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January 29, 2021

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings announces Most International Universities in the World Today.

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Photo: The west facade of ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) main building, overlooking the city, was designed by German architect Gottfried Semper and completed in 1864. Image credit: Dystopos.

London, January 28, 2021 — Times Higher Education (THE) World’s Most International Universities 2021, published today, reveals which universities have the essential global links, based on their share of international students, staff, and publications, as well as their international reputations. According to THE, its analysis provides more detail on this last metric, showing which national systems have the most substantial global reputations and how this has changed over the past two years. According to THE, prestige is a measure that has become increasingly important for universities.

Prospective students looking to study in the most international environments should apply to universities in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, or the UK.

Universities, by their nature, are global institutions. Typically, they are home to communities of students and scholars from all over the world, and they tackle some of the globe’s most pressing problems through research.

This table, compiled using the international student score, global staff score, international co-authorship score, and international reputation metrics shows that the above four countries are home to some of the world’s most international universities.

These institutions all have a high proportion of international students and staff, collaborate on research with scholars from across the world, and have a strong global reputation to match.

Research suggests that students’ diverse communities improve the teaching and learning experience, while students’ opportunities to spend time abroad better prepare them to become global citizens.

• Top five most international universities in the world

1. The University of Hong Kong

2. ETH Zurich

3. The Chinese University of Hong Kong

4. University of Oxford

5. Imperial College London

• Most international universities in the world 2021

  1. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  2. ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  3. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  4. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  5. Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  6. National University of Singapore, Singapore
  7. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  8. Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  9. Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore
  10. UCL, United Kingdom
  11. University of Vienna, Austria
  12. Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  13. King’s College London, United Kingdom
  14. University of Auckland, New Zealand
  15. Australian National University, Australia
  16. London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  17. University of British Columbia, Canada
  18. University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  19. University of Zurich, Switzerland
  20. University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  21. UNSW Sydney, Australia
  22. McGill University, Canada
  23. University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  24. University of Melbourne, Australia
  25. Durham University, United Kingdom
  26. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  27. The University of Queensland, Australia
  28. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  29. University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  30. University of Toronto, Canada
  31. Monash University, Australia
  32. University of Sydney, Australia
  33. École Polytechnique, France
  34. University of Groningen, Netherlands
  35. Aalto University, Finland
  36. Leiden University, Netherlands
  37. California Institute of Technology, United States
  38. McMaster University, Canada
  39. University of Cape Town, South Africa
  40. Lund Universit, Sweden
  41. University of Oslo, Norway
  42. Stanford University, United States
  43. Harvard University, United States
  44. Princeton University, United States
  45. Aarhus University, Denmark
  46. Utrecht University, Netherlands
  47. Carnegie Mellon University, United States
  48. Columbia University, United States
  49. KU Leuven, Belgium
  50. Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
  51. Uppsala University, Sweden
  52. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  53. Stockholm University, Sweden
  54. University of Malaya, Malaysia
  55. Paris Sciences et Lettres, Paris, France
  56. Free University of Berlin, Germany
  57. University of California, Berkeley, United States
  58. Johns Hopkins University, United States
  59. Cornell University, United States
  60. The University of Chicago, United States
  61. Technical University of Munich, Germany
  62. Purdue University West Lafayette, United States
  63. Rice University, United States
  64. Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
  65. Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  66. Yale University, United States
  67. University of California, Irvine, United States
  68. New York University, United States
  69. University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
  70. Sorbonne University, France
  71. Heidelberg University, Germany
  72. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  73. Boston University, United States
  74. University of California, Davis United States
  75. University of California, Los Angeles, United States
  76. LMU Munich, Germany
  77. Ghent University, Belgium
  78. University of Tübingen, Germany
  79. Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  80. University of Paris, France
  81. University of Pennsylvania, United States
  82. The University of California, San Diego, United States
  83. University of Helsinki, Finland
  84. Duke University, United States
  85. University of Southern California, United States
  86. University of Massachusetts, United States
  87. University of Bonn, Germany
  88. Michigan State University, United States
  89. Brown University, United States
  90. RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  91. University of Barcelona, Spain
  92. Northwestern University, United States
  93. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  94. Arizona State University (Tempe), United States
  95. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
  96. North Carolina State University, United States
  97. Tel Aviv University, Israel
  98. Ohio State University (Main campus), United States
  99. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea
  100. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, United States
  101. Emory University, United States
  102. University of Washington, United States
  103. University of Bologna, Italy
  104. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
  105. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, United States
  106. Texas A&M University, United States
  107. Washington University in St Louis, United States
  108. Tomsk State University, Russian Federation
  109. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States
  110. University of Notre Dame, United States
  111. Peking University, China
  112. Indiana University, United States
  113. Zhejiang University, China
  114. University of Colorado Boulder, United States
  115. Yonsei University (Seoul campus), South Korea
  116. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  117. National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Russian Federation
  118. University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
  119. Penn State (Main campus), United States
  120. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russian Federation
  121. Tongji University, China
  122. University of Warsaw, Poland
  123. East China Normal University, China
  124. University of Virginia (Main campus), United States
  125. Korea University, South Korea
  126. University of Maryland, College Park, United States
  127. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus, United States
  128. Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  129. University of Georgia, United States
  130. Nanjing University, China
  131. The University of Tokyo, Japan
  132. University of Arizona, United States
  133. Tsinghua University, China
  134. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  135. University of Minnesota, United States
  136. University of Florida, United States
  137. The University of Texas at Austin, United States
  138. Waseda University, Japan
  139. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
  140. Tohoku University, Japan
  141. Vanderbilt University, United States
  142. Kyoto University, Japan
  143. Fudan University, China
  144. National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan
  145. Beijing Normal University, China
  146. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  147. Dartmouth College, United States
  148. Seoul National University, South Korea
  149. University of Tsukuba, Japan
  150. Hokkaido University, Japan
  151. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
  152. HSE University, Russian Federation
  153. Osaka University, Japan
  154. Kyushu University, Japan
  155. University of São Paulo, Brazil
  156. Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
  157. Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
  158. Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  159. Novosibirsk State University, Russian Federation
  160. National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  161. Nagoya University, Japan
  162. National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  163. Wuhan University, China
  164. Sun Yat-sen University, China
  165. National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan
  166. Tianjin University, China
  167. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea
  168. University of Campinas, Brazil
  169. Keio University, Japan
  170. University of Science and Technology of China, China
  171. Indian Institute of Science, India

The data in Times Higher Education’s ranking of The World’s Most International Universities 2021 is mainly from the “international outlook” pillar of THE World University Rankings 2021. It considers a university’s proportions of international students, international staff, and journal publications with at least one international co-author. Each of these elements is given equal weighting in calculating the score for this pillar.

• International Reputation

The table adds a fourth component, which makes up 25 percent of the total score: a university’s international reputation. It is a measure of the proportion of votes from outside the home country that the institution achieved in THE’s annual invitation-only Academic Reputation Survey, which asks leading scholars to name the world’s best universities for teaching and research in their field.

Only institutions that received at least 100 votes in the survey were eligible for inclusion.

Metrics and weightings:

Source: Times Higher Education

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