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THE World University Rankings


Published from 2010 by Times Higher Education (THE). Earlier (2004-2009) THE cooperated with QS. THE nowadays uses bibliometric data from Scopus.

About the list

THE World University Ranking consists of some 1000 universities and began publishing its list in 2010. It includes 13 indicators divided into 5 groups and is considered more complex and ambitious than its competitors, Shanghai and QS. The overall goal of the ranking is to include more subject areas and normalize the difference between subjects and geographic regions. Rankings below 200 are shown in blocks of 25-50.

 

Chalmers Rankings

Year

Rank

Other Swedish universities

2018 231 Karolinska 40, Uppsala 87, Lund 98, Stockholm 153, KTH 188, Göteborg 201, SLU 279, Umeå 310, Linköping 379, Örebro 405
2017 241 Karolinska 38, Uppsala 86, Lund 93, Stockholm 134,   KTH 173, Göteborg 198, SLU 276, Umeå 285, Linköping 384, Örebro 386
2016 254 Karolinska 28, Uppsala 93, Lund 96, Stockholm 144,   KTH 158, Göteborg 170, SLU 271, Umeå 283, Linköping 340, Örebro 375
2015 244 Karolinska 28, Uppsala 81, Lund 90, Stockholm 136, KTH 155, Göteborg 180, SLU 241, Linköping 288, Umeå 294, Örebro 336
2014 276 Karolinska 44, Stockholm 98, Uppsala 98, Lund 119, KTH 126,Göteborg 233, SLU 267, Linköping 376, Umeå 393
2013 277 Karolinska 36, Stockholm 105, Uppsala 111, KTH 118, Lund 123, Göteborg 223, SLU 260, Umeå 313, Linköping 322
2012 229 Karolinska 42, Lund 82, Uppsala 106, Stockholm 117, KTH 140, Göteborg 218, Umeå 268, SLU 286, Linköping 331
2011 233 Karolinska 32, Lund 80, Uppsala 87, Stockholm 132, KTH 187, Göteborg 204, Umeå 227, SLU 240, Linköping 324
2010 223 Karolinska 43, Lund 89, Uppsala 147, Stockholm 129, KTH 193, Göteborg 281, Umeå 273, SLU 199, Linköping 305

Methodology changes have been introduced several times, which makes the comparisons hard. Understanding the impact of these changes calls for detailed methodological knowledge.

List indicators 

THE-ranking consists of 13 indicators divided into 5 groups

Weight

Indicator group

Sub indicators, incl. % and explanations

30% Research Surveys 18%; Research funding per teacher 6%; Published articles per teacher 6%
30% Education Surveys 15%, Ph.D. degrees per teacher 6%; Teacher per student 4,5%; Funding per teacher 2,25%; quota research students /undergraduate students 2,25%
30% Citations Field normalized citations, average quality on publications 
7,5% International mix Share of foreign teachers 2,5%, Share of foreign students 2,5%, Share of articles with foreign co-authors  2,5%
2,5% Cooperation with Industry Research funding from the industry per teacher

The most important measurements are the number of citations and the two international surveys conducted among academics. Together they amount to 2/3 of the final score. 

 

Chalmers