Times Higher Education World University Rankings is one of the most authentic international ranking systems which ranks the world’s universities. According to its recent ranking made in 2019, 11 new Iranian universities were added to the list; as, today 29 universities from the Islamic Republic of Iran are amongst the 1258 best universities of the world from 86 countries. It is a promising fact that shows the capable Iranian universities would advance more in terms of the authentic international rankings.
University of Kashan, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz University of Technology, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Kharazmi University, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Shahroud University of Technology and University of Urmiya have been listed for the first time in the Times ranking. However, Babol’s Noshirvani University of Technology ranking in somewhere between 351 to 400 and University of Kashan and Amir Kabir University of Technology rankings somewhere between 501-600 have put them among the best universities in this ranking system. Amir Kabir University of Technology’s ranking has been advanced in compare to the last year. It is while, Iran had only a university in this ranking in 2012-2014 and it had two universities, i.e. Sharif University of Technology and Isfahan University of Technology in 2015. Iranian universities in this list increased to 8 cases in 2016 and it continued its growing trend in 2017 and 2018 by increasing to 13 and 18 universities, respectively. Iran ranks first among other Muslim countries in terms of number of universities in this ranking list.