Times Higher Education
No. 2,048 (May 3-9, 2012)
|First issue||October 1971 (as Times Higher Education Supplement)|
|Company||TSL Education Ltd.|
The Times Higher Education (THE), formerly the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a weekly magazine based in London reporting specifically on news and other issues related to higher education. It is the United Kingdom's leading higher education news publication.
Publication history 
From its first edition in 1971 to 2008, THE was published in newspaper format. On 10 January 2008 the publication was relaunched as a magazine which continues currently. It is published by TSL Education Ltd., which was, until October 2005, a division of News International.
The magazine is edited by John Gill. Phil Baty is the editor at large, and is responsible for international coverage. He is also the editor of the annual World University Rankings.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 
Times Higher Education has been known for publishing the annual Times Higher Education–QS World University Rankings, which first appeared in November 2004.
On 30 October 2009, Times Higher Education broke with QS and signed an agreement with Thomson Reuters to provide the data for its annual World Rankings. The magazine developed a new rankings methodology in consultation with its readers and its editorial board. Thomson Reuters collects and analyses the data used to produce the rankings on behalf of Times Higher Education. The results have been published annually since autumn 2010. QS, which collected and analysed the rankings data for the past six years, no longer has any involvement with Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings.
The magazine runs two sets of awards annually.
The first is the "Times Higher Education Awards". The 2011 awards took place on 24 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane and received a record number of entries across the 18 categories. Seventeen universities were given awards in different categories, with the University of Sheffield being "University of the Year". Tessa Blackstone was given the "Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award".
The University of Strathclyde was named as the University of the Year at the 2012 awards which took place on 29 November 2012 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane. University of Strathclyde Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Jim McDonald received the award at the ceremony.
Sir Jim said: "This has been a transformational year for the University of Strathclyde, and to be recognised by the Times Higher as University of the Year is a great honour. The award reflects the hard work of staff across the University and their commitment to making a difference to our students, to our community and to wider society.
"Our vision as a leading international technological university has attracted overwhelming support from our partners in both the public and private sectors. This is yet another endorsement of our strategy.
"By working together, we can continue to touch lives around the world, by accelerating the development of new technologies and medicines, informing the development of public policy, supporting the economy, producing graduates ready for business and the professions and helping our industries compete on the global stage."
John Gill, Editor of the Times Higher Education, said: "The University of Strathclyde stood out as an institution that had an extraordinary understanding of where it was, where it wanted to be and how it was going to get there. Its focus on ‘useful learning’ had come together in an impressive way in the past 12 months and the judges were clear that it was a worthy winner of the University of the Year title."
The "Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards" (Thelmas) were launched in 2009. The Thelmas were set up to recognise the impact that administrative staff have on the success of higher education institutions.
See also 
- Ariel Zirulnick (2010-09-16). "New world university ranking puts Harvard back on top". Christian Science Monitor.
- "The inside story of Poppleton University". News - Press Releases. University of Leicester, UK. 31 October 2007. Retrieved August 05, 2011.
- "PPA Awards 2011".
- Baty, Phil. "New data partner for World University Rankings". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
- "The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-2012". Timeshighereducation.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
- "Education news, resources and university jobs for the academic world". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
- "University of Strathclyde press release". Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- "THE Winners 2012". Retrieved 10 January 2013.