For the third straight year, the University of Michigan maintained its position as the 15th top university in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

The 2019 World Reputation Rankings, released July 17, are based on the results from an invitation-only survey of more than 10,000 academics. Institutions are ranked according to their data on their reputation for research and teaching.

U-M is one of three U.S. public institutions in the top 20. The others are the University of California, Berkeley (6) and the University of California, Los Angeles (9). The United States has 42 institutions on the list.

This Times Higher Education ranking is one of two released annually by the organization. The more comprehensive World University Rankings were released in fall 2018. 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. 20 on that list.

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