The Shanghai Group (actually, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University) has been ranking the world's universities since 2003 using a quirky methodology that favours natural sciences with a large weight on the Nobel Prize and publications in Science and Nature; see my posts on the 2005 and 2006 lists. This year, this group has introduced a new twist: they have listed to top 100 universities in a few broad fields:
- Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
- Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences.
- Life and Agricultural Sciences.
- Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy.
- Social Sciences.
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In case you are wondering, there is just one Indian institution that figures in just one list: IISc is ranked between 77 and 106 for Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences.
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Here's the Wikipedia entry on college and university rankings.