Times Higher Education (THE) is a weekly magazine based in London, reporting specifically on news and issues related to the academic world and higher education in general. It is the United Kingdom's leading publication in this field.

The THE world University rankings are based on 13 valid and reliable performance indicators and are unique in that they carry out an overall evaluation of research institutes across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

In the Times Higher Education Rankings 2016-2017 drafted by Thomson Reuters for Times, the University of Trento is listed in the 201-250 group, together with the University of Bologna and Milan’s Politecnico.

Below is a table with aggregate results for the 5 indicator areas.

Indicator area Weighting Ranking
                                                    Official ranking   201-250
Teaching - the learning environment 30,0% 550
Research - volume, income and reputation 30,0% 316
Citations - research influence 30,0% 89
Industry income - innovation 2,5% 414
International outlook - people, research 7,5%  315