The 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is released today by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Since 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world Top 500 universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data. It has been recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. This year, the best 1000 universities in the world are published.
Harvard University tops the ranking list for the 17th year. Stanford University and University of Cambridge remain to be the No. 2 and No. 3 respectively. Other Top 10 universities are MIT, Berkeley, Princeton, Oxford, Columbia, Caltech and Chicago. In Continental Europe, ETH Zurich (19th) continues to be the best ranked university, and University of Copenhagen (26th) takes the second place. The University of Tokyo (25th) and Kyoto University (32nd) keep their leading positions in Asia. Tsinghua University (43rd) is ranked the third among Asian universities. The University of Melbourne (41st) tops other universities in Oceania.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (82nd) and The University of New South Wales (94th) make their first ever appearance in the Top 100. Shenzhen University and other 13 universities enter into the Top 500 list for the first time. More than 50 universities enter into Top 1000 list for the first time.
Universities from the United States dominates this year's Top 1000 list with 8 universities among the Top 10, 45 among the Top 100, 137 among the Top 500 and 206 among the Top 1000. China has 154 universities ranked in Top 1000, among which 66 are in Top 500, 4 are in Top 100. United Kingdom has 61 Top 1000 universities, and 36 of them are listed in Top 500, 8 are listed in Top 100.
The complete list and detailed methodologies can be found at ShanghaiRanking's website www.shanghairanking.com/rankings/arwu/2019.
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU): Starting from 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world Top 500 universities annually based on a set of objective indicators and third-party data. ARWU has been recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy league table. ARWU adopts six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of Highly Cited Researchers, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance. About 1800 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 1000 universities are published.
ShanghaiRanking Consultancy: ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is a fully independent organization dedicating to research on higher education intelligence and consultation. It has been the official publisher of the Academic Ranking of World Universities since 2009.