Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017

Author: ChemistryViews.org

The 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been released by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, is ranked first for the 15th consecutive year. Stanford University, USA, kept the second place. The University of Cambridge, UK, gained one rank compared to last year’s ranking and joins the top three, which makes it the highest ranked European university. The top Asian institution is the University of Tokyo in 24th place.

Top 20 Universities

Rank  Institution Country Score
1
Harvard University USA
100.0
2
Stanford University USA
76.5
3
University of Cambridge UK
70.9
4
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
70.4
5
University of California, Berkeley USA
69.1
6
Princeton University USA
61.1
7
University of Oxford UK
60.1
8
Columbia University USA
58.8
9
California Institute of Technology USA
57.3
10
University of Chicago USA
53.9
11
Yale University USA
52.8
12
University of California, Los Angeles USA 52.5
13
University of Washington USA
50.3
14
Cornell University USA
49.6
15
University of California, San Diego USA
49.5
16
University College London UK
47.1
17
University of Pennsylvania USA
46.0
18
Johns Hopkins University USA
45.7
19
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich Switzerland
44.1
20
Washington University in St. Louis USA
43.3

Methodology

ARWU uses six indicators to rank universities:

  • number of alumni winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals
  • number of staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals
  • number of highly cited researchers
  • number of articles published in Nature and Science
  • number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SCCI)
  • per capita academic performance

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