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The Center for World University Rankings Has Released Its 2014 Ranking of the World’s Top 1,000 Universities

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA — On July 15, The Center for World University Rankings (cwur.org) released its 2014 ranking of the world’s top 1,000 universities.

The top 10 universities are: Harvard, Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Oxford, Columbia, Berkeley, University of Chicago, Princeton, and Yale.

The distribution of the top 1000 institutions among countries is as follows: USA (229), China (84), Japan (74), United Kingdom (64), Germany (55), France (50), Italy (47), Spain (41), South Korea (34), Canada (32), Australia (27), Taiwan (25), Brazil (18), India (15), Netherlands (13), Austria (12), Sweden (11), Belgium (10), Turkey (10), Finland (9), Poland (9), Switzerland (9), Iran (8), Ireland (8), Greece (7), Israel (7), Portugal (7), Hong Kong (6), Hungary (6), New Zealand (6), Czech Republic (5), Denmark (5), Norway (5), South Africa (5), Argentina (4), Chile (4), Egypt (4), Saudi Arabia (4), Malaysia (3), Russia (3), Thailand (3), Colombia (2), Mexico (2), Singapore (2), Slovenia (2), Bulgaria (1), Croatia (1), Cyprus (1), Estonia (1), Iceland (1), Lebanon (1), Lithuania (1), Puerto Rico (1), Romania (1), Serbia (1), Slovak Republic (1), Uganda (1), United Arab Emirates (1), and Uruguay (1).

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) publishes the only global university performance tables that measure the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions. CWUR uses eight objective and robust indicators to rank the world’s top 1,000 universities:

  1. Quality of Education, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university’s size [25 percent]
  2. Alumni Employment, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who currently hold CEO positions at the world’s top companies relative to the university’s size [25 percent]
  3. Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals [25 percent]
  4. Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in reputable journals [5 percent]
  5. Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly influential journals [5 percent]
  6. Citations, measured by the number of highly cited research papers [5 percent]
  7. Broad Impact, measured by the university’s h-Index [5 percent]
  8. Patents, measured by the number of international patent filings [5 percent]

The complete list of the world’s top 1,000 universities and a technical preprint describing the methodology can be found at the CWUR website: cwur.org

About the Center for World University Rankings
In addition to providing consultation for governments and universities, the Center for World University Rankings aims to provide the most comprehensive university rankings available, which are trusted by students, academics, university administrators, and government officials from around the world.

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