Methodology

UniRanks is the ultimate tool to compare universities: UniRanks compiles data from all the most influential rankings and shows the actual visibility of the university on the world stage. All the major rankings focus on different factors, such as academics (THE World University Ranking), reputation (QS World University Ranking), research (US News Best Global Universities), impact (ARWU, also known as Shanghai Ranking), or innovation (Reuters World Top Innovative Universities). By taking into account all these factors, UniRanks provides a broader perspective and indicates more accurately how universities position themselves globally. UniRanks ranking weights equally reputation, academics, research, and research impact, and includes innovation to boost institutions focused on transferring knowledge, as follows:

These five rankings are updated yearly between August and October. UniRanks ranking is therefore only partial during this period, updated with the original constituents. It provides a final overview of a given academic year when the last ranking is updated.

How to Use UniRanks

  • Stay up-to-date and compare data from all the most important rankings for a given year.
  • Look at the UniRanks ranking, which provides a complete, objective, and multi-faceted view of the academic world.
  • Find specialized analysis and reports on higher education.
  • Connect with experts to help you navigate through the academic world. UniRanks bespoke services can be found in the tab “Services”, and address both prospective students needing help with university applications, or schools that require well-presented personalized reports.
  • Coming soon: Observe trends over the years, both nationally and globally.
  • Coming soon: Analyse the rankings in customized charts.