What are university rankings?
As the name suggests, university rankings rank universities. However, each ranking organisation measures institutions in different ways, using different criteria, and different weightings of similar criteria.
Rankings can take into account research quality and revenue, surveys of academics and employers, staff-student ratios, and statistics on demographics such as the number of international students.
The three major global rankings are:
- QS World University Rankings
- Times Higher Education World University Rankings
- Academic Ranking of World Universities.