Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2020-21

Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2020-2021
CWUR released rankings of world universities for the year 2020-2021
Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) is a leading consulting organization providing policy advice, strategic insights, and consulting services to governments and universities to improve educational and research outcomes.


Since 2012, CWUR has been publishing the only academic ranking of global universities that assesses the quality of education, alumni employment, research output, and citations without relying on surveys and university data submissions.


The ranking started out as a project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with the aim of rating the top 100 world universities. It was quickly reported worldwide by universities and the media and many requests were received to expand it. In 2020-21, the ranking continued to list the top 2000 out of around twenty thousand universities worldwide, making it the largest academic ranking of global universities.


Since 2016, the Center for World University Rankings is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates.


Ranking Methodology:

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) publishes the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

CWUR uses seven objective and robust indicators to rank the world's universities:

  1. 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 (25%).

  2. Alumni Employment, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have held CEO positions at the world's top companies relative to the university's size (25%).

  3. Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals (10%).

  4. Research Performance:

  • Research Output, measured by the the total number of research papers (10%)

  • High-Quality Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in top-tier journals (10%)

  • Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals (10%)

  • Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers (10%)


Following are the CWUR list of top 10 world universities and top 10 Indian Universities for the year 2020-2021.


CWUR 2020-2021: Top 10 World universities

Rank#1:: Harvard University
Rank#2:: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rank#3:: Stanford University
Rank#4:: University of Cambridge
Rank#5:: University of Oxford
Rank#6:: Columbia University
Rank#7:: Princeton University
Rank#8:: University of Pennsylvania
Rank#9:: University of Chicago
Rank#10:: Yale University


CWUR 2020-2021: Top 10 Indian Universities

Rank#415:: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Rank#462:: Indian Institute of Science

Rank#544:: University of Delhi

Rank#550:: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Rank#572:: Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Rank#584:: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Rank#585:: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Rank#697:: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Rank#726:: Panjab University

Rank#790:: Jawaharlal Nehru University


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About Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) is a leading consulting organization providing policy advice, strategic insights, and consulting services to governments and universities to improve educational and research outcomes.

Disclaimer: All the above data is gathered from the CWUR, all the logos and titles are belongs to CWUR, EngMorph does not own any part of the data published in this page and EngMorph is not responsible for the correctness of the information presented. For more information, visit the CWUR website.

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