Asia moves up global varsity list
US and British universities dominate the top of a league table of universities worldwide published on Thursday, but Asian seats of learning are moving up the rankings.world Updated: Oct 09, 2009 00:48 IST
US and British universities dominate the top of a league table of universities worldwide published on Thursday, but Asian seats of learning are moving up the rankings.
While Harvard remains in top spot in the Times Higher Education (THE) league table, Oxford has slipped one to joint fifth, but the next 10 places are occupied by US universities, most of them Ivy League like Princeton and Columbia, but also including Chicago University.
But Asian universities, while still struggling to break into the top 20, are moving upwards, with numbers in the top 200 growing in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Malaysia.
The top non-US and non-European universities are the Australian National University in 17th place, down one, and Canada’s McGill University in 18th position, down two.
The league table, compiled by the THE in collaboration with the QS global career and education network, ranks universities according to a series of criteria including peer review, employers’ views and student opinion surveys.