Rice moves up to No. 86 in world university rankings

Rice University remained among the top 100 world universities in the 2018 rankings announced Sept. 5 by the London-based publication Times Higher Education (THE). Moving up one spot from last year, Rice is now tied for No. 86 with Sweden’s Uppsala University.

Logo for Times Higher Education World University RankingsTHE World University Rankings are based on evaluation of a university’s teaching (learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students and research) and industry income (knowledge transfer).

Rice and the University of Texas at Austin (No. 49) are the only two Texas universities in the top 100, which includes 43 U.S. schools. The University of Oxford maintained its No. 1 spot from last year.

THE ranked 1,102 institutions after reviewing data on about 1,500 of the world’s leading research universities. The top 1,000 represents no more than 5 percent of the 20,000 higher education institutions in the world.

The full list of THE world universities can be viewed here.


About B.J. Almond

B.J. Almond is senior director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.