03 May 2019
The Islamic World Citation Center, based in Iran, has published a global ranking of universities. There are four criteria, Research, Education, International Activity, and Innovation. The overall rankings are dominated by the USA with Harvard in first place followed by Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). India continues to do poorly especially for Innovation where there are only three institutions in the top 1,000. In contrast, there are 142 Chinese institutions in the top 1,000 for that criterion.
- Research includes publications and citations in the InCites database, normalised citations, impact and high-quality publications
- Education is measured by faculty student ratio and highly cited researchers
- International activity comprises international articles and reputation as indicated by the THE, QS and Shanghai rankings
- Innovation comprises patents and industry collaboration.
The best universities in various regions are:
Asia and BRICS; Tsinghua University
Africa; University of Cape Town
Europe; University of Oxford
Oceania; University of Melbourne
OIC; King Abdulaziz University
Latin America; University of Sao Paulo.
Harvard is the top university for research, Education and International Activity and MIT for Innovation.