15:28 Sep. 22, 2016
The University of Oxford was named the world's number one
Four Ukrainian universities were included into the list of world's best higher education institutions, compiled by The Times Higher Education.
International experts ranked 980 top universities in the world in 2016-2017, judging them by the performance of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
This year's list of the best universities in the world is led by a UK university for the first time in the 12-year history of the table. The University of Oxford became the world's number one university, knocking five-time champion the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) into second place.
However, the North American powerhouse still dominates the list with 148 universities in the top 980 and 63 in the top 200. 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.
Elsewhere in the West, Switzerland's ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, has cemented its position in the top 10, landing at ninth for the second year in a row; last year the institution became the first non-Anglo-American institution to make the world rankings top 10 for a decade.
Lviv Polytechnic National University, National Technical University of Ukraine – Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, and Karazin Kharkiv National University got 801+ ranks.
In May this year Ukraine's higher education system was included into the list of 50 strongest ones according to the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings.