Hebrew U. Ranked in Times Higher Education Survey's Top 100

Phil Baty, the magazine's editorial director of global rankings, said America had improved its position with more top 100 institutions than past year, University World News reports.

The US continues to dominate the rankings, counting eight institutions in the top 10 and 44 across the top 100. University College London and Imperial College have scraped into the top 20 at joint 18th and 20th respectively, both...

University College London dropped to 18th spot, down from 16 previous year, while the Imperial College London dropped down to 20 from 18 in 2017. The table's Top 20 comprises 13 American universities, four from the United Kingdom, two from China and one from Japan.

Europe claims 33 spots in total - with the UK, Germany and Netherlands most well-represented.

Time Higher Education placed the university 3rd among institutions in the world's emerging economies earlier this month, a list that included 41 more Russian institutions.

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THE's editorial director of global rankings Phil Baty said: "The UK has some of the most prestigious universities in the world, admired across the continents".

Alistair Jarvis, chief executive of Universities UK, said: "It is clear from this, and other such rankings, that the UK has one of the strongest university sectors in the world".

“With Japanese universities slipping and Chinese progress stalling this year, Singapore is the success story for Asia in the 2018 THE World Reputation Rankings, ” said Baty. Meanwhile, Nanyang Technological University moved up from the 81-90 band to the 51-60 bracket. In 2017, Tsinghua University was ranked 48th, its first ever placing in the top 50.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore remains India's mainstay in the global university rankings.

China has its own Academic Ranking of World Universities, launched in 2003. It is also evenly spread across academic disciplines, ” THE says. This year, over 10,000 academics were asked to rate institutions based on excellence in research and teaching.

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