Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013 released

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Eastern institutions slow to make inroads into Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities table


The long-heralded shift of global academic power towards Asia appears to be happening at a glacial pace, if at all, according to this year’s Shanghai Jiao Tong university rankings.

Both the US and the UK have one fewer institution in the top 500 this year, but there was a better performance by some North American and European countries and little evidence of more Asian representation in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013.

There are now no Asian universities in the top 20 after the University of Tokyo was displaced by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurichat number 20.

China (which has 28 in the top 500), Taiwan (9), Hong Kong (5), Singapore (2), India (1) and Malaysia (1) all have the same number of universities in the table as last year.

South Korea (11) had one more institution than in 2012, but Japan (20) has one fewer.

Meanwhile, Canada (23), Germany (38) and Portugal (4) all grew their tally by one each.

There continues to be just a single country representative of Asia in the top 100 – Japan.

In the top 10, positions were largely unchanged, with Harvard Universitytopping the table, the University of Cambridge coming fifth, and theUniversity of Oxford 10th.

However, the University of California, Berkeley, rose from fourth to third, swapping places with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The UK now has 37 universities in the top 500 after Swansea University dropped off the list. It has nine universities in the top 100, the same as last year, with University College London and Imperial College Londonremaining in 21st and 24th place respectively.

Lower down the table, some UK universities managed to improve their positions: the University of Bristol jumped six places to 64th; King’s College London moved up one to 67th; and the University of Nottinghamrose three places to 83rd. The US has 149 universities in the top 500, and 52 in the top 100, one fewer than last year.

For the first time the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, founded in Saudi Arabia in 2009 with a $10 billion (£6.5 billion) endowment, has entered the table.

However, in the 401-500 sector of the list, it still has a long way to go to realise its ambition of being among the top 10 science and technology institutions by 2020.

The table is based on six, largely research-based, measures. It comes ahead of the launch of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which will be unveiled at the THE World Academic Summit on 3 October in Singapore.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013 – top 100

World Rank Institution Country
1 Harvard University United States
2 Stanford University United States
3 University of California, Berkeley United States
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
5 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
6 California Institute of Technology United States
7 Princeton University United States
8 Columbia University United States
9 University of Chicago United States
10 University of Oxford United Kingdom
11 Yale University United States
12 University of California, Los Angeles United States
13 Cornell University United States
14 University of California, San Diego United States
15 University of Pennsylvania United States
16 University of Washington United States
17 The Johns Hopkins University United States
18 University of California, San Francisco United States
19 University of Wisconsin – Madison United States
20 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland
21 The University of Tokyo Japan
21 University College London United Kingdom
23 University of Michigan – Ann Arbor United States
24 The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine United Kingdom
25 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States
26 Kyoto University Japan
27 New York University United States
28 University of Toronto Canada
29 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities United States
30 Northwestern University United States
31 Duke University United States
32 Washington University in St. Louis United States
33 University of Colorado at Boulder United States
34 Rockefeller University United States
35 University of California, Santa Barbara United States
36 The University of Texas at Austin United States
37 Pierre and Marie Curie University – Paris 6 France
38 University of Maryland, College Park United States
39 University of Paris Sud (Paris 11) France
40 University of British Columbia Canada
41 The University of Manchester United Kingdom
42 University of Copenhagen Denmark
43 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States
44 Karolinska Institute Sweden
45 University of California, Irvine United States
46 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas United States
47 University of California, Davis United States
47 University of Southern California United States
49 Vanderbilt University United States
50 Technical University Munich Germany
51 The University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
52 Carnegie Mellon University United States
52 Utrecht University Netherlands
54 Pennsylvania State University – University Park United States
54 University of Heidelberg Germany
54 University of Melbourne Australia
57 Purdue University – West Lafayette United States
58 McGill University Canada
59 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
60 University of Zurich Switzerland
61 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick United States
61 University of Munich Germany
61 University of Pittsburgh United States
64 University of Bristol United Kingdom
65 The Ohio State University – Columbus United States
66 The Australian National University Australia
67 Brown University United States
67 King’s College London United Kingdom
69 University of Geneva Switzerland
69 University of Oslo Norway
71 Ecole Normale Superieure – Paris France
71 University of Florida United States
73 Uppsala University Sweden
74 Leiden University Netherlands
75 Boston University United States
76 University of Helsinki Finland
77 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Israel
78 University of Arizona United States
79 Arizona State University – Tempe United States
79 Moscow State University Russia
81 Aarhus University Denmark
82 Stockholm University Sweden
83 University of Basel Switzerland
83 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
85 Ghent University Belgium
85 Indiana University Bloomington United States
85 Osaka University Japan
85 The University of Queensland Australia
85 University of Utah United States
90 University of Rochester United States
91 The University of Western Australia Australia
92 McMaster University Canada
92 Michigan State University United States
92 Rice University United States
92 University of Groningen Netherlands
92 Weizmann Institute of Science Israel
97 University of Strasbourg France
97 University of Sydney Australia
99 Case Western Reserve University United States
100 University of Freiburg Germany

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