Yet Another List of Top Universities in the World

This one comes from the Center for World University Rankings, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Harvard, Stanford and MIT, from the US, capture the top three spots:

The ranking methodology is claimed to be independent of surveys and university data submissions. It relies solely on the following data:

  1. Publications (5%) - Number of publications in top-tier journals.
  2. Influence (5%) - Number of publications in journals that are considered to be most influential (Nature, Science, PNAS are examples).
  3. Citations (5%) - Number of highly cited papers.
  4. h-index (5%) - Number of papers that are at least cited the same number of times.
  5. Patents (5%) - Number of international patent filed.
  6. Awards won by faculty (25%) - The list of awards counted is as follows: Nobel Prize and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Abel Prize, Balzan Prize, Charles Stark Draper Prize, Crafoord Prize, Dan David Prize, Fields Medal, Fundamental Physics Prize, Holberg International Memorial Prize, Japan Prize, Kavli Prize, Kluge Prize, Kyoto Prize, Millennium Technology Prize, Praemium Imperiale, Pritzker Prize, Shaw Prize, Schock Prize, Templeton Prize, Turing Award, Wolf Prize, and World Food Prize.
  7. Awards won by students/alumni (25%) - Same awards as above are considered.
  8. Alumni employment (25%) - Number of alumni who are CEOs at the world's top 2000 public companies.
With this methodology, the University of Tokyo in Japan captures #13, the highest spot for Asia. In the list of the top 1000 universities, about 100 are from China, while Japan has 74. South Korea has 34, Taiwan has 26, India has 15, Iran has 8, Singapore has 2. Both Thailand and Malaysia have 3. Hong Kong has 6. There are no universities in the Philippines that made the list. The following are the countries that have universities on the list:

The complete list is available from this link