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Two Georgia colleges among the best in the world in new global ranking

Of the 980 top universities in the world, two Georgia schools made the top 100 in the Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2016-17 list.

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According to the Times website, the global university ranking is the only one of its kind to judge a multitude of world class universities across core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Analysts examined institutions from 79 countries and scored them based on 13 calibrated performance indicators grouped in five categories, including teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

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Indicators such as staff-to-student ratio, research influence and international collaboration were among the 13 studied.

The Georgia Institute of Technology tied with Australia’s University of Melbourne at No. 33 on the list, up from No. 41 the previous year.

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Emory University climbed up to No. 82, up eight spots on the list from last year, and tied with three other institutions including Dartmouth College, Germany’s Technical University of Berlin and the U.K.’s University of Warwick.

Both Georgia universities are consistently recognized as prestigious colleges and have ranked among the nation’s best universities, the South’s best colleges and the best in Georgia in multiple studies.

According to the Times Higher Education ranking, the best university in the world is the University of Oxford, which knocked out five-time reigning champion, the California Institute of Technology.

The University of Oxford received an overall score of 95.

Here’s how Georgia Tech and Emory scored across each category:

Georgia Tech

Overall: 76.3

Citations: 90.8

Industry income: 62.3

International Outlook: 72.8

Research: 79.2

Teaching: 60.8

Emory University

Overall: 62

Citations: 97.4

Industry income: 43.2

International Outlook: 52.7

Research: 39.7

Teaching: 52.9

More about the World University Rankings and its methodology.

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