We are delighted to hear that our Partner Institution, University of California, Berkeley, has once again joined five other world universities in a cluster known as the "elite six".
The newly released Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2017 placed Berkeley sixth, after Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, and Oxford. The reputation rankings are based on a survey of more than 10,000 academics worldwide and this is the seventh time Berkeley has placed in the “elite six.” The reputation rankings are separate from THE‘s annual World University Rankings, which come out in the fall.
Berkeley became a Partner Institution of The Undergraduate Awards in 2013 and since then they have had an active and enthusiastic involvement with the Programme. In the 2017 Programme, submissions from Berkeley increased by 26% more compared to 2016, placing them fourth on the Partners Leaderboard.
Previous Award Winner and Highly Commended Entrant from Berkeley included Ariel Hsian-Au Hsiung, who won the Human Rights category in 2011; and Matej Silecky, who was Highly Commended in the Gender Studies & Anthropology category in 2014 and recently formed a production company, Kitsune Tale Productions, LLC.