http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngIn the top ten of the 2014 edition of Academic Ranking of World Universities, better known as the Shanghai Rankings there are no surprises. Harvard is first, followed by Stanford. Berkeley, now fourth, and MIT, now third, have changed places. A little further down, the biggest change is the University of Wisconsin – Madison, which has slipped from 19th to 24th place.
Newcomers to the rankings include Universiti Sains Malaysia and Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Another success story is King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, which has risen from the 200-300 band to the 150-200 mainly because of high scores for Publications and Highly Cited Researchers.
The rankings have six indicators: Alumni winning Nobel and Fields awards, Faculty winning these awards, Highly Cited Researchers, papers in Nature and Science, publications in the Science Citation Index and the Social Science index, and Productivity per Capita.
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Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 Press Release
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