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UK universities go further in World University Ranking - RUR

08-31-2016 12:17 PM CET | Science & Education

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RUR Rankings Agency: 18 UK universities are in the TOP-100 in the world in RUR Research Performance World University Rankings.

Overall 692 of higher education institutions from 80 countries are included in the ranking which evaluates the level of research activities in leading world universities. The ranking is primarily addressed to incoming graduate students through all over the world as well as to the academic community.

UK demonstrates strong performance in this ranking. Overall, 18 UK higher education institutions are included in the world’s TOP-100 headed by Imperial College London which is also the world leader in terms of research performance. The TOP-10 colleges in UK are represented below (world rank is written in brackets).

Top-10. UK
#1 (1). Imperial College London
#2 (3). University of Oxford
#3 (4). University of Cambridge
#4 (7). University College London
#5 (14). University of Edinburgh
#6 (17). King`s College London
#7 (28). University of Bristol
#8 (38). Durham University
#8 (45). Queen Mary, University of London
#9 (50). University of Glasgow

The world’s TOP-10 colleges are represented below (world rank is written in brackets).

Top-10. World
#1. Imperial College London
#2. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
#3. University of Oxford
#4. University of Cambridge
#5. Karolinska Institute
#6. Ecole Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne
#7. University College London
#8. Princeton University
#9. Harvard University
#10. Leiden University

Rankings Methodology
RUR Research Performance Rankings assess higher education institutions performance by five different indicators:
1. Normalized citation – this indicator evaluates citations of research publications of all authors compared with world averages.
2. Ratio between academic and research staff and the number of research publications.
3. Ratio between the number of research publications and the number of academic and research staff.
4. International research reputation.
5. Share of research publications written in international co-authorship.

About Round University Ranking

Round University Ranking (RUR) is an international world university rankings system which measures performance of 850 leading world universities from 80 countries by 20 unique indicators and 4 key areas of university activities: teaching, research, international diversity, financial sustainability. RUR Rankings cover the period from 2010 to the present. In addition, the range of sub-rankings such as RUR Reputation and RUR Research Performance are published.

RUR Rankings is designed as an evaluation system aimed to provide sufficient information about university performance to address stakeholder's personal tasks: applicants and their families, students, academic community and university management.

About RUR Rankings Agency

RUR Rankings Agency is a Russian company based in Moscow. The Agency publishes world university ranking - Round University Ranking (RUR) and offers consulting services for universities to strengthen their competitiveness in higher education sector.

- RUR Rankings Agency
- Russia, Moscow, 115191, 2nd Roshchinskaya St., 4
Tel.: +7 499 343 3457

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