UP among world's top 500 universities

The United Kingdom's University of Oxford has stayed at the top of the rankings for four years in a row

Having recently been placed top on the continent in the ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019, these THE results mean that UCT remains in the lead for Africa in the five major world university rankings: THE, ARWU, Quacquarelli Symonds, Centre for World University Rankings and US News Best Global Universities Rankings.

Three universities of Vietnam have entered the World University Rankings 2020 of the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine for the first time.

There's no improvement in the ranking of IIT Bombay. Newcomer IIT Ropar shares the joint top spot with IISc, Bengaluru, pushing IIT Indore, which remains in the 351-400 band, into the third spot. Since 2012, through the total number of entries from the country went up from 49 in 2018 to 56 this year.

There are a total of five categories that schools are scored on which are teaching, research, citations, industry income, and global outlook.

Edinburgh Napier dropped out of the top 800 universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) guide, while Queen Margaret failed to make the top 1,000.

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) moved from the 301-350 band previous year to the 251-300 band. 1,300- university list from 92 countries, Indian is the fifth most - represented nation in the rankings with 56 institutions. "However, it is disappointing to see the country fall out of the top 300 of the rankings this year, with only a small number of institutions registering progress", Ellie Bothwell, THE rankings editor said.

There are estimated to be more than 26,000 universities in the world.

According to THE, the best Indian institutions are generally characterized by relatively strong scores for teaching environment and industry income, but perform poorly when it comes to global outlook in comparison to both regional and worldwide counterparts. Rounding out the rest of the top ten were the California Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Harvard University, Yale University, the University of Chicago, and Imperial College London.

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