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PKU ranks the 39th among Best Global Universities

Peking University, Nov. 1, 2014: On October 28, U.S. News & World Report published its first Global Universities Rankings online, one of the most comprehensive evaluations of global research universities. Among the listed top 500 universities, U.S. boasts 134 universities, Germany 42, and UK 38. A total of 27 universities in China are included. PKU ranks the 39th on the list as well as the first in China. 
Best Global Universities Rankings is powered by Thomson Reuters InCites, a customized, web-based research evaluation tool. The Rankings focus specifically on schools’ overall academic research and reputation. The ranking indicators include both global and regional research reputation, publications, normalized citation impact, total citations, international collaboration, teaching forces, number of Ph.D.s, etc.

U.S. News & World Report has published Best Universities Rankings for 30 years with the aim of helping students throughout the world accurately compare and apply for institutions. “ With the globalization of higher education and increasing number of international students, new standards will be applied for the convenience of these students’, says Brian Kelly, chief editor of U.S. News & World.

Also, U.S. News & World Report hyperlinks an introduction page for each and every one of the top 500 universities. It is user-friendly especially for students who are planning to enroll in universities outside of their own country.

Top 10 Best Global Universities

1. Harvard University (United States)
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
3. University of California--Berkeley (United States)
4. Stanford University (United States)
5. University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
6. University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
7. California Institute of Technology (United States)
8. University of California--Los Angeles (United States)
9. University of Chicago (United States)
10. Columbia University (United States)

Top 5 Best Global Universities in Asia

1. University of Tokyo (Japan)
2. Peking University (China)
3. University of Hong Kong
4. National University of Singapore
5. Kyoto University (Japan)

Top 5 Best Global Universities in Australia/New Zealand

1. University of Melbourne (Australia)
2. University of Sydney
3. University of Queensland Australia
4. Australian National University
5. Monash University (Australia)

Top 5 Best Global Universities in Europe

1. University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
2. University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
3. Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
4. University College London (United Kingdom)
5. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)

Top 5 Best Global Universities in Latin America

1. Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
2. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
3. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
4. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
5. National Autonomous University of Mexico

Visit U.S. News & World Report to see the complete rankings list.

Written by: Tang Jie
Edited by: Yan Shengnan
Source: PKU News (Chinese)