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Social Sciences ranking

Ranking Subject Content 2015 2016 2017
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. 73 73 69
QS World University Ranking Social sciences and management This annual ranking is aimed at four key performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty and H-index. 115 115 113
QS World University Ranking Psychology This annual ranking is aimed at four key performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty and H-index. 51-100 51-100 51-100
QS World University Ranking Sociology This annual ranking is aimed at four key performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty and H-index. 151-200 151-200 201-250
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
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. 76-100 101-150 n.a.
Shanghai (ARWU) Psychology " n.a. n.a. 76-100
Shanghai (ARWU) Statistics " n.a. n.a. 150-200
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. 114 131