2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities released

August 18, 2014

The Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 has been released. The list ranks universities based on 6 factors: the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel prizes and Field Medals; the number of highly cited researchers; the number of articles published in Nature and Science; the number of articles indexed in the Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index; and per capita performance. Harvard University topped this year’s rankings, followed by Stanford University. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology displaced the University of California, Berkley from its third-place spot as Berkley dropped to fourth. The University of Toronto was the top-ranked Canadian university, moving up 4 spots to 24th. The University of British Columbia moved up 3 spots to 37th. McGill University dropped from 58th in 2013 to 68th this year. McMaster University also finished in the top 100 at 90th, up 2 from 2013. Canada had 21 universities in the top 500 altogether. Universities in Asia and in particular China made significant gains in this year’s rankings. ARWU 2014 | Times Higher Education