UCLA remains in the top tier of all universities in the world, according to the 2014–15 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which were published today. The Times ranked UCLA No. 12 among the top 400 universities worldwide.

UCLA also placed No. 12 in last year’s Times Higher Education rankings.

UCLA’s position as a top public university comes on the strength of The Times’ rankings in six individual categories:

The survey takes into account a variety of indicators, including quality of teaching; influence of and income from research; collaboration with universities in other nations; and ability to attract international faculty and students.

Regardless of the methodology, UCLA has consistently performed very well in a variety of other recent rankings. In August, Washington Monthly ranked UCLA No. 1 in its ranking of “affordable elite” universities and No. 5 in its list of national universities that contribute to serving the public interest. Also in August, Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UCLA second among U.S. public institutions and No. 12 overall. In compiling its rankings, Shanghai Jiao Tong University takes into account factors such as faculty publications and research citations and the number of alumni and faculty who have won Nobel prizes and Fields Medals.