World Reputation Rankings 2021

The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2021 are based on the world’s largest invitation-only opinion survey of senior, published academics. It asks scholars to name no more than 15 universities that they believe are the best for research and teaching in their field.

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Harvard University tops the ranking for the 11th consecutive year and the US remains the most represented country, with 57 institutions (down from 60 last year).

Tsinghua University rises three places to become the first Chinese institution to join the top 10, while the University of Oxford climbs two places to make the top three and overtake the University of Cambridge as the UK’s top representative.

The UK still has the second highest number of representatives in the ranking – 25, the same as last year.

Mainland China is now third in the country roll call, up from fourth last year, with 17 institutions (up from 13).

Overall, universities in 29 territories are included in the ranking.

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