Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016

Author: ChemistryViews.org

The 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been released by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, is ranked first for the 14th consecutive year. As last year, second place goes to Stanford University, USA. The University of California, Berkeley, USA, gained one rank compared to 2015 and joins the top three.

Cambridge University, UK, took 4th place and is the top European University. The highest ranked university in continental Europe is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich (19th), the top Asian institution is the University of Tokyo (20th).

Top 20 Universities

Rank  Institution Country Score
1
Harvard University USA
100.0
2
Stanford University USA
74.7
3
University of California, Berkeley USA
70.1
4
University of Cambridge UK
69.6
5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
69.2
6
Princeton University USA
62.0
7
University of Oxford UK
58.9
8
California Institute of Technology USA
57.8
9
Columbia University USA
56.7
10
University of Chicago USA
54.2
11
Yale University USA
52.8
12
University of California, Los Angeles USA
51.5
13
Cornell University USA
49.0
14
University of California, San Diego USA
47.8
15
University of Washington USA
47.3
16
Johns Hopkins University USA
46.0
17
University College London UK
45.3
18
University of Pennsylvania USA
44.5
19
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich Switzerland
43.8
20
The University of Tokyo Japan
42.2

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 selected by Thomson Reuters
  • 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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Comments

  1. Wales Nematollahi

    I do not have the time to look at the methodology. However, the real rankings of a university, as opposed to a research institute, should include student outcomes. Without that, the rankings are specious.

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