uniRank publishes 2018 YouTube University Ranking

uniRank publishes global rankings of the web popularity and social media activity of universities. They have published a ranking of the most popular higher education institutions on YouTube which is restricted to those that are accredited by national authorities, offer post-graduate or four-year undergraduate degrees, and use traditional course delivery format.

The Ivy League, Oxford and Cambridge do well as do specialist American institutions like the Berklee College of Music, the Culinary Institute of America and the Academy of Art University. There is also a good representation for universities from India, Indonesia and Latin America. There are no Chinese or African universities in the top 200.

The top ten institutions are:

  1. Stanford University, USA
  2. Harvard University, USA
  3. Berklee College of Music, USA
  4. Massachusetts College of Technology (MIT), USA
  5. Synergy University, Russia
  6. Universidade Estácio de Sá, Brazil
  7. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  8. University of Oxford, UK
  9. University of Cambridge, UK
  10. National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Russia.

The top institutions in various regions are:

  1. North America: Stanford University
  2. Latin America: Universidade Estácio de Sá
  3. Europe: Synergy University
  4. Asia and Southeast Asia: Universitas Darussalam Gontor, Indonesia
  5. South Asia: Parul University, India
  6. Oceania: University of New South Wales, Australia
  7. Middle East: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

OVERVIEW

The uniRank page provides the information on the adoption of the social platform YouTube among higher education institutions and leads to the most comprehensive list of Universities and Colleges with an official presence on YouTube. The list is arranged alphabetically by country name and then ranked by total number of subscribers. YouTube data/rankings are extracted and published twice a year, in April and October, and the current first edition is based on data extracted in October 2018.

1) YouTube Adoption Rate

Currently 7,019 out of a total of 13,590 higher education institutions included in the uniRank database have adopted an official institutional YouTube page:

uniRank World Universities YouTube Adoption Rate™: 51.65%

2) Popularity and Engagement factors

University YouTube pages reach different levels of adoption, popularity and engagement depending on various factors including:

Micro Factors

the University's reputation and size

the University's overall level of online presence, web popularity and distance education adoption rate

the University's level of adoption and use of YouTube as an additional channel to the institutional website

Macro Factors

the Country's Tertiary Education size

the Country's level of Internet usage and connection speeds

the Country's level of adoption and use of YouTube as a social media platform

3) YouTube University Rankings aim and methodology

Some large Universities have adopted multiple YouTube pages associated, for example, to each Faculty and/or to each administrative area (i.e. Admissions, Marketing and Communications, Alumni, etc.). uniRank has chosen the most general institutional YouTube page for each University in order to publish its uniRank YouTube University Ranking™ for each country and for the top 200 Universities on YouTube listings.
The uniRank YouTube University Ranking's aim is to provide an approximate popularity index of each University in the YouTube social media platform based on the total number of subscribers; it is not intended to rank higher education organisations or their programs, by the quality of education or level of academic services provided.

4) Statistical snapshot

Below it is shown the average number of YouTube subscribers for all University YouTube pages included in the uniRank database and the highest number of YouTube subscribers achieved by a single University (Stanford University; data October 2018).

World Average number of YouTube subscribers: 1,999
World Highest number of YouTube subscribers: 828,990

5) uniRank YouTube University Rankings

You may choose a country to find out which Universities are the most popular higher education institutions on YouTube within that country.

Read more education news including international events, conferences, forums, exhibitions, and other important venues on hedclub.com, international education advertising website. If you would like to inform various stakeholders on the upcoming event or project you are planning to implement, contact HED, your reliable media partner.

Table of Contents

Workforce capacity of Chukotka

Aalto University becomes a member of the UNITE! alliance

Russia is preparing for bilateral years of Russian-Chinese science and technology cooperation

International students in Kyrgyzstan

The 4th Higher Education Leadership Forum

The webinar under the aegis of APQN took place as part of the EDU Atmosphere project

The National Centre for Public Accreditation has become a full member of ENQA

7th AQ Austria Annual Conference

Russia is planning to boost education and raise number of foreign students

15 Russian Universities in ARWU Ranking by Subject

Eurasian Higher Education Leaders’ Forum 2019

QS WORLDWIDE 2019 to be held in Almaty

HSE is the only Russian university in THE Young Universities Ranking-2019

Cooperation agreement signed by Kazan Federal University and Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management

Recognition of the IAAR activities in the international educational space

International Quality Assurance Programme 2019

Universities of the Far East and the Arctic will strengthen ties with India

More international students take postgraduate programs in China

North-Eastern Federal University will train cultural industry experts

Moscow and Beijing will develop an educational tourism program for universities

25 Russian universities enter the QS World University Rankings 2020

Don State Technical University opened an educational platform in China

Nizhny Novgorod universities want to attract more Chinese students

Dropouts and failure rates shoot up at Australian universities

NIAD-QE University Quality Assurance Forum 2019

Universities and research institutes of China, Ukraine, and Russia have signed cooperation agreements

III International Festival "Student Spring of the BRICS and SCO Countries"

The Russian-Chinese Institute of Transport Education opened at Irkutsk State Transport University

How can foreign graduates help Russian universities?

Askar Mamin presents new Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan

Modern campuses will be established in the Tomsk Region and the Perm Territory

Kyrgyzstan universities and colleges will independently develop their educational programs

At least 14 Russian language education centers will be established abroad

The Union State of Russia and Belarus: common education space

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2019

Xi Jinping receives honorary doctorate from St. Petersburg State University

National University Ranking 2019 by Interfax

Internationalization of Kyrgyzstan universities: double degrees and digitization of higher education

Bashkir universities will cooperate with Dresden University of Technology

Putin instructed the government to increase the quota for international students

Russia and Uzbekistan have signed an agreement on the mutual recognition of education, qualifications and academic degrees

EduTraC Oman (Higher Education, Training and Career Development Exhibition)

Scholarship program for studying in Kazakhstan universities

540 young engineers will present their ideas on digitization of the fuel and energy sector

The delegation of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China visited the Republic of Belarus

Germany needs international students

CHE Ranking 2019: the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of universities from German-speaking countries

Russia and Spain agreed on mutual diploma recognition

Type of university is unbiased

First Chinese-language testing center opened in Pyongyang, North Korea