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Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

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Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is an annual publication for ranking of global universities drafted by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, which is an independent organisation engaged in research on higher education intelligence and consultation.

The first Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was published on June 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU), and Graduate School of Education (formerly the Institute of Higher Education) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.  However, since 2009, the ARWU rankings have been published and copyrighted by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

What is Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)?

This annual publication of world university rankings is based on five objective indicators:

  • The number of alumni and staff who accomplish Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, 
  • The number of well-voiced researchers selected by Clarivate Analytics, 
  • The number of articles issued in journals of Nature and Science, 
  • The number of articles tabulated in Science Citation Index i.e., Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index,
  • Per capita performance of the institution

Countries

No. of universities in top 200

United States

66

United Kingdom

21

Australia

8

Canada

9

Ireland

1

 

Based on each indicator, the highest-scoring education institution is assigned with a score of 100, whereas other education institutions are calculated as a percentage of the highest score. While ARWU publishes the top 500 global universities every year based on objective indicators and third-party data it published a list of best 1000 global universities in 2019. 

Top 20 Universities in ARWU 2019 

Institution

Country

Rank 2019

Rank 2018

Harvard University

United States

1

1

Stanford University

United States

2

2

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

3

3

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

4

4

University of California, Berkeley

United States

5

5

Princeton University

United States

6

6

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

7

7

Columbia University

United States

8

8

California Institute of Technology

United States

9

9

University of Chicago

United States

10

10

University of California, Los Angeles

United States

11

11

Yale University

United states

11

12

Cornell University

United States

13

12

University of Washington

United States

14

14

University College London

United Kingdom

15

17

Johns Hopkins University

United States

16

18

University of Pennsylvania

United States

17

16

University of California, San Diego

United States

18

15

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Switzerland

19

19

University of California, San Francisco

United States

20

21


It is said that one primary reason for the significant influence of the ARWU rankings is that it uses a methodology which is scientifically sound, stable and transparent.

Source: www.shanghairanking.com 
 

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Updated on June 21, 2020

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