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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

2021 U.S. News Global Universities Rankings

U.S. News & World Report, 2021 Best Global Universities Rankings:

U.S. News Global Universities Rankings 2These institutions from the U.S. and more than 80 other countries have been ranked based on 13 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations. Students can use these rankings to explore the higher education options that exist beyond their own countries' borders and to compare key aspects of schools' research missions. These are the world's nearly 1,500 top universities.

1.   Harvard (100.0)
2.   MIT (97.9)
3.   Stanford (95.3)
4.   UC-Berkeley (89.8)
5.   Oxford (87.0)
6.   Columbia (86.7)
7.   Cal-Tech (86.3)
8.   U. Washington (86.0)
9.   Cambridge (85.8)
10. Johns Hopkins (85.1)
11.  Princeton (85.0)
11.  Yale (85.0)
13.  UCLA (84.3)
14.  Pennsylvania (84.2)
15.  UC-San Francisco (84.1)
15.  Chicago (84.1)
17.  Michigan (83.5)
17.  Toronto (83.5)
19.  University College London (83.4)
20.  Imperial College London (83.3)
21.  UC-San Diego (83.1)
22.  Cornell (81.9)
23.  Duke (81.6)
24.  Northwestern (80.4)
25.  Melbourne (79.7)

Methodology:

Global research reputation 12.5%
Regional research reputation 12.5%
Publications 10%
Books 2.5%
Conferences 2.5%
Normalized citation impact 10%
Total citations 7.5%
Number of publications among 10% most cited 12.5%
Percentage of publications among 10% most cited 10%
International collaboration - relative to country 5%
International collaboration 5%
Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited in their respective field 5%
Percentage of total publications that are among the top 1% most highly cited papers 5%

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Comments

How credible is it that all the best schools are in the United States?

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Oct 21, 2020 2:31:51 AM

I count 6 non-US schools among the top 25.

Posted by: Kim Bloomquist | Oct 22, 2020 8:13:43 AM

"To create the pool of 1,748 [institutions], U.S. News first included the top 250 universities in the results of Clarivate's global reputation survey... Next, U.S. News added institutions that had met the minimum threshold of at least 1,250 papers published in 2014 to 2018, down from 1,500 papers last year... The second step was to calculate the rankings using the 13 indicators and weights that U.S. News chose to measure global research performance [including "Global Research Reputation," "Regional Research Reputation, [the number of] books, [the number of] conferences, etc.]

That's a whole lot of squishy nonsense purposefully designed to reward the most well-known institutions for their merit in being well-known.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Oct 23, 2020 12:15:39 PM