There's another university ranking out, and it has a surprising winner.
The Times of London partnered with Thomson Reuters to "judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook."
A breakdown of the methodology:
- Teaching — the learning environment (worth 30 per cent of the overall ranking score)
- Research — volume, income and reputation (worth 30 per cent)
- Citations — research influence (worth 30 per cent)
- Industry income — innovation (worth 2.5 per cent)
- International outlook — staff, students and research (worth 7.5 per cent).
Caltech took the top spot, beating out some several more famous schools.
Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Princeton, Cambridge, and MIT rounded out the top 7.
The Times also put out a list based on reputation, i.e. survey of academics, which produced a more traditional winner.
First, here's the top 100:
And here's the top 100 by reputation:Prefer the reputation-based list? You'll like Business Insider's ranking of the Best Colleges In America >
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