Information about each of the criteria is provided by the universities themselves, and the drafters compare it and output the overall score.
As a result the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) is recognized as the best university in the world for the fourth year in a row.
However, the top ten remains almost unchanged, undergoing only minor reshuffle.
Oxford remains the best European higher educational institution and occupies the third place of the ranking. But Cambridge climbed two places upwards in the current year. It moved from the seventh place to the fifth one, surpassing Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also Princeton.