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Harvard And UToronto Tops University Ranking By Academic Performance (URAP) 2016 List

Harvard University

Harvard University has been ranked the as the best university in the the world by the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) for 2016, beating Canada’s prestigious University of Toronto in 2nd place among 2,500 institutes across the world. Rounding up the top five was University of Oxford (3), Johns Hopkins University (4), and University of Cambridge (5).

The ranking placed University College London (UK) in 6th place globally, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology also known as MIT (7th), Stanford University (8th), University of California Berkeley (9th) and the University of Michigan (10th).

Two Israeli academic institutions appear on the latest list of the world’s top 200 universities — the 2016 University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) – Tel Aviv University in the 117th spot and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the 170th spot. In all Israel’s 7 universities made the top 2000+ list – the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP).

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) ranking system’s focus is on academic quality. URAP has collected data on 2,500 higher education institutions (HEI) in an effort to rank these organizations by their academic performance (quality and quantity of academic publications).

The rankings are based on six performance indicators, these are article, citation, total document, article impact total, citation impact total and international collaboration.

Top 20 universities in the world, 2016:

1. Harvard University, US
2. University of Toronto, Canada
3. University of Oxford, UK
4. Johns Hopkins University, US
5. University of Cambridge, UK

6. University College London, UK
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
8. Stanford University, US
9. University of California Berkeley, US
10. University of Michigan, US

11. University of Washington Seattle, US
12. University of California Los Angeles, US
13. University of Pennsylvania, US
14. Columbia University New York, US
15. Imperial College, UK

16. University of Copenhagen, Denmark
17. University of California San Diego, US
18. University of Tokyo, Japan
19. University of California San Francisco, US
20. Yale University, US

Top 20 universities in the UK, 2016:

1. University of Oxford (world ranking 3)
2. University of Cambridge (world ranking 5)
3. University College London (world ranking 6)
4. Imperial College (world ranking 15)
5. University of Edinburgh (world ranking 45)

6. University of Manchester (world ranking 46)
7. Kings College London (world ranking 54)
8. University of Bristol (world ranking 104)
9. University of Southampton (world ranking 108)
10. University of Birmingham (world ranking 115)

11. University of Glasgow (world ranking 118)
12. University of Nottingham (world ranking 126)
13. University of Liverpool (world ranking 134)
14. University of Leeds (world ranking 138)
15. University of Sheffield (world ranking 139)

16. Cardiff University (world ranking 168)
17. Queen Mary University of London (world ranking 196)
18. University of Warwick (world ranking 200)
19. University of Newcastle upon Tyne (world ranking 203)
20. Durham University (world ranking 247)

Top 20 universities in India, 2016:

1. The Indian Institute of Science (IISC) (world ranking 404)
2. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (world ranking 558)
3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (world ranking 607)
4. Banaras Hindu University (world ranking 631)
5. Panjab University (world ranking 638)

6. University of Delhi (world ranking 639)
7. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) (world ranking 648)
8. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) (world ranking 667)
9. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) (world ranking 716)
10. Jadavpur University (world ranking 731)

11. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) (world ranking 771)
12. Aligarh Muslim University (world ranking 836)
13. University of Calcuta (world ranking 850)
14. Anna University (world ranking 872)
15. University of Hyderabad (world ranking 882)

16. The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (world ranking 994)
17. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (iitg) (world ranking 999)
18. Anna University, Chennai (world ranking 1004)
19. University of Pune (world ranking 1084)
20. Annamalai University (world ranking 1145)

Top 20 universities in China, 2016:

1. Zhejiang University (world ranking 42)
2. Peking University (world ranking 44)
3. Tsinghua University China (world ranking 48)
4. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (world ranking 50)

5. Fudan University (Shanghai Medical University) (world ranking 90)
6. Sun Yat-sen University (world ranking 113)
7. Nanjing University (world ranking 116)
8. University of Science and Technology of China (world ranking 124)
9. Huazhong University of Science and Technology (world ranking 135)
10. Shandong University (world ranking 141)

11. Sichuan University (world ranking 155)
12. Jilin University (world ranking 160)
13. Harbin Institute of Technology (world ranking 181)
14. Xian Jiaotong University (world ranking 189)
15. Wuhan University (world ranking 213)

16. TongjiI University (world ranking 221)
17. Southeast University (world ranking 232)
18. Central South University China (world ranking 33)
19. Dalian University of Technology (world ranking 45)
20. Soochow University (Suzhou) (world ranking 258)

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