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 basic methodology employs 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons.
The 5 Performance Indicators Groups are:
- Teaching (the learning environment)
- Research (volume, income and reputation)
- Citations (research influence)
- International outlook (staff, students and research)
- Industry income (knowledge transfer).
Top 10 University Ranking 2015 - 2016
|Ranking – 2015-2016||Institution||Country|
|1||California Institute of Technology||United States|
|2||University of Oxford||United Kingdom|
|3||Stanford University||United States|
|4||University of Cambridge||United Kingdom|
|5||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||United States|
|6||Harvard University||United States|
|7||Princeton University||United States|
|8||Imperial College London||United Kingdom|
|9||ETH Zurich - Federal Institute of Technology Zurich||Switzerland|
|10||University of Chicago||United States|
Asia gains new number one
Singapore takes top spot in Asia. The National University of Singapore is the number one institution in Asia. This is the first time Singapore has claimed the continent’s top spot in the rankings’ 12-year history.
NUS is in 26th position overall in the rankings, with the next highest Asian institutions – China’s Peking University and Japan’s University of Tokyo – taking 42nd and 43rd place respectively.
Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings