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Rankings of Universities Operating in Nepal - Times Higher Education

August 08, 2023
Last updated February 21, 2024
Rankings of Universities Operating in Nepal - Times Higher Education

THE Ranking 2024 for Universities Operating in Nepal

In the 2024 edition of The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, Nepal's universities, along with foreign institutions operating within the country, have once again undergone evaluation, providing an insightful comparative perspective when juxtaposed with the 2023 rankings.

University Ranking Category
Tribhuvan University 1201-1500th National
Kathmandu University No Data National
Pokhara University No Data National
Purbanchal University No Data National
Lincoln University College Reporter Foreign
Univeristy of the West of England 500-600th Foreign
University of Bedfordshire 1001-1200th Foreign
Oxford Brookes University 601-800th Foreign
HELP University No Data Foreign
Coventry University 601-800th Foreign
Leeds Beckett University 801-1000th Foreign
Limkokwing University No Data Foreign
London Metropolitan University Reporter Foreign
Nilai University No Data Foreign
Queen Margaret University Reporter Foreign
UCSI University No Data Foreign
University of Northampton Reporter Foreign
University of Westminster 801-1000th Foreign
International American University Reporter Foreign
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation No Data Foreign
Westcliff University Reporter Foreign
Birmingham City University 601-800th Foreign
University of Sunderland 1201-1500th Foreign
Glasgow Caledonian University 601-800th Foreign

Nepal's University 2024 Rankings

In the national category, the standout performer from Nepal, Tribhuvan University, has witnessed a change in its ranking. In the 2023 rankings, it was positioned within the 801-1000 range, while in 2024, it has moved to the 1201-1500 tier. This shift highlights the dynamic nature of university rankings, where fluctuations can occur due to various factors, including changes in data reporting or performance metrics.

However, it is notable that Kathmandu University, Pokhara University, and Purbanchal University did not provide data for the 2024 rankings, continuing their absence from the list.

Foreign Universities Operating in Nepal 2024 Rankings

Foreign universities operating in Nepal have also undergone changes in their rankings and designations.

Lincoln University College, recognized as a "Reporter" university in both 2023 and 2024, signifies its commitment to continuous growth and development. Some foreign universities, such as the University of West England, University of Bedfordshire, and Coventry University, have remained within their respective ranking brackets (1001-1200, 601-800, and 601-800, respectively) from the previous year.

However, others, like Leeds Beckett University, London Metropolitan University, Queen Margaret University, University of Northampton, and University of Westminster, have retained their "Reporter" status, illustrating their ongoing efforts to advance in Nepal's academic landscape.

Several foreign universities, including HELP University, Limkokwing University, Nilai University, and UCSI University, continued to have no available data for inclusion in the rankings for 2024. 

THE Ranking 2023 for Universities Operating in Nepal

The annual World University Rankings for 2023 by The Times Higher Education (THE) encompassed 1,799 universities spanning 104 countries and regions, marking the most extensive and diverse university rankings thus far.

Inclusion in these rankings is reserved for a highly selective group of universities that must satisfy various criteria. Notably, from 2023, THE introduced a new category termed "Reporter," encompassing universities that, although not meeting all criteria, are in a phase of growth and development.

Notably, Nepal, too, finds its place within this extensive evaluation, with its universities contributing to the intricate tapestry of higher education on a global scale. In this context, valuable insights emerge regarding the performance and contributions of both domestic and foreign universities in Nepal, shedding light on their positions, achievements, and the evolving educational landscape in the country.

Presented below is a compilation of universities in Nepal, along with their performance in the official rankings.

University Ranking Category
Tribhuvan University 801-1000th National
Kathmandu University Reporter National
Pokhara University No Data National
Purbanchal University No Data National
Lincoln University College Reporter Foreign
Univeristy of the West of England 401-500th Foreign
University of Bedfordshire 801-1000th Foreign
Oxford Brookes University 601-800th Foreign
HELP University No Data Foreign
Coventry University 801-1000th Foreign
Leeds Beckett University 801-1000th Foreign
Limkokwing University No Data Foreign
London Metropolitan University Reporter Foreign
Nilai University No Data Foreign
Queen Margaret University Reporter Foreign
UCSI University No Data Foreign
University of Northampton Reporter Foreign

While Nepal's own universities make a presence, it is Tribhuvan University that secures a place within the official rankings, positioned within the 801-1000 range. A noteworthy addition is Kathmandu University, which, while not fulfilling all prerequisites, has been designated as a "Reporter" university, reflecting its trajectory of growth and development.

However, some notable Nepalese universities like Pokhara University and Purbanchal University did not make the cut for inclusion in the rankings, leaving room for future advancements in their academic pursuits.

Across foreign universitites operating in Nepal, the highest rank was attained by the University of the West of England from the UK, securing a spot in the 401-500 tier. Following closely was Oxford Brookes University, situated in the 601-800 bracket.

The remaining universities included in the rankings all fell within the 801-1000 range. These included the University of Bedfordshire, Coventry University, and Leeds Beckett University.

Four international universities with a presence in Nepal have been acknowledged with the "Reporter" designation: Lincoln University College, London Metropolitan University, Queen Margaret University, and the University of Northampton.

Lastly, HELP University, Limkokwing University, Nilai University, and UCSI University found no placement within the list, as their data was unavailable.

The full rankings can be viewed HERE.

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