World Reputation Rankings 2016: how the top 30 places have changed

This chart tracks the movement of the world’s top 30 most prestigious universities since the Academic Reputation Survey began in 2011

May 4, 2016
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Each country, below, is colour coded (pink for the US, turquoise for the UK, etc) to give a visual image of national strength, and we have highlighted some institutions to show their movement over time.

The US’ Columbia University has been a consistent riser, whereas the University of Tokyo looks to be in a slow reputational decline.

The reputations of two of London’s institutions, science-led Imperial College and social science-led London School of Economics and Political Science, are converging.


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How the top 30 places have changed in the World Reputation Rankings

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Reader's comments (1)

I sometimes wonder how much of the changes we see are due to material changes to the raw survey result, and how much is due change in sampling methodology and weights given in each category. I'm not saying this isn't useful but if TMES wants to confidently make broad and sweeping statement regarding the "raise" of Asian schools or consistent raise of Columbia, for example, having different sample and evaluation methodology every year really doesn't give me confidence to the validity of such proclamation. Reputation is hard earned over decades, even centuries. Drastic changes year over year should be a rare occurrence...

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