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Stony Brook Ranked in Top 1 Percent Among Universities Worldwide

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campusAccording to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), Stony Brook University is among the top 1 percent in the world, ranking #154 among more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide.

CWUR is the largest academic ranking of global universities. In addition to providing consultation for governments and universities, CWUR publishes the only global university ranking that measures quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

CWUR uses eight objective indicators to rank the world’s top 1,000 universities:

  • 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 (25%)
  • 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 (25%)
  • Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes and medals (25%)
  • Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in reputable journals (5%)
  • Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly influential journals (5%)
  • Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers (5%)
  • Broad Impact, measured by the university’s h-index (5%)
  • Patents, measured by the number of international patent filings (5%)

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