For the first time, Universities of Singapore and China have secured positions in the world’s top 100 ranks in the 2016 edition of the Shanghai rankings. The United States of America has maintained its position in the top 20.
Nine universities from China and Singapore have been included in the top 100 Shanghai rankings, which are also known as the Academic Rankings of World Universities.
Harvard and Stanford Universities have maintained the top two positions respectively. For the 14th year these Universities have maintained this position.
Chinese Universities, Tsinghai University (58) and Peking University (71) have been ranked in top 100. National University of Singapore, has been ranked 83rd along with Canada’s McMaster University, the University of California and Santa Cruz.
54 Universities from the United States claimed their positions in the top 100 and 165 Universities in the top 500 Shanghai rankings.
27 New Universities from European countries were also included in the top 500 rankings. Rankings were done based on six different indicators, staff members, alumni, Institution’s Nobel Prizes, Field medals, papers published in nature and science, papers indexed in Science Citation Index.
According to an explanation on the ARWU website, “For each indicator, the highest scoring institution is assigned a score of 100, and other institutions are calculated as a percentage of the top score.”
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