The Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) has just released its 2016 ranking of universities across the world.no university in Nigeria made the list of the world’s top 1,000
|Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma|
The criteria for measurement for University raking is adumbrated below.
1) Quality of Education, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university’s size [25%]
2) Alumni Employment, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have held CEO positions at the world’s top companies relative to the university’s size [25%]
3) Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals [25%]
4) Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in reputable journals [5%]
5) Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals [5%]
6) Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers [5%]
7) Broad Impact, measured by the university’s h-index [5%]
8) Patents, measured by the number of international patent filings [5%]
Harvard University, United States, on top as the best higher institution in the world, followed by Stanford University, also in the U.S.
followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the third best in the world.
while United Kingdom, University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, are ranked fourth and fifth respectively.
Other American universities are also ranked within the top 10 – they are Columbia University, sixth position; University of California, Berkley, seventh; University of Chicago, eighth; Princeton University, ninth; and Yale University, 10th.
The U.S has a total number of 224 universities among the top 1,000, followed by China, with 90.
Japan has 74, while the United Kingdom has 65.
Others are: Germany, 56; France, 48; Italy, 48; Spain, 41; South Korea, 36; Canada, 32; Australia, 27.
Only universities in South Africa and Egypt made the list in Africa Continent, South Africa has five, while Egypt has four
South Africa, the five universities and their rankings, according to the CWUR, are: University of Witwatersrand, 176th; University of Cape Town, 265th; Stellenbosch University, 329th; University of KwaZulu-Natal, 468th; and the University of Pretoria, 697th.
The four from Egypt are Cairo University, 771st; Ain Shams University, 960th; Mansoura University, 985th; and Alexandria University, 995th.