U.S. Dominates the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities
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The 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities was recently released, and Harvard was once again at the top. The rankings were based on university’s research prowess, and data was compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The data was divided into six categories for ranking: the number of staff with Nobel prizes, the number of high-profile researchers, the number of articles published in Nature and Science, per capita performance and the number of articles cited in the Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index.
The U.S. dominates this list—expectedly, with 146 schools in the top 500. After Harvard is Stanford, MIT and Berkeley dominating the top spots respectively. The top 500 ranking however did show us some new trends. China greatly improved its performance, with three of its elite universities making it to the 100-150 bracket.
Canada has four schools in the top 100: University of Toronto at 24th, UBC at 37th, McGill at 68th and McMaster at 90th.
Source: Times Higher Education