NUS, NTU rise in world university rankings, Education News & Top Stories

The Times Higher Education published their World Reputation Rankings for 2018 on Wednesday, which ranked UCLA ninth in the world among 100 universities, an increase from 13th a year ago.

“The US continues to dominate the ranking, with eight institutions in the Top 10 and 44 institutions across the Top 100, ” THE points out.

Tsinghua University and Peking University are in 14th and 17th place respectively, both equaling their 2017 positions. University of Cambridge which was in joint fourth place a year ago dropped a place in the latest rankings, released on Wednesday.

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

"This should give pause for serious thought, as the country seeks to champion its status as "global Britain" in a post-Brexit world". "However, this new data shows just how hard it is for emerging powers to break into the traditional global elite", he said. THE noted in its analysis of the survey data that while Asia's leading universities ranked highly, the majority of votes came from academics within the university's home country. Fudan University, University of Science and Technology of China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University all ranked in the 81-90 slot.

Hebrew U. shares the 91-100 list with the University of Colorado Boulder, USA; University of Copenhagen, Denmark: École Polytechnique, France; University of Helsinki, Finland; Indian Institute of Science, India: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russian Federation: University of Pittsburgh, USA; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA; RWTH Aachen University, Germany; Uppsala University, Sweden; Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands; and the University of Zurich, Switzerland. It is also evenly spread across academic disciplines, ” THE says. They were asked to name 15 universities that are the best for research and teaching, based on their own experience, according to the sources.