Three Vietnamese universities enter Times Higher Education rankings

Cheryl Sanders
September 13, 2019

Since 2012, through the total number of entries from the country went up from 49 in 2018 to 56 this year. Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar made it to the top 350 on it's debut in the list. It now is the joint Indian toppers with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has jumped up 20 places to 136th position in the latest 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, which were published on Wednesday, 11 September.

Now in its 16th year, the ranking includes over 1,300 universities from 92 countries.


The University of Auckland has come in at 179th equal on the list of the world's top universities.

Last year, UNBC only received a score of 28.5 points.

There's no improvement in the ranking of IIT Bombay. The highly regarded data provider annually publishes a list of the top national and global universities based on academic and research excellence. "It now needs to back up these aspirations with high levels of investment - or risk declining further amid increasing global competition, especially from other parts of Asia", said Ellie Bothwell, THE rankings editor. The female to male ratio in IIT Kanpur is 14: 86, one of the lowest among Indian institutes. There were a few who have risen, including IIT-Delhi and IIT- Kharagpur and Jamia Millia Islamia. The latest Canadian university rankings aren't the best in the world but we're still getting recognized on the global stage.


"It is encouraging to see UCT demonstrate such excellence in worldwide rankings, particularly given the incredibly competitive, global arena we operate in".

The University of Oxford topped the 2020 rankings, followed by the California Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge.

Meanwhile, top 1,000 also sees 16 universities in Thailand, 13 in Malaysia, six in Indonesia and two in Singapore. THE chief knowledge officer Phil Baty said, "It has always been clear that the emerging countries of Asia are going to play an increasingly powerful role among the global elite of higher education". Because they attempt to compare universities that exist in a range of contexts - cultural, financial, historical, social and political - rankings are inherently imperfect, particularly when it comes to developing countries.


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