The 2023 ranking of the world’s best universities by THE (Times Higher Education) highlights institutions that stand out for the high quality of their research or teaching. For their part, Moroccan universities are not ranked for 2023, despite progress noted and recognized by other international organizations. Absence from this ranking of the Kingdom’s universities also indicates the need for additional work by all actors.
If Moroccan universities perform well in Africa, this is a far cry from Africa, where the kingdom’s universities are often non-existent or poorly ranked.
The World’s Best Universities 2023 ranking published by THE (Times Higher Education) highlights institutions that stand out for the high quality of their research or teaching.
Top three universities in each category
Mentioned in several categories, the ranking reveals that the American university Harvard Academically ranked first among the best universities in the world, followed by Stanford and Yale British University in 3ᵉ.
According to Best International Experiences, Macau University of Science and Technology ranked 1st among the top three, followed by City University of Hong Kong and Universitat della Swissera Italiana.
On the other hand, Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities are the world’s top universities when it comes to research.
“Times Higher Education” uses five main criteria to rate universities, such as teaching qualities (30%), which are rated according to the university’s reputation for research and teaching quality. In addition, research (30%) assesses the productivity and impact of research conducted by the university.
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The ranking is based on the impact of research work (15%), which measures the citation of the university’s research publications in other academic fields. But also in the international dimension (7.5%), the diversity of the university community is taken into account, including the proportion of international students and professors.
Income from research (2.5%), measures the university’s ability to commercialize its findings and generate income from research.
Finally, academic rankings are based on the quality of teaching.
Note that this ranking is one tool among others for evaluating universities and that there are other rankings and criteria to consider when choosing a university.