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UC Berkeley tops the Center for World University Rankings as the nation's #1 public university, #7 overall

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In news that didn't need reporting, UC Berkeley continues to be ranked among the world's bestest universities. Obvi.

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The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) just published their list ranking the world's universities and placed Cal as the nation's best public university. CWUR ranks with the following criteria (they claim their criteria is objective, which I highly question):

1) Quality of Education, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university's size [25%]
2) Alumni Employment, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have held CEO positions at the world's top companies relative to the university's size [25%]
3) Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals [25%]
4) Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in reputable journals [5%]
5) Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals [5%]
6) Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers [5%]
7) Broad Impact, measured by the university's h-index [5%]
8) Patents, measured by the number of international patent filings [5%]

Among all schools--public and private--UC Berkeley ranks as CWUR's 7th-best university. Here's how Berkeley ranked in the eight aforementioned criteria:

World rk Institution Nat. rk Quality of edu. Alumni employment Quality of faculty Publications Influence Citations Broad impact Patents Score
7 University of California, Berkeley 5 5 21 6 10 4 4 7 29 92.25

Other Pac-12 schools that were ranked notably include Stanfurd, UC Los Angeles, and UW.

Go Bears!