Latest 2009 world university league table rankings from THE

Latest 2009 world rankings from THE and QS

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The University world rankings have been published in THE. The top 25 is as follows:

2009
1 Harvard University (1 in 2008)
2 University of Cambridge (3)
3 Yale University (2)
4 University College London (7)
5= Imperial College London (6)
5= University of Oxford (4)
7 University of Chicago (8)
8 Princeton University (12)
9 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (9)
10 California Institute of Technology (5)
11 Columbia University (10)
12 University of Pennsylvania (11)
13 Johns Hopkins University (13=)
14 Duke University (13=)
15 Cornell University (15)
16 Stanford University (17)
17 Australian National University (16)
18 McGill University (20)
19 University of Michigan (18)
20= Eth Zurich (24)
20= University of Edinburgh (23)
22 University of Tokyo (19)
23 King’s College London (22)
24 University of Hong Kong (26)
25 Kyoto University (25)

The full tables, including subject rankings, should be available here.

The key points noted about the top 100:

* A dramatic fall in the number of North American universities in the top 100, from 42 in 2008 to 36 in 2009, reflects the growing presence and impact of Asian and European institutions on the world higher education stage. Of these, McGill was the highest ranked Canadian University, up two places at 18th.
* There are 39 European universities in the top 100, up from 36 in 2008. ETH Zurich is the top ranked continental European university at 20th place.
* The number of Asian universities in the top 100 also increased – from 14 to 16 institutions. The University of Tokyo, at 22nd, is the highest ranked Asian university, ahead of the University of Hong Kong at 24th

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4 thoughts on “Latest 2009 world university league table rankings from THE

  1. Pingback: UK universities in 2009 THE world league table « Registrarism

  2. Pingback: World’s Best Universities: Another Top 200 « Registrarism

  3. Of course, you can spin this in several directions. The UK is looking pretty strong at the moment.

    John Fothergill’s letter in this week’s THE suggests that “we’re doing brilliantly”.

    In the top ten, 34% of the UK’s universities are represented and only 0.2% of US institutions (and nobody else).

    He goes on:
    In the top 200:
    19.1% of Australia’s universities
    0.6% of China’s
    25% of the UK’s
    2.1% of the US

    By this measure, the UK and Australia are way ahead and Australia is the one to watch rather than the Asian countries.

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