UW-Madison ranks 28th in worldwide reputation

March 13, 2014

by Käri Knutson

UW-Madison is again being recognized as one of the world's top learning institutions this year, placing 28th in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, up from 30th the previous year.

The list by the London-based magazine Times Higher Education 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, Stanford University, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.

"We're very proud of being a world-class institution that offers students an exceptional education," says Provost Paul M. DeLuca Jr. "It is an honor to once again be recognized as a leader in teaching and in research."

In the four years Times Higher Education has issued the rankings, it has received more than 58,000 responses from senior published scholars, providing their insight into the academic prestige of universities across the globe.

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