10 February 2017

Times Higher Education (THE) has published a ranking of the most international global universities.There are three indicators from the World University Rankings,international students, international faculty and international research collaboration (together constituting an“international pillar”) plus international reputation, that is the ratio of international to local nominations in THE’s academic reputation survey.

Many of the most international universities are located in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The top four places, however, are held by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, École Polytechnique Fédérale (EPF) de Lausanne, also in Switzerland, the University of Hong Kong (UHK) and the National university of Singapore(NUS).

The top scorer for the international pillaris UHK and for international reputation NUS. Countries that perform poorly forinternationalization include Russia, China, Japan and Brazil. The USA did not do particularly well with its top performer, MITreaching 22nd place.

The top ten overall were:

  1. ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  2. EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
  3. University of Hong Kong
  4. National University of Singapore
  5. Imperial College London, UK
  6. University of Oxford, UK
  7. Australian National University
  8. University of Cambridge, UK
  9. University College London, UK
  10. London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.


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