List measures quality of education, prestige of faculty
Canada has four universities that made the list of the top 100 institutions for 2013, released by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The University of Toronto (29), McGill University in Montreal (47), the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (58) and the University of Alberta in Edmonton (97).
The top 10 universities are: Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Oxford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, Columbia University, University of California Berkeley, Princeton University, University of Chicago and Yale University. The United States has the greatest number of institutions on the list (57) followed by England (six), Japan (six), France (five), Canada (four), Israel (four), Switzerland (four), Australia (two), Germany (two), Denmark (one), Finland (one), Italy (one), Netherlands (one), Norway (one), Russia (one), Scotland (one), Singapore (one), South Korea (one) and Sweden (one).
To compile the list, CWUR measures the quality of education and training of students, as well as the prestige of faculty members and the quality of their research. It uses seven indicators to rank the world's top 100 universities:
• The quality of faculty members, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals.
• Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in reputable international journals.
• Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly influential journals.
• Citations, measured by the number of highly cited research papers.
• Patents, measured by the number of international patent filings.
• Alumni employment, measured by the number of a university's alumni who currently hold CEO positions at the world's top 2000 public companies relative to the university's size.
• Quality of education, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have won major international awards, prizes and medals relative to the university's size.
The complete rankings can be found at CWUR.