Once again Harvard has been ranked as the number 1 university according to the latest data put together by The Times Higher Education and Thomson Reuters which is based on their reputations. Overall, UK universities have slipped several places whilst China has showed remarkable improvements. The University of Cape Town, for another year, is still the top listed of Universities in Africa.
Higher education can have a life-changing impact in terms of social mobility and earning capacity.
The US for another year running has the most reputable universities in the world based the global reputation ranking.
An interesting fact to observe are the subtle changes from the previous years list. While several UK institutions have fallen in rank, China has improved in their overall performance and is expanding its higher education system faster than the majority of other countries in the world.
The latest results and trends trends has not changed the overall results of the countries producing the most reputable universities. America still has the largest number of higher quality universities, followed by the UK.
The list and data is compiled by 17,554 leading academics originating from 149 countries who have rated campuses globally according to how good they thought their research and teaching were.
Given the sky rocketing tuition fees, there is an ever increasing competitiveness amongst student applicants to fight for limited spaces at the top universities whilst the reputation of the institution continues to be a major focus for prospective students.
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