CMU moves up to No 801-1000 globally in the THE World University Rankings 2024

4 October 2023

Corporate Communication and Alumni Relations Center (CCARC)

On September 27, 2023, Times Higher Education (THE) announced the 2024 edition of its World University Rankings. This year, 1,904 participating institutions, out of 2,673, made the list, 105 more than last year. For Thai universities, 19 were included in the ranking, with the University of Phayao making a welcome addition to last year’s list of 18.

Thailand’s top five universities are as follows: the top two spots are shared by Chulalongkorn University and Mahidol University, ranked 601 – 800 globally, the third and fourth spots are CMU and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, ranking 801 – 1000, and the fifth spot belonging to Mae Fah Luang University, which ranked 1001 - 1200.

In this edition of the THE world rankings, CMU has moved up from last year’s ranking of being between 1001 – 1200 and being ranked fifth in the country, to placing in the top three, ranking 801 -1000 globally.
By indicator, CMU fared well in the Industry indicator with a score of 58.1, reflecting its position as a leading university committed to social responsibility and sustainable development through innovation that is capable of generating positive impacts on the economy and society with international competitiveness.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings takes into account five indicators: Teaching (29.5%), Research Environment (29%), Research Quality (30%), Industry (4%), and International Outlook (7.5%).

In the 2024 edition, the following adjustments have been made to the main indicators.
• Citations (30%) is renamed to Research Quality (30%). Previously it was calculated using the Field Weighted Citation Impact. Changes and additions have been made in this area of indicators, giving the following weight distribution: Citation impact (15%), Research Strength (5%), Research Excellence (5%), and Research Influence (5%).
• Industry Income (2.5%) is renamed to Industry (4%) and a new performance indicator, Patents, has been added.