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THE World University Rankings


Published from 2010 by Times Higher Education (THE) and Thomson Reuter. Earlier (2004-2009) THE cooperated with QS. That list is now continued as QS World University Rankings.

About the list

THE World University Ranking consists of 400 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 the 200 mark are shown in blocks of 25-50. To gain full access to all information, you must download an iPhone-app.

 

Chalmers Rankings

Year

Rank

Other Swedish universities

2015 244 (124 Europe, 15 Nordic, 8 Sweden) Karolinska 28, Stockholm 136, Uppsala 81, Lund 90, KTH 155, Göteborg 180, SLU 241, Linköping 288, Umeå 294, Örebro 336
2014 276 (129 Europe, 14 Nordic, 8 Sweden) Karolinska 44, Stockholm 98, Uppsala 98, Lund 119, KTH 126, Göteborg 233, SLU 267, Linköping 376, Umeå 393
2013 277 (125 Europe, 15 Nordic, 8 Sweden) Karolinska 36, Stockholm 105, Uppsala 111, KTH 118, Lund 123, Göteborg 223, SLU 260, Linköping 322, Umeå 313
2012 229 (102 Europe, 13 Nordic, 7 Sweden) 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

Several methodology changes were introduced in 2010 and 2011, so the results for these years are not comparable. In 2012, the methodology was the same as in 2011.

 

List indicators 

THE-ranking consists of 13 indicators divided into 5 groups

Weight

Indicators

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