This Week, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) has released the 2023 World University Rankings. This list features the top 2000 universities and research institutions out of a total of 20,531 worldwide.
The most notable feature of this ranking is its objectivity and transparency. Without relying on surveys or university data submissions, universities are evaluated based on the following indicators:
Quality of Education 教学质量 25%
Alumni Employment 校友就业 25%
Quality of Faculty 师资力量 10%
Research Output 研究成果 10%
High Quality Publications 高质量出版物 10%
Influence 影响力 10%
Citations 引用数量 10%
Let’s take a look at the ranking!
Top 10 Institutions
The top 10 institutions in this year’s ranking remain largely consistent with the previous year. (There has been a change in the tenth position, with Yale University displacing the California Institute of Technology.)
Among the top 10, eight are from the United States, while two are from the United Kingdom.
In order, they are: Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Princeton University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.
Ranking of US Institutions
Just like in previous years, American universities continue to dominate the rankings.
In this year’s World University Rankings, a total of 332 American institutions made the list, with 8 of them securing a spot in the top 10.
Out of the top 20 universities worldwide, 16 are from the United States. In the top 30, the United States claims 20 spots, and among the top 100 institutions, American universities account for 50 places, showcasing the robust strength of the US higher education system.
Ranking of UK Institutions
This year, there are 93 UK institutions that made the list, one fewer than the previous year’s 94.
Cambridge University has secured the top position for the 10th consecutive year, both globally and among UK universities.
The following UK institutions have made it into the top 100:
– Cambridge University (4th)
– Oxford University (5th)
– UCL (University College London) (19th)
– Imperial College London (29th)
– King’s College London (40th)
– University of Edinburgh (48th)
– University of Manchester (50th)
– University of Birmingham (84th)
– University of Bristol (93rd)