Times Higher Education (THE) is one the most prestigious ranking systems that evaluates world top universities, Mohammad Javad Dehqani said.
Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, universities of Tabriz, Gilan, Isfahan, Alzahra and Birjand have been listed for the first time as top universities, Dehqani said.
Amir Kabir University of Technology, Iran University of Science and Technology, Isfahan University of Technology, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran and Tabriz universities of medical sciences were also on the top, he added.
Dehqani went on to say that Iran stood in the second place after Turkey in terms of number of top universities.
THE is the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the world. As the company behind world’s most influential university ranking, and with almost five decades of experience as a source of analysis and insight on the higher education, 'We have unparalleled expertise on the trends underpinning university performance' globally.
'Our data and benchmarking tools are used by many of the world’s most prestigious universities to help them achieve their strategic goals.'