THE World University Rankings


THE World University Rankings is a list of the top universities globally, including more than 1,250 institutions across 86 countries in 2019. THE ranks research-intensive universities across each one of their core missions: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation), international outlook (staff, students and research); citations (research influence); and industry income (knowledge transfer). It uses 13 performance indicators to provide comparisons. THE collects data on the number of faculty, students and degrees awarded overall and by subject area. Rankings center on teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.