World University Rankings 2019 by subject: education

The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings table for education subjects uses the same rigorous and balanced range of 13 performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

It highlights the universities that are leading across education, teacher training and academic studies in education subjects.

This year, we have made a small adjustment to the eligibility criterion for academic staff in the subject tables, which has resulted in more universities being eligible for inclusion.

View the World University Rankings 2019 by subject: education methodology

The 2019 education ranking has also expanded to include 428 universities, up from 100 last year.

Stanford University tops this year’s education table for the second consecutive year, while Harvard University maintains second position. The University of California, Berkeley completes the top three in third place, up from fifth.


View the full results of the overall World University Rankings 2019
Read our article on the best universities for education degrees


Last year’s education table marked the first time that an Asian university had made a top five position in a THE World University Rankings list. The continent has become even more prominent in the field of education this year; while HKU remains in fourth place, National Taiwan Normal University has climbed seven places to 15th and the Chinese University of Hong Kong has risen two places to joint 18th. China also features in the list for the first time, with four representatives, led by Peking University at 26th.