Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 Ranking

The 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was recently released by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy which has been producing the ranking since 2003.

While Harvard University remains the number one in the world for the 14th year, there have been other changes. In Europe, Oxford moved from 10th place to 7th while ETH Zurich (19th) was the highest ranked institution in Continental Europe.

The University of Melbourne (40th) was the highest ranked of universities in Oceania, followed by University of Queensland (55th).

The full ranking, as well as the methodology and statistical analysis is available here.

Here is a quick overview of the Top 10:

Harvard Univ
1 1 USA
Stanford Univ
2 2 USA
Univ California – Berkeley
3 4 USA
Univ Cambridge
4 5 UK
Massachusetts Inst Tech (MIT)
5 3 USA
Princeton Univ
6 6 USA
Univ Oxford
7 10 UK
California Inst Tech
8 7 USA
Columbia Univ
9 8 USA
Univ Chicago
10 9 USA

Photo credit: “”. Material used in the preparation of this article has been drawn from Shanghai Ranking and the BMBF.


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