World University Rankings 2018

8/9/2017 491 Social Issues | Education | View Recent Current Affairs

  • The Times Higher Education (THE) has released the latest World University Rankings 2018.

Highlights of the report:

  • The University of Oxford has topped the list, with California Institute of Technology and Stanford University grabbing the second and third rank respectively.
  • This year too, no Indian university/institute made it to the top global list of 100.
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), which was in the 201-250 band last year, has slipped further into the 251-300 band.
  • This year, India’s representation has also declined, from 31 institutions to 30, while eight of its universities have slipped to a lower band.
  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has been listed 351-400 category.
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have been listed in 501-600 category.
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, University of Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati made it to the 601-800 list.
  • China is now home to two universities in the top 30: Peking and Tsinghua.

About Ranking:

  • It is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook
  • This ranking use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
  • The calculation of the rankings for 2018 has been subject to independent audit by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), making these the only global university rankings to be subjected to full, independent scrutiny of this nature.

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