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University Rankings

The ranking of the universities is one of the most important criterions that may help you to choose the best university for you. There are many organizations in the world that have designed their own ranking system. Among all of these, there are 3 globally accepted University Rankings. They are –

  1. Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) / Shanghai Ranking
  2. QS World University Rankings
  3. Times Higher Education (THE)World University Rankings
Name Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) /

Shanghai Ranking

QS World University Rankings Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
Publication Annual Annual Annual
Company Shanghai Ranking Consultancy (since 2009) Quacquarelli Symonds Limited Times Higher Education (THE) magazine
Started in 2003 2004 2010
Category Higher Education Higher Education Higher Education
Country China UK UK
Website www.shanghairanking.com www.topuniversities.com www.timeshighereducation.com
Features First global university ranking with multifarious indicators Approved by International Ranking Expert Group Updated version of university rankings
Methodology (1) Quality of Education, (2) Quality of Faculty, (3) Research Output, (4) Per Capita Performance (1) Academic peer review, (2) Faculty/ Student ratio, (3) Citations per faculty, (4) Employer reputation, (5) International student ratio, (6) International staff ratio (1) Industry Income – innovation, (2) International diversity, (3) Teaching – the learning Environment, (4) Research – volume, income and reputation, (5) Citations – research influence