THE World University Rankings
are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. We use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer).
Teaching (the learning environment) – 30%
- Reputation survey: 15%
- Staff-to-student ratio: 4.5%
- Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ration: 2.25%
- Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio: 6%
- Institutional income: 2.25%
Research (volume, income and reputation) – 30%
- Reputation survey: 18%
- Research income: 6%
- Research productivity: 6%
Citations (research influence) – 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) – 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) – 2.5%