New Rankings by Countries, Not Schools

Universitas 21 has come out with a new system which measures the education system of 48 countries and ranks them accordingly. This process ranks the countries rather than the individual schools themselves. This new system allows for a deeper understanding of inter-university collaboration and development opportunities for students in each country. The rankings are based on 20 different measures grouped under four main headings: resources, output, connectivity and environment.

Resources included what was invested by governments and the private sector, output was measured based on research and its impact as well as the production of an educated workforce which meets labour market needs. Connectivity was measured from international networks and collaboration which protects a system against insularity. Finally environment was based on government policy and regulation, diversity and participation opportunities. Population size was also included in the calculations.

The top 10 Countries for Higher Education: the US, Sweden, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Australia, The Netherlands, and the UK. The United States was ranked first for the number of publications produced and Canada was ranked first for the amount of resources.

To find out how the countries ranked in individual categories click here

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