Sunday, October 26, 2014
Yes, U.S. News will extend its tentacles farther on October 28.. Here are excerpts from its announcement:
The 2015 Best Global Universities rankings will show which universities are the best globally, as well as those that are highly ranked in certain countries and regions and are leaders in key academic subject areas. These new rankings – which focus specifically on schools' academic research and reputation overall and not their separate undergraduate or graduate programs – will allow prospective students to accurately compare institutions around the world.
To produce the rankings, which are powered by Thomson Reuters InCitesTM research analytics solutions, U.S. News will use a methodology that focuses on factors that measure research performance. Specifically, the ranking indicators will include those that measure a university's global and regional reputation; academic research performance using bibliometric indicators such as citations and publications; and school-level data on faculty and Ph.D. graduates.
The overall Best Global Universities rankings will encompass the top 500 universities spread out across 49 countries. In addition, U.S. News will publish four regional rankings that will show the top universities in Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand and Latin America. There will also be country-specific rankings highlighting the top schools in 11 countries with a large number of ranked schools: Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
You can read more here. Can’t wait.