Chinese universities, University of Hong Kong and University of Macao,
squeezed into the top 10 of the world’s most international universities
in 2016, according to a new list published by Times Higher Education on
The latest list showed that University of Hong Kong ranked third and
University of Macao seized the sixth place.
World’s Most International Universities Ranking 2016 by The Times Higher
Education included 200 universities from 28 countries. It employed
indicators such as the proportion of international staff, the number of
international students and research papers published with at least one
co-author from another country of each institution.
Qatar University claimed the most international institution, marking the
first time a Middle Eastern university has topped the list.
The remaining of the top 10 were the University of Luxembourg (second),
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (fourth), University of Geneva
(fifth), ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
(seventh), University of St. Gallen (eighth), National University of
Singapore (ninth) and Imperial College London (10th).
The survey also revealed that London enjoyed the largest number of the
world’s international universities, with 15 among on the top 200 list,
including six in top 30, which were the Imperial College London (10th),
University College London (18th), King’s College London (20th), London
School of Economics and Political Science (22nd), Queen Mary University
of London (23rd) and Royal Holloway, University of London (30th).
"An institution’s global outlook is one of the key markers of a
prestigious university. The top institutions hire faculty from all over
the world, attract students from a global market of top talent and
collaborate with leading departments wherever they happen to be based."
said Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education World University