The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2014 will be published online on 5 March 2014, ahead of their official launch at a global policy summit in Japan on 6 March 2014.
Times Higher Education has confirmed that the fourth annual edition of its prestigious World Reputation Rankings – based on the world’s largest invitation-only survey of academic opinion – will be released online at 21.00 GMT on 5 March 2014 (06.00 on 6 March 2014 in Tokyo).
The top 100 list will be formally launched with an exclusive analysis of the results by rankings editor Phil Baty at the start of the British Council conference, Reputation Management in Higher Education: the East Asian Context, in Tokyo, from 6 to 7 March.
“The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings are unique in global higher education – providing an unparalleled insight into an area of growing importance in higher education, a university’s global academic prestige,” said Mr Baty.
“Since we started carrying out the survey with Thomson Reuters in 2010, we have gathered the informed, expert views of almost 60,000 scholars across the world and across the academic disciplines, to provide a serious, insightful and very closely watched piece of research.”
The 2014 reputation rankings will be the based on 10,536 responses, from 133 countries, to Thomson Reuters’ 2013 Academic Reputation Survey, which was carried out from 21 March to 21 May 2013. The 2012 survey attracted 16,639 responses, the 2011 survey attracted 17,554 responses, and 2010’s survey attracted 13,388 respondents – a total of 58,117 responses since the survey began.
The survey is managed by professional polling company Ipsos and is distributed by invitation only. Academics are selected to be statistically representative of their geographical region and discipline. All are published scholars, questioned about their direct experiences in the field in which they work.
The average time this year’s respondents spent working in the sector was 18 years.
The rankings will be launched at 9.30am on 6 March at the British Coucil’s event, part of its Global Education Dialogue East Asia Series for 2013-14. The British Council said: “Reputation is an increasingly vital component for universities. Research has shown that a university’s reputation is a major priority for academics changing jobs and is the top consideration for internationally mobile student, even above tuition fees and course content. Reputation is also key in attracting collaborative partnerships and funding from alumni, philanthropists and industry.”
Speakers at the two day Dialogue at the Academy Hills in Tokyo (pictured above) will include Masako Egawa, executive vice president at The University of Tokyo, Mark Sudbury, director of communications at University College London (UCL), Anne Pakir, director of International Relations at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and many others.
The World Reputation Rankings are a spin-off from the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which use 13 mainly objective indicators to deliver a multi-faceted and balanced picture of university performance. The reputation survey data used to create the World Reputation Rankings form two indicators used in the overall World University Rankings.
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