World University Rankings 2019 by subject: social sciences table information

October 17, 2018

Key statistics
The data shown under key statistics is that provided by the university itself in its submission to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It represents data from the 2016 academic year, and may vary from subsequent or earlier years.

This is the number of full-time equivalent students at the university.

Student-to-staff ratio
This is the ratio of full-time equivalent students to the number of academic staff – those involved in teaching or research.

International students
The percentage of students originating from outside the country of the university.

Female-to-male ratio
The ratio of female to male students at the university.

Editor’s note: November 2018

In a portion of data provided to THE by Elsevier for the 2019 World University Rankings, four institutions in Hong Kong were tagged with an incorrect country code.​

This impacted their international collaboration data metric, which sits within the international outlook pillar, and accounts for 2.5 per cent of a university’s overall score. 

The indicator measures the proportion of an institution’s research journal publications with at least one international co-author. 

Where incorrect country tags were applied, publications from those affected institutions were misclassified as being “International” or, in other cases, “National”.

The institutions were informed and their country codes swiftly corrected.  

The amendment altered the position of three of the 666 institutions ranked in the Social Sciences Subject Ranking.

These were: Tsinghua University (which moved from position 37 to 36, following the amend); Chinese University of Hong Kong (moved from 48 to 47); Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (from 65 to 61).

As per THE's rankings correction policy, where an amendment is made, the relevant institution is retrospectively listed in its correct position. We do not rerun the complete ranking and we only amend when a change is positive. All other universities maintain their original rank.

THE verified with the external data provider that no further countries were affected.

THE is committed to transparency and accountability across all of its rankings.

Our corrections policy is available to view here.

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