19 April 2019
The latest edition of the Round University Rankings (RUR) has been announced. These are published by the Moscow based RUR rankings Agency. They use 20 indicators to compare universities, combined in four groups: Research (40% weighting), Teaching (40%), International Diversity (10%), and Financial Stability (10%). Data is provided by the Global Institutional Profiles Project (GIPP) run by Clarivate Analytics, the Web of Science Core Collection, and the GIPP’s academic survey which currently has about 60,000 respondents.
This year’s ranking is generally unsurprising. Harvard is in first place overall, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for Teaching and Financial Sustainability, Yale for Research, and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne for International Diversity.
The main theme of these rankings is the continued rise of Asia’s flagship institutions. Peking university has risen from 40th place overall to 35th, the University of Tokyo from 49th to 42nd, Seoul National University from 35th to 28th, the Indian Institute of Science from 91st to 84th and the University of Malaya from 213rd to 156th.
The top five universities overall are:
- Harvard University
- Imperial College London
- Stanford University
- Yale University.
Round University Ranking