Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022

The Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022 includes only institutions in countries classified by the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE Group as “advanced emerging”, “secondary emerging” or “frontier”.

The rankings use the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings to judge institutions on their teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. However, they have different weightings to reflect the development priorities of universities in emerging economies.

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Mainland China is once again home to all of the top five positions in the ranking, but Peking University overtakes Tsinghua to claim the number one spot. It is also the most-represented country in the ranking, with 97 institutions in total, up from 91 last year.

Russia and Taiwan are the only other higher education systems in the top 10, while South Africa drops out of this elite group. Russia now has the third-highest number of universities in the ranking, behind only China and India, after overtaking Brazil.

Overall, there are 698 universities in the ranking this year, up from 606 in 2021, and 50 territories are represented, two more than last year. Eleven countries have a new number one university this year.

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Countries eligible for the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022:

Advanced emerging:

Brazil, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey

Secondary emerging:

Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates


Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Bulgaria, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Ghana, Iceland, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tunisia, Vietnam

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