THE World University Ranking 2015 - Caltech claims pole position
Updated on Oct 1, 2015 - 11:17 a.m. IST by Bedasree Das
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THE World University Ranking 2015-16 - Reserving the top spot for itself for the fifth consecutive time, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has claimed the pole position of the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2015-16 released on September 30, 2015.

While The USA is still in the dominant position, it is losing its stronghold in the Ranking with 6 universities making it to the top 10 compared to 7 last year. While Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, MIT and Yale have stayed put, the University of California, Berkeley took a hit by falling 3 places down to 13 from last year’s 10. Also, only 63 US universities figure in the World top 200 - a fall by 11 universities from previous year’s 74.

Among the better performing countries, UK stands out with 34 of its universities making it to the top 200 ranking. Interestingly, all the UK universities in the top 10 climbed one place higher with Oxford toppling Harvard to be in the second position.

Besides, UK other countries from Europe have also fared well in the leagues table with the number of universities from both Germany and Switzerland in the Top 200 rising to 20 and 12 from 12 and 11 in last year’s ranking. In fact with 105 universities, Europe has a record number of universities in the Top 200, up from just 87 in the last league’s table of THE World University Ranking.

 

From Asia, the National University of Singapore is the highest ranked university at 26 followed by China’s Peking University and Japan’s University of Tokyo at the 42nd and 43rd position respectively.

India fared better in this year’s THE World University Ranking 2015 with 17 universities represented in the leagues table. However, none of the institutes broke past top 200 as The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, placed in 251-300 rank group, is the highest ranked institution from India.

With fresh countries like including Indonesia, Bangladesh and Kenya represented for the first time, institutions from 70 countries have been ranked in THE World University Ranking 2015-16.

Here the top 10 universities in the world according to THE World University Ranking 2015-2016:

University

2015-16 ranking

2014-15 ranking

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

1

1

University of Oxford

2

3

Stanford University

3

4

University of Cambridge

4

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

5

6

Harvard University

6

2

Princeton University

7

7

Imperial College London

8

9

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

9

13

University of Chicago

10

11

Also read:

QS World University Ranking 2015 - MIT hits the top spot

QS World University Ranking 2015 - Engineering and Technology

QS World University Ranking 2015 - Arts and Humanities

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