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How U.S. News Calculated the Best Global Universities Rankings


The Best Global Universities rankings provide insight into how U.S. universities – which U.S. News has been ranking separately for nearly 40 years – stand globally. All universities can benchmark themselves against schools in their own country and region, become more visible on the world stage, and find top schools in other countries to consider collaborating with.

The overall Best Global Universities ranking encompasses 1,750 top institutions, up from nearly 1,500 last year, and spread across more than 90 countries, up from 86 last year. The first step in producing these rankings, which are powered by Clarivate™ involved creating a pool of 1,849 universities that was used to rank the top 1,750 schools.

To create the pool of 1,849, U.S. News first included the top 250 universities in the results of Clarivate's global reputation survey, described further below. Next, U.S. News added in any other institutions that had met the minimum threshold of at least 1,250 papers published in 2015 to 2019. This paper threshold is unchanged from last year. Those two criteria created the final 2022 ranking pool of 1,849 institutions from which the top-scoring 1,750 universities are ranked by U.S. News in the overall ranking.

As a result of these criteria, many stand-alone graduate schools, including Rockefeller University in New York and the University of California—San Francisco, were eligible to be ranked and were included in the ranking universe.

The second step was to calculate the rankings using the 13 indicators and weights that U.S. News chose to measure global research performance. Each of the school's profile pages on usnews.com lists the overall global score as well as numerical ranks for the 13 indicators, allowing students to compare each school's standing in each indicator.

The indicators and their weights in the ranking formula are listed in the table below, with related indicators grouped together; an explanation of each follows.

RANKING INDICATOR

 

WEIGHT

     
Global research reputation   12.5%
Regional research reputation   12.5%
Publications   10%
Books   2.5%
Conferences   2.5%
Normalized citation impact   10%
Total citations   7.5%
Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited   12.5%

Percentage of total publications that are among the 10% most cited

  10%
International collaboration – relative to country   5%
International collaboration   5%
Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited in their respective field   5%
Percentage of total publications that are among the top 1% most highly cited papers   5%

2022  | Karadeniz Technical University Rankings

Karadeniz Technical University is ranked #1423 in Best Global Universities.

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