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The 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)


2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University has released the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Harvard University remains on the first place for the eight time, whereas other seven US universities (Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Caltech, Princeton, Columbia and Chicago) are in top 10 (Center for World-Class Universities, 2010):

Moreover, the US accounts more than half (54 universities) in the top 100.

In Europe, the UK has as best ranked universities Cambridge (5th position) and Oxford (10th position).  Other recognized European universities are:

  • ETH Zurich (23rd) in Switzerland
  • Paris 6 (39th) in France
  • Copenhagen (40th) in Denmark
  • Karolinska (42nd) in Sweden
  • Utrecht (50th) in Netherlands

From the Asia-Pacific, the best ranked are:

  • Tokyo (20th) in Japan
  • ANU (59th) and Melbourne (62nd) in Australia

Along with the overall ranking, the rankings for broad fields and rankings for subjects have also been published. For example, for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the top three universities are Harvard, Berkley and Cambridge, whereas for Mathematics alone, the top three are Princeton, Berkeley and Harvard.

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About the ARWU

The Academic Ranking of World Universities is published annually by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, starting with 2003.

Based on a set of objective indicators and third-party data, the best universities in the world are nominated and hierarchized in three types of rankings:

  • Overall ranking (tops 100, 101-200, 201-300, 301-400, 401-500)
  • Field ranking (Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Engineering / Technology and Computer Sciences, Life and Agriculture Sciences, Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, Social Sciences)
  • Subject ranking (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics / Business)



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  • Center for World-Class Universities, 2010

Further information contains more than 40 Key Performance Indicator examples used in the field of Academic Education, as well as performance reports from more than 35 academic institutions worldwide.

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