World University Ranking

What is a college or university ranking?
College and university rankings are rankings of institutions in higher education that have been ranked on the basis of various factors and combinations of various parameters. None of the rankings give a comprehensive overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the institutions ranked by them because all select a range of easily quantifiable characteristics to base their results on. Rankings have been conducted by magazines, newspapers, websites, governments, or academics most often. In addition to ranking entire institutions, organizations perform rankings of specific programs, award numbers, departments, and schools. Various rankings consider combinations of measures of funding and endowment, research excellence and/or influence, specialization expertise, student options, admissions, internationalization, placements, industrial associations, historical reputation, etc. Some rankings evaluate institutions worldwide, while others assess institutions within a single country. There are lots of international and national ranking agencies and organizations.

When it comes to global university ranking, the leader in Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as Shanghai Ranking followed by QS World University Rankings.

What do you need to know when you think of ranking.?

Some of the top university ranking agencies on a global basis are given below. 

1. Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Times Higher Education magazine

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2. QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds. 

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3. Academic Ranking of World Universities

Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as Shanghai Ranking, is one of the annual publications of world university rankings. The league table was originally compiled and issued by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2003, making it the first global university ranking with multifarious indicators.

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4. CWTS Leiden Ranking

The CWTS Leiden Ranking is an annual global university ranking based exclusively on bibliometric indicators. The rankings are compiled by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies

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5. The Webometrics Ranking

The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, also known as Ranking Web of Universities, is a ranking system for the world's universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web content (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external inlinks (site citations) they received.

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