Study Abroad: Why THE Rankings Are a Fair Method to Review Universities? 

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Hong Kong tops THE Rankings

This is not a comparison between the different rankings and declaring THE as the best of them all. Instead, this is an effort to highlight the excellent work that Times Higher Education has been doing for the past 20 years to help students analyse different universities on various parameters. 


A little before THE is going to release its WUR 2024 on the 27th of September 2023 it is good to analyse why one should even consider these rankings to evaluate universities. 

Unbiased Consideration

Even after having partnered with some universities, THE invites voluntary participation in the university rankings. Hence, any university can register on THE’s secure data collection portal and submit its data for participation. That is why universities from all over the world participate with the trust of equal consideration. 

Data-Driven Results

THE produces its ranking with proofs of scores attained by each university based on THE’s ranking parameters. Students can look at various insights like teaching, research, knowledge transfer, the international outlook and 17 other performance indicators of each university. Millions of research papers and citations are examined to arrive at the rankings. 

Survey Samples From Expert 

There are various surveys conducted apart from the ranking parameters to compare the academic reputation of the institutions. For this, THE only considers published scholars and people who demonstrate expert knowledge of the subject to give reviews about the universities. 

Demonstrate Global Inclusion 

For the 20th ranking of THE coming out in September diversity of institutions is paramount. As per THE, there will be 119 South American universities and 113 South African universities in the ranking list. This is a major achievement for THE as its first ranking list released in 2004 had no Asian or African universities.

Subject Equality 

While there is a huge demand and promotion for STEM courses, THE understands that students with an interest in art, social science and literature-based courses should not be demotivated. Student must not follow a career path only for the reason that there is a demand for it and instead pursue their passion and make a profitable career out of it. Therefore, THE considers around 300 fields to provide scores to the universities. 

Thinks of Universities Above Just Ranks 

THE provides university insights to students more than merely ranks. Moreover, they also consider aspects such as knowledge transfer, student outcomes, reputation, financial health, inclusion, social and economic impact and sustainability. This helps the student understand the portfolios of the university better and hence assists them in making a better choice. 

Also Read: Top 10 Universities in WUR 2024 – Predictions with Detailed Analysis

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