The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, founded in 2004, provide the definitive list of the world's best universities, evaluated across teaching, research, international outlook, reputation and more. THE’s data are trusted by governments and universities and are a vital resource for students, helping them choose where to study

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World University Rankings 2018: results announced

Two UK institutions lead our ranking of the best universities for the first time in its history, with Oxford holding on to the number one spot for the second year in a row, while Cambridge has risen to second place

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Latin America University Rankings 2017: results out now

Brazil retains the crown in Times Higher Education’s second annual list of the top universities in the region as higher education institutions face up to the need to change

Best universities in the Asia Pacific

Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2017

The top universities in the Asia-Pacific region according to data from Times Higher Education 

World Reputation Rankings 2017: results announced

Asian universities overtake top Western brands in the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s most prestigious universities 

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Young University Rankings 2017: results announced

Newer universities excel when it comes to internationalisation, Times Higher Education’s 2017 ranking of the world’s top young universities shows

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Times Higher Education Japan University Rankings 2017: results

Our inaugural rankings help to identify the institutions that excel in teaching that ensures graduate success. Ellie Bothwell reports

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Asia University Rankings 2017: results announced

The National University of Singapore retains the crown in Times Higher Education’s 2017 ranking of the top universities in Asia

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BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017: results announced

India and China are the main winners in our list of the best universities in emerging economies

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Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017: analysis

When it comes to student engagement, US institutions in the research elite typically have a lot of ground to make up