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13 universities of Iran among top global universities

Tehran,The 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was released today by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy and 13 Iranian universities were placed among 1,000 top global universities, Islamic World Science Citation Center's (ISC) caretaker Mohammad Javad Dehghani said.

'ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is one the leading global rankings whose results are released by Shanghai Xiaoteng University. In 2018 global rankings, two U.S universities of Harvard and Stanford and Cambridge of UK ranked first to third respectively', Dehghani noted.

ISC caretaker stated,'ShanghaiRanking is one the three authentic systems on international stage. Quality of education, quality of faculty's members, research outputs and per capita function are four criteria used in ShanghaiRanking Consultancy which were evaluated by 6 parameters.

In 2018 Shanghai global ranking, 13 Iran's universities were placed in the top category while in the last year only 8 universities had been placed in the ranking, the official added.

Expressing hope that continuous growth of Iran's universities in Shanghai global ranking encourage the rise of Iran's universities standing, he stated, ' In 2018, 5 universities of Science and Industry, Noshirvani scientific university of Babol, Martyr Beheshti's Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran's Medical Sciences were ranked for the first time.

Tehran University was ranked 11 among 400 top universities of the world while Industrial University of Amirkabir was ranked third in ShanghaiRanking, Dehghani touched on.

Universities from the United States take 35 top positions in 54 subjects, followed by 9 institutions from China (including Hong Kong) and 3 from the Netherlands. The best performing institution is Harvard, taking 17 crowns, 9 of which are from Social Sciences subjects, 4 from Medical Sciences, 2 from Life Sciences, and 2 from Engineering. MIT tops 5 subjects, 4 of which are engineering subjects. Other universities who top more than one subject rankings include University of Pennsylvania and University of Colorado at Boulder from the United States, University of Wageningen from the Netherlands, and Nanyang Technological University from Singapore.

Since 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world Top 500 universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data. It has been recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. This year, universities ranked between 501 and 1000 are also published as ARWU World Top 500 Candidates.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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