Shanghai Jiao Tong Ranking
The Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking was the first of the global university rankings, launched in 2003 as part of China’s Project 985 to modernise their higher education system.
Project with the specific intention of creating elite universities as a measure...
Originally starting out as a partnership between Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds, before splitting in 2007 into two separate rankings powered by separate ranking compilers (although today both use Scopus). While the Times Higher preferred to break their rankings...
National Taiwan University
With any ranking, it is important to know exactly what is being ranked prior to any reading of results. The National Taiwan University Ranking (formerly known as HEEACT) is a measurement of the performance of a university in articles published...
The Leiden ranking seeks to represent only scholarly impact and collaboration through the Clarivate Web of Science. As such it is much more limited in scope than the main rankings. Within this limitation, however, it aims to represent only two...
Ranking by Academic Performace
The URAP ranking forms part of the Turkish modernisation and excellence projects. As such it is oriented towards comparing and building the capacity of MENA institutions compared to their global counterparts.
The URAP ranking system’s focus is on academic quality....
U-Multirank is a comprehensive benchmarking tool for universities produced by CWTS. Instead of aiming to rank and find the ‘best’ university from a global list, it instead aims to offer comparative benchmarking of performance from user defined criteria based on...
Unlike the other rankings in consideration, the U21 ranking does not measure the quality of universities, but in the strength of higher education systems, aiming to show how universities function within their local environments, and how supportive their local environments...
Ranking Web of Universities
The Webometrics Ranking has been built and maintained since 2004, and runs on a six monthly, rather than annual, publication cycle. Instead of seeking to represent the university itself, the Webometrics ranking is a measure of the online impact and...
Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities - 2017
This ranking was previously published by Thomson Reuters, but following the acquisition of their intellectual property wing in 2017 by Clarivate Analytics, who still continue the ranking under the Reuters...