Published: Thu, September 27, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Slight fall for TCD in global university rankings

Slight fall for TCD in global university rankings

Johns Hopkins University moved up a spot to No. 12 in the new Times Higher Education World University Rankings, an annual measure that compares global research-intensive institutions across their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and worldwide outlook. UC Berkeley, which tops the list of American public universities, is the only other American public institution to rank among the world's top 20.

The Modi government has been pushing institutions to get a place in the world rankings.

The University of Tokyo climbed four places to 42nd due to improvements in teaching and research.

Ranked 636 in the world, the faith-based university is rated based on Teachings, Research, Citations, Industry Income and International Outlook.

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Among the top 10, are Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S., fourth; California Institute of Technology, U.S., fifth; Harvard University, U.S., sixth; Princeton University, U.S., seventh; Yale University, U.S., eighth; Imperial College London, UK, ninth; and University of Chicago, U.S., 10th. The country is led again by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, which retains its position in the 251-300 band.

"The reform of our university's structures and processes - as yet work in progress - forms the basis for the optimization of our performance", Hamburg's president, Dieter Lenzen was quoted as saying by THE. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill retained its position from previous year at 56th.

Other Taiwanese universities included in the rankings were National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) and National Tsing Hua University in the 401-500 group.

China Medical University, National Cheng Kung University, National Chiao Tung University, National Yang-Ming University and Taipei Medical University were grouped in the 501-600 cohort, while Chang Gung University, National Sun Yat-Sen University and National Taiwan Normal University were found in the 601-800 grouping.

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