A presentation from the 2014 Michigan conference, given by Phil Baty, Editor at Large and Rankings Editor, Times Higher Education, World University Rankings.

The presentation was entitled ‘Best Universities in the World 2014; The Editor’s Exclusive Data Interpretations of the Newly Announced Climbers’.

Hot off the press, the editor’s exclusive data interpretations of the newly announced climbers in the 2014-15 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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Phil Baty is editor at large of Times Higher Education magazine and editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Phil has been with the magazine since 1996, as reporter, chief reporter, news editor and deputy editor. He received the Ted Wragg Award for Sustained Contribution to Education Journalism in 2011, part of the Education Journalist of the Year Awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

He was a runner-up for the annual Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism, run by The Guardian newspaper and Private Eye magazine in 2007. He was named among the top 15 “most influential in education” by The Australian newspaper in 2012. Phil is a regular speaker at international conferences, contributing recently to events organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, British Council, British Academy, and others. Phil contributes regularly on global higher education matters for leading newspapers and broadcasters.

He was the co-chair of the 2013 World Academic Summit in Singapore and also chaired the 2010 conference, “Building a World-Class University” at London’s Royal Institution. His publications include chapters for Blue Skies: New Thinking About the Future of Higher Education (Pearson) and for Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education (Unesco).

Phil can be found on Twitter at @phil_baty and

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