Published: Sat, June 02, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

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

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

The six "most powerful global brands" in the United Kingdom publication's annual World Reputation Rankings vary little from year to year, with Harvard at the top, then MIT, Stanford, Cambridge and Oxford (tied) and then Berkeley.

The Reputation Rankings 2018 surveyed more than 10,000 leading academics from 137 countries.

Cambridge and Oxford's rankings mark a slight change on previous year, when the two institutions were joint fourth.

Japan has five institutions across the top 100 (down from six), and four of these have declined.

Ranked at 91, Indian Institute of Science is the only Indian University to have made it to the prestigious list.

British universities risk losing their global prestige to new rivals, an worldwide ranking suggests. “A universitys prestige in the global academic community – its ‘brand – is vital to attracting the talent needed to allow universities to thrive, as well as drawing in strategic partners, investment and indeed philanthropy.”.

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Time's reputation chart is dominated by US schools that, along with Harvard, MIT and Stanford, hold 44 spots in the top 100.

"But their status is in no way guaranteed - all United Kingdom universities have either fallen down the global pecking order this year or stayed static".

While Chinas top two universities – Tsinghua (14) and Peking (17) – retained their positions, Japans top two – Tokyo (13) and Kyoto (27) – both fell two places.

"This should give pause for serious thought as the country seeks to champion its status as "global Britain" in a post-Brexit world", Phil Baty, editorial director of the rankings said.

Alistair Jarvis, chief executive of Universities UK, said: "It is clear from this, and other such rankings, that the UK has one of the strongest university sectors in the world".

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore remains India's mainstay in the global university rankings. It asks scholars to name no more than 15 universities that they believe are the best for research and teaching in their field, based on their own experience.

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