Hebrew University squeezes into top 100 in Times Higher Education ranking

Hebrew University squeezes into top 100 in Times Higher Education ranking

For the fourth year in a row, UC Berkeley ranks sixth in the world when it comes to its reputation among its peers, according to new rankings from Times Higher Education.

There are 21 countries represented in what seems to actually be a Top 105, as there are 25 universities in the 81-100 group.

While Chinas top two universities – Tsinghua (14) and Peking (17) – retained their positions, Japans top two – Tokyo (13) and Kyoto (27) – both fell two places. The table's Top 20 comprises 13 American universities, four from the United Kingdom, two from China and one from Japan.

National Taiwan University (NTU) has been named one of the world's top 100 universities with the best reputation for research and teaching in 2018, making it the only Taiwanese university to make the list.

THE's editorial director of global rankings Phil Baty said: "The UK has some of the most prestigious universities in the world, admired across the continents". For European universities, the majority of their votes came from outside the region.

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They are: University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Zhejiang University, Fudan University, University of Science and Technology of China, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Hebrew U. shares the 91-100 list with the University of Colorado Boulder, USA; University of Copenhagen, Denmark: École Polytechnique, France; University of Helsinki, Finland; Indian Institute of Science, India: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russian Federation: University of Pittsburgh, USA; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA; RWTH Aachen University, Germany; Uppsala University, Sweden; Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands; and the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

It says the rankings were established through the world's "largest invitation-only academic opinion survey".

The Academic Reputation Survey, available in 15 languages, uses United Nations data as a guide to ensure that the response coverage is as representative of world scholarship as possible.

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