27 new universities from 14 different countries enter the top 200
The THES-QS World University Rankings 2007 reflects the internationalisation of higher education around the world, with 27 universities from 14 different countries entering the top 200 for the first time.
• Top 10: The UK and USA still dominate – Harvard University, Cambridge, Oxford and Yale retain the top four positions for the second year. University College London and Chicago join the top 10 for the first time.
• Top 50: The addition of the Netherlands sees 12 countries featured in the top 50 compared to 11 in 2006 . New entrants include; Brown University, Bristol, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Osaka, Boston, Amsterdam.
• Top 100: The top 100 sees the number of Asian universities increase to 13 (12 in 2006) but the number of European Universities dropped to
35 (41 in 2006). North America strengthened to 43 Universities (37 in 2006).
• Top 200: Universities from 28 different countries represented in the top 200.
• Increases in International Faculty: 143 of the top 200 Universities reported an increase in their percentage of international faculty to total faculty.
• Increases in International Students: 137 of the top 200 Universities reported an increase in their percentage of international students to total students.
Some country highlights from the 2007 results:
• UK: University College London joins Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and Imperial College in the world’s elite Top 10 and is the highest riser (from 25 in 2006) among the leading institutions.
• USA: Princeton University’s continued domestic success is reflected in an improved international ranking, featuring in the top 10 for the first time, whilst, Pennsylvania, John Hopkins and Carnegie-Mellon join the top 20 for the first time.
• Asia: Universities of Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kyoto, National University of Singapore, Peking, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua and Osaka lead Asian higher education, all featuring in the top 50.
• China: Fudan University joins Peking and Tsinghua Universities in world’s Top 100.
• Canada: Stronger performance with 11 universities (up from 7 in 2006) in top 200
• Latin America: In Latin American 3 universities make world’s top 200
• Ireland: University College Dublin joins Trinity College Dublin in world’s Top 200
• Scandinavia: Stronger as Uppsala and Helsinki Universities join Copenhagen University in the top 100
• Africa: Cape Town at 200 is first ever African institution in the Rankings.
According to Martin Ince, of the Times Higher Education Supplement “The 2007 THES-QS World University Rankings are the most rigorous and complete so far. They show that the US and UK model of independent universities supported with significant state funding produces great results, but they also prove that academic excellence is found on every continent.”
Nunzio Quacquarelli, Managing Director of QS, says: “The THES-QS World University Rankings has met an important need amongst universities, employers and young candidates to be able to compare and benchmark institutions across borders. They have generated intense interest in recent years – this year, over one million unique visitors have checked out the results and methodology on www.topuniversities.com.
Interested to get Ranking Table click here: The Times Higher World University Rankings 2007
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