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September 2, 2021

Times Higher Education (THE) announces World University Rankings 2022; The University of Oxford tops the List.


World University Rankings


World University Rankings


Photo: University of California, Berkeley. A view of the campus from far. Image Credit: Daniel Parks.


London, September 2, 2021 — The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022 include more than 1,600 universities across 99 countries and territories, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.

The ranking table results from 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

Times Higher Education said this year’s ranking analyzed more than 108 million citations across over 14.4 million research publications and included survey responses from almost 22,000 scholars globally. “Overall, we collected over 430,000 data points from more than 2,100 institutions that submitted data,” THE added.

The University of Oxford tops the ranking for the sixth consecutive year. At the same time, mainland China has two institutions in the top 20 for the first time: Peking University and Tsinghua University share 16th place.

Institut Polytechnique de Paris is the highest new entry at 95th place, following a merger of five institutions.

The US is the most-represented country overall, with 183 institutions. It is also the most represented in the top 200 (57). However, its share of universities in this elite group is falling.

Mainland China now has the joint fifth-highest number of institutions in the top 200 (up from joint seventh last year), overtaking Canada and on a par with the Netherlands.

Six new countries feature in the table compared with last year: Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Palestine, and Tanzania.

Harvard University tops the teaching pillar, while the University of Oxford is tops in research.


• Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022

TOP 100

  1. University of Oxford — United Kingdom
  2. California Institute of Technology — United States
  3. Harvard University — United States
  4. Stanford University — United States
  5. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom
  6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — United States
  7. Princeton University — United States
  8. University of California, Berkeley — United States
  9. Yale University — United States
  10. The University of Chicago — United States
  11. Columbia University — United States
  12. Imperial College London — United Kingdom
  13. Johns Hopkins University — United States
  14. University of Pennsylvania — United States
  15. ETH Zurich — Switzerland
  16. Peking University — China
  17. Tsinghua University — China
  18. University of Toronto — Canada
  19. University College London — United Kingdom
  20. University of California, Los Angeles — United States
  21. National University of Singapore — Singapore
  22. Cornell University — United States
  23. Duke University — United States
  24. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor — United States
  25. Northwestern University — United States
  26. New York University — United States
  27. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom
  28. Carnegie Mellon University — United States
  29. University of Washington — United States
  30. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  31. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  32. LMU Munich — Germany
  33. University of Melbourne — Australia
  34. University of California, San Diego — United States
  35. King’s College London — United Kingdom
  36. The University of Tokyo — Japan
  37. University of British Columbia — Canada
  38. Technical University of Munich — Germany
  39. Karolinska Institute — Sweden
  40. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne — Switzerland
  41. Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University Paris — France
  42. Heidelberg University — Germany
  43. KU Leuven — Belgium
  44. McGill University — Canada
  45. Georgia Institute of Technology — United States
  46. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore — Singapore
  47. The University of Texas at Austin — United States
  48. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — United States
  49. Chinese University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  50. University of Manchester — United Kingdom
  51. Washington University in St Louis — United States
  52. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — United States
  53. Wageningen University & Research — Netherlands
  54. Australian National University — Australia
  55. The University of Queensland — Australia
  56. Seoul National University — South Korea
  57. Monash University — Australia
  58. University of Sydney — Australia
  59. University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States
  60. Fudan University — China
  61. Kyoto University — Japan
  62. Boston University — United States
  63. University of Southern California — United States
  64. Brown University — United States
  65. University of Amsterdam — Netherlands
  66. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology — Hong Kong
  67. University of California, Davis — United States
  68. University of California, Santa Barbara — United States
  69. Utrecht University — Netherlands
  70. UNSW Sydney — Australia
  71. Leiden University — Netherlands
  72. Erasmus University Rotterdam — Netherlands
  73. Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin — Germany
  74. Humboldt University of Berlin — Germany
  75. Delft University of Technology — Netherlands
  76. Zhejiang University — China
  77. University of Zurich — Switzerland
  78. University of Tübingen — Germany
  79. University of Warwick — United Kingdom
  80. University of Groningen — Netherlands
  81. McMaster University — Canada
  82. Emory University — United States
  83. Free University of Berlin — Germany
  84. Shanghai Jiao Tong University — China
  85. Ohio State University (Main campus) — United States
  86. University of Glasgow — United Kingdom
  87. University of Minnesota — United States
  88. University of Montreal — Canada
  89. University of Science and Technology of China — China
  90. Sorbonne University — France
  91. Hong Kong Polytechnic University — Hong Kong
  92. University of Bristol — United Kingdom
  93. University of Maryland, College Park — United States
  94. Michigan State University — United States
  95. Institut Polytechnique de Paris — France
  96. University of Copenhagen — Denmark
  97. Ghent University — Belgium
  98. University of California, Irvine — United States
  99. Dartmouth College — United States
  100. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) — South Korea


The University of Oxford remains at the top of the table, retaining the top spot for an impressive sixth consecutive year.

In a year dominated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the rankings reflect the vital role of universities in understanding and managing the crisis. Many institutions worldwide saw significant boosts in their citation scores (a measure of a university’s research influence and impact in spreading new knowledge and ideas) from Covid-19 focused research.

Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, said: ‘My colleagues and I are delighted to have achieved the top ranking again. There are many excellent universities around the world, and we are proud to be in their company.

‘This past year has demonstrated to our public, governments, and even ourselves how much universities can contribute to society. For example, 170 countries are using the vaccine Oxford developed.’


Source: Times Higher Education

|GlobalGiants.Com|


— The Editor holds various certifications from several of the above TOP 100 — The University of Oxford, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California Berkeley, Cornell University, University of Michigan, Delft University of Technology Netherlands, and Dartmouth College.


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