Johns Hopkins moves up to No. 12 in 'Times Higher Education' World University Rankings

Publication compares global research institutions across performance indicators related to teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook

Gilman Hall tower

Image caption: The Gilman Hall clock tower on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus.

Credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University moved up a spot to No. 12 in the new Times Higher Education World University Rankings, an annual measure that compares global research-intensive institutions across their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

THE's latest rankings, released today, include 1,000 universities from 77 countries. Hopkins shares the No. 12 ranking—as well as the eighth spot among U.S. universities—with the University of Pennsylvania.

Earlier this month, Johns Hopkins came in at No. 10 in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges rankings.

The University of Oxford topped the THE rankings for the third consecutive year, followed by Cambridge, Stanford, MIT, and CalTech.

Times Higher Education is a London-based weekly magazine, published originally as a supplement to The Times of London and later spun out on its own. It covers the British and global higher education sector and also collects and publishes data, arranges conferences, manages awards programs, and issues its annual rankings.

According to the methodology described on THE's website, the rankings are determined based on 13 performance indicators grouped into five categories: teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income. The publication combines results of a global reputation survey with statistical indicators, including staff-to-student ratio, research productivity and income, and proportion of international students and staff.

Based on THE's criteria, Johns Hopkins ranks No. 12 in the world in research, No. 19 in teaching, No. 23 in citations, No. 38 in industry income, and No. 233 in international outlook.