The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global university performance tables to judge research-led universities across all their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
The results of university rankings for the year 2013-14 were released on 2nd October, 2013.
How the rankings are created?
It employs 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and even governments.
The methodology for the 2013-14 World University Rankings is identical to that used since the 2011-12 tables, offering a year-on-year comparison based on true performance rather than methodological change.
The 13 performance indicators are grouped into five areas: TEACHING (the learning environment);
RESEARCH (volume, income and reputation); CITATIONS (research influence); INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK (staff, students and research); and INDUSTRY INCOME (innovation).
Thomson Reuters carried out its latest reputation survey in spring 2013. It examined the perceived prestige of institutions in research and teaching. The responses were statistically representative of global higher education's geographical and subject mix.
The most prominent indicator in this category looks at a university's reputation for research excellence among its peers, based on the responses to the annual academic reputation survey.
Research income is scaled against staff numbers and normalised for purchasing-power parity. This is a controversial indicator because it can be influenced by national policy and economic circumstances. But income is crucial to the development of world-class research, and because much of it is subjected to competition and judged by peer review, experts have suggested that it was a valid measure.
The ability of a university to attract undergraduates and postgraduates from all over the planet is key to its success on the world stage.
This year, THE's data supplier Thomson Reuters examined more than 50 million citations to 6 million journal articles, published over five years. The data are drawn from the 12,000 academic journals indexed by Thomson Reuters' Web of Science database and include all indexed journals published between 2007 and 2011. Citations to these papers made in the six years from 2007 to 2012 are also collected.
Click on the below links to see the detailed list of universities and their rankings.