02 November 2018
In the latest edition of the US News Best Global Universities there are few significant changes this year. This is a research university ranking that does not attempt to assess teaching or learning. There are 13 indicators: Global research reputation (12.5% weighting), Regional research reputation (12.5%), Publications (10%), Books (2.5%), Conferences (2.5%), Normalized citation impact (10%), Total citations (7.5%), Number of publications in 10% most cited (12.5%), Percent of publications in 10% most cited (10%), International collaboration (5%), Percent of publications with international collaboration (5%), Highly cited papers in top 1% cited in field (5%), Percent of publications in top 1% most cited papers (5%).
There are 227 US universities in the rankings, with 130 Chinese, 78 British, 67 Japanese, and 62 German.
The top five universities are:
- Harvard University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Stanford University
- University of California Berkeley
- University of Oxford.
The top universities in selected countries are:
Australia; University of Melbourne
Brazil; Universidade de São Paulo
China; Tsinghua University
France; Universite Paris Saclay
Germany; University of Munich
India; Indian Institute of Science
Japan; University of Tokyo
Nigeria; University of Ibadan
Mexico; National Autonomous University of Mexico
Russia; M V Lomonosov Moscow State University