2014 ARWU University World Rankings: Top 20 and UK placings
It feels like a strange time to publish a world ranking but ideal holiday reading for many.
Anyway, as in previous years there is not a huge amount to get excited about as this is a league table where little changes. The full rankings have been published and are now available at the ARWU website
As in many previous years there are really very few surprises and almost no movement in the top 20 with Harvard retaining the number 1 spot for the eighth successive year and everyone else just about unchanged too although MIT and Berkeley swap places inside the top 5. Overall there is very little movement in top 20 apart from the new entry of UCL in 20th place.
In terms of the UK placings, the only substantive changes are that Bristol and King’s swap places and Nottingham drops out of Top 100. Given the general stability of the table it is not entirely clear why this has happened.
2013 ARWU University World Rankings: Top 20 and UK placings
A level results day is an interesting time to publish a world ranking but who are we to criticise.
Anyway, don’t get too excited as it is unlikely the bookies will be losing their shirts on this one. Here is the top 20 in full. It is almost identical to last year’s with only one new entrant at number 20.
The full rankings have been published and are now available at the ARWU website
As last year (and the year before that and the year before that) there are really no surprises and almost no movement in the top 20 with Harvard retaining the number 1 spot for the seventh successive year and everyone else just about unchanged too. Probably for the best.
In terms of the UK placings, again very little change with only spme slight upward movement for a few institutions.
Following the publication of the THE world university rankings, we can put the three world league tables together, and in particular the UK placings, in a handy reference guide. They all offer their own unique take on world university placings.
…all your world league table needs in one handy location.
One fascinating quirk of the world versus UK tables which demonstrates why caution is needed at all times when dealing with such data is that the University of Edinburgh appears higher in the world rankings in both the QS and Times Higher tables than it does in the recent domestic Sunday Times ranking (where it is 39th). Different indicators being used but it really does raise questions about the Sunday Times methodology.
An earlier post provided links to all of the recently published UK league tables. Now, following the publication of the THE world university rankings, we can put the three world league tables together, and in particular the UK placings, in a handy reference guide.
As last year the University of Nottingham does pretty well in three of these tables: top 30 in Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, Top 75 in Agricultural and Life Sciences, and the world’s Top 75 universities in the Social Sciences.
Snappily titled SJTU-ARWU Field rankings have just been published. These are the companion tables to the overall world rankings produced by the team at SJTU. Due to overwhelming demand it seems:
Since the first publication of Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2003, we have received numerous requests to provide ranking of world universities by broad subject fields/schools/colleges and by subject fields/programs/departments. In addition, many top Chinese universities are interested in learning their positions in the world by subjects. In response to the requests, we have been studying the possibility of ranking world universities by broad subject fields. This is the final results of 2008 Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields (ARWU – FIELD 2008); top 100 world universities in each of five broad subject fields are provided.
The University of Nottingham does rather well in three of these tables: top 30 in Clinical Medicine and Phamacy, Top 50 for Agricultural and Life Sciences, and the world’s Top 100 universities in the Social Sciences.