Rankings Table Information

九月 29, 2015

Key statistics

The data shown under key statistics is that provided by the university itself in its submission to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It represents data from the 2014 academic year, and may vary from subsequent or earlier years.


This is the number of full-time equivalent students at the university.

Student-to-staff ratio

This is the ratio of full-time equivalent students to the number of academic staff – those involved in teaching or research.

International students

The percentage of students originating from outside the country of the university.

Female-to-male ratio

The ratio of female to male students at the university.

Editor’s note: World University Rankings 2016

Times Higher Education is committed to transparency and accountability across all of its rankings.

The data used to create the THE World University Rankings and the portfolio of regional and specialist rankings comes from three sources: reputational data from THE’s annual Academic Reputation Survey, institutional data supplied to THE directly by the universities themselves through our secure data collection portal, and bibliometric data provided by Elsevier, from its Scopus database. These data combine to form the 13 performance indicators used to create the World University Rankings.

January 2016 update

Following the publication of the 2015-16 World University Rankings, Aarhus University notified us that they had submitted inaccurate data. The data error, which was not picked up in our quality control processes, disadvantaged Aarhus in the rankings. We have corrected the data and recalculated the ranking, and this has resulted in Aarhus obtaining a position of joint 106th (up from joint 149th). We have moved Aarhus to the joint 106th position, but we have retained the original ranking places for all other institutions.

It has also emerged that incorrect bibliometric data were supplied to THE by Elsevier for the University of Palermo, Argentina, and included some publication data for the University of Palermo, Italy. Unfortunately, when using correct data, the University of Palermo, Argentina, does not meet THE’s threshold for inclusion*. The data has now been corrected and the University of Palermo, Argentina, no longer appears in the rankings.

* Our bibliometrics threshold is 1,000 papers (and at least 200 papers a year) published in journals indexed by Scopus, between 2010 and 2014.

March 2016 update

An error relating to the calculation of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in the financial data for a small number of institutions has been corrected, which has positively affected the ranking position of six institutions in the 2015-16 rankings.

We use PPP so that comparisons between universities in different countries are fairer. In total, 13 of the 1,126 institutions which submitted data for the 2015-16 rankings submitted financial data in a currency other than their own national currency, resulting in an incorrect PPP calculation. The correction led to a rankings position change for six of the 13 institutions.

An error was also identified for one other institution, meaning seven universities have changed position. We have corrected the data and recalculated the ranking, and this has resulted in changes for the University of São Paulo, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Boğaziçi University, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, National Research Nuclear University MePhI, the University of Iceland, and Paris-Sorbonne University - Paris 4. No other 2015-16 rankings positions have been affected.

Editor’s note:

July 2020

After the release of the Latin America University Rankings 2020 it was discovered that the research and teaching pillar scores have been incorrectly displayed in the final published tables since 2016. The scores incorrectly displayed in these pillars are those based on the World University Rankings methodology and not the reweighted Latin America University Rankings methodology used to compile the rankings results.

This does not affect the data used to compile the rankings or universities’ overall scores or ranking positions.

The Latin America University Rankings tables have now been updated to display the correct scores for teaching and research.

April 2023

An update to the statistical information for UK universities displayed in the table has been implemented.

The number of students has been amended to reflect the HESA Standard Rounding Methodology and is now rounded to the nearest five.

This is a display correction only and has no impact on the ranking calculation.

THE is committed to transparency and accountability across all of its rankings.

Our corrections policy is available to view here.



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