Global Universities Ranking by US News". Archived from the original on 5 May 2016.
  89. ^ "National University Ranking by US News". Archived from the original on 21 May 2011.
  90. ^ a b c "'U.S. News' to Issue New Global University Rankings". Inside Higher Ed.
  91. ^ "Eduniversal Best Masters ranking worldwide". www.best-masters.com.
  92. ^ Presentation of the Eduniversal Company on a TV program, Télématin on a French Channel, France 2–26 June 2008.
  93. ^ "FRANCE: Global list of business schools published". www.universityworldnews.com.
  94. ^ "World's top business schools". www.universityworldnews.com.
  95. ^ "Southeast Asia – the emerging business hub". 16 June 2015.
  96. ^ "UWI business programmes among top 20 in Latin America". Jamaica Observer.
  97. ^ "IIM-B tops in Eduniversal ranking". The Times of India.
  98. ^ "Másteres de 14 universidades y escuelas de negocio españolas, entre los mejores del mundo". 8 January 2016.
  99. ^ "University of Cape Town MBA scores top honours in Africa".
  100. ^ a b c "World Top 300 Universities Alumni Ranking". Asia First Media. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  101. ^ https://www.natureindex.com/institution-outputs/generate/All/global/All/we[permanent dead link]
  102. ^ "Nature Index 2017 Innovation - Supplements - Nature Index". www.natureindex.com.
  103. ^ "International Professional Rankings of Higher Education Institutions". Mines ParisTech. Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2009.
  104. ^ a b Baty, Phil (4 February 2010). "THE World University Rankings". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 27 April 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  105. ^ "What is the G-Factor?". Universitymetrics.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
  106. ^ "China Universities Rankings". Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  107. ^ "globaluniversitiesranking.org". globaluniversitiesranking.org. Archived from the original on 8 July 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  108. ^ "globaluniversitiesranking.org". globaluniversitiesranking.org. Archived from the original on 8 July 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  109. ^ a b "www.highimpactuniversities.com". www.highimpactuniversities.com. Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  110. ^ "Best International Schools". Newsweek. The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company LLC. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  111. ^ "QS Asian University Rankings". Top Universities. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  112. ^ "QS University Rankings: Asia 2016". Top Universities. QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
  113. ^ "Asia University Rankings". Times Higher Education. 28 May 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  114. ^ "Home". Youth Incorporated Magazine. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  115. ^ Several prep schools release Hensachi rankings every year, such as Yoyogi Seminar and KawaiJuku.
  116. ^ 危ない大学・消える大学 2012年版 (in Japanese). YELL books. 2011. ASIN 4753930181.
  117. ^ "本当に強い大学【2010年版】総合ランキング・トップ100――東大5連覇、京大が阪大を逆転、関学躍進(1) | | 投資・経済・ビジネスの東洋経済オンライン". Toyokeizai.net. 20 December 2010. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  118. ^ "30 Top Japanese Universities". Nigelward.com. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  119. ^ "Ranking of Universities". Hec.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 12 August 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  120. ^ "LUMS, NUST and Aga Khan dominate HEC University Rankings 2013". The Express Tribune. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  121. ^ "HEC releases Pakistan's top universities lists". The Express Tribune. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  122. ^ Vanzi, Sol Jose. "Xavier University Cagayan beats UP in State Tests Average". Philippine Headline News Online.29 March 2000.
  123. ^ "UP is no. 1 based on PRC exams Archived 7 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine". UP Newsletter, Vol. XXVIII, No. 09. 1 September 2007.
  124. ^ "Korean Council for University Education". Eval.kcue.or.kr. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  125. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  126. ^ "CORDIS: Science and Technology Indicators: Publications: Third European Report on Science and Technology Indicators 2003". Cordis.europa.eu. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  127. ^ The full report, containing almost 500 pages of statistics is available for download free from the EU website.
  128. ^ "European Commission – Education & Training – News – Commission launches university ranking project". Ec.europa.eu. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  129. ^ "ResearchRanking".
  130. ^ a b ZEIT ONLINE GmbH, Hamburg, Germany. "University Ranking 2012/2013 for Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Austria" (in German). Ranking.zeit.de. Retrieved 6 June 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  131. ^ "Bulgarian University Ranking System". Rsvu.mon.bg. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  132. ^ Universitetslisten Archived 27 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine - study by CEPOS (Copenhagen).
  133. ^ "Classifica Migliori Facoltà Universitarie – Censis 2010". Universando.com. 19 September 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  134. ^ https://www.anvur.it/attivita/ava/accreditamento-periodico/rapporti-anvur-di-accreditamento-periodico/
  135. ^ "Macedonian HEIs Ranking by Academic Ranking of World Universities". Shanghairanking.com. 16 February 2012. Archived from the original on 25 October 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  136. ^ Ministry of Education and Science: Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) List Archived 17 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  137. ^ "Perspektywy". Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  138. ^ "Ad Astra ranking of Romanian universities". Retrieved 30 July 2009.
  139. ^ a b "Рейтинг качества приема в российские государственные вузы–2010 | Все рейтинги | Лента новостей "РИА Новости"". Rian.ru. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  140. ^ [1] Archived 25 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  141. ^ "Univer-rating.ru". Univer-rating.ru. Archived from the original on 11 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  142. ^ ""Финанс." Лучшие финансовые вузы России". Finansmag.ru. 31 October 2010. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  143. ^ Högskolekvalitet - study by Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.
  144. ^ "University Ranking by Academic Performance". Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  145. ^ "Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine" (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 28 September 2007.
  146. ^ "200 Best Ukrainian Universities" (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 22 June 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2007.
  147. ^ "University Ranking by Kyiv Student Council" (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2009.
  148. ^ Shepherd, Jessica; Rogers, Simon (17 May 2011). "University guide 2012: download the Guardian tables". The Guardian. London.
  149. ^ "University of Cambridge tops 'Table of Tables' for fourth year". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  150. ^ Chris Havergal (12 October 2016). "THE 'Table of Tables' 2017: Loughborough catching up with elite". Times Higher Education.
  151. ^ "REF Rankings". Guardian. Guardian. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  152. ^ Macleans (2008). 2009 Student Surveys Archived 29 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Macleans.ca, on campus. Rogers Publishing Limited. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
  153. ^ Dwyer, M. (November 2006). "Our 16th Annual Rankings: We evaluated 47 Canadian universities, by the numbers and under the microscope." Archived 23 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine Macleans.ca. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
  154. ^ "Maclean's releases its 20th university rankings". Vancouversun.com. 10 November 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  155. ^ Schmidt, S. (2 September 2006). "Universities continue to shun Maclean's ranks". Archived 22 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine National Post. CanWest News Service. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
  156. ^ Samarasekera, Indira (2 April 2007). "Rising Up Against Rankings". Inside Higher Ed.
  157. ^ Estudio Comparativo de Universidades Mexicanas (ECUM) ECUM has been produced by the Dirección General de Evaluación Institucional (DGEI) at UNAM.
  158. ^ "SNI". Conacyt.gob.mx. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  159. ^ Error Archived 22 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  160. ^ "Cuerpos Académicos". Promep.sep.gob.mx. Archived from the original on 25 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  161. ^ "Explorador de datos del ECUM (ExECUM)". Ecum.unam.mx. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  162. ^ "Dirección General de Evaluación Institucional". Dgei.unam.mx. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  163. ^ "Desempeño de Universidades Mexicanas en la Función de Investigación: Estudio Comparativo" (PDF). Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  164. ^ "Estudio comparativo de universidades mexicanas. Segundo reporte: desempeño en investigación y docencia" (PDF). Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  165. ^ "Ratings". Hobsons Course Finder. Archived from the original on 9 April 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  166. ^ "Australian University Rankings". Australian Education Network. Archived from the original on 8 April 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  167. ^ National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation Archived 2 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  168. ^ "Cnachile.cl". Cnachile.cl. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  169. ^ [2] Archived 29 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  170. ^ "Las Mejores Universidades de Chile - Ránking 2010 - AméricaEconomía". Rankings.americaeconomia.com. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  171. ^ Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good? (PDF). UNESCO. 2015. p. 54. ISBN 978-92-3-100088-1.