Rankings for Computer Science (the full results and analysis can be found here)

[NR means Not Ranked]

Rank 2018 Previous year Institution Country
1 NR Stanford University United States
2 4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
3 3 University of Oxford United Kingdom
4 1 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland
5 NR University of Cambridge United Kingdom
=6 2 California Institute of Technology United States
=6 12 Carnegie Mellon University United States
8 5 Georgia Institute of Technology United States
9 7 Imperial College London United Kingdom
10 8 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
11 NR Harvard University United States
12 NR Princeton University United States
13 10 National University of Singapore Singapore
14 16 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
15 11 Cornell University United States
16 9 Technical University of Munich Germany
17 13 University of Washington United States
18 12 University College London United Kingdom
19 20 Columbia University United States
20 21 Tsinghua University China

Methodology Facts

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across  their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. THE uses 13 calibrated performance indicators to try and provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons.
Please see below for more information on the methodologies for each ranking:

Times Higher Education Subject Rankings 2018

The Times Higher Education Subject Rankings includes narrower subject areas. Below is the list of subjects used to create the two subject rankings:

Engineering & Technology ranking Computer Science ranking
Subject areas . General Engineering
. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
.Civil Engineering
.Chemical Engineering
. Computer Science

Different Weights and Measures

The subject tables employ the same range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings 2018, brought together with scores provided under five categories. However, the overall methodology is recalibrated for each subject, with the weightings changed to suit the individual fields.

The weightings for the two subject rankings are:

Pillars Engineering & Technology   Computer Science
Teaching: the learning environment 30% 30%
Research: volume, income and reputation 30% 30%
Citations: research influence 27.5% 27.5%
International outlook: Staff, students and research 7.5% 7.5%
Industry income: innovation 5% 5%

Criteria

No institution can be included in the overall World University Rankings unless it has published a minimum of 1,000 research papers over the five years we examine.

For the eleven subject tables, the thresholds are set differently. For engineering and technology, the threshold drops to 500 papers published in this discipline over the last five years. And THE expects an institution to have at least 4 percent of its staff working in this discipline in order to include it in the subject table.

For computer science, the threshold drops to 500 papers published in this discipline over the last five years. And THE expects an institution to have at least 1 percent of its staff working in this discipline in order to include it in the subject table.

Material from press releases were used in this report.

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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