UW-Madison ranked as one of top learning institutions

Special to The Freeman

March 13, 2014

MADISON The University of Wisconsin-Madison is being recognized as one of the world's top learning institutions this year, placing 28th in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

UW-Madison was ranked 30th the previous year, according to a statement. The list, compiled by the London-based magazine Times Higher Education, ranks universities on reputation for teaching and research. More than 16,000 academics in nearly 150 countries are surveyed for the annual rankings, the statement said.

Harvard University placed first, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.

"We're very proud of being a world-class institution that offers students an exceptional education," said Provost Paul M. DeLuca Jr. "It is an honor to once again be recognized as a leader in teaching and in research."

The reputation-only rankings are a subsidiary of the annual World University Rankings, published in the fall, the statement said.