World University Rankings 2021 by subject: education

The education subject table uses the same trusted and rigorous performance indicators as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

It highlights the universities that are leading across the following disciplines: education, teacher training, and academic studies in education.

This year’s table includes 537 universities, up from 477 last year.

View the World University Rankings 2021 by subject: education methodology

Stanford University leads the table for the fourth consecutive year. There are two new entries in the top 10: Tsinghua University, which makes its debut in the list at seventh, and Vanderbilt University, which rises one place to 10th. The universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin-Madison fall out of this group.

Elsewhere, the University of Melbourne and National Taiwan Normal University rise to join the top 20, while Beijing Normal University and Monash University make significant progress to rank in the top 30.

Alongside Tsinghua, two other institutions feature in the top 100 in their maiden year: the University of Twente, which ranks 38th, and the University of California, Davis at 73rd.

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