World University Rankings 2019 table information

September 26, 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.

Students
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 correction resulted in an alteration to the positions of seven of the 1,258 institutions ranked in the overall 2019 World University Rankings.

These were: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (which moved from position 46 to 41 following the amend); Hong Kong Polytechnic University (moved from joint 173 to 159) ; Chinese University of Hong Kong (moved from 55 to 53); Nanjing University (from joint 135 to 134); Fudan University (from 105 to 104); Wuhan University (from 351-400 to 301-350); Shanghai Jiao Tong University (from joint 190 to 189).

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.

In Autumn 2018, after publication of the 2019 World University Rankings, East China Normal University (ECNU) informed us that they had submitted, and signed off, incorrect research income data into THE’s data portal. This matter was reviewed under our corrections policy, and we agreed, at our discretion, to re-calculate ECNU’s score based on a corrected data submission. The re-calculation based on corrected data means that ECNU is now positioned within the 501-600 band, up from the 601-800 band in the World University Rankings. The university also moves to 101-125 in the education subject ranking, and 401-500 in the physical sciences ranking.

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

Our corrections policy is available to view here.

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