Six Portuguese universities have been included in the Xangai Ranking of the top 1000 universities in the world, reports Lusa. The list, published on Monday, was dominated by universities in the United States, with Harvard coming first for the 20th year in a row.
The following Portuguese universities appeared in the top 1000:
- University of Lisbon
- University of Porto
- University of Aveiro
- University of Minho
- Nova University Lisbon
- University of Coimbra
The University of Lisbon and the University of Porto are ranked among the world’s 201st and 300th best universities.
The University of Aveiro and the University of Minho ranked between the 400th and 500th best universities.
Nova University Lisbon and the University of Coimbra were listed between the 500th and 600th places.
The five best universities in the world according to the ranking are Harvard (100%), Stanford (76.8%), MIT (70.1%), Cambridge (69.6%), and Berkeley (65.3%). 39 North American universities made the top 100.
Over 2000 universities were analyzed to receive their position on the Xangai Ranking. The ranking considers several criteria that differ in weight:
- Quality of education: Nobel prizes and medals of alumni (10%)
- Quality of faculty: Nobel prizes and medals of staff (20%) and whether the institution has highly cited researchers (20%)
- Research output: Published research in fields of Nature and Science (20%) and papers in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index (20%)
- Per Capita Performance: Per capita academic performance of an institution (10%)