About us

Helping the world’s universities to achieve excellence

Unlocking the power of global higher education

Times Higher Education’s mission is to be the definitive source of data, insight and expertise on higher education worldwide.

Our business is built on 10 million datapoints from over 7,000 institutions in 171 countries; on unrivalled news, insight and intelligence; and on a relationship of trust with universities spanning 50 years.

This unique combination enables us to help institutions and their leadership teams, as well as millions of students every year, to make the informed decisions that will define their futures.


Higher education data

We live in the age of data. From market analysis to benchmarking, demonstrating impact to setting strategic goals, all universities need access to the right data to inform decision-making.

THE’s five decades serving higher education give us a deep understanding of the dynamics underpinning those decisions, while our global rankings have helped to define our shared understanding of excellence, and created rich, internationally comparable datasets.

From this rapidly growing database, we have developed a suite of tools to support the strategic goals of universities around the world. We are also a data provider to a growing number of governments.

A global community

THE’s audience spans the world, with over 65 Million annual visitors across THE’s family of companies.

Our truly global reach encompasses all the key higher education markets. It spans the full higher education community, from prospective students to faculty, university leadership teams to funders and policymakers. Hundreds of universities access THE’s content as institutional subscribers, and a diverse cohort has joined our new Campus+ network where we share best practice and thought leadership.

THE’s global events bring together influential groups for in-person and virtual networking. Chaired by our expert staff and journalists, our wide-ranging series of agenda-setting events brings together global leaders and influencers from across academia, government and industry to debate, discuss and drive forward the future of higher education governance, innovation and research.

Professional services

As a multifaceted business, THE provides a range of services and solutions for universities, governments and corporate partners working with and alongside the higher education sector.

Our audience of over 65 million annual users across our brands which enables us to provide targeted branding campaigns, while our growing consultancy team helps universities and governments to address complex challenges and develop strategies for success.

We also have decades of experience in recruitment, helping universities to find and attract candidates via jobs boards both on THE and IHE, providing a geographically diverse talent pool.

THE Student

The decision about where to study at university is one of the most momentous in any student’s life, while for universities, attracting students from around the world has become equally important.

THE Student is one of the world’s most trusted sources of information for prospective students as they explore their options, attracting 14 million visitors every year with its combination of our influential university rankings, and expert advice and guidance to support decision-making.

We also work with hand-picked partners to help students as they navigate this complex process, connecting students with the university best suited to them.

Our wider family

 THE is a rapidly growing business, and under the ownership of Inflexion Private Equity since 2019 we have been adding reach, scale, services and expertise through acquisition.

In December 2020, THE acquired The Knowledge Partnership which provides consultancy services and convenes the World 100 Reputation Network.

In January 2022, THE acquired Inside Higher Ed which provides news, analysis and services to universities and colleges across the US, and is based in Washington DC.

In September 2022, THE acquired BMI, the leading global organiser of in-person and digital international student recruitment fairs, Scholarship Summits and international high school counsellor workshops.

In October 2022, THE acquired dataHE, the provider of code base, data-led insights for the UK higher education sector.

In April 2023, THE acquired Poets&Quants (P&Q)  the leading provider of news and resources for prospective business students worldwide.

Work for THE

 From powerful data-driven insights and strategic consultancy support to agenda-setting events and hiring solutions, our products and services enable everyone in higher education to make smarter, more informed decisions. See our current vacancies for opportunities to join the THE team.