Updated 13/03/16, 15/03/16
Making a start on ranking global university rankings, here is the average change in position of the top 20 twenty universities in 2014 in seven global university rankings between 2014 and 2015.
Note: both QS and THE introduced major methodological changes in 2015.
The table refers only to the top 20. Things might (or might not) be different if the top 100 or 500 were considered.
The Shanghai ARWU and URAP are so far well ahead of the others for stability.
|Rankings||Mean position change of
top 20 universities
|Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)||0.30|
|Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) (Jeddah)||0.40|
|University Ranking By Academic Performance (URAP)
(Middle East Technical University)
|THE World University Rankings||2.10|
|Round University Rankings (Russia)||2.35|
|QS World University Rankings||3.50|