Published On: Fri, Oct 23rd, 2009

Times Higher Education University Rankings see little change

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Times Higher Education Top 200 World University rankings are out and there are no major surprises in the list with Harvard once again topping it. Overall this year, United States has lost four places while Asia has gained four in the rankings.

Though US remains the leader with 54 universities in the top 200, the rankings have ruffled the higher education sector in US with four institutions losing their place while Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Malaysia have improved their showing adding one university each to the top 200. Asia’s climb in the rankings is being attributed to the heavy investements in education by the Asian countries.
However, Asia is yet to break into the top 20 slot. University of Tokyo ranked 22nd is the top Asian university. Japan has got 11 universities in the top 200, China six, Hongkong five, South Korea four, and Singapore and India two each. Malaysia has Universiti Malaya at 180th place. India’s IIT Bombay stood at 163rd and IIT Delhi at 181st spot.

Meanwhile UK retained its 29 places in the top 200 with Cambridge at No.2. The rankings were done by THE in collaboration with QS global career and education network. According to THE, America’s economic problems might make it slip further in subsequent rankings.