The rankings have been decided by French Human Resources consultancy emerging along with German polling institute Trendence. They interviewed 2,500 recruiters in 20 different countries for the survey. The evaluators said that the remarkable rise of Asian universities in the ranking is a crucial factor. Around 30 Asian establishments now represent 20% of the total ranking compared with only 10% in the first edition in 2010.
This is particularly significant for China (7), where the universities already in the ranking have gone up an average of 5 places and two new ones have entered the ranking. Also noteworthy are the very good results of South Korea (4 with 2 new entrants) and Hong Kong universities and the rise of Indian universities (5 with 2 new entrants), says the survey.
As far as British universities are concerned, Cambridge has emerged right at the top, followed by Oxford (4th), University College London (14th), Imperial College London (15th), Edinburgh (18th), Manchester (25th), King’s College London (35th), London School of Economics (44th), Birmingham (60th) and Nottingham (63rd).
The latest rankings comes just days after two new Indian entrants have jumped straight into the top 40 of second annual Times Higher Education Brics and Emerging Economies rankings for the first time ever. Also, 11 other Indian universities have made it to the top 100 rankings.
India increased its representation with 11 of the top-100 places, up from 10 last year and it has a new national leader — Indian Institute of Science in 25th place and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 37th place.
Source: The Times of India