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QS World University Rankings 2021
LONDON, June 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- Asia ascending, America ailing

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, released the 
seventeenth edition of the QS World University Rankings 
( ) - the world's 
most-consulted, most-covered source of comparative information about university 
performance.[1] 26 Asian universities place among the global top-100 – the 
highest number ever.

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    -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology is named the world's best 
       university for a record-breaking ninth consecutive year; 
    -- The top three institutions remain American: MIT is followed by 
       Stanford University (2nd) and Harvard University (3rd); 
    -- Britain's top institution is the University of Oxford, which falls to 
       fifth. Its compatriot competitor, the University of Cambridge, remains 
    -- 112 of America's 153 ranked universities fall, with only 34 recording 
       improvements. This is primarily due to collective relative decline in 
       QS's measures of academic standing and research impact; 
    -- Continental Europe's best university is ETH Zurich (6th no-change); 
    -- Asia's top university is the National University of Singapore (11th); 
    -- China's Tsinghua University reaches a new all-time high (15th); 
    -- Latin America's leader is the Universidad de Buenos Aires (66th, up 8 
       places). Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (100th) becomes the 
       first Mexican university ever to achieve a top-100 place; 
    -- Universities in Russia and Malaysia continue to rise: Lomonosov 
       Moscow State University (74th) and Universiti Malaya (59th) reach 
       record highs.

Ben Sowter, QS Director of Research, said: "The American higher education 
hegemony continues to diminish in the face of increasing competitiveness across 
the world: a competitiveness driven by strategic funding, internationalization 
efforts, and strong links between education and industry."

      QS World University Rankings 2021: Global Top 20
2021	2020		
1	1	Massachusetts Institute of Technology	USA
2	2	Stanford University	                USA
3	3	Harvard University	                USA
4	5	California Institute of Technology 	USA
5	4	University of Oxford	                UK
6	6	ETH Zurich 	                        Switzerland
7	7	University of Cambridge	                UK
8	9	Imperial College London	                UK
9	10	University of Chicago	                USA
10	8	University College London	        UK
11	11=	National University of Singapore 	Singapore
12	13	Princeton University	                USA
13	11=	Nanyang Technological University (NTU)	Singapore
14	18=	Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de  
                Lausanne (EPFL)	                        Switzerland
15	16	Tsinghua University	                China (Mainland)
16	15	University of Pennsylvania	        USA
17	17	Yale University	                        USA
18	14	Cornell University	                USA
19	18=	Columbia University	                USA
20	20	University of Edinburgh	                UK
      (C) QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Methodological details can be found here 
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[1] 'Most-consulted according to data from  independent monitoring platforms, 
including Google Analytics, SimilarWeb, Meltwater, and Alexa.

SOURCE  QS Quacquarelli Symonds