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The Center for World University Rankings just ranked Johns Hopkins University No. 19 in its third annual list of the top 1,000 global institutions of higher learning.
To arrive at its rankings, CWUR's website explains that calculations are based on eight weighted indicators, five of which placed JHU among the top 10: for its number of international patent filings (No. 3), the number of research papers that were highly cited (No. 6) and appeared in both reputable journals (No. 4) and highly influential journals (No. 10), and broad impact, a measure of both the productivity and the impact of published work (No. 3).
CWUR also takes into account the number of a university's alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university's size; the number of a university's alumni who currently hold CEO positions at the world's top companies relative to the university's size; and the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals.