ARWU (Shanghai) Ranking

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (the Shanghai rankings) covers the world, and an Irish ranking can be produced from the national sub-set of the data. Universities are ranked sequentially for 1st-100th place; universities below 100th place are ranked only in bands of 100, down to 500th. Data is here.

World
Rank
2016
World
Rank
2015
World
Rank
2014
World
Rank
2013
World
Rank
2012
World
Rank
2011
World
Rank
2010
World
Rank
2009
TCD 151-200 151-200 151-200 201-300 201-300 201-300 201-300 201-302
NUIG 301-400
UCD 301-400 301-400 201-300 301-400 301-400 301-400 301-400 303-401
UCC  – 401-500 401-500 301-400 301-400 301-400 401-500 303-401

“The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is first published in June 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU), Graduate School of Education (formerly the Institute of Higher Education) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and updated on an annual basis. ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution. More than 1000 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published on the web …” (more)

As part of the same exercise, universities are also ranked for their activities in (broadly-defined) fields, and in a few specific disciplines. Current only the top 200 universities are ranked.  Ireland features as follows:

 

World
Rank
2015
World
Rank
2014
World
Rank
2013
World
Rank
2012
Field: Life and
Agriculture Sciences
UCD  151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200
Field: Social Sciences UCD  151-200
Subject: Physics UCD  151-200
Subject: Economics / Business UCD  151-200
Field: Life and
Agriculture Sciences
UCC  –  – 151-200 151-200

In 2014, ARWU also published an alternative version of their rankings, which ignored the numbers of Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals associated with each institution, but otherwise calculate in the same way. Under this alternative ranking:

World Rank 2015 – alternative system World Rank 2014 – alternative system
TCD 201-300  201-300
UCD 201-300  201-300
UCC 301-400  301-400

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