Three Vietnamese universities enter Times Higher Education rankings

13 Septembre, 2019, 22:48 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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Brunel University London has secured a 50-place increase globally in the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

National Taiwan University (NTU) placed 120th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020, up 50 spots from previous year.

Among the highest ranked of the three Nigerian universities is Covenant University which was ranked at number 401.

Among those that made their debut in World University Rankings are IIT-Ropar, Institute of Chemical Technology, IIT-Gandhinagar, IIT-Patna, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Anna University, Banasthali University, Delhi Technological University, University of Mumbai and Siksha "O" Anusandhan.

A total of 56 Indian institutes are among thousand world-class universities this year, up from 49 last year.

"The 2020 rankings are our most competitive ever, with elite universities around the world coming under intense pressure to maintain their standing", said Phil Baty, THE Chief Knowledge Officer.

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This year's classification sees a more global ranking of 1,400 universities across 92 countries, with several new regions joining the ranking as Brunei, Cuba, Malta, Montenegro, Puerto Rico and Vietnam all see institutions represented for the first time.

"We are honored to be recognized for the growing impact of the outstanding teaching and discovery taking place at the University of Washington", UW President Ana Mari Cauce said.

In the top 20, most schools are located in either the US or the UK.

The University of Auckland has come in at 179th equal on the list of the world's top universities. "It needs to back them up with high levels of investment and increasing global competition", THE rankings editor Ellie Bothwell told TOI.

According to THE, the best Indian institutions are generally characterized by relatively strong scores for teaching environment and industry income, but perform poorly when it comes to global outlook in comparison to both regional and worldwide counterparts.

The University of Aberdeen was 168th equal, St Andrews crept into the the top 200 in 198th, while Dundee retained its place in the top 250.

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