World University Rankings 2018 Published by Times Higher Education

OxfordThe latest Times Higher Education (THE) rankings for 2018 have now been declared. The United Kingdom has once again occupied top spot, with two institutions from the country attaining the first and second ranks. The University of Oxford has retained its lead from last year, obtaining an overall score of 94.3 this time around. The University of Cambridge follows closely with a score of 93.2. The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) which had led the rankings from 2013 – 2016, has slipped to the third place this year.

 

The European Union has a combined 32 universities in the top 100, with ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich) leading the way in the 10th position. The United States of America holds the distinction of having the most Universities in the top 100 with a total of 41. South Korea, Japan, Singapore and China have two universities each in the list, while Hong Kong has three and Canada four.

 

Times Higher Education has ranked 1000 universities from all over the world on 13 performance indicators. Teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income were the main groups of indicators which were further sub-divided to form 13 specific ones. Those universities which do not teach undergraduate courses or those which have produced less than 1000 research papers between 2012 and 2016 have been excluded from the rankings.

 

THE rankings have also been independently audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

 

World University Rankings 2018 Published by THE

S. No.

University

Country

THE Rank 2018

THE Rank 2017

1

University of Oxford

UK

1

1

2

University of Cambridge

UK

2

4

3

California Institute of Technology

US

3

2

4

Stanford University

US

3

3

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

US

5

5

6

Harvard University

US

6

6

7

Princeton University

US

7

7

8

Imperial College London

UK

8

8

9

University of Chicago

US

9

10

10

ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Switzerland

10

9

11

University of Pennsylvania

US

10

13

12

Yale University

US

12

12

13

Johns Hopkins University

US

13

17

14

Columbia University

US

14

16

15

University of California, Los Angeles

US

15

14

16

University College London

UK

16

15

17

Duke University

US

17

18

18

University of California, Berkeley

US

18

10

19

Cornell University

US

19

19

20

Northwestern University

US

20

20

21

University of Michigan

US

21

21

22

National University of Singapore

Singapore

22

24

23

University of Toronto

Canada

22

22

24

Carnegie Mellon University

US

24

23

25

London School of Economics and Political Science

UK

25

25

Source: THE Ranking 2018

 

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First Published On : 07 Sep 2017 03:04 PM IST

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