World University Rankings 2016–2017

  • Author: ChemistryViews.org
  • Published: 23 September 2016
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  • Source / Publisher: Times Higher Education
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The annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2016–2017 have been published. This year's top institution is the University of Oxford, UK. It is the first UK university to take the lead in this ranking. The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA, which had the top rank for the last five years, takes second place, and Stanford University, CA, USA, came in third.


The top 20 are dominated by U.S. and UK universities, however, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, has broken into the top ten this year and takes the ninth place. Asia’s highest ranked institution, the National University of Singapore (NUS), placed 24th overall.




Top 20 Universities

 


Rank

Institution

Country

Score


1

University of Oxford

UK

95.0

2

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

USA

94.3

3

Stanford University

USA

93.8

4

University of Cambridge

UK

93.6

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

93.4


6

Harvard University

USA

92.7

7

Princeton University

USA

90.2

8

Imperial College London

UK

90.0

9

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

Switzerland

89.3

10

University of California, Berkeley

USA

88.9

10

University of Chicago

USA

88.9


12

Yale University

USA

88.2

13

University of Pennsylvania

USA

87.1

14

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

USA

86.6

15

University College London

UK

86.5


16

Columbia University

USA

86.1

17

Johns Hopkins University

USA

85.9

18

Duke University

USA

84.7

19

Cornell University

USA

84.6

20

Northwestern University

USA

83.7


 




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. Data concerning citations is supplied by Elsevier.

 


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