U. of C. ranked 9th best university in the world

The University of Chicago takes 9th place in the “Academic Ranking of World Universities” report.

The rankings, which are based on the research of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, was published in the U.K.-based Times Higher Education on Aug. 15.

The University of Chicago’s overall ranking was 89.7 out of 100. The school placed between Columbia University (8th) and the University of Oxford (10th).

The Shanghai rankings are compiled on the basis of six measures: the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel prizes and Fields Medals; the number of highly cited researchers; the number of articles published in Nature and Science; the number of articles indexed in the Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index; and per capita performance, according to the Times Higher Education.