World University Rankings 2018

  • Author: ChemistryViews.org
  • Published: 06 September 2017
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Source / Publisher: Times Higher Education
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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 have been published. As last year, the top rank is held by the University of Oxford, UK. The University of Cambridge, also UK, has improved compared with last year, jumping from fourth to second place. The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Stanford University, both CA, USA, share the third place.


As in last year's ranking, the top 20 are dominated by U.S. and UK universities. The top institution based in continental Europe is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, in tenth place, and the top Asian university is the National University of Singapore at rank 22.




Top 20 Universities

 


Rank

Institution

Country

Score


1

University of Oxford

UK

94.3

2

University of Cambridge

UK

93.2

3

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

USA

93.0

3

Stanford University

USA

93.0

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

92.5


6

Harvard University

USA

91.8

7

Princeton University

USA

91.1

8

Imperial College London

UK

89.2

9

University of Chicago

USA

88.6

10

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

Switzerland

87.7

10

University of Pennsylvania

USA

87.7


12

Yale University

USA

87.6

13

Johns Hopkins University

USA

86.5

14

Columbia University

USA

86.0

15

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

USA

85.7


16

University College London

UK

85.3

17

Duke University

USA

85.1

18

University of California, Berkeley

USA

84.3

19

Cornell University

USA

84.2

20

Northwestern University

USA

83.3


 




Methodology

The Times Higher Education ranking uses 13 performance indicators, grouped into five areas:

  • Teaching: the learning environment (30 % of the overall ranking score)
  • Research: volume, income, and reputation (30 %)
  • Citations: research influence (30 %)
  • International outlook: staff, students, and research (7.5 %)
  • Industry income: knowledge transfer (2.5 %)


Institutions provide and sign off their institutional data for use in the rankings. Bibliometric data is supplied by Elsevier. The calculation of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings has been subject to an independent audit.

 


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