Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education is the world leader in university data, rankings and content and the company behind the definitive annual THE World University Rankings. Inflexion backed the buyout of Times Higher Education in 2019.

  • Sector

    Business services

  • Headquarters

    London, UK

  • Fund


  • Investment date

    February 2019

  • Status


The company

THE is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions. THE has led on higher education analysis for nearly half a century, and has more than 700 clients globally across its data, consultancy and hiring services, including Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the UK and Harvard and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the US.

For its 2019 University Rankings (including the World University Rankings), THE’s in-house data team analysed over nine million data points on 3,500 institutions worldwide, 2500 of which featured in the 2020 rankings. The website attracts over 30 million unique visitors annually. The company employs over 100 people across its five offices in the UK, US, Australia, China and Singapore.

The Inflexion difference

Inflexion is working with THE to continue its global expansion, utilising our experts in the US and Asia. Our in-house digital team are assisting with enhancing the company’s digital presence and our pricing specialist is supporting the evolving go to market strategy.

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