Academic Influence Ranking Articles

In these articles, AcademicInfluence.com ranks people and schools by influence. To construct these influence rankings, our InfluenceRanking engine analyzes and synthesizes an ever-growing body of publicly available data, using machine learning to extract insights and value.

We are therefore always learning new things from our data, finding novel ways to use our research tools, and discovering exciting ways to leverage our powerful InfluenceRanking engine. In these ranking articles, we explore the many compelling and as-yet undiscovered ways that these data and tools can be used to teach, learn, and make important educational decisions.

Who are the most influential people in world?

AcademicInfluence.com gives you tools to answer this question. Identify leaders in your chosen discipline, research top professors in your area of study, and search for schools based on the luminaries who most inspire you!

On this page, we measure the real-world impact of noteworthy individuals—the leaders, experts, and pioneers in their respective fields—using a single encompassing criterion: influence.

Merging machine learning with human quality assurance, our innovative ranking metric maps connections between the world’s most influential people and the institutions where they’ve studied, taught, researched, and published. We use the same metric to connect noteworthy individuals to specific departments, degree programs, disciplines, and career paths.

Identify leaders in your chosen discipline, research top professors in your area of study, and search for schools based on the luminaries who most inspire you!

Methodology

AcademicInfluence.com gives you three intuitive ways to customize your rankings. Check out our Compare Colleges tool for side-by-side comparison of as many as four different schools. Use College Match to tailor your findings to your exact needs. Or explore our Influence Rankings to see which colleges and universities have made the most profound impact on the world!

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