World Reputation Rankings 2015- Harvard retains no. 1 position; Cambridge, Oxford climb up the ladder
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Harvard University retains No. 01 position in the World Reputation Rankings 2015 by Times Higher Education. University of Cambridge and University of Oxford moved up from 4th and 5th positions in 2014 to 2nd and 3rd positions respectively in 2015. Among the top 10 universities, eight are from the United States and two from the United Kingdom. This year too, the top positions are held by the members of the elite group of institutions from the US and the UK such as Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, MIT, Stanford and University of California, Berkeley with only slight variation in the ranking positions. This is the fifth consecutive year where these institutes top the chart.

The US continued to rule the list with 43 universities featuring in the top 100, followed by the UK with 12 universities.  Germany is the third best-represented country with six universities featuring in the top 100, followed by France with five universities. 

Asia’s top performers are The University of Tokyo, Japan (12th position), National University of Singapore (NUS) (24th position), Tsinghua University, China (26th position), Kyoto University, Japan (27th position), Peking University, China (32nd position), National Taiwan University, Taiwan (61-70), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong (71-80) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (91-100). The Indian universities failed to find a place in the World Reputation Ranking 2015.

World Reputation Rankings 2015 methodology

The Times Higher Education came out with the World Reputation Ranking 2015 on the basis of the response obtained from the questionnaires from experienced and published scholars. The total number of responses obtained was 10,507 from 142 countries. Each respondent had spent an average of 15.3 years in academics and research.

 

The best responded subjects are Engineering and Technology (20% responses), followed by Social Sciences (19%), Physical Sciences (17%), Life Sciences (15%) and clinical, pre-clinical and health-related disciplines (13%).

 

The World Reputation Ranking 2015 lists institutions and universities according to an overall measure of their esteem that combines data on the reputation for research and teaching. The two scores are combined at a ratio of 2:1 by giving more emphasis on research. Times Higher Education came out with the top 100 Universities in the world on the basis of their reputation and given parameters.

 

World Reputation Ranking 2015

Rank

Institution

Country

1

Harvard University

United States

2

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

3

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

4

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

5

Stanford University

United States

6

University of California, Berkeley

United States

7

Princeton University

United States

8

Yale University

United States

9

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

United States

10

Columbia University

United States

11

University of Chicago

United States

12

The University of Tokyo

Japan

13

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

United States

14

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

15

ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich

Switzerland

16

University of Toronto

Canada

17

University College London (UCL)

United Kingdom

18

Johns Hopkins University

United States

19

University of Michigan

United States

20

Cornell University

United States

20

New York University (NYU)

United States

22

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

United Kingdom

23

University of Pennsylvania

United States

24

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

25

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russian Federation

26

Tsinghua University

China

27

Kyoto University

Japan

28

Carnegie Mellon University

United States

29

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

30

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States

31

King's College London

United Kingdom

32

Peking University

China

33

University of Washington

United States

34

Duke University

United States

35

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Germany

35

McGill University

Canada

37

University of British Columbia

Canada

38

Heidelberg University

Germany

38

University of California, San Francisco

United States

38

University of Wisconsin-Madison

United States

41

Humboldt University of Berlin

Germany

41

University of California, San Diego

United States

41

University of Melbourne

Australia

44

University of California, Davis

United States

45

Karolinska Institute

Sweden

46

University of Texas at Austin

United States

47

Northwestern University

United States

48

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland

49

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

United States

50

University of Manchester

United Kingdom

51-60

Australian National University

Australia

51-60

Delft University of Technology

Netherlands

51-60

Free University of Berlin

Germany

51-60

KU Leuven

Belgium

51-60

Panth̩on-Sorbonne University РParis 1

France

51-60

Paris-Sorbonne University – Paris 4

France

51-60

Seoul National University

Republic of Korea

51-60

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

51-60

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands

51-60

University of São Paulo

Brazil

51-60

University of Sydney

Australia

61-70

École Normale Supérieure

France

61-70

Leiden University

Netherlands

61-70

National Taiwan University

Taiwan

61-70

Pennsylvania State University

United States

61-70

Technical University of Munich

Germany

61-70

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States

61-70

University of North Carolina

United States

61-70

University of Southern California

United States

61-70

Wageningen University and Research Center

Netherlands

71-80

Boston University

United States

71-80

Brown University

United States

71-80

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

71-80

Michigan State University

United States

71-80

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Mexico

71-80

Purdue University

United States

71-80

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States

71-80

Saint Petersburg State University

Russian Federation

71-80

University of Minnesota

United States

71-80

University of Pittsburgh

United States

71-80

Utrecht University

Netherlands

81-90

Durham University

United Kingdom

81-90

Ohio State University

United States

81-90

Texas A&M University

United States

81-90

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

81-90

University of Helsinki

Finland

81-90

University of Queensland

Australia

81-90

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

81-90

Uppsala University

Sweden

81-90

Washington University in St Louis

United States

91-100

École Polytechnique

France

91-100

London Business School

United Kingdom

91-100

Mayo Medical School

United States

91-100

Monash University

Australia

91-100

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

91-100

Pasteur Institute

France

91-100

RWTH Aachen University

Germany

91-100

University of Bristol

United Kingdom

91-100

University of Maryland, College Park

United States

91-100

University of Massachusetts

United States

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