Times Higher Education World Uni Rankings 2017-2019. A review

Last month Times Higher Education published the latest World University Rankings¬†(WUR) with the top 1258 Universities in the world. Compared to the last year’s tables, the 2019 World University Rankings include 156 Universities more. We crunched the data and we created an infographic taking also under cosideration the WUR tables of the last 2 years.

Key findings

– In the 2019 tables are represented 85 countries compared to the 80 countries in the 2017 tables. This is also due to the increase of the number of Universities (from 981 in 2017 to 1258 in 2019).
– Latin America has seen the number of its Universities double in the tables (from 43 in 2017 to 87 in 2019) within the last 2 years.
– Asia is on the rise and the gap between the number of asian Universities and the number of european Universities appearing in the tables is shrinking. If it continues in that rate, Asia may overtake Europe in terms of number of Universities in the tables within the next 2 years.
– Japan (103 Universities) is now second behind the US (173) and above the UK (98) in the top 5 countries with the most Universities in the WUR.
– India (49) surpassed this year Germany (47) in the number of Universities appearing in the charts.
– OECD countries seem to lose some of their market share. 72% of all the Universities in the WUR 2017 tables were in the OECD member countries. In the latest tables only 67% of the Universities are in a OECD member country. And what is a loss for the OECD countries is a -slight- gain for the BRICS (from 14.5% in 2017 to 16% in 2019). The big winner is Universities from the rest of the world (their share grew from 13.4% in 2017 to 16.8% in 2019).

Who said Higher Education is not global?

Thank you very much for reading! Enjoy!

THES University Rankings


QS World University Rankings 2015-2018. An Infographic

We love data. And because we love data we are trying to make interesting infographics describing trends in global education. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is an independent organisation specialising in global education. Every year they publish the World University Rankings, a table with the best Universities in the world. We created an infographic that includes data from the latest table and also all the World University Rankings since 2015.

The trends show an increase in quality of higher education in Asia with an increase in the numbers of Universities from Japan and China. China is currently in the 6th place in terms of numbers of Universities appearing in the latest tables and has recently surpassed Australia. While China had only 27 Universities in the tables published in 2015, today there are 40 Chinese Universities in the latest World University Rankings. Japan follows the same trend and since 2014 Japanese Universities appearing in the tables have increased from 37 to 43.


2018 THEunirankings vs 2017 THEunirankings. An infographic comparison.

This week Times Higher Education published the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings with the top 1102 Universities in the world. We compared the 2017 and 2018 tables and we made this nice infographic. Enjoy!