Posted on October 01, 2015

The Times Higher Education has published the 12th edition of its World University Rankings. Qatar University has been included in the newly expanded World University Rankings in the 601-800 band and also scores the highest for International Outlook area among all universities this year.

Phil Baty, the editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings said: “Qatar is one of several countries to have made its debut in this year’s World University Rankings. This achievement is in part due to expanding the ranking to include 801 universities and 70 countries.”

Elsewhere, South Africa continues to lead the way in Africa, with six institutions in the top 800 including the University of Cape Town - the continent’s only top 200 ranked institution (joint 120th). The continent has some new entrants this year. These include Makerere University in Uganda which has made it into the 401-500 group and the University of Ghana, the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and the University of Nairobi in Kenya, all in the 601-800 band. In the Middle East, the region’s leading institution is Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 178th place, while Egypt has three and Jordan has two new institutions in the rankings this year.  

Phil Baty continued: “The newly expanded Times Higher Education World University Rankings are great news for the MENA region. By extending our rankings to the world’s top 800 universities (representing just the top four per cent of higher education institutions in the world) we have been able to identify more of the region’s leading lights with the most potential to compete on the world stage. Israel (with six universities), Jordan (two), Lebanon (one), Morocco (one), Oman (one), Qatar (one), Saudi Arabia (three), UAE (two) all make the top 800, and Iran dominates the region with eight universities in the top 800.

Qatar Airways flies daily to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

“The region’s top ranked university is the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel, which is in 178th place and is the only institution in the top 200. MENA universities need to continue to progress up the rankings for the region to compete effectively in the 21st century knowledge economy.”

THE World University Rankings are partly based on publication and citation data from Elsevier’s Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, and include analytics from SciVal, Elsevier’s tool to calculate comparative research metrics. The ranking features  universities in 70 countries, with 29 new countries included this year. Countries entering this year include Indonesia, Malaysia, Ghana, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Latvia, Oman, Qatar and the Ukraine.

Phil Baty continued: “The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, now in their 12th year, apply rigorous standards, using tough global benchmarks across all of a global research university’s key missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The results are trusted by students and their families and by academics, university leaders and governments. The top 800 list represents just 4 per cent of the world’s higher education institutions, so we congratulate all institutions who have made this year’s list.

“This year’s expanded list is testament to just how competitive global higher education has become – our top 800 universities come from 70 different countries, and the traditional dominance of the US is eroding. Make no mistake – many countries aspire to have world class universities competing with the very best in the world, and no one at the top can afford to rest on their laurels. You have to run very fast just to stand still and there are many rising stars from a wide range of nations seeking to gain the upper hand in the 21st century knowledge economy.”

THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2015-16 – FULL TOP 200

Copyright Times Higher Education 2015; full results and analysis at www.thewur.com

Rank 2015-16

Institution

Country

1

California Institute of Technology

US

2

University of Oxford

UK

3

Stanford University

US

4

University of Cambridge

UK

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

US

6

Harvard University

US

7

Princeton University

US

8

Imperial College London

UK

9

ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Switzerland

10

University of Chicago

US

11

Johns Hopkins University

US

12

Yale University

US

13

University of California, Berkeley

US

14

University College London

UK

15

Columbia University

US

16

University of California, Los Angeles

US

17

University of Pennsylvania

US

18

Cornell University

US

19

University of Toronto

Canada

20

Duke University

US

21

University of Michigan

US

22

Carnegie Mellon University

US

23

London School of Economics and Political Science

UK

24

University of Edinburgh

UK

25

Northwestern University

US

26

National University of Singapore

Singapore

27

King’s College London

UK

28

Karolinska Institute

Sweden

29

LMU Munich

Germany

30

New York University

US

31

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland

32

University of Washington

US

33

University of Melbourne

Australia

34

University of British Columbia

Canada

35

KU Leuven

Belgium

36

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

US

37

Heidelberg University

Germany

38

McGill University

Canada

39

University of California, San Diego

US

39

University of California, Santa Barbara

US

41

Georgia Institute of Technology

US

42

Peking University

China

43

University of Tokyo

Japan

44

University of California, Davis

US

44

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

46

University of Texas at Austin

US

47

Tsinghua University

China

47

Wageningen University and Research Center

Netherlands

49

Humboldt University of Berlin

Germany

50

University of Wisconsin-Madison

US

51

Brown University

US

52

Australian National University

Australia

53

Technical University of Munich

Germany

54

École Normale Supérieure

France

55

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

56

University of Manchester

UK

56

University of Sydney

Australia

58

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands

59

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

60

University of Queensland

Australia

60

Washington University in St Louis

US

62

Utrecht University

Netherlands

63

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

US

64

Boston University

US

65

Delft University of Technology

Netherlands

65

University of Minnesota

US

67

Leiden University

Netherlands

68

University of Southern California

US

69

University of Bristol

UK

70

Durham University

UK

71

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Netherlands

72

Free University of Berlin

Germany

73

Monash University

Australia

74

University of Groningen

Netherlands

75

Pennsylvania State University

US

76

University of Glasgow

UK

76

University of Helsinki

Finland

78

University of Tübingen

Germany

79

University of Pittsburgh

US

80

University of Warwick

UK

81

Uppsala University

Sweden

82

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

82

University of New South Wales

Australia

84

University of Freiburg

Germany

85

Seoul National University

Korea, Republic of

86

University of St Andrews

UK

87

Vanderbilt University

US

88

Kyoto University

Japan

88

Maastricht University

Netherlands

90

Emory University

US

90

Lund University

Sweden

90

Ohio State University

US

93

University of Exeter

UK

94

University of Bonn

Germany

94

Georgetown University

US

94

McMaster University

Canada

97

University of Sheffield

UK

98

Queen Mary University of London

UK

99

University of Göttingen

Germany

99

Michigan State University

US

101

University of Basel

Switzerland

101

École Polytechnique

France

101

Rice University

US

104

Dartmouth College

US

104

University of Zurich

Switzerland

106

University of California, Irvine

US

106

University of Mannheim

Germany

108

University of Notre Dame

US

109

University of Western Australia

Australia

110

RWTH Aachen University

Germany

110

University of Southampton

UK

112

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Italy

113

University of Montreal

Canada

113

Pierre and Marie Curie University

France

113

Purdue University

US

116

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Korea, Republic of

117

University of Maryland, College Park

US

118

Ghent University

Belgium

119

University of Birmingham

UK

120

University of Bern

Switzerland

120

University of Cape Town

South Africa

120

University of Florida

US

123

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Germany

123

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

US

125

University of Münster

Germany

125

Radboud University Nijmegen

Netherlands

127

University of Colorado Boulder

US

127

Tufts University

US

129

Royal Holloway, University of London

UK

130

Lancaster University

UK

131

University of Geneva

Switzerland

131

University of York

UK

133

Case Western Reserve University

US

133

University of Leeds

UK

135

University of Oslo

Norway

136

Stockholm University

Sweden

137

University of Alberta

Canada

138

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

138

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Germany

140

University of Sussex

UK

141

University of Massachusetts

US

142

University of Vienna

Austria

143

University of Nottingham

UK

144

University of California, Santa Cruz

US

144

University of Lausanne

Switzerland

146

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Spain

147

University of Virginia

US

148

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Korea, Republic of

149

Aarhus University

Denmark

149

University of Adelaide

Australia

149

University of East Anglia

UK

149

University of Twente

Netherlands

153

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

Korea, Republic of

154

VU University Amsterdam

Netherlands

155

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden

156

University of Cologne

Germany

157

University of Liverpool

UK

158

Dresden University of Technology

Germany

158

University of Rochester

US

160

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland

161

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russian Federation

161

University of Miami

US

163

University of Arizona

US

164

Pompeu Fabra University

Spain

164

University of Reading

UK

164

Yeshiva University

US

167

University of California, Riverside

US

167

University of Leicester

UK

167

National Taiwan University

Taiwan

167

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark

167

Université Catholique de Louvain

Belgium

172

University of Aberdeen

UK

172

University of Auckland

New Zealand

174

University of Barcelona

Spain

175

University of Konstanz

Germany

176

Eindhoven University of Technology

Netherlands

176

University College Dublin

Ireland

178

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

179

University of Waterloo

Canada

180

University of Gothenburg

Sweden

180

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Italy

182

University of Bergen

Norway

182

Cardiff University

UK

182

University of Utah

US

185

Brandeis University

US

185

University of Dundee

UK

185

University of Würzburg

Germany

188

Paris-Sud University

France

189

Arizona State University

US

190

University of Antwerp

Belgium

190

Boston College

US

192

Ulm University

Germany

193

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg

193

Texas A&M University

US

195

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Germany

196

Newcastle University

UK

196

St George’s, University of London

UK

198

University of Trento

Italy

199

Paris Diderot University – Paris 7

France

200

Queen’s University Belfast

UK

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