a-index World University Rankings 2024

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Welcome to a groundbreaking paradigm in the realm of higher education rankings! Applyindex proudly presents a novel concept that is set to redefine how aspiring master’s and PhD candidates evaluate their academic prospects—the a-index. Our world university rankings, introduced in 2024, provide a unique perspective by focusing on the challenge of securing fully funded research-based master’s and PhD positions.

Distinct from conventional ranking methodologies employed by QS Top Universities, Times Higher Education, US News, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), and similar platforms, the a-index stands as a testament to our commitment to transparency and innovation in the evaluation process.

Unveiling the a-index

The a-index is a sophisticated function derived from the amalgamation of eight key factors, each meticulously chosen to gauge the intricacies of a university’s academic landscape. Factors include the annual volume of scientific publications, the esteemed reputation of academic staff members, and the minimum requirements set for the PhD admission process, among others. This comprehensive index is represented on a scale of 0 to 100, with a higher a-index indicating a more rigorous admission process for securing coveted fully-funded research-based master’s and PhD positions.

A Deeper Dive into the a-index Metrics

Our meticulous approach ensures that the a-index encapsulates various dimensions of academic excellence. By factoring in the university’s scientific output, the caliber of its faculty, and the stringent requirements for admission to their PhD programs, we present a holistic view of each institution’s commitment to cutting-edge research and academic rigor.

ETH Zurich: Pinnacle of Academic Challenge

Illustrating the power of the a-index, ETH Zurich emerges as a beacon of academic rigor, boasting an impressive a-index of 99.8. This signifies that ETH Zurich sets the benchmark for the most challenging research-based master’s and PhD admission processes, making it an institution that demands excellence and commitment from its aspirants.

Join us on this revolutionary journey as we redefine the landscape of higher education rankings with the a-index—an innovative tool that empowers students to make informed decisions about their academic future. Embrace the future of university rankings with Applyindex!

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  • 1a-index: 99.8
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  • 7a-index: 97.5
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  • 9a-index: 96.8
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  • 11a-index: 95.9
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  • 12a-index: 95.3
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  • 13a-index: 94.5
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  • 14a-index: 93.7
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  • 15a-index: 92.8
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  • 16a-index: 92.6
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  • 17a-index: 91.3
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  • 18a-index: 90.8
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  • 19a-index: 90.4