World college and university rankings

World University and College reputation ranking is published on checkmyknowledge.com since 2016 and is based on the results of College and University rankings – the process of building the ratings of higher educational institutions by the way of combining various factors, such as combination of the indicator of wellbeing, scientific achievements and/or their effects, selectivity, selection of students, the final success, demographic situation and other criteria.

 

One of the components of university and college reputation rating on checkmyknowledge.com com is Times Higher Education world’s university rating, based on a survey of 13 388 scientists from 131 countries and were first published in March of 2011, which is regarded as a highest grade of academic reputation to this day. The survey is conducted on eight languages by Ipsos Media CT for Times Higher Education ranking data partner – Thomson Reuter asked experiences academics to highlight the university, which, according to their opinion are stronges for education and research in their fields. The best universities in rating for 2014 were Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, Oxford, Berkley UK, this universities were a cut above others and were advertised as a group of internationally recognized „super brands”.

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In 2010 The Globe and Mail named Times Higher Education World University Ranking „possibly, the most influential”. The study published by professors of the University of Michigan in 2011, showed that previous ratings of THE maed a big influence on the establishment of the status of research universities in the world.

 

The other component of College and University rankings on checkmyknowledge.com is the QS world university rating, jointly developed in 2004 by Quacquarelli Symonds  and British publishing Times Higher Education. Rating evaluates universities on the following parameters: the activity and the quality of the research activities, employers' opinions and career potential, teaching and internationalization. These indicators cover key strategic mission of global significance of universities for which they are responsible to the stakeholders: the academic community, employers, students and their parents. Each year, the study evaluated more than 2,500 higher education institutions around the world. According to the results of a ranking of the 500 best universities in the world, as well as university rankings for individual disciplines.

 

The level of achievements of universities is estimated based on the results of a combination of statistical analysis of the activities of educational institutions, audited data (including information on the citation index of the Scopus database, the largest of bibliometric research publications database in the world), as well as data on a global expert survey of representatives of the international academic community and employers, who have expressed their views on universities. Below are the quantitative and qualitative indicators, which assess the activities of universities.

 

Indicator

 

Index of academic reputation (survey) - 40%
Index of reputation among employers (survey) - 10%
The ratio of teaching staff in relation to the number of students - 20%

Citation Index of teaching staff in relation to the number of teaching staff (Scopus database) - 20%

The share of foreign teachers in relation to the number of teaching staff (in equivalent to full rate) - 5%

The proportion of foreign students in relation to the number of students (Full education cycle) - 5%

 

In a survey of members of the international academic community (QS Global Academic Survey) that was attended by university professors and managers with an average experience of 19.6 years in science. Among them were leading scientists and more than 500 university rectors. Respondent can name up to 30 universities, without naming the university, in which they work. A survey is carried out in five subject areas: natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts, life sciences, engineering sciences and technology. In a survey of employers (QS Global Employer Survey) that was attended by several thousand companies from more than 90 countries. Description of the methodology of selection of experts, a full breakdown of respondents by country, held positions and industries, is represented on the site of the project, based on the results of another comparative study.

 

Compilers of the rating note that volatility top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings is much lower than in most of other similar ratings that reflect the maturity and reliability of the methodology used. QS is a member of the Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (IREG), the regulatory body for the organizations that make up the rankings of higher education institutions. Authors of the project indicate that the QS research team is working as objectively as possible, all of the data and the methodology of rating are available for external audit.

 

The rating of world universities according to U.S. News & World Report is also mentioned for additional university and college reputation rating. In the latest ranking of American universities, drawn up by the U.S. News & World Report publication, the leader is Princeton, beating Harvard, with whom he shared the first place during the past year. In parallel with the universities, colleges were also evaluated (liberal arts colleges), as the best, just like last year, was recognized Williams College.

 

As the compilers of ratings claim, it help comparing universities by „most commonly known success criteria”. Amongst which – freshmen percentage, students who are retaking the academic year (less sutdent expelled the better), graduation results (how many students and with which grades graduated from university), strenght and achievement of the faculty staff. And though top ten had small changes, such as Stanford climbed from sixth to fifth place, Duke and Pennsylvania now share the seventh and not eighth place, they were joined by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which lost one position, overall the universities from the Ivy League are confidently in the lead, maintaining their legendary image and remaining as limit of dreams for many many students.

CMK Rank THE QS USN University Cost of education
N/A N/A N/A N/A University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

from £ 9 400 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A University of Oxford

University of Oxford

from £ 15 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Imperial College London

Imperial College London

from £ 17 500 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A University College London

University College London

from £ 9 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

from £ 15 250 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A King’s College London

King’s College London

from £ 15 450 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A University of Manchester

University of Manchester

from £ 14 500 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A University of Bristol

University of Bristol

from £ 14 750 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

from £ 14 500 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick

from £ 15 070 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Durham University

Durham University

from £ 13 300 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Southampton

The University of Southampton

from £ 13 290 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham

from £ 12 565 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield

from £ 7 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Leeds

The University of Leeds

from £ 12 900 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

from £ 12 110 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

from £ 8 500 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The Queen Mary University of London

The Queen Mary University of London

from £ 4 200 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of St. Andrews

The University of St. Andrews

from £ 16 230 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool

from £ 12 750 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Exeter

The University of Exeter

from £ 15 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Lancaster University

Lancaster University

from £ 12 500 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The Cardiff University

The Cardiff University

from £ 13 500 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of York

The University of York

from £ 9000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The Newcastle University

The Newcastle University

from £ 12 075 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen

from £ 12 600 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A University of Sussex

University of Sussex

from £ 17 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Leicester

The University of Leicester

from £ 13 395 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Reading

The University of Reading

from £ 13 750 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia

from £ 13 995 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Queen's University of Belfast

Queen's University of Belfast

from £ 9 400 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The Royal Holloway University of London

The Royal Holloway University of London

from £ 12 900 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Aston University

Aston University

from £ 12 750 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Dundee

The University of Dundee

from £ 12 950 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria

from £ 7 500 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Bath

The University of Bath

from £ 10 500 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

from £ 13 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A London South Bank University

London South Bank University

from £ 10 500 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University

from £ 7 650 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A St. George's University of London

St. George's University of London

from £ 9 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Surrey

The University of Surrey

from £ 12 735 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Glyndwr University

Glyndwr University

from £ 7 450 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

from £ 11 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

from £ 11 500 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Essex

The University of Essex

from £ 9 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Swansea University

Swansea University

from £ 9 800 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Kent

The University of Kent

from £ 12 750 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

from £ 11 175 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Stirling

The University of Stirling

from £ 11 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The Open University

The Open University

from £ 3 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Bangor University

Bangor University

from £ 9 510 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

from £ 8 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of St Mark & St John

The University of St Mark & St John

from £ 9 250 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Royal Veterinary College

Royal Veterinary College

from £ 4 950 per trimester

N/A N/A N/A N/A The Aberystwyth University

The Aberystwyth University

from £ 9 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Plymouth University

Plymouth University

from £ 12 250 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A University of East London

University of East London

from £ 9990 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

from £ 12 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Keele University

Keele University

from £ 7 790 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A The University of Hull

The University of Hull

from £ 12 790 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

from £ 10 080 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A De Montfort University

De Montfort University

from £ 11 960 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

from £ 12 390 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A Ulster University

Ulster University

from £ 9 000 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

from £ 6100 for one semester of studies

N/A N/A N/A N/A University of West London

University of West London

from £ 9 400 per year

N/A N/A N/A N/A City University London

City University London

from £ 9 000 per year