Following the release of the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, there is
always a lot of news reporting and analysis regarding the results and what they mean for higher education on a regional and global scale. A look at the provided and included analysis on the rankings site itself is always a good place to start. This month I wanted to point out some of the more interesting analysis that you may wish to peruse as an accompaniment to your study of the rankings.
The THE rankings are watched closely around the world and used by universities, governments and students, to name a few, for review, promotion and decision making purposes.
The Improvement in the world’s leading universities from the Asian region analysis looks at the overall progress of Asian institutions, buoyed by increases in research and development spending. The visual titled Time will tell puts some of these numbers into perspective and also introduces a comparison model for assessing ranking success.
A helpful article for extracting specific requirements from the rankings data can help with using the rankings and results in more meaningful ways.
And finally a Global mapping of universities in the top 400 looks at numbers of institutions by country and their comparative improvement or decline since 2013/14.