U-M No. 23 in world in latest Times Higher Education rankings


The University of Michigan is once again the No. 23 university in the world and the No. 14 university in the United States, according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The list released Sept. 27 includes 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions.  

U-M was one of only four public institutions in the United States to make the top 25. The others were the University of California, Berkeley (No. 9), the University of California, Los Angeles (No. 18) and the University of Washington (No. 25).  

U-M was also No. 23 in the world and No. 14 in the U.S. last year.

According to Times Higher Education, the 2024 World University Rankings were compiled using an updated methodology that included 18 carefully calibrated performance indicators.  

The indicators measure an institution’s performance across five areas: teaching (the learning environment) 29.5%; research environment (volume, income and reputation) 29%; research quality (citation impact, research strength, research excellence and research influence) 30%; international outlook (staff, students and research) 7.5%; and industry (income and patents) 4%.

The rankings analyzed more than 134 million citations across 16.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 68,402 scholars globally. Overall, Times Higher Education collected 411,789 datapoints from more than 2,673 institutions that submitted data.


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