© 2019 FORTUNATE 500 University Rankings. Published every April 1 since 2016.

ABOUT RANKINGS


 
 

 

 

 

 

Instead, our system is entirely random; it’s an unpredictable world, and so are we. The next Stephen Hawking or Marie Curie could be studying at the Boondocks University, and only a completely randomized measurement system will uncover them. As a result, our number one university may not be the most academically rigorous; it might not be the most highly respected institution; it might not be an actual university at all. It will, though, be the luckiest university to have been picked randomly out of our sampling of 2000 institutions. 

 

The project is powered by the creative team at the Institute of Education,
HSE University Moscow
 under the leadership of Igor Chirikov, the author of the Fortunate 500 University Rankings.  

 

Fortunate 500 University Rankings has been listed as #2 of the ten smartest university rankings in the world by Ranking Watch.

 

Learn more about our state-of-the-art methodology. 

The Fortunate 500 University Rankings establishes its ratings according to a carefully calibrated system of variables that assess the core factors in rating any academic institution. Unlike most other inferior, data-based assessment systems, however, our hi-tech algorithms work with a completely randomized sample basis.  Our results aren’t biased by factors such as exam results, quality of teaching, or caliber of research.