Sunday, 22 March 2015

University Rankings


Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The THE World University Rankings provide
overall world top 200 rankings, banded lists of a further 200 "best of
the rest" universities, top 50 institutions by subject (engineering
& technology, arts & humanities, clinical, pre-clinical &
health, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences), rankings by

Methodology uses 13 performance indicators, grouped into the following 5 areas:

  • 30% Teaching — the learning environment (reputational survey -
    teaching, PHD awards per academic, undergraduates admitted per academic,
    income per academic, PHD awards/bachelor awards)
  • 30% Research — volume, income and reputation (papers per academic 
    and research student, reputational survey - research, scaled research
  • 30% Citations — research influence (normalised average citations per paper)
  • 2.5% Industry Income — innovation (research income from industry per academic)
  • 7.5% International Outlook — ratio of international to domestic
    staff, ratio of international to domestic students, proportion of
    international co-authored research papers

QS Ranking

The QS World University Rankings
currently considers over 2,000 and evaluates over 700 universities in
the world, ranking the top 400.

Methodology used:

  • 40% Academic Reputation from global survey
  • 10% Employer Reputation from global survey
  • 20% Citations per Faculty from Scopus
  • 20% Faculty/Student Ratio
  • 5% proportion of International Students
  • 5% proportion of International Faculty

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic
Ranking of World Universities first published in June 2003 by the Center
for World-Class Universities and the Institute of Higher Education of
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and then updated on an annual

Methodology used:

  • 10% Alumni winning Nobel Prizes and Fields medals
  • 20% Staff winning Nobel Prizes and Field Medals
  • 20% number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson
    Scientific and included in their database, Essential Science Indicators
  • 20% number of articles published in the journals, Nature and Science
  • 20% number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index
  • 10% per capita academic performance with respect to the size of an institution

CWTS Leiden Ranking

"The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013 measures
the scientific performance of 500 major universities worldwide. Using a
sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators, the ranking aims to
provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of
universities and of universities’ involvement in scientific
collaboration. The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013 is based on Web of Science
indexed publications from the period 2008–2011."

University Rankings - Bibliometrics - LibGuides at UCD Library

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