Oxford University Retains Top Spot in THE World University Rankings 2022

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Sep 02, 2021 12:09 PM

Oxford University has claimed the top spot in the 2022 edition of Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the sixth consecutive year, followed by California Institute of Technology and Harvard University sharing the second position.

Oxford University has claimed the top spot in the 2022 edition of Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the sixth consecutive year, followed by California Institute of Technology and Harvard University sharing the second spot. The rankings were announced on September 2, 2021, after analysing over 108 million citations across over 14 million research publications and survey responses from around 22,000 scholars worldwide.

The 2022 rankings have also been marked by China’s two universities making it to the top 20 for the first time, with Tsinghua University and Peking University sharing the 16th position.

Overall, the US continues to be the most-represented country with 183 universities. This year, China has overtaken Canada to have the joint fifth highest number of universities in the top 200.

This year's ranking also features six new countries including Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Fiji, Palestine, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

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Top Universities in THE World University Rankings 2022, 2021

The rankings are based on several performance indicators across four areas including knowledge transfer, teaching, research and international outlook. Given below are the top 20 universities in THE World University Rankings 2022, 2021:

University

THE Rank 2022 THE Rank 2021

University of Oxford, UK

1 1

Stanford University, US

4 2

Harvard University, US

=2 3

California Institute of Technology, US

=2 4

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

=5 5

University of Cambridge, UK

=5 6

University of California, Berkeley, US

8 7

Yale University, US

9 8

Princeton University, US

7 9

University of Chicago, US

10 10

Imperial College London, UK

12 11

John Hopkins University, US

=13 12

University of Pennsylvania, US

=13 13

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

15 14

University of California, Los Angeles, US

20 15

UCL, UK

=18 16

Columbia University, US

11 17

University of Toronto, Canada

=18 18

Cornell University, US

22 19

Duke University, US

23 =20
Tsinghua University, China =16 =20
Peking University, China =16 23

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THE World University Rankings 2022 includes more than 1,600 universities from 99 countries and territories.

Source: Times Higher Education

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