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Academic Ranking of World Universities

Academic Ranking of World Universities logo Aalborg University rankingThe Academic Ranking of Word Universities (ARWU) is a ranking list of the world’s top 500 universities. The list is published annually by the Center for World-Class Universities and The Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. Each year they also publish subject rankings and academic field rankings of the world’s top 200 universities.

The ranking list is based on six indicators that are divided into four groups:

    Research output

  • Number of publications in the journals Nature and Science – weight 20%
  • Number of publications in Science Citation Index-expanded and Social Science Citation Index – weight 20%

    Quality of faculty

  • Highly cited researcher in 21 broad subject categories – weight 20%
  • Staff of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals – weight 20%

    Quality of education

  • Alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Field Medals – weight 10%

    Per Captia Performance

  • Per captia academic performance of an institution – weight 10%

Academic field rankings are available for:

  • Natural Science & Mathematics
  • Engineering/Technology & Computer Sciences
  • Life & Agricultural Sciences
  • Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy
  • Social Sciences

Subject rankings are available for:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics/Business

Aalborg University holds a place in the rankings since 2014.

The ranking list was first published in 2003. The bibliometric data is extracted from Web of Science (Thomson Reuters).


Contact AAU

If you have any questions relating to the ranking of Aalborg University, please contact:

Senior Consultant Birte C. Hornemann
Tel.: (45) 9940 9642
E-mail: bch@aub.aau.dk