Hebrew University squeezes into top 100 in Times Higher Education ranking

Hebrew University squeezes into top 100 in Times Higher Education ranking

Hebrew University squeezes into top 100 in Times Higher Education ranking

Nine British universities have been ranked in the top 100 institutions in the world, as measured by the strength of their global "brand".

The ranking is compiled from a globally representative survey of 10,000 senior academics on the most renowned institutions.

Japan has five institutions across the top 100 (down from six), and four of these have declined.

The university has been placed in the 91 to 100 rank banding. The table's Top 20 comprises 13 American universities, four from the United Kingdom, two from China and one from Japan.

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The US continues to dominate the rankings, counting eight institutions in the top 10 and 44 across the top 100. There has been no change in the top four from that of last year's list led by Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University, all from the United States in the order of first, second and third respectively, followed by University of Cambridge from the UK. "This should produce a virtuous circle, where excellence drives improved reputation and improved reputation supports excellence - helping to attract more global talent, more prestigious worldwide partnerships and more inward investment". It has six universities in the top 100 - the same number as past year - but three of those have fallen from their 2017 standings. Meanwhile, Nanyang Technological University moved up from the 81-90 band to the 51-60 bracket. “Tokyo remains Asias most prestigious university, judged by the global academic community, but its ranking has fallen from 8th in the world in 2011, to 13th today.

"This should give pause for serious thought as the country seeks to champion its status as "global Britain" in a post-Brexit world", Phil Baty, editorial director of the rankings said.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore remains India's mainstay in the global university rankings. The questionnaire targets published scholars for their views on excellence in research and teaching within their disciplines and at institutions with which they are familiar.

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