June 14, 2017
Topic: Campus News
The University of Michigan is ranked as the 15th top university in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings released Wednesday.
The 2017 Reputation Rankings are based on the results from an invitation-only survey from 10,566 academics in 137 countries. Institutions are ranked according to their data on their reputation for research and teaching.
U-M is one of only three public institutions in the United States in the top 15. The others are University of California, Berkeley (6) and UC, Los Angeles (13). The United States has 42 institutions on the list.
"The THE World Reputation Rankings list the top 100 most prestigious universities in the world — only 0.5 percent of the globe's higher education sector. It is a highly competitive list, based on an invitation-only survey of leading academics across the world," Phil Baty, THE rankings editor.
"So it is a fantastic achievement that the University of Michigan makes the list at 15th place. This is testament to the university's outstanding prestige in both research and teaching."
The invitation-only survey was distributed in 15 languages this year.
U-M ranked No. 14 on the list in 2016.
The Times Higher Education ranking is one of two released annually by the organization. The more comprehensive World University Rankings were released in fall 2016. That annual list ranks the top 400 universities and is based on 13 performance indicators separated into five categories: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. U-M ranked No. 21 on that list.