The annual QS World University Rankings have been announced for 2021 and while US and UK universities dominate most of the top spots, several universities in Asia have also made it to the top 50. The rankings started in 2004 and have since become a source to determine university performance.
Topping the annual QS list is reigning number one Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with UK’s University of Oxford and US’ Stanford University coming in second and third place. Other institutions that make up the top 10 include the University of Cambridge, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Imperial College London, ETH Zurich — Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, UCL and University of Chicago.
Similar to last year, the National University of Singapore (NUS) missed out on the top 10 and placed 11th. It still remains the highest-ranking Asian university on the list for the fourth consecutive year. Following in tow in the 12th place is Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. Two universities in China also made it to the top 20 with Tsinghua University at 17th position and Peking University closely behind.
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