So let's have a look at the top 25 universities in the world this year ranked for research influence, measured by field- and year- normalised citations, by Thomson Reuters.
Santa Cruz and Tokyo Metropolitan have the same impact as MIT. Federico Santa MariaTechnical University is ahead of Princeton. Florida Institute of Technology beats Harvard. Bogazici University and Scuola Normale Superiore do better than Oxford and Cambridge.
Are they serious?
Apparently. There will be an explanation in the next post. Meanwhile go and check if you don't believe me. And let me know if there's any dancing in the streets of Valparaiso, Pisa, Golden or Istanbul.
Rank and Score for Citations: Research Influence 2014-15 THE World Rankings
|1=||University of California Santa Cruz||100|
|1=||Tokyo Metropolitan University||100|
|5=||Federico Santa Maria Technical University, Chile||99.7|
|8=||Florida Institute of Technology||99.2|
|8=||University of California Santa Barbara||99.2|
|10=||University of California Berkeley||99.1|
|12=||Royal Holloway University of London||98.9|
|14||University of Colorado Boulder||97.4|
|15||University of Chicago||97.3|
|16=||Washington University of St Louis||97.1|
|16=||Colorado School of Mines||97.1|
|19||Bogazici University, Turkey||96.8|
|21=||Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy||96.4|
|21=||University of California San Diego||96.4|