Harvard University campus

World University Rankings 2016-2017 by subject: results announced

Eight subject rankings reveal elite group of 14 US and European universities thriving across disciplines

Student demonstrators holding 'Debtors class of 2031' sign

Claims of US student loan crisis are ‘fictional narrative’

But a federal income-contingent system is called for in a book co-authored by Brookings Institution fellow

World University Rankings 2016-2017: results announced

University of Oxford snatches top spot from Caltech in this year’s World University Rankings as Asia’s rise continues

University of Oxford students walking on campus
Hoover Tower, Stanford University

Stanford University tops US College Ranking

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education league table focuses on universities’ teaching environments

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 results out now

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Harvard University campus

Eight subject rankings reveal elite group of 14 US and European universities thriving across disciplines

Student demonstrators holding 'Debtors class of 2031' sign

But a federal income-contingent system is called for in a book co-authored by Brookings Institution fellow

Hoover Tower, Stanford University

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education league table focuses on universities’ teaching environments

University of California, Berkeley

Association of American Universities president also says state of US public universities is like battle to save species from extinction

Class painting

New study adds to concerns over the weakness of Chinese university teaching

Nicholas Dirks at the THE World Academic Summit

Nicholas Dirks tells THE summit that free tuition would enable government to 'control' public research universities 

Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China

Chancellor Lizhong Yu tells Jack Grove about how NYU Shanghai hopes its model will turbocharge international mobility

Sather Tower, University of California, Berkeley

Former secretary of labor tells THE summit that growing inequality in admissions is ‘national tragedy in the making’

Leszek Borysiewicz with World Academic Summit logo

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz to tell THE summit that universities rely on public trust and institutional autonomy

Concorde enthusiast waves French flag

A lack of strategy and autonomy are to blame for French universities’ failure to keep pace on transnational education, study suggests

Hand behind sheet

Results come as issue continues to be high up agenda on campuses in the UK and US

Indian women and children standing beside well

Study being launched at THE World Academic Summit highlights challenges of collecting comparable data on social mobility

Labour placard

Opposition spokesman on higher education also says government tactics on EU students are 'grubby'

Blogs

Student mother working with baby

The challenges of being a parent while studying must not be overlooked, says Helen Owton 

Phil Baty

Phil Baty addresses the THE World Academic Summit 2016, and raises some fundamental questions about how higher education is viewed worldwide

Brexit, EU referendum

Vice-chancellors will need to adapt if they want to influence the direction of post-Brexit Britain, says David Boddy

Podcasts

THE World University Rankings 2016-2017 methodology illustration

Analysis of the latest World University Rankings results

In Numbers

LinkedIn, social media

Kate McNamee explains how the Alliance Manchester Business School is embracing LinkedIn

Poppletonian

Boardroom of people celebrating and throwing papers in air

The official weekly newsletter of the University of Poppleton. Finem respice!

Opinion

Martin O'Neill illustration (22 September 2016)

Via fiscal reform, income-linked loans and four-year places, a famed higher education system can be saved, says Simon Marginson

Mitch Blunt illustration (22 September 2016)

The country’s learners and academics are more thoughtful, engaged and generous than their UK counterparts, says Sam Gilchrist Hall

Person celebrating reaching top of mountain

Funding, freedom from regulation and staff of the highest calibre are the keys to global success

Nate Kitch illustration (15 September 2016)

David Palfreyman considers how secretiveness about the benefits a graduate might expect might fall foul of trading regulations

Books

Rolling Stones posing beside airport runway

Emma Rees is happily lost in a Sixties’ soundscape but wonders why there are so few female artists

Student protesters marching through streets of Montreal

David Wheeler applauds a critique of the impact of neoliberal forces on higher education

Buildings in Oran, Algeria

Book of the week: Rachel Bowlby tracks the impact of a strange and foreign novel across languages and culture

Cumberland Bay viewed from sea

Tales of marooned mariners helped Britain to see itself as a global power, A. W. Purdue hears

Rankings

Harvard University campus

Eight subject rankings reveal elite group of 14 US and European universities thriving across disciplines

Hoover Tower, Stanford University

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education league table focuses on universities’ teaching environments

United States flag

Find out the differences between these two leading US university rankings