World University Rankings by Times Higher Education 2013 - 2014

By EasyUni Staff | Last modified 11 Nov 2017
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The TOP 20 ranked by the Times Higher Education

As in the previous years the top ten of the world’s best universities can be found in the United Kingdom and especially in the United States. As the previous two years the Californian Institute of Technology (US) is the number one amongst the best. The University of Oxford (UK) and the Harvard University (US) tied for second. The first university that is neither in the US nor in the UK is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich in Switzerland.

World Rank by THE 

Name of education institution

Country

2013-2014

2012 - 2013

1

1

California Institute of Technology

US

2

4

Harvard University

US

2

2

University of Oxford

UK

4

3

Stanford University

US

5

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

US

6

6

Princeton University

US

7

7

University of Cambridge

UK

8

9

University of California, Berkeley

US

9

10

University of Chicago

US

10

8

Imperial College London

UK

11

11

Yale University

US

12

13

University of California, Los Angeles

US

13

14

Columbia University

US

14

12

ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich

Switzerland

15

16

Johns Hopkins University

US

16

15

University of Pennsylvania

US

17

23

Duke University

US

18

20

University of Michigan

US

19

18

Cornell University

US

20

21

University of Toronto

Canada

 

Methodology of THE’s World University Ranking

All of the 620 universities were assessed on several performance indicators that are grouped into the listed five areas. It is important to mention that the Reputation survey for both Teaching and Research are the most factors that have the highest influence on the ranking.

Assessed Area

Performance criteria

Weight

Teaching

  • Total students / academic staff
  • PhD awards / bachelor
  • PhD / academic staff
  • Reputation survey (teaching)
  • Institutional income / Academic staff

30%

Research

  • Volume
  • Income
  • Reputation

30%

Citations

  • Research Impact
  • Citations per paper

30%

Industry Income

  • Income from Industry

2.5%

International outlook

  • Ratio of international to domestic staff
  • International co-authorship
  • Ratio of international to domestic students

7.5%

Posted on 09 Oct 2017
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