Ten Ukrainian universities are in the world’s best universities rankings

The Times Higher Education magazine has published its 18th annual rankings of the world’s best universities, which includes ten higher education institutions from Ukraine. Traditionally, the leaders are the universities of the USA and the UK. The top five positions were taken by Oxford University, the California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Stanford University, and Cambridge University.

Ukrainian universities in the rankings

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Ten Ukrainian universities were included in the rankings, and they all ranked below the top 100:

  1. Sumy State University — 501–600
  2. Lviv Polytechnic National University — 601–800
  3. Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics — 1001–1200
  4. Oles Honchar Dnipro National University — 1201
  5. Ivan Franko National University of Lviv — 1201
  6. National Technical University Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute — 1201
  7. National Technical University of Ukraine – Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute — 1201+
  8. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv — 1201+
  9. V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University — 1201+
  10. Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University — 1201+

At the same time, most Ukrainian universities are still losing positions in the rankings. For example, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics was ranked 801-1000 in last year’s rankings, while in the new rankings, it is only 1001-1200. Lviv Polytechnic National University also dropped to a lower level – from 501-600 to 601-800.

World Leaders

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First place in the rankings went to the University of Oxford (UK). The California Institute of Technology (US) and Harvard University (US) shared second place. The top five are closed by Stanford University (US) and Cambridge University (UK).

Besides the already announced leaders, the top 10 includes five more American universities — Princeton University, the University of California at Berkeley, as well as Yale University, and the University of Chicago.