U-M recognized among world’s top universities in rankings


The University of Michigan continues to be recognized among the best in the world in the latest Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, released Oct. 27.

U-M was ranked as the No. 3 public university in the United States, and No. 16 overall in the world.

The 2021 rankings list U-M as 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 57 institutions on the list, with 25 of those universities ranked in the top 50.

The rankings are based on the results of an invitation-only survey of nearly 11,000 academics from 128 countries. The survey was distributed in 14 languages, and institutions were ranked according to their data on their reputation for research and teaching.

This Times Higher Education ranking is one of two released annually by the organization. The more comprehensive World University Rankings were released in early September.

U-M ranked No. 24 on that annual list, which ranks more than 1,600 universities and is based on 13 performance indicators separated into five categories: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.


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