Academic Ranking of World Universities an annual publication first published in June 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities and the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
QS World University Rankings compares the top 800 universities across four broad areas of interest to prospective students: research, teaching, employability and international outlook.The top 400 universities are given individual ranking positions, and after this universities are placed within a group, starting from 401-410, up to 701+.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranks global universities across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
Methodology uses 13 performance indicators, grouped into the following 5 areas: