The PH Has Two Schools in the 'Top Universities in the World' for 2021

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
by Paolo Chua for   |  Sep 6, 2020
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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 climing 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.

See the top 20 schools below:

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 Pennsylvannia

14| ETH Zurich

15| University of California, Los Angeles

16| UCL

17| Columbia University

18| University of Toronto

19| Cornell University

20| Duke University

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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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