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In this, the third and last of our university rankings-related posts for May, we look at the top 400 world rankings for universities according to THE (Times Higher Education), the results being based on data provided by Thomson-Reuters. The data and rankings in these global university performance tables are derived from an analysis of all university core missions and 13 performance indicators including include teaching, international outlook, industry income, research, the transfer of knowledge and citations.
The top spot goes to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and, as one might expect, Harvard University, Stanford University, MIT and Princeton University feature high in the top half dozen rankings. As you may already begin to guess, the top ten results are dominated by seven US plus three UK universities, being Oxford University (a very impressive joint 2nd place, a spot it shares with Harvard), The University of Cambridge (7th place) and Imperial College London (10th place). Further down, and still well within the top 50 spots, University College London (UCL) features at 21st place, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) arrives at 32nd place and then King’s College London and the University of Edinburgh are at 38th and 39th place respectively. The King’s College London rise to 38th place is a notable leap from last year’s rank of 57th. Other UK climbers are Royal Holloway, University of London, which has climbed from 119th place to 102nd, and Queen Mary, University of London which has risen from 145th to 114th place. London alone features in six of the top 200 places, which is more than Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy, features in its entirety. More information and the full table of results for the top 400 World universities can be found here.
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