Mr Phil Baty 

Editor Times Higher Education World University Rankings 

Phil Baty has 20 years experience working in the global higher education sector, including more than seven years as editor of the World University Rankings. He was listed as one of the top 15 “most influential” in education by The Australian newspaper in 2012 and in the 2016 book, Global University Rankings and the Mediatization of Higher Education. 

Mr Baty joined Times Higher Education (THE) in 1996, and has served as chief reporter, news editor, deputy editor and latterly, editor-at-large. He took over responsibility for the World University Rankings in 2008 and led the development of the current THE World University Rankings methodology, determining the 13 performance indicators and weightings currently used to evaluate world-class research universities.