Cambridge University ranked fifth in the world
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022 placed the University of Cambridge in fifth place in the world, out of 1,662 universities in 99 countries and regions.
The University of Cambridge has moved up one spot from last year, returning to the top five. This position is shared with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States.
Compared to last year, the same universities occupy the top ten places, with the University of Oxford retaining its top spot for the sixth year in a row.
Globally, Chinese and German universities performed very well in the 2022 rankings. Two Chinese universities made it to the top 20, while the top seven universities in Germany maintained or improved their rankings compared to to last year.
The rankings of several universities have also increased significantly following the success of research related to Covid-19. Nationally, that includes the University of Derby and Edge Hill University who have risen by a ranking group due to citations from their research on Covid-19.
THE world university ranking is calculated through five performance indicators: Education, Research, Citations, International Perspectives and Industry Income. Universities are evaluated holistically, with considerations ranging from the learning environment they provide to their influence on research at different scales.
In a press release to University, Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer at THE, commented: “The THE World University Rankings 2022 consistently proves that the UK is home to one of the best higher education systems in the world.
Baty continued: “Although the UK has performed well this year, Covid-19 has provided new challenges to add to those related to the impact of Brexit.”
Baty stressed that “the UK needs to work hard to attract international students and academic talent in order to contribute to its knowledge economy in the short and long term. With the rise of mainland China and Germany, this will be critical for the UK to maintain its position as the higher education superpower. “
The university has contacted the university for comment.
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