THE World Rankings: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan and Malaysia Rising

Times Higher Education (THE) has completed its virtual summit, a “Festival of Data”, hosted by the University of Toronto. In addition to various sessions and masterclasses the results of the 2022 World University Rankings were revealed.

The current methodology is based on five pillars:

Teaching (five indicators) 30%

Research (three indicators) 30%

Citations: research impact 30%

Innovation: industry income 2.5%

International outlook (three indicators) 7.5%.

This year’s rankings saw leading Chinese universities rising while the University of Oxford continued to hold first place. THE noted that Pakistan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are among the countries that have made significant progress in the last few years.

The top three universities overall and by indicator are:


1. University of Oxford, UK

2= California Institute of Technology, USA

2= Harvard University, USA


  1. Harvard University
  2. California Institute of Technology
  3. Stanford University, USA


  1. University of Oxford
  2. University of Cambridge, UK
  3. Harvard University


  1. University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  2. Duy Tan University, Vietnam
  3. An-Najah National University, Palestine

Industry Income

  1. Asia University Taiwan
  2. Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  3. Khalifa University, UAE

International Outlook

  1. Macau University of Science and Technology
  2. City University of Hong Kong
  3. University of Luxembourg.



Times Higher Education




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