Each year in October, Times Higher Education (THE) publishes THE World University Rankings of the top 400 universities in the world. Likewise, subject rankings of the top 50 universities are published in October/November.
The ranking list is based on thirteen indicators, divided into five groups:
- Research reputation – weight 18%
- Research income – weight 6%
- Publications per faculty member – weight 6%
- Teaching reputation – weight 15%
- Student per faculty member – weight 4.5%
- PhD per bachelor – weight 2.25%
- PhD per faculty member – weight 6%
- Institution income – weight 2.25%
- Citations per publication – weight 30%
- Number of international students based on total number of students – weight 2.5%
- International faculty members based on total number of faculty staff – weight 2.5%
- Number of publications with international collaboration based on total number of publications – weight 2.5%
- External funding by industry per researcher – weight 2.5%
- Engineering & Technology
- Arts & Humanities
- Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
- Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Social Sciences
Presently, Aalborg University appears on THE World University Ranking list and THE Top 100 under 50, but not on the subject ranking list.
The ranking list was first published in 2010. The bibliometric data is extracted from Scopus.