UW-Madison ranks 30th worldwide in reputation

March 4, 2013

by Käri Knutson

UW-Madison is again being recognized as one of the world's top learning institutions this year, placing 30th in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

The list ranks universities on reputation for teaching and research. More than 16,000 academics in nearly 150 countries are surveyed for the annual rankings.

Placing first was Harvard University, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and the University of California, Berkeley.

In the three years Times Higher Education has issued the rankings, it has received 48,000 responses from senior published scholars, providing their insight into the academic prestige of universities across the globe.

"UW-Madison is a world-class institution," says Vince Sweeney, vice chancellor for university relations. "We can be proud that others continue to recognize our reputation worldwide."

The reputation-only rankings are a subsidiary of the annual World University Rankings, published in the fall.

"With only the top 100 university brands featured in the list, those ranked are in a truly elite group," says Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education Rankings.