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Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Check how your university fares on the global map

We know it can be overwhelming to shortlist the right university from a pool of options available. Considering that you need to look at several indicators before settling on your final list, it is a good idea to refer the Times Education Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings of your preferred university or institution.

What is THE Ranking?

THE University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by the Times Higher Education magazine. It was initially published in collaboration with Quacquarellu Symonds (QS) and was known as the Times Higher Education – QS World University Rankings until 2009 when both decided to publish their own versions.

The methodology of QS remained the same whereas THE implemented a new ranking system with Thomson Reuters to develop their chart of top universities in the world. It is one of the three most popular rankings in the world along with QS World Ranking and Academic Ranking of World Universities.

THE Ranking Methodology

The influencers under this ranking include teaching (30%), research (30%), citation (30%), industry connections (2.5%), and international outlook (7.5%).

1396

92

1820

251,000

UNIVERSITIES
COVERED

COUNTRIES & REGIONS
RANKED

INSTITUTIONS

DATA POINTS

Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/world-university-rankings-2020-launch-date-announced

Here’s a list of the top 10 universities in the world as per THE Ranking 2020:

Times Higher Education Ranking

S.No

Institution

Location

2020

2019

1

University of Oxford

UK

1

1

2

California Institute of Technology

USA

2

5

3

University of Cambridge

UK

3

2

4

Stanford University

USA

4

3

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

USA

5

4

6

Princeton University

USA

6

7

7

Harvard University

USA

7

6

8

Yale University

USA

8

8

9

University of Chicago

USA

9

10

10

Imperial College London

UK

10

9

Source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2020/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25/locations/AU/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats
*https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2019/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats

Interesting facts about THE Ranking 2020  

  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers (also known as PwC), a multinational professional services, audited this year’s ranking calculation, which makes THE the only ranking system to be subjected to independent scrutiny. 
  • The University of Oxford tops the chart in 2020 edition of the rankings for the 4th consecutive year
  • Australia’s with two institutions – Queensland University of Technology and the University of Canberra – entered in the global top 200 for the first time as per the current methodology (post-2011) proving to be a remarkable year for the destination.

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