The new ranking of the most prominent universities in the world

Students from the Harvard School of Public Health in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during their graduation ceremony (REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File photo)

American magazine US news and world report He published his ninth book classification yearly the best Universities of the world by 2022.

The list includes more than 2,000 universities from 95 countries. The methodology used seeks to reflect the overall academic impact of universities in multiple disciplines, evaluating metrics such as reputation ResearchThe Publications of powers and cooperation international. The arrangement is being prepared with Clarivate, an information consulting firm.

The entire methodology is focused on reputation and results Research From an academic institution,” the site’s website explains. “Universities are eligible to be placed in the overall ranking if they are placed in the top 250 schools assessed in a global reputation survey or have published at least 1,250 articles between 2016 and 2020.”

this year, China It was crossed for the first time United State By the number of universities in the ranking, with 338 Academic Institutions Vs. 280. However, academic institutions in the North American country still top the list, with 8 universities in top ten

Graduation ceremony at Tsinghua University in Beijing, considered the best in Asia (REUTERS / Tingshu Wang)
Graduation ceremony at Tsinghua University in Beijing, considered the best in Asia (REUTERS / Tingshu Wang)

Like last year, also in Top 20 This year there are 15 universities United Statefour of United kingdom and one of Canada.

Once again, the Harvard university It reached first place in the overall standings. The top five are in the same order as last year, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), The Stanford University in California University of California, Berkeley and the Oxford university From the UK after Harvard, in that order.

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Moreover, there have been some changes compared to the previous year in the list. The University of Washington In Seattle progressed this year, from #7 to #6, switching places with Columbia University in New York.

Top 10 universities in the world:

1) Harvard University (USA)

two) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

3) Stanford University (USA)

4) University of California – Berkeley (USA)

5) Oxford University (UK)

6) University of Washington – Seattle (USA)

7) Columbia University (USA)

8) University of Cambridge (UK)

9) California Institute of Technology (USA)

10) Johns Hopkins University (USA)

The University of California – San Francisco He dropped from his 11th place in the overall standings last year to a tie of 16 this year, and University of Pennsylvania Two positions decreased from 13 to 15. University of Chicagowhich ranked 15th overall last year, is no longer in the top 20 after falling to 22nd. University of Torontowhich tied for 16th place last year, is now 18th.

Many other schools rose in the overall ranking, including Yale University in Connecticut, which went from 12th to 11th, and University College London The United Kingdom, which moved from 16th to 12th place. University of California – San Diego Climb up a place to get to Top 20

In addition to China and the United States, the countries with the largest number of universities on the list are Japan (105), United kingdom (92) and India (81). The full ranking can be seen at this link.

A student walks through a garden outside All Souls College at the University of Oxford, before the new school year (REUTERS/Toby Melville/File photo)
A student walks through a garden outside All Souls College at the University of Oxford, before the new school year (REUTERS/Toby Melville/File photo)

US news and world report It also includes ratings 47 specific topicswhich evaluates the quality of university research in a particular field of study.

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This year’s edition added four new thematic categories: Artificial intelligence; Education and educational research. meteorological and atmospheric sciences; and water resources.

A total of 17,200 universities were cited in one of the 47 subjects, an increase of 1,550 from the previous year. 15.7% in China and 20.2% in the US Only one academic institution in the world entered the rankings for all subjects: Monash University In Australia, which achieved the same feat last year.

Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires
Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires

105 universities in the region are included in the ranking. however, None of them made it to the top 100 list.

Regionally, among the top ten, there are 6 Brazilians, 2 Chileans, 1 Mexican and 1 Argentine.


1) University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)

two) Campinas State University (Brazil)

3) Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile)

4) University of Chile (Chile)

5) National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico)

6) Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

7) University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

8) Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

9) Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)

10) Paulista State University (Brazil)

The best universities in AsiaAnd the OceaniaAnd the Europe s Africa They are the same as last year.

in order AsiaThe Tsinghua University Beijing ranked first, while University of Cape Town claimed this honor to arrange Africa. The University of Melbourne He is the leader in the ranking Australia s New Zealand. 1st place in Europe is for Oxford university.


1) Tsinghua University (China)

two) National University of Singapore (Singapore)

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3) Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)


1) University of Cape Town (South Africa)

two) University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

3) Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

Australia / New Zealand

1) University of Melbourne (Australia)

two) University of Sydney (Australia)

3) University of Queensland (Australia)


1) Oxford University (UK)

two) University of Cambridge (UK)

3) University College London (UK)

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