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Higher education in the world: TOP-500 best universities


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Higher education in the world: TOP-500 best universities


The rankings of the world's universities are compiled annually. One of those was published in China. The next time (2012) the title of the best in Europe was preserved by British universities Oxford and Cambridge . 8 places from the TOP-10 occupied American universities . In the hundred of the best universities there was also a Russian MSU (77th place).

Universities of the Top Ten

According to experts from the Chinese Jiaotong University, the first place in the ranking remains Harvard . The second position in the TOP 500 universities in the world is Stanford , the third - Massachusetts University. European schools also entered the top ten in the world. Cambridge took the fifth place, Oxford closed the TOP-10.


Shanghai rating: criteria, features

Chinese universities evaluated 500 universities. The rating includes 151 American educational institutions, 39 German universities , 35 Chinese universities, 37 British and 2 Russian - St. Petersburg State University, Moscow State University. A rating was made on the basis of the following criteria:

  • the size of the campus;
  • the citation of researchers;
  • the number of publications in Science, Nature;
  • the number of graduates who have received a Fields or Nobel Prize
    and others.

The academic community criticized the Shanghai rating. Russian experts, in particular the rector of Moscow State University, called it fundamentally biased. No less severely criticized the rating of scientists from France. They, as well as Russian specialists in the field of education, expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that universities were assessed only on the indicators of research activities, prizes, prizes and the size of educational institutions. France is losing to Britain and the US mainly on the latter level. Universities of the country are too "small" in comparison with Anglo-Saxon and American giants. French universities in the rating are on 40 - 70 positions in the rating.

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