Published: 17 August 2016

Academic Ranking of World Universities published

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The University of Liverpool has been positioned 101-150 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015.

Cambridge remains the top ranked UK institution (4th overall), while Harvard University remains the number one in the world for the 14th year.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, was first published in 2003. Institutions are measured across six indicators: number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals; number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Reuters; number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science; number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index; Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index and per capita performance of a university. More than 1200 universities are ranked every year and the best 500 are published.

Institutions ranked outside the Top 100 are ranked in groups because there are very small differences between scores. Liverpool is equally ranked 101-150 alongside: Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, Glasgow and Southampton.

There are 37 UK institutions which make the Top 500 list. Liverpool is UK ranked 9-15.

Subject tables

Alongside the institutional ranking, a new listing of 7 subject rankings in Engineering were published using an expanded range of research measures. Liverpool achieved the following ranks:

Subject                                                                                                   Rank                        
Civil Engineering                                                                                      27
Chemical Engineering                                                                             48
Energy Science & Engineering                                                               151 – 200
Mechanical Engineering                                                                         151 – 200
Environmental Science & Engineering                                                   201 – 300
Material Science & Engineering                                                             201 – 300
Electrical & Electronic Engineering                                                        301 – 400

The full rankings are now available at: http://www.shanghairanking.com/index.html.

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