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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