World University Rankings

World University Rankings 2014 – 2015

Which is the world’s #1 university? How many universities based in the Philippines make the top 400?

Discover the global spread of the world’s top 400 universities. Each year, The Times Higher Education publishes The World University Rankings. They judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Top 5 Universities in the world in 2014/2015

  1. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (USA)
  2. Harvard University (USA)
  3. University of Oxford (UK)
  4. Stanford University (USA)
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (USA)

Distribution of the World’s Top 400 Universities in 2014/2015

  1. Europe 178 (45%)
  2. North America 126 (32%)
  3. Asia 64 (16%)
  4. Oceania 25 (6%)
  5. South America 4 (1%)
  6. Africa 4 (1%)

Top Universities in Asia in 2014/2015

  • The University of Tokyo (Japan) – Ranked 23rd
  • National University of Singapore (Singapore) Ranked 25th
  • The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Ranked 43rd
  • Peking University (China) Ranked 48th
  • Tsinguha University (China) Ranked 49th

What do these results mean for the Philippines?

The full results show that not a single university based in the Philippines made the list of the World Top 400 for 2014/2015. This raises some important questions for the Philippines:

  • Is a university education important to people in the Philippines?
  • Is the failure of single university from the Philippines to make the World Top 400 list for 2014/2015 stifling economic growth and social development?
  • Can you see any improvements in the quality of universities in the Philippines in recent years?

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