Talk to us arrow

hipchat Call
text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

Published annually by the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings is globally recognised and one of the go-to ranking providers for quality assessment of institutions all over the world.  

Its ranking methodology is based on 13 calibrated performance indicators, categorised within five areas: Teaching (the learning environment), Research (volume, income and reputation), Citations (research influence), International Outlook (staff, students and research) and Industry Income (knowledge transfer). 

Each indicator contributes a percentage towards an institution’s final score. 

Teaching (30%) 

  • Reputation survey: 15% 

  • Staff-to-student ratio: 4.5% 

  • Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio: 2.25% 

  • Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio: 6% 

  • Institutional income: 2.25% 

This performance indicator studies the perceived prestige of institutions in teaching, gleaned from the Academic Reputation Survey. It provides a sense of how much effort goes into nurturing the next generation of academics, with responses representative of the global academy’s statistical geographical and subject mix. 

Research (30%) 

  • Reputation survey: 18% 

  • Research income: 6% 

  • Research productivity: 6% 

The research metric focuses on an institution’s reputation for research excellence, with responses taken from the Academic Reputation Survey. THE rankings also note that the research income is scaled against academic staff numbers and adjusted for purchasing-power parity (PPP). With regards to quantifying productivity, THE totals the number of publications within the Elsevier’s Scopus database, which provides a sense of the institution’s ability to have published papers in quality peer-reviewed journals. 

Citations (30%) 

This particular indicator measures the role of a university in spreading new knowledge and ideas. THE calculates it by quantifying the number of times an institution’s work is cited by scholars globally. This year, the ranking provider’s bibliometric data supplier Elsevier examined 77.4 million citations to 12.8 million journal articles, article reviews, conference proceedings and books over a span of five years. 

International Outlook (7.5%) 

  • Proportion of international students: 2.5% 

  • Proportion of international staff: 2.5% 

  • International collaboration: 2.5% 

THE’s aim in this indicator is to measure an institution’s ability to attract students and faculty members from all over the world. It quantifies this by calculating the proportion of a university’s total research journal publications that have a minimum of one international co-author. 

Industry Income (2.5%) 

This indicator focuses on capturing the knowledge-transfer capability of a university, especially with its ability to inject respective industries with “innovations, inventions and consultancy”. Such an indicator also provides a sense of an institution’s ability to attract funding from commercial entities - the willingness of businesses to pay for research. 

Below, we’ve compiled the top universities in each destination - Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, the UK and USA. If you’re keen to find out more on what it means to study abroad in any of these countries, fill in your details and make a free appointment with one of our friendly counselors! 

register now

THE Top 10 Universities in Australia 2022 

Rank 

University  

Global Rank 

University of Melbourne 

33 

Australian National University 

54 

The University of Queensland 

54 

Monash University 

57 

University of Sydney 

58 

UNSW Sydney 

70 

University of Adelaide 

111 

The University of Western Australia 

132 

University of Technology Sydney 

143 

10 

University of Canberra 

170 

THE Top Universities in New Zealand 2022 

Rank 

University  

Global Rank 

University of Auckland 

137 

Auckland University of Technology 

201-250 

University of Otago 

201-250 

University of Waikato 

401-500 

University of Canterbury 

501-600 

Lincoln University 

501-600 

Victoria University of Wellington 

501-600 

Massey University 

601-800 

THE Top 10 Universities in Canada 2022 

Rank 

University  

Global Rank 

University of Toronto 

18 

University of British Columbia 

37 

McGill University 

44 

McMaster University 

80 

University of Montreal 

88 

University of Alberta 

125 

University of Ottawa 

162 

University of Calgary 

201-250 

Simon Fraser University 

201-250 

10 

University of Waterloo 

201-250 

THE Top 10 Universities in the UK 2022 

Rank 

University  

Global Rank 

University of Oxford 

University of Cambridge 

Imperial College London 

12 

UCL 

18 

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 

27 

University of Edinburgh 

30 

King’s College London 

35 

University of Manchester 

50 

University of Warwick 

78 

10 

University of Glasgow 

86 

THE Top Universities in Ireland 2022 

Rank 

University  

Global Rank 

Trinity College Dublin 

146 

2  

RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences 

201-250 

University College Dublin 

201-250 

University College Cork 

251-300 

National University of Ireland, Galway 

351-400 

Dublin City University 

501-600 

Maynooth University 

501-600 

University of Limerick 

601-800 

Technological University Dublin 

1001-1200 

THE Top 10 Universities in USA 2022 

Rank 

University  

Global Rank 

California Institute of Technology 

Harvard University 

Stanford University 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Princeton University 

University of California, Berkeley 

Yale University  

The University of Chicago 

10 

Columbia University 

11 

10 

John Hopkins University 

13 

If you’re ready to chase your goals, fill in your details and we’ll help you get to a top institution.

Need to take IELTS?

Find a course

There are hundreds of thousands of courses to choose from across the globe. Find the course that best suits you with the help of IDP.

Find a school

Choose from hundreds of schools in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA or the UK with the help of IDP's school search tool.

Please select a level of study

Enter subject, choose from the list or hit search

  • Start typing, choose from the list or hit search

  • Enter subject, choose from the list or or hit search

Please type and select an institution

  • Type 3 characters of a university name and select from the list

  • Enter a university or school name and select from the list

Please select a level of study

Got any ideal countries in mind?