AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst is 208th among more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education around the globe, according to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).
Nationally, UMass Amherst is 87th in the rankings, which were released July 11 by the Saudi Arabia-based organization.
CWUR uses eight indicators to rank the world’s top 1,000 universities:
- Quality of education as measured by the number of alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university’s size (25%)
- Alumni employment, measured by the number of alumni who have held CEO positions at the world’s top companies relative to the university’s size (25%)
- Quality of faculty, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes and medals (25%)
- Publications based on the number of research papers appearing in reputable journals (5%)
- Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly influential journals (5%)
- Citations, measured by the number of highly cited research papers (5%)
- Broad impact, measured by the university’s h-index, which is based on the set of a scholar’s most cited papers and the number of citations they have received in other publications (5%)
- The number of international patent filings (5%)
In addition to providing consultation for governments and universities, the Center for World University Rankings purports to be the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.