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U.S. News & World Report Unveils 2019 Best Global Universities Rankings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings for more than 30 years, today announced the 2019 Best Global Universities rankings. In its fifth year, the rankings evaluate 1,250 schools across 75 countries, providing the most comprehensive assessment of research universities around the world.

Universities in the U.S. and United Kingdom remain at the top of the rankings. The top four schools are in the U.S., with Harvard University leading at No. 1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University follow at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. The University of California Berkeley takes the fourth spot, and the United Kingdom’s University of Oxford finishes out the top five.

Twenty-nine of India’s universities are ranked among this year’s Best Global Universities, with the Indian Institute of Science at No. 1 in the country for the second consecutive year. The top 5 universities in India are:

Indian Institute of Science Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Panjab University Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee The U.S. has the most institutions ranked on the overall list with 227 schools, followed by the following countries:

China: 130 U.K.: 78 Japan: 67 Germany: 62

“When we first started publishing Best Global Universities, the rankings evaluated 500 schools in 11 countries. Since then, we’ve added 750 schools and have expanded to 75 nations,” said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News. “One thing has remained the same: Schools that prioritize quality academic research remain at the top of the rankings.”

In addition to the overall list, the newest edition of Best Global Universities includes rankings by country, region and 22 subjects.

Schools in India performed best in the following subject rankings:

Chemistry: 20 ranked universities Physics: 14 ranked universities Engineering: 12 ranked universities Materials science: 9 ranked universities

Based on Web of Science data and InCites metrics provided by Clarivate Analytics, the Best Global Universities methodology weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance. For the overall rankings, this includes bibliometric indicators such as publications, citations and international collaboration. Each subject ranking has its own methodology based on academic research performance and reputation in that specific area.

“Higher education continues to be more global, meaning that prospective students are looking beyond universities in their country when thinking about where to enroll,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “The Best Global Universities rankings offer students the resources to begin their search, whether they’re interested in a specific part of the world or subject for study.”

2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities

verall Best Global Universities Top 10

  1. Harvard University (U.S.) 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (U.S.) 3. Stanford University (U.S.) 4. University of California Berkeley (U.S.) 5. University of Oxford (U.K.) 6. California Institute of Technology (U.S.) 7. University of Cambridge (U.K.) 8. Columbia University (U.S.) 9. Princeton University (U.S.) 10. University of Washington (U.S.)

The Best Global Universities rankings serve the broader U.S. News mission of providing trusted information and rankings such as Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools and Best Online Programs to help all students navigate their higher education options. In addition, U.S. News collaborates with U.S. News Global Education, a subsidiary company of Shorelight Education, to help international students and their families connect with universities.

For more information on the Best Global Universities, visit Facebook and Twitter using #BestGlobal.

About U.S. News & World Report

Celebrating its 85th year, U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and Civic, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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