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World University Rankings 2022: THE

  • 06 Sep 2021
  • 2 min read

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The Times Higher Education (THE) recently released its World University Rankings 2022 edition.

  • THE, formerly known as The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a magazine reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education.
  • Earlier, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released the QS World University Rankings 2022.

Key Points

  • About:
    • The rankings cover the four main areas of university activity: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook and THE has been releasing data since 2004.
  • India’s Ranking:
    • Overall, India is home to 35 of the world’s top 1,000 universities, its second-highest total ever in the rankings. Last year, it was 36.
    • Top Performer was Indian Institute of Science (IISc) followed by IIT Ropar and JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research.
  • Global Ranking:
    • Globally, the University of Oxford tops the ranking for the sixth consecutive year, while mainland China’s Tsinghua University becomes the first Asian university to break into the top 20 under the current methodology (launched in 2011).
    • Country-wise, the US is the most-represented country overall with 183 institutions.
  • Related Indian Initiatives:
    • Institutions of Eminence (IoE) Scheme:
      • To provide the regulatory architecture for setting up or upgrading of 20 Institutions (10 from public sector and 10 from the private sector) as world-class teaching and research institutions called ‘Institutions of Eminence’.
    • National Education Policy, 2020:
      • To introduce several changes in the Indian education system - from the school to college level and make India a global knowledge superpower.
    • Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT):
      • A first-of-its-kind Pan-IIT and IISc joint initiative to develop a new engineering education policy and a roadmap for research to solve major engineering and technology challenges.
    • Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY):
      • To spur innovative mindset in the students and faculty in premier technological institutes.

Source: IE

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