UP and DLSU Are Part of the Top Universities in the World for 2021


The Times Higher Education (THE) has recently released the World University Rankings 2021.

For the fifth year in a row, Oxford University figured in the top story for the THE's annual ranking. While Stanford University followed at the second spot after climbing from the previous year's fourth spot.

The rankings include more than 1,500 universities in 93 countries—making it the largest out of all the university rankings in the world. According to THE, the scores are based on teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

Only two universities from the Philippines figured in this year's list, with UP leading at the 401 to 500 bracket with scores of 23.5 in teaching, 16.0 in research, 86.7 in citations, 39.5 in industry income, and 33.4 in international outlook. De La Salle University ranked at the 1,000 bracket with scores of 18.2 in teaching, 12.7 in research, 22.4 in citations, 33.4 in industry income, and 26.9 in international outlook.

What is the number one university in the world 2021?

  1. University of Oxford
  2. Stanford University
  3. Harvard University
  4. California Institute of Technology
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  6. University of Cambridge
  7. University of California, Berkeley
  8. Yale University
  9. Princeton University
  10. University of Chicago
  11. Imperial College London
  12. Johns Hopkins University
  13. University of Pennsylvania
  14. ETH Zurich
  15. University of California, Los Angeles
  16. UCL
  17. Columbia University
  18. University of Toronto
  19. Cornell University
  20. Duke University

For the full list, head over to timeshighereducation.com.

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