In news– The Times Higher Education (THE) on September 2 announced the results of THE World University Rankings 2022.
THE World University Rankings-
- UK’s University of Oxford retains first place in the Times Higher Education(THE) ranking.
- A record 1,662 universities from 99 countries and regions appear in the table with Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji and Palestine all represented for the first time.
- In Asia, mainland China registers its highest ever position in the ranking (16th) and sees a record 10 universities reach the world top 200, while South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong all achieve their highest positions under the current methodology.
- Dramatic improvements for the Middle East, as Saudi Arabia and Egypt emerge as the fastest-rising countries in the world.
- The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
- The Ranking is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
- The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer).
Rankings of Indian Universities-
- India is home to 35 of the world’s top 1000 universities, its second-highest total ever in the rankings (36 in THE World University Rankings 2020).
- The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, is India’s best-ranked institution, maintaining its position in the 301-350 band for a third consecutive year.
- IIT Ropar has been ranked in the top 351-400 bracket, while IIT Indore is in the 401-450 bracket.
- India sees some impressive debuts as JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research appears in the world’s top 400 (351-400).
- Alagappa University (501-600) debuted in the world’s top 600 universities and International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad (601-800) in the world’s top 800.
- Three universities debut in the 801-1000 band.
About Times Higher Education(THE)-
- Times Higher Education (THE) is a magazine reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education.
- From its first issue, in 1971, until 2008, The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) was published in newspaper format and was born out of, and affiliated with, The Times newspaper.
- On 10 January 2008, it was relaunched as a magazine.
- It has been providing trusted performance data on universities for students and their families, academics, university leaders, governments and industry, since 2004.