09 September 2016
The Moscow-based RUR Rankings Agency has produced a research performance ranking of 692 universities. There are five criteria with equal weighting: 1.normalized citation impact, 2.citations per paper, 3. papers per academic and research staff, 4.international research reputation and 5. proportion of research papers with international collaborators.
These rankings have a strong emphasis on research impact and internationalization, each of which is measured by two indicators. Data is derived from the Thomson Reuters survey of academic opinion, the Global Institutional Profiles Projectand theWeb of Science Core Collection. The overall ranking is calculated from the rank order in each indicator.
The top ten universities are:
- Imperial College London
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
- University of Oxford
- University of Cambridge
- Karolinska Institute
- EPF Lausanne
- University College London
- Princeton University
- Harvard University
- Leiden University
Continental Europe is much better represented than in other global rankings with three universities from the Netherlands, two from Switzerland and one each from Sweden and Belgium in the top twenty.
The top scoring universitiesin various regions and countries are:
Africa:University of Cape Town
Asia: National University of Singapore
Australia: University of Melbourne
Canada: University of Toronto
China: Peking University
France: Ecole Polytechnique
Germany: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
India: Panjab University
Latin America: Federico Santa Maria Technical University
Middle East: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Eastern Europe: Nuclear Research UniversityMePhI.
Round University Ranking