World Reputation Rankings 2023

The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2023 are based on the world’s largest invitation-only opinion survey of senior, published academics. It asks scholars to name no more than 15 universities that they believe are the best for research and teaching in their field.

View the World Reputation Rankings 2023 methodology

Harvard University tops the ranking for the 13th year in a row, and the US remains the most represented country, with 52 institutions, although this is four fewer than last year.

With six universities, the US also dominates the top 10. The UK, China and Japan also feature in this group.

The order of the top 10 remains mostly unchanged, except for China’s top scorer, Tsinghua University, which rises one place to eighth, and the US’ Yale University, which drops to ninth.

The UK continues to have the second highest number of representatives in the ranking overall, 20, although this is four fewer than last year. Its highest entry is the University of Oxford, in fourth place.

China and Germany follow the UK in terms of representation, with 15 and 14 universities, respectively.

There is a rise in the number of universities from the Middle East, with seven institutions from this region joining the table this year. They represent the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Overall, universities in 31 countries are included in the ranking.

Read our analysis of the World Reputation Rankings 2023 results

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