Academic Reputation Survey 2021 now open

Data from annual survey will inform the 2022 World University Rankings

November 10, 2020

Times Higher Education’s 2021 global Academic Reputation Survey has launched.

The annual survey of scholars, which is carried out in partnership with Elsevier and receives more than 10,000 responses each year, will help to fuel THE’s series of 2022 rankings.

The survey is invitation-only and is distributed to reflect the actual representation of scholars across countries, based on the latest United Nations data. It is also evenly spread across academic disciplines and is available in 14 languages.

In the survey, scholars are questioned at the level of their specific subject discipline and are asked to name up to 15 universities that they believe are the best in research and teaching, both in general and in their direct experience. The survey will close at the end of February 2021.

The results of the 2021 Academic Reputation Survey will be published in the form of the 2021 THE World Reputation Rankings next year. The survey data from 2021 and 2020 will also be used alongside 11 objective indicators to help create the 2022 THE World University Rankings, to be published in September 2021, and all subsidiary rankings for 2022.

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If you are selected to take part in the survey, you have been chosen based on a proven record of research publication and will be representing thousands of your peers in your discipline and your country. Please take the opportunity to provide your expert input and help us develop a uniquely rich perspective on global higher education.

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