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The Popularity Game - Whose Reputation Rocks?

by on March 27, 2015 | Top Stories

You've heard of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings — now there's a spin-off called the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. So what does a reputation ranking mean?

University Rankings The reputation ranking is based on the subjective but expert judgement of senior, published academics from universities around the world. Proof of the global reach of the survey is that it is carried out in 15 languages (Arabic, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, English, South American Spanish, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Turkish and Russian).

Another special feature of this survey is that its participation is by-invitation only. This means that institutions are not allowed to nominate participants, and those who sign up as a participant must have an invitation. The criteria used in the selection are publication record, representation of a country and the academic field in the exercise.

So who has made it to the red carpet this year? Check out the top 10 below and click here to read more about the reputation rankings.

Rank Institution Location Overall score
1 Harvard University United States 100.0
2 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 84.3
3 University of Oxford United Kingdom 80.4
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States 77.8
5 Stanford University United States 72.1
6 University of California, Berkeley United States 60.0
7 Princeton University United States 35.0
8 Yale University United States 33.1
9 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States 24.1
10 Columbia University United States


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