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World University Rankings: Times Higher Education (THE) 2022

Discover the top universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022

Since its first edition in 2010, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) has been one of the most reliable university rankings in the world and a great resource for international students who seek to study abroad at world-class universities.

What’s the Times Higher Education World University Rankings?

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is the largest and most diverse global university ranking. Its 2022 ranking edition includes more than 1,600 universities across 99 countries.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 table is based on 13 performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Are university rankings important?

The THE World University Rankings can help you sort your options and make you aware of universities you may not have otherwise heard of! It is compiled on the basis of its own list of factors taken into consideration.

At the same time, university rankings should be used together with additional research of each university or school so you can make an informed choice about where to go based on your own preferences.

It’s important to note that these tools aren’t the only measure of how appropriate the university or school may be for you; it’s just one of the elements to consider.

How can you use the university rankings to shortlist universities?

You can further analyse a university on the basis of country/region, course/program and your preferred subject. If you wish to study astronomy, look for universities that rank higher in your preferred field of study. It’s quite possible that the university ranking the highest globally may not be the best in this specific department of your choice.

Once you’ve your list of shortlisted universities, dive deeper by studying each of its curriculum, modules offered, faculties, teaching methodologies, culture, campus life, and sustainability.

What are the top 20 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022?

The table below shows the top 20 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022:

Rank

University

Country

1 University of Oxford UK
=2 California Institute of Technology USA
=2 Harvard University USA
4 Stanford University USA
=5 University of Cambridge UK
=5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
7 Princeton University USA
8 University of California, Berkeley USA
9 Yale University USA
10 University of Chicago USA
11 Columbia University USA
12 Imperial College London UK
=13 Johns Hopkins University USA
=13 University of Pennsylvania USA
15 ETH Zurich Switzerland
=16 Peking University China
=16 Tsinghua University China
=18 University of Toronto Canada
=18 University College London (UCL) UK
20 University of California, Los Angeles USA

Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

Best countries in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

According to the THE website, the below countries have the biggest number of universities/institutions in the top 200 of the THE World University Rankings 2022

Country

Number of institutions in the top 200

USA 57
UK 28
Germany 22
Australia 12
China 10
Netherlands 10
Canada 7
Switzerland 7
South Korea 6
France 5
Hong Kong 5
Sweden 5

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