Times world university
rankings for 2022 were released on Thursday. University of Oxford in the United
Kingdom ranked the top university in the world. California Institute of
Technology, Harvard University and Stanford University stand at second, third
and fourth spots.

Among Indian universities,
Indian Institute of Science (IISC) is the only Indian institute in the top 350.
IISC has ranked 301 to 350. This has been published as a range because Times World
University rankings don’t assign specific rankings to institutes beyond the 200th

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IISC is followed
by IIT Ropar, JS Academy of Higher Education and Research, IIT Indore,
Allagappa University and Thapar University. Ten Indian universities: Banaras
Hindu University (BHU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Milia Islamia
and Panjab University have been placed within the 601–800 rank range. The
University of Delhi has been ranked on the 801–1,000 bracket.

The annual Times
Higher Education (THE) rankings consider more than 1,600 universities from
across 99 countries
and territories on five parameters. These parameters
include: teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and
reputation); citations (research, influence); international outlook (staff,
students and research) and industry outcome (knowledge transfer).

According to data
from the report, THE rankings were compiled this year on the basis of 108
million citations across over 14.4 million research publications and included
survey responses from almost 22,000 scholars globally.

While releasing the
report, Times Higher Education stated that universities that published
high-impact research on COVID-19 have soared up the league table, with China
reaping the most rewards. THE said Indian universities are gradually improving
their global research collaboration. India is home to 35 universities in the
global top 1,000 universities of the world.