Times Higher Education World University Rankings
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is the largest and most diverse global university ranking. Its 2020 ranking edition includes almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries. The influencers under this ranking include teaching (30%), research (30%), citation (30%), industry connections (2.5%), and international outlook (7.5%).
QS World University Rankings
The QS World University Rankings enables you to find useful information and compare between around 800 universities in the world. The QS considers the university’s reputation among other universities (40%), employers (10%), student-teacher ratio (20%), citations-academic staff ratio (20%) and international outlook including students and staff (10%) for its compilation of top universities in the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
Also known as the Shanghai Ranking, ARWU is based on citation indices of articles (20%), articles in the journals in Nature or Science (20%), highly cited (top 1%) scientists (20%), if an alumnus or alumna of the university is a Nobel laureate (10%), receiving a Nobel prize or a Fields Medal whilst working in the university (20%) and the ratio of the above achievements to number of academic staff (10%). ARWU can be quite beneficial for students going for research or doctoral degrees.