General information on ranking

Name of the ranking ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
Geographical scope global
Name of person in charge of ranking Ying Cheng
E-mail of person in charge of ranking ycheng@shanghairanking.com
Website of the ranking http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2020.html
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2003
Most recent year of publication 2020
Ranking organization ShanghaiRanking Consultancy
Website of the methodology http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU-Methodology-2020.html

Additional information

  • Type of publication: print - special publication: ARWU Report, internet
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English
  • Main target groups: students and parents,higher education institutions,policymakers, governments and funding agencies,
  • Level of comparison: institutional
  • Major dimensions covered: research, teaching
  • Structure of presentation: ordinary presentation (league tables)
  • Data sources: third-party database (data not provided by HEI), Other: Nobel Prize and Fields Medal laureats (http://www.nobelprize.org/, http://www.mathunion.org/), Number of academic staff data is obtained from national agencies such as National Ministry of Education, National Bureau of Statistics, National Association of Universities and Colleges, National Rector's Conference.
  • Quality assurance of ranking: advisory board
  • Website of the ranking organization: http://www.shanghairanking.com/index.html