We’re number … 11?
The Times Higher Education world university rankings were published Thursday, and Yale just missed the top 10. The University was beaten out by Harvard, Princeton and MIT, among others.
But we question the methodology behind these rankings. According to the Times Higher Education website, 13 indicators — which covered teaching, research citation, industry income and international outlook — were taken into consideration when weighing schools and reaching a final, standardized score.
Teaching, research and citations each counted for 30 percent of the total score, and industry income and international outlook accounted for the remaining 10 percent.
The Times Higher Education also released world reputation rankings, described on their website as “nothing more than subjective judgement — but it is the considered expert judgment of senior, published academics.”
Yale placed 11th in the world university rankings last year and 10th for the 2010-’11 academic year.
See the list of the top 20 schools below:
- California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
- University of Oxford – United Kingdom
- Stanford University
- Harvard University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Princeton University
- University of Cambridge – United Kingdom
- Imperial College London – United Kingdom
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Chicago
- Yale University
- ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich – Switzerland
- University of California, Los Angeles
- Columbia University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Johns Hopkins University
- University College London – United Kingdom
- Cornell University
- Northwestern University
- University of Michigan