Authors:Fred Bookstein, Horst Seidler, Martin Fieder and Georg Winckler
Several individual indicators from the Times Higher Education Survey (THES) data base—the overall score, the reported staff-to-student
ratio, and the peer ratings—demonstrate unacceptably high fluctuation from year to year. The inappropriateness of the summary
tabulations for assessing the majority of the “top 200” universities would be apparent purely for reason of this obvious statistical
instability regardless of other grounds of criticism. There are far too many anomalies in the change scores of the various
indices for them to be of use in the course of university management.
Outlook scores of these institutions are below 62. The highest score (61.8 according to the 2020 TimesHigherEducationRanking) belongs to Zhejiang University (ranked 107). The lowest score belongs to the University of Science and Technology Beijing (2
Shanghai Jiao Tong University emphasize excellent academic achievement; the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan emphasizes academic achievement based on publications of research outputs; the TimesHigherEducation's ranking is