The Times Higher Education World University Ranking is the global performance index that judges research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators are used to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry, and governments.
Universities are excluded from the World University Rankings if they do not teach undergraduates or if their research output amounted to fewer than 1,000 articles between 2011 and 2015 (and a minimum of 150 a year). Universities can also be excluded if 80 percent or more of their activity is exclusively in one of our eight subject areas.
The performance indicators are grouped into five areas with the following weights: