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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Times Higher Education Japan University Rankings 2018: results

Elite Japanese universities are renowned for their strength in research, but does their reputation also reflect quality in teaching? Times Higher Education’s student-focused Japan University Rankings and student experience survey offer some fascinating insights

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Asia University Rankings 2018: results announced

Singapore has the continent’s best university for the third year in a row but China’s stars are in the ascendant, says Ellie Bothwell

World University Rankings results 2018

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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US College Rankings 2018 results: a game changer for American higher education

Phil Baty on why the results of the 2018 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings, published on THE today, matter so much

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World University Rankings 2018 by subject: psychology, life sciences and clinical results out now

Universities in the US dominate new Times Higher Education psychology ranking

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World University Rankings 2018 by subject: engineering and computer science results out now

Universities in the US lead Times Higher Education’s rankings for engineering and technology and computer science; Peking and NUS are Asia’s top performers

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World University Rankings 2018 by subject: four results out now

Find out which institutions are the best in the world for Social Sciences and Business and Economics, and which universities are top in two new listings – Education and Law

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Stanford and MIT lead THE arts and humanities ranking

Peking University joins the top 20 of the Times Higher Education subject table for the first time

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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