15 September 2019
The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) is produced by the Informatics Institute at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. The Institute publishes world rankings every year and has recently released field rankings. The field rankings show that US dominance of research is fading and that China has taken the lead in engineering and related subjects. Altogether US Universities hold first place for 21 fields, China for 18, the Netherlands for nine, and the UK for five. Singapore, Brazil, Hong Kong, Australia, Switzerland and Malaysia are also represented at the top of at least one discipline.
Tsinghua University is now the leader for eight engineering and related fields. One of those is Technology, where it is followed by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Massachusetts Institute Of technology (MIT), Harvard and Zhejiang University. Altogether there are nine Chinese, five US, three British two Singapore, and one Swiss university in the top twenty.
The indicators, all derived from InCites, are Articles, Citations, Total Documents, Article Impact, Citation Impact, and International Collaboration. These measure Current Scientific Productivity, Scientific Productivity, Research Quantity, Research Quality, and International Acceptance.