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World university rankings revealed

Jeddah, July 2, 2013

Jeddah-based Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) has released its 2013 ranking of the world's top 100 universities.

The top 10 universities are Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Columbia, Berkeley, Princeton, Chicago, and Yale, according to the ranking.

The distribution of the top 100 institutions among countries is as follows: USA (57), UK (7), Japan (6), France (5), Canada (4), Israel (4), Switzerland (4), Australia (2), Germany (2), Denmark (1), Finland (1), Italy (1), Netherlands (1), Norway (1), Russia (1), Singapore (1), South Korea (1), and Sweden (1).

The CWUR publishes its global university performance tables that measure the quality of education, training of students and the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research using seven indicators, without relying on surveys and university data submissions, said a statement.

The indicators used include quality of faculty members, publications, influence, citations, patents, alumni employment and quality of education, it said.

The complete list of the world's top 100 universities and a preprint describing the methodology can be found at the CWUR website (www.cwur.org), it added. – TradeArabia News Service




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