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
Website of the ranking
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2003
Most recent year of publication 2022
Ranking organization ShanghaiRanking Consultancy
Website of the methodology

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 (,, 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: