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100 Top GLOBAL University Rankings (Newsweek)

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I can live with these rankings, except I think: 1) Yale ...
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Another bullshit ranking by the popular media! But I do a...
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re 2&3, UG obviously isn't a factor at all in the rankin...
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Ridiculously USA centered.
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Horrible Rankings. Clearly because they have used a pretty ...
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god, I'm getting so sick of those.
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schools from USNWR top 25 missing from world top 100: Dar...
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Date: August 15th, 2006 1:49 PM
Author: Greedy community account

Web Exclusive

Newsweek International

Aug. 13, 2006 - In response to the same forces that have propelled the world economy toward global integration, universities have also become more self-consciously global: seeking students from around the world who represent the entire spec­ trum of cultures and values, sending their own students abroad to prepare them for global careers, offering courses of study that address the challenges of an inter­ connected world and collaborative research programs to advance science for the benefit of all humanity. To capture these developments, NEWSWEEK devised a ranking of global universities that takes into account openness and diversity, as well as distinction in research.

We evaluated schools on some of the measures used in well-known rankings published by Shanghai Jiaotong University and the Times of London Higher Education Survey. Fifty percent of the score came from equal parts of three measures used by Shanghai Jiatong: the number of highly-cited researchers in various academic fields, the number of articles published in Nature and Science, and the number of articles listed in the ISI Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities indices. Another 40 percent of the score came from equal parts of four measures used by the Times: the percentage of international faculty, the percentage of international students, citations per faculty member (using ISI data), and the ratio of faculty to students. The final 10 percent came from library holdings (number of volumes).

Here is our ranking:

1. Harvard University

2. Stanford University

3. Yale University

4. California Institute of Technology

5. University of California at Berkeley

6. University of Cambridge

7. Massachusetts Institute Technology

8. Oxford University

9. University of California at San Francisco

10. Columbia University

11. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

12. University of California at Los Angeles

13. University of Pennsylvania

14. Duke University

15. Princeton Universitty

16. Tokyo University

17. Imperial College London

18. University of Toronto

19. Cornell University

20. University of Chicago

21. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

22. University of Washington at Seattle

23. University of California at San Diego

24. Johns Hopkins University

25. University College London

26. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

27. University Texas at Austin

28. University of Wisconsin at Madison

29. Kyoto University

30. University of Minnesota Twin Cities

31. University of British Columbia

32. University of Geneva

33. Washington University in St. Louis

34. London School of Economics

35. Northwestern University

36. National University of Singapore

37. University of Pittsburgh

38. Australian National University

39. New York University

40. Pennsylvania State University

41. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

42. McGill University

43. Ecole Polytechnique

44. University of Basel

45. University of Maryland

46. University of Zurich

47. University of Edinburgh

48. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

49. University of Bristol

50. University of Sydney

51. University of Colorado at Boulder

52. Utrecht University

53. University of Melbourne

54. University of Southern California

55. University of Alberta

56. Brown University

57. Osaka University

58. University of Manchester

59. University of California at Santa Barbara

60. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

61. Wageningen University

62. Michigan State University

63. University of Munich

64. University of New South Wales

65. Boston University

66. Vanderbilt University

67. University of Rochester

68. Tohoku University

69. University of Hong Kong

70. University of Sheffield

71. Nanyang Technological University

72. University of Vienna

73. Monash University

74. University of Nottingham

75. Carnegie Mellon University

76. Lund University

77. Texas A&M University

78. University of Western Australia

79. Ecole Normale Super Paris

80. University of Virginia

81. Technical University of Munich

82. Hebrew University of Jerusalem

83. Leiden University

84. University of Waterloo

85. King's College London

86. Purdue University

87. University of Birmingham

88. Uppsala University

89. University of Amsterdam

90. University of Heidelberg

91. University of Queensland

92. University of Leuven

93. Emory University

94. Nagoya University

95. Case Western Reserve University

96. Chinese University of Hong Kong

97. University of Newcastle

98. Innsbruck University

99. University of Massachusetts at Amherst

100. Sussex University


Date: August 15th, 2006 2:03 PM
Author: Charismatic Preventive Strike Native

I can live with these rankings, except I think:

1) Yale > Stanford (out of nothing but personal bias, but no acutal complaints there)

2) Princeton gets a royal screw-job by not having any professional schools (vs UCSF--which doesn't have an undergrad)

3) University of Toronto above Cornell and Chicago is bull (I graduated from U of T--our medical and engineering faculties are amazing--but the UG is poor, and other faculties are the best in Canada, but nowhere near Cornell/Chicago's level)

4) UCLA is great, but a tad too high. JHU is a bit too low.

5) LSE gets screwed over for specializing in economics/political science.

6) Northwestern must have been confused for Northeastern in portions of the criteria

other than that, it's a pretty good list. Much better than the ones published by Jiantong and LHES, with their respective science and regional biases.


Date: August 15th, 2006 2:25 PM
Author: Red Piazza National Security Agency

Another bullshit ranking by the popular media!

But I do agree with them that Stanford has to be above Yale under these criteria.

But other than that...

How does little Caltech get so high (I'd like to see the raw data)?

Is there a little pro west coast bias here? The top CA schools seem to be doing well relative to the Ivy leauge even though there are only two schools really of that caliber.


I'm a little surprised how high Michigan is.

Why is Wisconsin so much lower than Michigan?

Why is Illinois so far below Minnesota?


Date: August 15th, 2006 4:44 PM
Author: Salmon partner

re 2&3, UG obviously isn't a factor at all in the ranking.


Date: August 15th, 2006 2:28 PM
Author: Sepia marvelous half-breed

Ridiculously USA centered.


Date: August 15th, 2006 4:40 PM
Author: exciting codepig home



Date: August 15th, 2006 4:57 PM
Author: onyx supple jew location

Horrible Rankings. Clearly because they have used a pretty odd ranking methodology. Over 15% of the ranking comes from the ammount of articles published by faculty in "Nature and Science". what crap.


Date: August 15th, 2006 2:18 PM
Author: Abnormal nowag



Date: August 15th, 2006 2:28 PM
Author: boyish kitchen hissy fit

University of Geneva troll


Date: August 15th, 2006 7:09 PM
Author: insanely creepy blathering garrison really tough guy

god, I'm getting so sick of those.


Date: August 15th, 2006 2:38 PM
Author: boyish kitchen hissy fit

schools from USNWR top 25 missing from world top 100:

Dartmouth (because it has college in its name, perhaps?)

Notre Dame

Georgetown (anti-Catholic bias?)



Date: August 15th, 2006 2:48 PM
Author: Motley telephone

Dartmouth has very small graduate level programs, it (like Brown) is essentially a large LAC with a few professional schools and phd programs attached.

For undergrads, the quality of Dartmouth and Brown is going to be far superior than most of the schools on the list.


Date: August 15th, 2006 7:10 PM
Author: walnut passionate public bath