Countries arranged by Number of Universities in Top Ranks

January 2017 edition

        Most of the papers analysing ranking results only use the data from the top 500 universities, a sample that is clearly not very representative for most of the countries. For example, although there are countries where the whole set of their universities are in the upper category, others as important as the USA, that has a lot of universities in the elite, also shows over 2000 of its HEIs beyond the 5000th mark.

        As we believe the experts should go beyond the Top 500 biased analysis, we provide here the tabla with the data by country that can be useful for economic-related analysis (January 2017 edition): Exactly 26368 universities from all over the world are included,

        Please, take into account China data are penalyzed y the high naumber of fake/uncleaned Googler Scholar profiles

COUNTRY TOP 100 TOP 200 TOP 500 TOP 1000 TOP 5000 TOP 10004 ALL
United States of America 61 92 167 274 1128 2318 3281
United Kingdom 9 17 42 79 142 198 285
Canada 7 15 25 33 84 163 352
Australia 5 8 22 34 39 65 199
Netherlands 3 6 11 12 32 57 136
Japan 2 3 13 37 264 475 985
Switzerland 2 5 7 11 25 43 101
Germany 2 14 41 61 147 261 454
Brazil 1 1 7 20 180 297 1507
Finland 1 1 6 9 19 36 44
Belgium 1 2 7 8 18 38 84
Singapore 1 2 2 3 10 21 44
South Korea 1 3 10 27 99 145 375
Taiwan 1 3 8 28 96 139 159
Denmark 1 3 5 6 9 19 77
Norway 1 3 4 5 26 35 52
Hong Kong 1 4 6 6 11 13 22
Spain   1 20 44 78 112 252
France   1 11 42 165 276 562
Portugal   1 6 6 36 54 114
New Zealand   1 5 7 11 22 53
Austria   1 4 11 28 48 76
Ireland   1 3 5 18 31 47
Mexico   1 1 6 66 126 931
Israel   2 5 7 16 32 41
Sweden   4 9 11 28 36 46
Italy   5 17 43 78 107 235
China     7 43 542 1553 2310
Poland     4 11 72 141 426
Greece     4 8 31 45 77
South Africa     4 7 21 25 124
Czechia     3 5 20 33 80
Thailand     2 9 47 98 180
Turkey     1 11 82 151 169
Iran     1 8 128 204 605
Russia     1 8 102 291 1306
Malaysia     1 5 35 57 403
Saudi Arabia     1 4 19 38 56
Hungary     1 4 15 32 72
Argentina     1 3 44 72 118
Chile     1 3 36 49 80
Estonia     1 2 5 8 30
Puerto Rico     1 1 6 14 39
Slovenia     1 1 5 6 35
Iceland     1 1 4 7 9
India       7 230 490 4004
Indonesia       3 64 157 487
Colombia       3 55 103 289
Slovakia       3 16 18 33
Egypt       2 26 35 61
Romania       1 32 57 105
Bulgaria       1 19 32 56
Lithuania       1 10 13 44
Belarus       1 8 22 57
Lebanon       1 8 14 42
Costa Rica       1 7 14 59
Kenya       1 6 20 137
Croatia       1 6 13 50
Serbia       1 6 11 71
Cyprus       1 6 9 20
Macao       1 5 7 10
Jamaica       1 3 4 22
Luxembourg       1 1 1 3
Pakistan         40 84 315
Ukraine         35 122 342
Algeria         30 41 86
Nigeria         22 45 219
Viet Nam         21 60 124
Ecuador         17 32 61
Jordan         17 24 35
Peru         16 39 99
Bangladesh         15 40 115
United Arab Emirates         15 25 51
Venezuela         11 21 70
Morocco         10 18 181
Sri Lanka         9 15 53
Philippines         8 35 266
Palestine         8 11 18
Iraq         6 19 75
Uruguay         6 16 40
Bosnia and Herzegovina         6 10 77
Ethiopia         6 7 59
Kazakhstan         5 17 106
Latvia         5 16 56
Cuba         5 14 28
Guatemala         5 5 19
Tanzania         4 12 52
Ghana         4 11 60
Kuwait         4 6 12
Others         4 5 8
Tunisia         3 12 189
Uganda         3 10 44
Oman         3 9 33
Georgia         3 7 64
Bolivia         3 7 54
Zimbabwe         3 6 15
Cameroon         3 5 17
Nicaragua         2 8 42
Sudan         2 8 37
Dominican Republic         2 7 32
Macedonia FYR         2 7 20
El Salvador         2 6 37
Armenia         2 6 35
Moldova         2 6 27
Syrian Arab Republic         2 6 23
Mongolia         2 5 25
Qatar         2 5 7
International         2 5 6
Nepal         2 4 27
Bahrain         2 3 15
Honduras         2 3 15
Mozambique         2 3 9
Fiji         2 3 3
Panama         2 2 26
Namibia         2 2 5
Azerbaijan         1 6 41
Kyrgyzstan         1 5 29
Paraguay         1 4 41
Libya         1 4 15
Trinidad and Tobago         1 4 10
Yemen         1 3 25
Senegal         1 2 16
Zambia         1 2 16
Rwanda         1 2 14
Botswana         1 2 7
Burkina Faso         1 2 6
Mauritius         1 2 6
Malawi         1 2 6
Barbados         1 2 4
Lao PDR         1 2 4
Malta         1 2 4
Madagascar         1 1 14
Benin         1 1 7
Brunei Darussalam         1 1 5
Guyana         1 1 5
Burundi         1 1 4
Dominica         1 1 3
Guam         1 1 3
Liechtenstein         1 1 3
Montenegro         1 1 3
Togo         1 1 3
Grenada         1 1 2
Lesotho         1 1 2
Swaziland         1 1 2
Faroe Islands         1 1 1
New Caledonia         1 1 1
French Polynesia         1 1 1
San Marino         1 1 1
Virgin Islands US         1 1 1
Albania           5 36
Uzbekistan           4 69
Cambodia           3 46
Papua New Guinea           3 5
Belize           2 4
Afghanistan           1 48
Somalia           1 23
Congo DR           1 16
Haiti           1 15
Côte d'Ivoire           1 11
Bhutan           1 9
Saint Kitts and Nevis           1 5
Cayman Islands           1 5
Cabo Verde           1 4
Saint Lucia           1 4
Bahamas           1 2
Suriname           1 2
Anguilla           1 1
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba           1 1
Micronesia           1 1
Monaco           1 1
Myanmar             29
Angola             24
Tajikistan             14
Liberia             5
Timor-Leste             5
Guinea             4
Mauritania             4
Maldives             4
Aruba             3
Congo             3
Curaçao             3
Gambia             3
Seychelles             3
Sierra Leone             3
Antigua and Barbuda             2
Korea DPR             2
Mali             2
South Sudan             2
Virgin Islands British             2
Samoa             2
Andorra             1
Others             1
American Samoa             1
Bermuda             1
Central African Republic             1
Djibouti             1
Gabon             1
French Guiana             1
Greenland             1
Equatorial Guinea             1
Isle of Man             1
Marshall Islands             1
Northern Mariana Islands             1
Niger             1
Niue             1
Palau             1
Solomon Islands             1
Tonga             1
Vanuatu             1