The Times Higher Education (THE) today revealed the results of THE World University Rankings 2022, with the UK’s University of Oxford – which led the way in the global hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine – holding first place for an outstanding sixth year in a row. A total of 1,662 universities from 99 nations and regions are represented in the ranking, including Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, and Palestine for the first time.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, is India’s top-ranked institution, remaining in the 301-350 range for the third year in a row. As a consequence, India now has 35 of the world’s top 1000 universities, the second-highest number in the rankings’ history (36 in THE World University Rankings 2020). IIT Ropar is ranked first in the 351-400 bracket, while IIT Indore is ranked first in the 401-450 bracket.
THE’s Chief Knowledge Officer, Phil Baty, stated, “The world’s best institutions have had a lengthy period of dominance at the top of the table, aided by historic renown, worldwide stature, and consistent money.” However, our research indicates that there are definite trends occurring in higher education throughout the world. We are already witnessing obvious disruption to existing standards from mainland China, while record highs for Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong demonstrate that Asia is continuing to benefit from the continent’s emphasis and investment in higher education.”