WCU

World Class University

An Overview

The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings use the same 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. However, the weightings are specially recalibrated to reflect the priorities of Asian institutions.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas:

  • Reputation survey
  • Staff-to-student ratio
  • Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio
  • Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio
  • Institutional income
  • Reputation survey
  • Research income
  • Research productivity
  • Field Weighted Citation Impact
  • International-to-domestic-student ratio
  • International-to-domestic-staff ratio
  • International collaboration

This category seeks to capture such knowledge-transfer activity by looking at how much research income an institution earns from industry (adjusted for PPP), scaled against the number of academic staff it employs.