World University Rankings 2024 (Full List)

The Times Higher Education has released the World University Rankings 2024, Brainnews can confirm.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 include 1,906 universities across 108 countries and regions.

The table is based on our new WUR 3.0 methodology, which includes 18 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across five areas: teaching, research environment, research quality, industry, and international outlook.

This year’s ranking analysed more than 134 million citations across 16.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 68,402 scholars globally. Overall, we collected 411,789 datapoints from more than 2,673 institutions that submitted data.

Trusted worldwide by students, teachers, governments and industry experts, the 2024 league table reveals how the global higher education landscape is shifting.

The University of Oxford tops the ranking for the eighth year in a row, but others in the top five have seen shifts in their ranks. Stanford University moves up to second place, pushing Harvard University down to fourth.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) climbs up two places to third this year. The University of Cambridge slips to fifth place, after being in joint third place last year.

The highest new entry is Italy’s Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, ranked in the 301-350 bracket. However, the majority of the institutions joining the ranking for the first time this year are in Asia.

The US is the most-represented country overall, with 169 institutions, and also the most-represented in the top 200 (56). With 91 institutions, India is now the fourth most-represented nation, overtaking China (86).

Four countries enter the ranking for the first time – all of them in Europe. The addition of Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Armenia is in contrast to last year’s trend when all the new entrants were from Africa.

Stanford University leads the teaching pillar, while the universities of Oxford and Cambridge come top for research environment. The research quality pillar, which is the newly renamed citations pillar, sees MIT in first place.

The University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates scores highest in international outlook, while 28 institutions receive a top score of 100 for the industry pillar.

In addition to the 1,904 ranked institutions, a further 769 universities are listed with “reporter” status, meaning that they provided data but did not meet our eligibility criteria to receive a rank, and agreed to be displayed as a reporter in the final table.

Below are the top 100:

1 University of Oxford
United Kingdom

2 Stanford University
United States

3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States

4 Harvard University
United States

5 University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

6 Princeton University
United States

7 California Institute of Technology
United States

8 Imperial College London
United Kingdom

9 University of California, Berkeley
United States

10 Yale University
United States

11 ETH Zurich
Switzerland

12 Tsinghua University
China

13 The University of Chicago
United States

14 Peking University
China

15 Johns Hopkins University
United States

16 University of Pennsylvania
United States

17 Columbia University
United States

18 University of California, Los Angeles
United States

19 National University of Singapore
Singapore

20 Cornell University
United States

21 University of Toronto
Canada

22 UCL
United Kingdom

23 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
United States

24 Carnegie Mellon University
United States

25 University of Washington
United States

26 Duke University
United States

27 New York University
United States

28 Northwestern University
United States

29 The University of Tokyo
Japan

30 University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom

32 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Singapore

33 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Switzerland

34 University of California, San Diego
United States

35 University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

36 Georgia Institute of Technology
United States

37 University of Melbourne
Australia

38 King’s College London
United Kingdom

38 LMU Munich
Germany

40 Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris
France

41 University of British Columbia
Canada

42 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
United States

43 Shanghai Jiao Tong University
China

44 Fudan University
China

45 KU Leuven
Belgium

46 London School of Economics and Political Science
United Kingdom

47 Universität Heidelberg
Germany

48 Delft University of Technology
Netherlands

49 McGill University
Canada

50 Karolinska Institute
Sweden

51 University of Manchester
United Kingdom

52 University of Texas at Austin
United States

53 Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

54 Monash University
Australia

55 Kyoto University
Japan

55 Zhejiang University
China

57 University of Science and Technology of China
China

58 Université Paris-Saclay
France

59 University of California, Davis
United States

60 The University of Sydney
Australia

61 University of Amsterdam
Netherlands

62 Seoul National University
South Korea

63 University of Wisconsin-Madison
United States

64 Brown University
United States

64 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

64 Wageningen University & Research
Netherlands

67 Australian National University
Australia

68 Washington University in St Louis
United States

69 University of California, Santa Barbara
United States

70 The University of Queensland
Australia

71 Institut Polytechnique de Paris
France

72 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
United States

73 Nanjing University
China

74 University of Southern California
United States

75 Sorbonne University
France

76 Yonsei University (Seoul campus)
South Korea

77 Leiden University
Netherlands

78 Boston University
United States

79 University of Groningen
Netherlands

80 University of Zurich
Switzerland

81 University of Bristol
United Kingdom

82 City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

83 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
South Korea

84 UNSW Sydney
Australia

85 University of Minnesota
United States

86 Purdue University West Lafayette
United States

87 University of Glasgow
United Kingdom

88 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

89 Humboldt University of Berlin
Germany

90 RWTH Aachen University
Germany

91 University of Bonn
Germany

92 University of California, Irvine
United States

92 Vanderbilt University
United States

94 Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany

95 Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

96 University of Tübingen
Germany

97 KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Sweden

98 University of Southampton
United Kingdom

99 Erasmus University Rotterdam
Netherlands

100 Ohio State University (Main campus)
United States

World University Rankings 2024

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