Nine UK unis in top 100 for reputation

Posted June 02, 2018

UCD was ranked 28th among all universities in the United States and 13th among public US universities.

UC Davis has been recognized in the Times Higher Education World Reputation rankings for 2018 released on Wednesday, ranking 47th among the 100 top ranked universities by reputation.

USA universities this year continued to dominate the table, with Harvard University taking the top spot for the eighth consecutive year, and 43 other United States institutions finding places in the top 100. Professors and researchers must be invited to vote.

The Times list is one of the world's most respected university ranking league tables, alongside the QS World University Rankings.

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The drop from 10 to nine United Kingdom institutions in the top 100 is down to the exit of Durham University from the list.

"To be judged among the Top 100 most powerful university brands is a great source of pride for everyone at Hebrew University and for Israel as a whole", HU president Asher Cohen said. The University of California, Los Angeles joins the top 10 for the first time since 2014, ranking at joint 9th (up from 13th last year) alongside the University of Chicago.

Europe claims 33 spots in total - with the UK, Germany and Netherlands most well-represented.

Australia retains three top 100 institutions, although two have dropped slightly. In 2017, Tsinghua University was ranked 48th, its first ever placing in the top 50.

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The new data demonstrated that Japans position as Asias top nation for higher education and research was “under serious threat”.

UCLA is one of the world's leading universities, according to leading academics from around the world.

Despite the growth of universities across Asia, the new rankings show their reputations haven't risen with their growth.

However, Baty said the stabilization of Chinese universities' rankings is no cause for alarm. Fudan University, University of Science and Technology of China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University all ranked in the 81-90 slot.

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It says the rankings were established through the world's "largest invitation-only academic opinion survey". The full methodology can be found here. It is also evenly spread across academic disciplines. It asks scholars to name no more than 15 universities that they believe are the best for research and teaching in their field, based on their own experience.