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Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024: PM Modi's efforts applauded as India most-represented nation

Phil Baty, Chief Global Affairs Officer at Times Higher Education, lauded the efforts led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attributing the exponential growth from 13 to close to 100 ranked institutions since 2019 to a highly successful internationalization initiative.

Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024: PM Modi's efforts applauded as India most-represented nation snt
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First Published Jun 12, 2024, 3:39 PM IST

In a significant testament to India's burgeoning presence on the global higher education stage, the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2024 has unveiled India as the world's leading nation in representation, with a remarkable surge in the number of ranked universities. Phil Baty, Chief Global Affairs Officer at Times Higher Education, lauded the efforts led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attributing the exponential growth from 13 to close to 100 ranked institutions since 2019 to a highly successful internationalization initiative.

"India is the world’s number one best represented nation in the @timeshighered Impact Rankings 2024. Over 100 universities are ranked, up from just 13 in 2019, thanks to the remarkably successful internationalisation drive spearheaded by @narendramodi," Baty wrote in a post on X.

According to the latest rankings, India stands at the forefront with 96 institutions securing positions, underscoring the country's commitment to fostering excellence and innovation in academia. Following closely behind are Turkey and Pakistan.

Notable mentions among Indian universities include Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham securing the 81st rank, followed by JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), and Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences within the 101-200 band. BS Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology also clinched a commendable position in the 201-300 band.

The THE Impact Rankings evaluated a staggering 2,152 universities from 125 countries/regions, with Australia's Western Sydney University retaining its crown as the top-ranked institution for the third consecutive year. Following closely are the University of Manchester and the University of Tasmania from the UK and Australia, respectively, jointly securing the second position.

Integral to the methodology of the rankings is the incorporation of scores across various United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reflecting universities' overall performance and impact. The assessment encompasses four key areas: Research, Stewardship, Outreach, and Teaching, offering a holistic comparison of institutions worldwide.

This year's results highlight the emergence of certain university systems as frontrunners in specific SDGs. For instance, the UK stands out for its excellence in responsible consumption and production (SDG 12), while South Korea demonstrates notable prowess in promoting decent work and economic growth (SDG 8).

Top 20 countries/regions represented in the overall Impact Rankings 2024

Country/region

Number of institutions

Top institution

Rank

India

96

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

=81

Turkey

91

Istanbul Technical University

34

Pakistan

89

COMSATS University Islamabad

201-300

 

 

Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology

201-300

Russian Federation

79

Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University

201-300

 

 

RUDN University

201-300

Thailand

77

Mahidol University

=19

Japan

74

Hokkaido University

=72

Iraq

71

University of Basrah

401-600

United Kingdom

68

University of Manchester

=2

Philippines

56

Ateneo de Manila University

201-300

Brazil

55

University of São Paulo

101-200

Algeria

54

University of Oum El Bouaghi

401-600

Uzbekistan

53

Alisher Navo’i Tashkent State University of Uzbek Language and Literature

301-400

Spain

52

Polytechnic University of Valencia

101-200

 

 

Rovira i Virgili University

101-200

 

 

University of Barcelona

101-200

 

 

University of Girona

101-200

 

 

University of Jaén

101-200

 

 

University of Vigo

101-200

Taiwan

51

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

=25

Egypt

46

Ain Shams University

201-300

 

 

Mansoura University

201-300

United States

46

Arizona State University (Tempe)

9

Indonesia

45

University of Indonesia

31

Ukraine

42

Sumy State University

201-300

France

33

Institut Agro

=21

Saudi Arabia

32

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

=81

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