Rankings FAQ: How to Understand and Use Rankings in Your University Search
28th January 2021 12:00-12:30 (GMT) Register for free
Join the creator of the World University Rankings for an exclusive insight into how to use the rankings as a customisable tool for your research into the best institution for you.
The Times Higher Education rankings are more than just a collection of universities, they are the most comprehensive, data driven rankings in the world. No other university rankings are compiled using so many rich data sets. During the session we will break down the various sets of rankings (World University Rankings, Impact Rankings, WSJ US College Rankings) and talk about how each set tells a unique story about the universities included. By attending this session, you will leave armed with the tools to identify the things that are most important to you when choosing a university and a course.
What are the Times Higher Education University Rankings?
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings include more than 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date. The rankings are based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
How are they complied?
Institutions across the globe provide us with information that we scrutinise rigorously to construct the rankings. Overall rank is calculated from scores for 13 different performances indicators, grouped into five categories: Teaching, Research, Research Influence, Innovation and International Outlook.
How can rankings help with my university search?
THE Rankings is often considered as one of the most widely observed university rankings. Using them can help you choose a university by giving you more information about the quality of the teaching, research, innovation and environment at different institutions. It also provides an overall comparison between institutions.