UBC falls in 2015 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings
DH Vancouver StaffMar 12, 2015 10:00 am
“The world’s 100 most prestigious universities, as judged by 10,000 senior academics from across the world.”
The 2015 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings were revealed Thursday morning, and three Canadian universities made the top 50.
University of Toronto ranked as the top Canadian university at number 16, while McGill University and University of British Columbia made numbers 36 and 37 respectively.
UofT rose from the 20th spot in the 2014 rankings, but both McGill and UBC fell a few digits. With the latest results putting McGill one spot ahead of UBC, our province’s best university can no longer claim the title of second best reputation in Canada.
No other Canadian universities made the world’s top 100.
Harvard University again claimed the number one spot followed by the University of Cambridge. Eight of the top 10 schools hail from the United States.
“The 2015 rankings are based on a survey carried out between November 2014 and January 2015, which received a total of 10,507 responses from 142 countries. Some 9,794 responses were valid for the World Reputation Rankings: respondents on average had spent 15.3 years in higher education and research,” The World Reputation Rankings boasts on its website.
Their methodology for determining the best utilizes the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey, targeting only experienced and published scholars within institutions around the globe.
We’ve listed the top 50 below, or see the full list here.
Harvard University, United States
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States
Stanford University, United States
University of California, Berkeley, United States
Princeton University, United States
Yale University, United States
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States
Columbia University, United States
University of Chicago, United States
The University of Tokyo, Japan
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States
Imperial College London, United Kingdom
ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
University of Toronto, Canada
University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
Johns Hopkins University, United States
University of Michigan, United States
Cornell University, United States
New York University (NYU), United States
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom
University of Pennsylvania, United States
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Tsinghua University, China
Kyoto University, Japan
Carnegie Mellon University, United States
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
King’s College London, United Kingdom
Peking University, China
University of Washington, United States
Duke University, United States
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
McGill University, Canada
University of British Columbia, Canada
Heidelberg University, Germany
University of California, San Francisco, United States
University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
University of California, San Diego, United States
University of Melbourne, Australia
University of California, Davis, United States
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
University of Texas at Austin, United States
Northwestern University, United States
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
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DH Vancouver Staff
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