Here is a meta-analysis by swissinfo.ch that combines the most popular university rankings to find out which ones are best. We also show which university offers the best value for the money. Spoiler: Switzerland, for once, is a good deal.
The public, the media and the universities themselves have all embraced university rankings. They have been remarkably influential even though what they measure is often obscure.
We created a hybrid ranking of the "best" 500 universities by averaging the three longest established and most influential global rankings: QS World University rankingexternal link, Times Higher Education (THE)external link and the Shanghai rankingexternal link (AEWU). The map under shows the location of these 500 best universities.