The Times Higher Education Supplement, based in London, has ranked the University of Massachusetts as the 45th best university in the world and the 22nd best in North America in a survey released earlier this month.
The Times Higher Education Supplement is published by TSL Education Ltd of London, a leading educational publisher in the United Kingdom. The company is a subsidiary of News International Publishers Limited, which prints The Times and The Sunday Times.
The survey’s top 20 universities are spread across seven countries, and the top 200 universities are in 29 nations. Martin Ince, coordinator of the survey and contributing editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement, said “the ranking offers a snapshot of the leading institutions on a set of criteria that are valued around the world.” Seven out of the top 10 places are held by U.S. universities, with Harvard University ranked first and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked third. UMass, whose five campuses are evaluated as one entity, is ranked 45th in the world and 22nd in North America.
The survey’s methodology includes a reputational survey of 1,300 academics in 88 countries (50 percent); ranking of research impact (20 percent); faculty-to-student ratio (20 percent); percentage of international undergraduate students (5 percent); percentage of international faculty (5 percent).