According to a poll of over 10,000 academics conducted by Times Higher Education (THE), internationally oriented universities are leading worldwide academic partnership efforts through knowledge diplomacy.
On January 19, 2022, THE released its list of the world's most international universities for the year 2022. This list focuses on the universities with the most international connections. These universities have a prestigious international reputation, the highest percentage of international students and staff, and the most research published in partnership with international partners. Over 10,000 academics from around the world contributed to the poll.
The top ten include representatives from five different areas, which is good. The most international universities are located in international commerce and innovation hubs.
Students interested in studying in one of the world's most international environments should apply to institutions in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, or the United Kingdom.
Universities are, by definition, global institutions. Typically, they are home to international communities of students and scholars that use research to address some of the world's most important issues.
The above four countries and regions are home to some of the most international universities in the world, according to this table, which was created using the international student score, international staff score, international co-authorship score, and international reputation metrics collected for the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.
These universities all have a large number of international students and employees, collaborate on research with researchers from all around the world, and have a strong international reputation to match.
The list is dominated by thriving international commerce and innovation hubs, with the University of Hong Kong earning first place. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (equal third) and Chinese University Hong Kong (ninth) are both among the top ten universities in Hong Kong. These institutions provide a significant contribution to the Greater Bay Area megalopolis' (which includes Shenzhen and Macau) expansion of technology innovation and the knowledge economy.'
Singapore is East Asia's leading innovation and knowledge hub, alongside Hong Kong. The National University of Singapore, which came in ninth position, is an example of this. It has a long history of serving as a magnet for international academic talent and global collaborations.
Switzerland's ETH Zurich and EPFL are second and third in Europe, respectively. With Oxford University in fifth place, the United Kingdom remains completely connected to global talent. Meanwhile, Imperial College London and Cambridge University are tied for sixth place.
Oxford University and AstraZeneca collaborated to develop the very successful COVID-19 vaccine in record speed. Almost half of the personnel and 40% of the students are from outside the United Kingdom. The COVID vaccine, which has already been injected into over a billion arms around the world, is the perfect encapsulation of the power of knowledge diplomacy.
The COVID vaccine represents decades' worth, perhaps even centuries' worth, of university-generated knowledge – all concentrated in a single shot that will reconnect the peoples of the world.
Source : THE Academic, Weforum.org