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Consultation opens on new university rankings metrics
Times Higher Education and its World University Rankings data partner Thomson Reuters are to open a worldwide consultation on measuring research impact and innovation in global higher education


University rankings most important factor for international students
International students choosing where to study are most likely to be swayed by a university’s league table position or its ranking in a particular subject, a new survey suggests


World Reputation Rankings 2014: UK reaction
Our university rankings always provoke a range of responses from key figures in higher education, so here we round up some reaction from the UK to the World Reputation Rankings 2014


Rankings and the developing world

University rankings are used differently in developing nations, but in some ways their influence is all the more important in these nascent higher education sectors, argue Halima Begum and Ivan Broadhead


World University Rankings reputation survey launched
Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of its fifth annual Academic Reputation Survey, the world’s biggest survey of university reputations of its kind. Hundreds of thousands of academics will soon be invited to provide their expert opinion


THE Young Universities Summit programme details released
The final programme for the inaugural Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit has been confirmed – featuring key speakers from nine countries across five continents


Ten reasons why Caltech is the world’s number one university

Times Higher Education rankings editor Phil Baty gives his 10-point guide to the elements that make Caltech special


Q&A: "The digital space is ubiquitous, so a university can't ignore it"
The THE rankings team speaks to communications expert, Georgy Cohen, about the increasingly important field of reputation management in higher education


Why is Caltech the world’s number one university?
Phil Baty reports from Pasadena on an institution whose cultural DNA includes interdisciplinarity, minimal management and hiring only the very best


Top 10 most international universities in the world

We list the 10 most international universities in the world, based on the three specific measures of “international outlook” from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings methodology


Top 10 best cities for higher education
Based on the number of institutions from each city which appear in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings top 400, Times Higher Education magazine has compiled a list of the world's best cities for higher education


China's first university rankings symposium launched
Times Higher Education magazine has joined forces with the Chinese Ministry of Education and the international student placement company IDP Education to host the region’s first World University Rankings Symposium


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100 Under 50 Rankings 2014 launch date announced

The 100 Under 50 Rankings 2014 – listing the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old – will be published on 30 April 2014


Times Higher Education announces inaugural THE Young Universities Summit

Times Higher Education will host the world’s first global gathering dedicated to the specific challenges and opportunities facing young universities


THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2014 make global headlines
Times Higher Education launched the inaugural BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings at a special round table event at Koç University, in Istanbul last week – and the results made news headlines around the world


BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2014 results unveiled
China boasts more top universities than any other emerging economy, according to our latest ranking which looks beyond the usual suspects in global higher education league tables


BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2014 exclusive launch round table
In celebration of the inaugural Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings, we will be holding an exclusive and free-to-attend launch event hosted by Koc University


World's best 18 cities for higher education
If we were to choose an official global university capital, which cities would be in the running? These 18 would certainly be in with a shout


THE World University Rankings video contest 2013 winner announced
A clear winner emerges following a vote by the Times Higher Education editorial team


Rankings data collection for 2014 and beyond
Important deadline looming for new entrants for the Times Higher Education World University Rankings from 2014


BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2014 coming 4 December 2013

Times Higher Education magazine is to publish the world’s first global ranking of universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and other emerging economies


Video: THE World University Rankings 2013-2014 results discussion

Rankings editor Phil Baty speaks about this year’s results and the implications for the international student market, with the ABC in Australia


THE podcast: World University Rankings 2013-2014
Rankings editor Phil Baty and reporter Elizabeth Gibney join Chris Parr to discuss the World University Rankings 2013-2014 results


Major enhancements to World University Rankings website
Times Higher Education has today confirmed a major enhancement to its World University Rankings website, under a new partnership designed to create “the best place for international education information, anywhere online”


The secrets to the success of a modern Asian university
Bertil Andersson, president of one of the fastest-rising universities in the world, outlines the new trends in university development to be addressed at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in Singapore


East Asia leads the world in business funding
Academics at leading South Korean universities are the world’s best at attracting funding from business, a new study says


THE World Academic Summit programme details now released
Details of the programme for the inaugural Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in Singapore have been announced


India must embrace the internationalisation of higher education
The time for excuses is over. India must judge its universities against established global performance indicators


Launch date set for the 2013 Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 rankings
The second annual THE 100 Under 50 rankings will be published soon, ahead of a formal presentation at the Festival of Education at Wellington College in the UK

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014 launch date announced
The latest World University Rankings for 2013-2014 will be released online, ahead of their official launch at the THE World Academic Summit

World University Rankings video competition 2013 is launched
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings video competition is back for 2013

Social media data to be included in new World University Rankings indicator
Data from social media, including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, will be developed into a new reputational indicator for the Times Higher Education World University Rankings


India's top 10 higher education institutions
Find out who has taken the number one position in our new ranking of the top 10 Indian higher education institutions, based on their global academic prestige


Universities pull out of the EU's 'unjustifiable' U-Multirank
A group representing some of Europe's leading universities has withdrawn its support for a new ranking system funded by the European Union


Rankings' role in MENA up for debate at Going Global
The role of university rankings in informing the development of universities in the Middle East and North Africa will be up for debate at the British Council's Going Global conference in Dubai


Date set for Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2013
The latest THE World Reputation Rankings will be released online, ahead of their official launch at the British Council’s Going Global conference


Canada's McGill University wins World University Rankings' video competition
One of the greatest strengths of the higher education world is its diversity - and this shone through in a competition asking filmmakers to describe what it is that makes their institution world class


Global university rankings can provide 'concrete benefits'
The Prime Minister of Jamaica spoke to the Association of Commonwealth Universities conference of executive heads in Kingston


A return of the academy to its roots
Jon Baldwin explains why Murdoch University has decided to engage with the world rankings again, and how its new leadership team is fundamentally rethinking what the university is for


India to Strathclyde: It's a jungle out there?
With legislation to open India to foreign universities still unforthcoming, it remains a difficult environment for Western institutions hoping to secure a lucrative prize. Joanna Sugden reports from New Delhi


Peers highlight "valuable contribution" of Times Higher Education World University Rankings
The THE World University Rankings make a "valuable contribution" to comparing different universities across the globe, a House of Lords debate has heard


European policy makers "should consult THE World University Rankings"
Former UK foreign secretary Jack Straw has urged policy makers in continental Europe to consult the THE World University Rankings when making decisions about higher education


Times Higher Education World University Rankings most widely recognised 
THE rankings are the most widely used among international students, new research has found


U-Multirank may be a waste of money 
An influential House of Lord’s committee has suggested that, more than two years into the multi-million Euro project, U-Multirank may be a waste of taxpayers’ money