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Social sciences ranking

Ranking Subject Inhoud 2016 2015 20134
QS World University Ranking Psychology This annual ranking is aimed at six key performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student-to-faculty ratio, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio 51-100 51-100 51-100
QS Sociology This annual ranking is aimed at six key performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student-to-faculty ratio, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio 151-200 151-200 151-200
QS Social sciences and management This annual ranking is aimed at six key performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student-to-faculty ratio, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio 115 115 103
Times Higher Education (THE) Social sciences The British Times Higher Education magazine compares universities on such aspects as teaching (including international reputation and student-to-staff ratio), research (including international reputation and research income per scholar), citations, industry income, and international orientation 65 63
Shanghai (ARWU) Social sciences The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) focuses on the number of highly cited researchers, Nobel prizes, and the number of articles published in the influential academic journals of Nature and Science. This World Top 500 is published annually by Shanghai Jiao Tong University 101-150 76-100 76-100
National Taiwan University Ranking Social sciences The National Taiwan University Ranking compares universities based on the number of scientific papers published in English, the number of citations per paper, and the number of highly cited papers 131 114 114
CWTS Leiden Ranking Social sciences & Humanities The CWTS Leiden Ranking measures academic impact based on a citation index and scientific collaboration. The index is based on publication data from the Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science database and only looks at papers and reviews; other types of publications are not included. A university has to have at least 500 publications a year to be selected. Only articles in English-language journals count and specific journals have been excluded 125 200