THE World University Rankings 2012

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are out

The last rankings of the season are now available from THE. Not yet done a comparison with last year but the top 20 looks like this:

    1 California Institute of Technology

    =2 Harvard University

    =2 Stanford University
    
4 University of Oxford
    
5 Princeton University

    6 University of Cambridge

    7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    
8 Imperial College London

    9 University of Chicago

    10 University of California, Berkeley
    
11 Yale University

    12 Columbia University
    
13 University of California, Los Angeles

    14 Johns Hopkins University

    15 ETH Zürich
    
16 University of Pennsylvania

    17 University College London

    18 University of Michigan

    19 University of Toronto

    20 Cornell University

CalTech at number one is perhaps a surprise and, I think, the first time the have been at the top of the pile. Four UK universities in the top 20 which is a reasonably creditable result. Oxford above Cambridge, unlike the recent QS ranking.

More details of the methodology and regional and subject variations are available on the THE rankings site. Is it the ‘gold standard’ of rankings as is claimed? Time will tell.

UK rankings

As the following shows, there are 12 UK institutions in the top 100:






    4 University of Oxford
    
6 University of Cambridge
    
8 Imperial College London


    17 University College London


    36 University of Edinburgh
    

47 LSE
    

48 University of Manchester


    56 King’s College London
    

66 University of Bristol



    83 Durham University


    85 University of St Andrews


    99 University of Sussex





plus another 20 in the second 100

    101 University of Sheffield


    102 University of Glasgow
    

107 Royal Holloway
    

=121 University of York
    

=127 University of Southampton


    =127 Queen Mary
    

=131 Lancaster University


    133 University of Leeds


    140 University of Nottingham


    145 University of East Anglia


    =146 Newcastle University


    148 University of Birmingham

    149 Birkbeck
    =151 University of Aberdeen


    156 The University of Exeter
    

=157 University of Warwick
    

=164 University of Reading

    176 University of Dundee


    =181 University of Liverpool


    =197 University of Leicester

Perhaps some surprising results in there too? Plenty to keep people talking about here.

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