UF Listed Among World’s Most International Universities 2017

Release Date: February 03 2017

As announced by TimesHigherEducation.com, the University of Florida has been listed in their World’s Most International Universities 2017 ranking.  

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 list the 980 top universities in the world, out of which UF ranks in 134th place.  THE uses a global university performance table to judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The top universities rankings use thirteen performance indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons. The calculation of the rankings for 2016-2017 has been subject to independent audit by the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

The list, which features 150 institutions, was published earlier this week. The complete list of universities can be found here: THE 2017 Most International Universities. The University of Oxford became the first UK university to top the Times Higher Education list in the 12-year history of the table, knocking the five-time leader, California Institute of Technology, into second place. The rest of the top five is filled by Stanford University in third, the University of Cambridge in fourth, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in fifth place.

The ranking takes into account a university’s proportions of international students, international staff and journal publications with at least one international co-author, as well as its international reputation. To be included in the ranking is a significant achievement.


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