Today, the authoritative British edition Times Higher Education, a leader in assessing the quality of higher education institutions published a world ranking of the best research universities.
The world's top ten universities include Oxford University, Stanford, Harvard, California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, University of California at Berkeley, Yale, Princeton, and Chicago Universities.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 include 3 Kazakh universities: Satbayev University, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, and Lomonosov Eurasian National University. All three universities took positions in the 1000+ rating. Among Kazakhstani universities, Satbayev University scored the highest number of points in three areas out of five: Research, Quotes, Income from research for industry and commercial sector.
There are 39 universities from the Russian Federation in the ranking.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings is a global ranking that assesses universities with intensive research activities in all major areas.
In total, this year the ranking includes 1527 educational institutions from 93 countries. Independent experts have carefully analyzed the data from almost 2000 leading research universities in the world and obtained the results of evaluating their academic reputation based on more than 22 thousand surveys. It also analyzed 13.6 million research publications and more than 86 million citations over five years based on Elsevier bibliometric data.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings is a global ranking that evaluates universities with intensive research activities in all major areas of activity.
All University indicators are grouped into five areas:
- Teaching (educational environment);
- Research (volume, research revenue, and reputation);
- Citations (research impact);
- International perspectives (share of international teachers conducting research, share of international students, and international co-authorship);
- Research revenue for industry and the commercial sector (knowledge transfer).
In addition, an independent audit of the rating results of one of the world's leading "Big four" audit organizations – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is part of the methodology for evaluating Times Higher Education Universities.
The rating results can be found on the official website.