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The University of Oxford has been named the world’s best university for the fourth year in a row. The overall position of the United Kingdom in the rankings continues to diminish, falling behind Japan.
Surprisingly, Iran with more universities ranked among the world’s best than Australia, France, Russia, and Taiwan. Brazil overtook Italy and Spain.
This is the fourth consequent year Oxford has topped the Times Higher Education university rankings. However, the United States continues to dominate the ranking overall, with seven of the top 10, 16 of the top 20 and 60 of the top 200.
Cambridge witnessed slip in the rankings from second position last year to third. California Institute of Technology is among top 10, going from five to two. Imperial College London is the only other non-U.S. university in the top 10.
Top 10 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
2. California Institute of Technology
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10.Imperial College London
The complete list of 1,300 universities in 92 countries, with the rankings, took into account teaching quality, the volume, and reputation of research, citations of research, income from industry and international links.
Though the UK’s so-called “golden triangle” - Oxford, Cambridge, and London universities - continues to be very booming, the analysis accompanying the rankings warns that this is "masking" a relative decline for other UK universities, while German universities are rapidly improving in the league table.
Since the year 2016, the number of German universities in the top 200 has risen from three to 23, while the number of UK universities has fallen from 34 to 28.
Indian universities continued to draw a blank in the top 300 list. Since 2012, not a single Indian institution has been ranked among the World University Rankings.
Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar made debut in the list with rank 350. In total, there are six Indian universities in the top 500 in this year’s World University Rankings 2020 as against five in the 2019 rankings.
UK Universities in Top 400 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
- Imperial College London
- University College London
- London School of Economics and Political Science
- King's College London
- Queen Mary, University of London
- East Anglia
- St Andrews
- Queen's University Belfast
- St George's, University of London
- Brighton and Sussex Medical School
- Royal Holloway, University of London
- Anglia Ruskin
- Birkbeck, University of London
- Goldsmiths, University of London
By Sowmya Sangam