Shanghai Jiao Tong University

This recently updated 'Academic Ranking of World Universities' by the Institute of Higher Education in Shanghai offers a well-recognized listing of the top 500 best institutions. The methodology places a strong emphasis on Nobel price winnings by staff and alumni, but only on the science fields. For this reason, the Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking lists mostly the research universities, and not the liberal-arts colleges.

What they look at:
| International prices won by staff and alumni (combined 30 %)| Citations (20% ) | Articles in ‘Science and Nature’ (20%) | Highly cited researchers (20%) | Size of the institution (10%)|

What they came up with:

1. Harvard
2. Stanford
3. California Berkley
4. Cambridge
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6. California institute of technology
7. Columbia
8. Princeton
9. Chicago
10. Oxford

The website of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University can be visited here. The website also offers more information on the methodology and a sheet with country comparisons.

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