General information on ranking

Name of the ranking THE World University Rankings
Geographical scope global
Status of the ranking independent
Name of person in charge of ranking Phil Baty
E-mail of person in charge of ranking phil.baty@tesglobal.com
Website of the ranking www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rank...
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2004
Most recent year of publication 2017
Ranking organization Times Higher Education
Website of the methodology www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/methodology-world-university-rankings-2018

Additional information

  • Type of publication: print - magazine, newspaper: Times Higher Education, internet, mobile application
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English
  • Main target groups: students and parents,higher education institutions,policymakers, governments and funding agencies,
  • Level of comparison: institutional, broad fields, fields or subject
  • Major dimensions covered: research, teaching, reputation, internationalization, knowledge transfer
  • Structure of presentation: ordinary presentation (league tables)
  • Data sources: third-party database (data not provided by HEI), data collected from HEIs by ranking organization, survey conducted exclusively by ranking organization
  • Quality assurance of ranking: certification (e.g. IREG Audit)
  • Website of the ranking organization: http://www.timeshighereducation.com