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Oxford and Cambridge Overtake Top US Universities to Rank among Top Three

Oxford and Cambridge Overtake Top US Universities to Rank among Top Three
The Siliconreview
21 June, 2021

The most anticipated Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2022 were published recently. The world's premier universities Oxford and Cambridge, have secured the second and third spots in a global ranking table after a decade, after years of domination by American universities. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is still in first place in the annual QS World University Rankings for the tenth consecutive year.

Harvard fell from third to fifth, Stanford from second to joint third. Whereas, California Institute of Technology fell from fourth to sixth. Among the list, there are two Chinese institutions in the top 20 for the first time. They sit alongside Edinburgh, up from 20th to 16th, UCL, from tenth to eighth, and Imperial, up from eighth to seventh.

The list also includes 21 Indian universities in the top 1,000. The US universities continue to dominate the rankings, taking seven of the top 10 places and 60 out of the top 200. Asian university systems are catching up - with China, India, and Japan continuing to perform strongly in the rankings.