Recently, Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) released 2018-2019 World University Rankings, 1000 high quality universities from 61 countries worldwide were carefully selected. On the CWUR list, WMU is ranked 804th in the world and the 78th in China. Based on the latest rankings, MMU has now listed among the most high-quality universities in the world.
Harvard University, Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology clinch the World’s Top 3. Among the rankings, American universities account for 213, followed by China with 131 universities in list (including 108 from mainland China, 17 from Taiwan, China, and 6 from Hong Kong, China), and 62 in Britain and 58 in France. Of more than 80 colleges and universities for medicine in mainland China, 12 are shortlisted, among which WMU is ranked the 8th. Among universities from Zhejiang province, WMU, following closely Zhejiang University, ranks on the top of provincial universities.
CWUR is regarded as another world-renowned university rankings apart from QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, US News best global universities rankings, and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), or Shanghai Ranking. However, unlike them, CWUR does not rely on market surveys and data provided by universities respectively, but rather assesses the Top 1,000 universities in the world according to the factors like quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, research output, influence, etc.
Universities are evaluated according to the following seven weights:
Quality of Education, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university's size (15%)
Alumni Employment, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have held CEO positions at the world's top companies relative to the university's size (15%)
Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals (15%)
Research Output, measured by the the total number of research papers (15%)
Quality Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in top-tier journals (15%)
Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals (15%)
Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers (10%)