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November 25, 2015

Pitt No. 47 in global university ranking

logoPitt is No. 47 in an expanded U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings, down from No. 42 a year ago.

The recently released 2016 Best Global Universities includes 750 schools in 57 countries, up from the 500 institutions in 49 countries that were rated in last year’s inaugural listing.

Of the ranked schools, 181 are in the United States. China had the second-largest number of ranked schools with 57 on the list, followed by the United Kingdom with 55.

Harvard topped the list both years. In the 2016 listing, eight of the top 10 schools are in the United States.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked No. 2, followed by the University of California-Berkeley, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, California Institute of Technology, UCLA, Columbia and the University of Chicago.

Schools are ranked based on a dozen indicators: Weighted at 12.5 percent each are global research reputation, regional research reputation and the number of publications among the 10 percent most-cited; weighted at 10 percent each are publications, normalized citation impact, percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited and international collaboration; weighted at 7.5 percent is total citations; weighted at 5 percent each are the number of PhDs awarded and the number of PhDs awarded per academic staff member; and weighted at 2.5 percent each are books and conferences.

The rankings are at

Filed under: Feature,Volume 48 Issue 7

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