World University Rankings 2021

  • Author: ChemistryViews.org
  • Published: 13 September 2020
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH GmbH
  • Source / Publisher: Times Higher Education
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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 have been published. The first place is held by the University of Oxford, UK, for the fifth consecutive year. Stanford University, USA, took second place (up from fourth last year). Harvard University, USA, came in third (up from seventh place last year).


As in last year's ranking, the top 20 are dominated by North American and UK universities. The top institution based in continental Europe is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, in 14th place, and the top Asian university is Tsinghua University, China, which shares the 20th place with Duke University, USA.




Top 20 Universities

 


Rank

Institution

Country

Score


1

University of Oxford

UK

95.6

2

Stanford University

USA

94.9

3

Harvard University

USA

94.8

4

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

USA

94.5

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

94.4


6

University of Cambridge

UK

94.0

7

University of California, Berkeley

USA

92.2

8

Yale University

USA

91.6

9

Princeton University

USA

91.5

10

The University of Chicago

USA

90.3


11

Imperial College London

UK

89.4

12

Johns Hopkins University

USA

89.2

13

University of Pennsylvania

USA

88.9

14

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

Switzerland

87.9

15

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

USA

87.1


16

University College London

UK

86.9

17

Columbia University

USA

86.8

18

University of Toronto

Canada

86.0

19

Cornell University

USA

85.3

20

Duke University

USA

84.8

20

Tsinghua University

China

84.8


 




Methodology

The Times Higher Education ranking uses 13 performance indicators, grouped into five areas:

  • Teaching: the learning environment (30 % of the overall ranking score)
  • Research: volume, income, and reputation (30 %)
  • Citations: research influence (30 %)
  • International outlook: staff, students, and research (7.5 %)
  • Industry income: knowledge transfer (2.5 %)


Institutions provide and sign off their institutional data for use in the rankings. Bibliometric data is supplied by Elsevier. The perceived prestige of institutions in teaching and research is evaluated using an annual survey. 


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