A rather citation heavy ranking from URAP (NB not UKIP).
Apologies for the lateness of this but for some reason I failed to notice this league table which was published last autumn. The University Ranking by Academic Performance website has all the details but the background is as follows:
University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) Research Laboratory was established at Informatics Institute of Middle East Technical University in 2009. Main objective of URAP is to develop a ranking system for the world universities based on academic performances which determined by quality and quantity of scholarly publications. In line with this objective yearly World Ranking of 2000 Higher Education Institutions have been released since 2010.
And the methodology:
URAP ranking system is completely based on objective data obtained from reliable open sources. The system ranks the universities according to multiple criteria. Most of the currently available ranking systems are both size and subject dependent. The URAP research team is currently working on a new methodology which will minimize the impact of size and subject dependency.
The goal of the URAP ranking system is not to label world universities as best or worst. Our intention is to help universities identify potential areas of progress with respect to specific academic performance indicators. Similar to other ranking systems, the URAP system is neither exhaustive nor definitive, and is open to new ideas and improvements. The current ranking system will be continuously upgraded based on our ongoing research and the constructive feedback of our colleagues.
Whilst they don’t want to label universities as best or worst this is a rather inevitable by-product of a ranking I fear. Still, on the positive side, they have sent us a lovely certificate (dated last year but only arrived in my office this week):
I’m sure other rankings will be following suit.
Anyway, here is the list of the top 20 UK universities from URAP:
|Country Ranking||University Name||World Ranking||Category||Article||Citation||Total Document||JIT||JCIT||Collaboration||Total|
|1||University of Oxford||7||A++||91.74||92.72||43.25||73.26||65.72||78.75||445.43|
|2||University of Cambridge||11||A++||90.07||91.16||42.34||71.63||65.68||75.32||436.20|
|4||University College London||18||A++||85.47||85.05||41.61||69.38||58.96||70.59||411.07|
|5||University of Manchester||38||A++||81.52||79.31||39.67||64.23||54.54||65.21||384.47|
|6||University of Edinburgh||49||A++||77.64||77.27||37.39||63.42||54.84||65.05||375.62|
|7||Kings College London||69||A++||76.74||75.82||37.76||62.70||53.24||58.89||365.15|
|8||University of Bristol||85||A++||74.71||74.33||36.00||61.36||51.53||59.04||356.98|
|9||University of Glasgow||102||A++||72.45||72.79||35.24||60.31||51.04||59.07||350.89|
|10||University of Birmingham||108||A+||73.37||71.68||35.78||60.18||49.75||56.81||347.56|
|11||University of Nottingham||110||A+||74.25||71.61||35.79||59.64||49.43||56.31||347.03|
|12||University of Sheffield||115||A+||73.53||71.74||35.45||59.59||49.75||55.92||345.96|
|13||University of Leeds||123||A+||73.56||71.29||35.28||59.23||49.46||56.25||345.08|
|14||University of Southampton||128||A+||73.58||70.73||35.06||59.11||49.06||56.65||344.18|
|15||University of Liverpool||145||A+||71.64||69.98||34.50||58.98||48.98||55.95||340.03|
|17||University of Newcastle upon Tyne||161||A+||70.08||70.26||33.94||58.83||49.55||53.95||336.61|
|18||University of Warwick||212||A+||70.09||67.90||33.24||57.21||47.74||52.63||328.82|
|19||University of Leicester||231||A+||68.26||68.30||32.61||57.40||48.89||51.25||326.70|
|20||University of Aberdeen||234||A+||68.00||67.76||32.73||56.79||47.42||53.36||326.05|