The 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is released today by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Since 2003, ARWU annually presents the best universities in the world based on a transparent methodology and objective third-party data. He has been recognized as the forerunner of world university rankings and the most trusted. This year, the 1000 best universities in the world are published.
Harvard University tops the ranking for the 18 th year. Stanford University and the University of Cambridge are respectively No. 2 and No. 3. The other universities in the top 10 are MIT (4 th ), Berkeley (5 th ), Princeton (6 th ), Columbia (7 e ), Caltech (8 th ), Oxford (9 th ) and Chicago (10 th ). In continental Europe, the University of Paris-Saclay (14 th ) becomes the best in his first appearance at the ARWU followed by ETH Zurich (20 th ). The University of Tokyo (26 th ) Maintains its leading position in Asia, and Tsinghua University (29 th) ) exceeds Kyoto University (34 th ), becoming the second best among Asian universities. The University of Melbourne (35 th ) leads other universities in Oceania.
Six universities make their first appearances in the Top 100, four French, namely the University of Paris-Saclay (14 th ), the University PSL (36 th ), the University of Paris (65 th ) and the University Grenoble Alpes (99 th ) and two Chinese, namely the University of science and technology of China (73 th ) and Fudan University (100 th ). Beijing Jiaotong University and 14 other universities enter the Top 500 for the first time. More than 40 universities enter the Top 1000 for the first time.
TOP 50 Universities in ARWU 2020
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
University of California, Berkeley
California Institute of Technology
University of Chicago
University of California, Los Angeles
Johns Hopkins University
University College London
University of California, San Diego
University of Pennsylvania
University of California, San Francisco
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Toronto
Washington University at St. Louis
Imperial College London
The University of Tokyo
New York University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of copenhagen
University of Melbourne
University of British Columbia
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Edinburgh
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
King’s College London
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
University of California, Santa Barbara
Universities in the United States dominate this year’s Top 1000 with 8 universities in the Top 10, 41 in the Top 100, 133 in the Top 500 and 206 in the Top 1000. China has 168 universities in the Top 1000, of which 81 are in the Top 500, 6 are in the Top 100. The UK has 65 Top 1000 universities, and 36 of them are listed in the Top 500, 8 are listed in the Top 100.
The full list and detailed methodologies can be found on the ShanghaiRanking website http://www.ShanghaiRanking.com/ .
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) : Since 2003, the ARWU presents annually the best universities in the world on the basis of a set of objective indicators and third-party data. The ARWU has been recognized as the forerunner of world university rankings and the most reliable leaderboard. The ARWU adopts six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff who have won Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of articles published in Nature and Science journals, the number of from highly-cited researchers and articles indexed in the Science Citation Index – Extended Citation Index and Social Sciences based on Web of Science data and per capita performance.
ShanghaiRanking Consultancy : ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is a fully independent organization dedicated to higher education intelligence research and consulting. It has been the official publisher of the academic ranking of world universities since 2009.