Times Higher Education released The World Reputation Rankings 2015

Mar 13, 2015 13:04 IST

The Times Higher EducationThe Times Higher Education on 13 March 2015 released the World Reputation Rankings 2015. This year rankings show that the United Kingdom boasts 12 of the 100 most renowned higher education institutions in the world.

For the fifth consecutive year, the rankings highlight an elite group of six US and UK universities that hold a significant lead over the rest. The Harvard University ranks at the 1st position followed by Cambridge University at second position and Oxford University on the third.

Highlights of the World Reputation Rankings 2015
• The University of Bristol entered the ranking this year in the 91-100 band, while Durham University and the University of Warwick entered the 81-90 group.
• The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine dropped out of the list this year.
• Both Cambridge University and Oxford University climbed two places and are ranked second and third respectively.
• United States remains dominant in the annual rankings, claiming 43 of the top 100 universities and eight universities in the top 10.
• Germany remains the best-represented nation after the US and the UK, with six top 100 universities.
• France now boasts five institutions in the table, all of them based in Paris.
• Asia’s best performer The University of Tokyo, slipped one place to 12th position. Meanwhile, China’s top institution Tsinghua University climbed 10 places to 26th and Peking University leaped from 41st to 32nd place.

World Reputation Rankings 2015 results: Top 10

2015 rank

2014 rank

Institution

1

1

Harvard University (US)

2

4

University of Cambridge (UK)

3

5

University of Oxford (UK)

4

2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)

5

3

Stanford University (US)

6

6

University of California, Berkeley (US)

7

7

Princeton University (US)

8

8

Yale University (US)

9

9

California Institute of Technology (US)

10

12

Columbia University (US)

About the survey of World Reputation Rankings 2015
The World Reputation Rankings 2015 employ the world's largest invitation-only academic opinion survey to provide the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands. The survey is available in 15 languages.

The questionnaire, administered on behalf of THE by Elsevier, targets only experienced and published scholars, who offer their views on excellence in research and teaching within their disciplines and at institutions with which they are familiar.

The 2015 rankings are based on a survey carried out between November 2014 and January 2015, which received a total of 10507 responses from 142 countries.

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