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ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 Press Release

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

Ranking 2020Ranking 2019InstitutionCountry
11
Harvard University
United States
22
Stanford University
United States
33
Cambridge University
United Kingdom
44
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
United States
55
University of California, Berkeley
United States
66
Princeton University
United States
78
Columbia university
United States
89
California Institute of Technology
United States
97
Oxford University
United Kingdom
tenten
University of Chicago
United States
1111
Yale University
United States
1213
Cornell University
United States
1311
University of California, Los Angeles
United States
14
Paris-Saclay University
France
1516
Johns Hopkins University
United States
1615
University College London
United Kingdom
1614
Washington University
United States
1818
University of California, San Diego
United States
1917
University of Pennsylvania
United States
2019
ETH Zurich
Swiss
2120
University of California, San Francisco
United States
2220
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
United States
2324
University of Toronto
Canada
2322
Washington University at St. Louis
United States
2523
Imperial College London
United Kingdom
2625
The University of Tokyo
Japan
2728
duke university
United States
2730
New York University
United States
2943
Tsinghua University
China
3029
Northwestern University
United States
3033
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
United States
3227
University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States
3326
University of copenhagen
Denmark
3432
Kyoto University
Japan
3541
University of Melbourne
Australia
36
PSL University
France
3633
Manchester University
United Kingdom
3835
University of British Columbia
Canada
3944
Sorbonne University
France
4041
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
United States
4145
The University of Texas at Austin
United States
4231
The University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
4335
Rockefeller University
United States
4438
University of Colorado at Boulder
United States
4538
Karolinska Institutet
Sweden
4538
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
United States
4751
King’s College London
United Kingdom
4849
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
United States
4953
Peking University
China
4948
University of California, Santa Barbara
United States

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.

Website:  http://www.shanghairanking.com/

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