U.S. News & World Report, a multi-platform publisher of news and information, has released its latest ranking of the best global universities based on their academic research and reputation.
The ranking includes the top 1,000 institutions across some 60 countries.
The top 10 list is dominated by universities in the U.S. and the U.K. The first place goes to Harvard University, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.
As the third annual rankings of its kind published by the organization, the U.S. News ranking enables students to explore higher education options and compare universities around the world.
A total of 12 indicators were used to measure global research performance, including:
• Global research reputation: 12.5 percent
• Regional research reputation: 12.5 percent
• Publications: 10 percent
• Books: 2.5 percent
• Conferences: 2.5 percent
• Normalized citation impact: 10 percent
• Total citations: 7.5 percent
• Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited: 12.5 percent
• Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited: 10 percent
• International collaboration: 10 percent
• Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited in their respective field: 5 percent
• Percentage of total publications that are among the top 1 percent most highly cited papers: 5 percent.
The following are the top 10 universities in the world.
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-Los Angeles [File photo]
Global Score: 85.8
Country: United States