Best universities for education degrees 2019 Find the best colleges for education degrees using Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data An education degree can open the doors to working and teaching in schools as well as carrying out research into how we learn. Times Higher Education has ranked the best universities for education degrees to help you decide on the best university for you. Stanford University and Harvard University take the top spots in the ranking, with the University of Oxford taking fifth place. The University of Hong Kong is the only university in Asia to rank in the top 10, at number four, and the University of Cambridge rounds off the top 10. The remainder of the top 10 is dominated by US universities. US universities are well-represented in the entire subject ranking for education, with 118 universities. A total of 170 of the universities are from Europe and 31 are from Asia. Canada and Australia are also represented in the ranking, with 19 and 33 universities respectively. Times Higher Education subject rankings are based on the same 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings 2019. However, the methodology is carefully recalibrated for each subject, with the weightings changed to suit the individual fields. The full methodology for education can be found here.Ethiopia’s government has explained that privatisation of the national airline and state telecommunications company is being done to ease the shortage of foreign currency. Ethiopia announced last week plans to open its state-run telecoms monopoly and state-owned Ethiopian Airlines to private domestic and foreign investment. In an exclusive interview with state broadcaster, Fana BC, Dr. Yinager Desie, Commissioner of the Ethiopian National Planning Commission said lower export performance, failure of mega projects to commence production, high demand for imported goods and growing external debt burden have worsened the shortage of foreign currency. displayAdvert("mpu_3") Ethiopia requires more than $13 billion over the coming two years for oil importation, private investment, upgrading of existing projects and for repayment of external debt. South African telecommunications firms MTN Group and Vodacom Group have already expressed interest in taking up investment options in Ethiopia’s telecom sector as soon as it opens up. Desie says the privatised enterprises would generate large amount of foreign currencies to tackle shortage. The commission will therefore give priority to foreign companies in privatising the enterprises as government’s decision is targeted obtaining foreign currency.