09 April 2019
A new global research ranking, Academic Ranking for Academics by Academics (A3 ranking), has just been announced. It is an attempt to create an unbiased and transparent assessment of research impact.
The current team consists of just four people: Maxime Mussard, Alex James and Daniyar Bakir, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, and Bhaskar Choubey, University of Oxford.
There are four indicators:
- Publications (53%) derived from Scopus
- Books (2%) derived from Scopus
- Awards (30%); Nobel prizes for Physics, Chemistry, Physiology and Medicine, and Economics (reduced weighting), Fields medals, Kluge prizes and Holberg prizes
- Per capita (15%); the above scores are divided by the total number of academic staff.
There are tables for the top 500 and top 2000 universities, universities less than 20 and 50 years old, and countries.
The top five universities are:
- Harvard University
- Stanford University
- University of Cambridge
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- University of Oxford.
Harvard is the top university for Publications, Books and Awards. Rockefeller University is in first place for Per Capita.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and King Abdullah university of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, are the leading Under 50 and Under 20 universities.