Stanford University-By Tomwsulcer, via Wikimedia Commons
On 30th September,The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 has been announced
–California Institute of Technology maintaining its position as the top-ranked universities worldwide.
The Times Higher Education is a weekly magazine based in London, reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education. They are publishing the world Universities ranking annually. There are few similar university ranking and The Times Higher Education World University Ranking is known as an authoritative source.
According to editor of THE rankings Phil Baty,
“The Times Higher Education produce high-end rankings, which are used by governments around the world. And they’re the only global rankings that take teaching seriously.”
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are based on 13 performance indicators grouped into five areas:
Research: volume, income and reputation (worth 30 percent)
Citations: research influence (worth 30 percent)
International outlook: staff, students and research (worth 7.5 percent)
Industry income: innovation (worth 2.5 percent)
Teaching: the learning environment (worth 30 percent of the overall ranking score)
California Institute of Technology in top place for the five consecutive years. University of Oxford came back to second from third. Stanford University and the University of Cambridge has moved up from fourth to third and fifth to fourth. Harvard University has dropped down third places from second to sixth. MIT moved up to the fifth from sixth.
For Asian ranking,
For Asian universities ranking, Phil Baty gave his comment
“There is a great expectation that Asia is poised to be the next global higher education superpower, and THE’s top 100 list, which covers the entire Asian continent, will go a long way to demonstrating the rising strength of top institutions in the region, as well as shifting national dynamics in the region.
Rankings are a useful source of information if you are thinking which university would like to go.
If you need further infomation, you could check world universities ranking from following site
Also there are few similar ranking for Universities
QS World University Rankings:QS World University Rankings® 2015/16”
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) :CWUR 2015 – World University Rankings
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