Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

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This Demonstration lets you explore the effects of the scaled indicators on the overall score in Times Higher Education (THE) world university ranking [1], which is based on the 13 performance indicators designed to assess universities in five areas: (I) teaching, (II) research, (III) research influence, (IV) industry and (V) international outlook.


The methodology used is based on the procedures described in [2]. To find the rank of a university, one needs to know the university’s total scaled score or the scaled scores of each of the indicators defined by the sliders.

The rankings are just estimated, since the calculations are based on data from previous years. You can observe this using the sliders. For example, in the 2022 ranking, Cornell University's overall score is 85.0 and its rank is 22. In the Demonstration, the estimated rank for an overall score of 85.0 is 23. As another example, the University of Copenhagen has an overall score of 62.7 and its rank is 96. In the Demonstration, the estimated rank corresponding to an overall score of 62.7 is 94.


Contributed by: Merve Samioglu (January 2023)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




[1] Times Higher Education World University Rankings. (Nov 14, 2022) www.timeshighereducation.com.

[2] E. Siniksaran and M. H. Satman, "WURS: A Simulation Software for University Rankings," Scientometrics, 122(1), 2020 pp. 701–717. doi:10.1007/s11192-019-03269-8.

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