Today we are going to report from Our Writing of the Press Release that last Sunday, August 15, 2021, the “ShanghaiRanking Consultancy” was sent, obviously from Shanghai, People’s Republic of China (People’s Republic of China).
We are going to reproduce this statement verbatim because it seems to us of great interest for two reasons: first, because it is a ranking that has already been carried out since 2003; secondly, because it is good to compare it with the western rankings that we have, an issue that we will address in another article.
Therefore, in this article we will not do analysis, we only give the information to our readers. For those interested in this question, students, professors, directors, etc., can go to the following link of ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021 Press Release https://www.shanghairanking.com/news/arwu/2021
Press Release Text
ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021 Press Release
Sunday, August 15, 2021
From: Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
The 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is released today by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Since 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world’s top universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
It has been recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one.
This year, more than 2000 institutions were scrutinized, and the best 1000 universities in the world are published.
Harvard University tops the ranking list for the 19th year.
Stanford University and the University of Cambridge remain at the No. 2 and No. 3 seats.
Other Top 10 universities are MIT (4th), Berkeley (5th), Princeton (6th), Oxford (7th), Columbia (8th), Caltech (9th), and Chicago (10th).
In Continental Europe, Paris-Saclay University (13th) rises one position, remaining at the best position, followed by ETH Zurich (21th).
Among Asian universities, The University of Tokyo (24th) keeps its leading position. Tsinghua University (28th) moves up one position, holding on to the second-best place in Asia.
The University of Melbourne (33th) tops of other universities in Oceania for eleven consecutive years since 2011.
Two European universities move up into the Top 50. The University of Munich from Germany ranked 48th, up from 51st last year, and Utrecht University from Netherlands rises two places to 50th.
Three universities enter into the Top 100 list, including Sun Yat-sen University (89th) from Chinese Mainland, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (90th), and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (94th) from Israel.
Sun Yat-sen University has made the first-ever appearances in the Top 100.
There are seven new entrants from Asia and Oceania appearing on the Top 500 list. 38 universities enter into Top 1000 for the first time.
Universities from the United States dominate this year’s Top 1000 list with 40 universities among the Top 100, 129 among the Top 500, and 200 among the Top 1000.
The United Kingdom has 65 Top 1000 universities, and 38 of them are listed in the Top 500, 8 are listed in the Top 100.
Germany has four universities ranked in the Top 100, namely the University of Munich (LMU Munich, 48th), Technical University of Munich (TUM, 52th), Heidelberg University (Heidelberg, 57th), and University of Bonn (Bonn, 84th).
It is worth mentioning that LMU Munich, TUM, and Heidelberg have been selected as Universities of Excellence under the Excellence Initiative since 2006/2007, and Bonn was selected first time as Universities of Excellence in 2019.
French universities maintain their competitive performance in this year’s league table, 30 of which are ranked in the Top 1000, 17 universities are ranked in the Top 500.
Under the Initiatives of Excellence (Initiatives D’Excellence), Paris-Saclay (13th), Sorbonne (35th), PSL (38th), and University of Paris (73th) hold four positions in the Top 100.
China has 180 universities ranked in the Top 1000, including 84 Top 500 universities, 7 Top 100 universities.
The number of universities from Chinese Mainland continues to grow.
Most of the listed universities are supported by the “Double World-Class Project” (World-Class Universities and World-Class Subjects Project).