Top 1,000 universities in the world: THE World University Rankings 2018

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The Times Higher Education announced today the results of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. Two UK universities lead the ranking for the first time in its history, with Oxford holding on to the number one spot for the second year in a row and Cambridge rising to the second place. 

The Times Higher Education (THE) announced today the results of the 14th annual edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the first to feature a total of 1,000 institutions, making it their biggest international league table to date. These top 1,000 represents no more than 5 per cent of the 20,000 higher education institutions in the world.

The World University Rankings 2018 methodology used 13 performance indicators grouped into five areas:

  1. Teaching (the learning environment)
  2. Research (volume, income and reputation)
  3. Citations (research influence)
  4. International outlook (staff, students and research)
  5. Industry income (knowledge transfer)

This year’s list is led by two UK universities for the first time. The University of Oxford has achieved the first place for the second year in a row, while the University of Cambridge has jumped from fourth to second place. The California Institute of Technology and Stanford University are tied for the third place while the MIT is placed in the number 5 spot this year. 

THE World University Rankings 2018 Top 10:

  1. University of Oxford    
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. California Institute of Technology
  4. Stanford University
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  6. Harvard University
  7. Princeton University
  8. Imperial College London
  9. University of Chicago
  10. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
  11. University of Pennsylvania

 

For the complete table of the best 1,000 universities click here