Top 100 Universities in the World 2021: QS World University Rankings Vs Times Higher Education (THE)

What are the top 100 universities in the world 2021? How is this determined? What makes a university good, or bad for that matter? When it comes to education, there are many factors to consider. But when looking at rankings of universities around the world, one would find that these lists are largely based on reputation.

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Stanford University. Credit: canva

Rankings such as those published by Times Higher Education (THE) and QS World University Ranking use different metrics for determining their lists, However, both use surveys from academics and employers among other indicators to analyze how well-respected each institution is. They then rank them according to these numbers.

This post will dive into more detail about what goes into ranking universities and why they’re so important.
The list below comprises of THE’s Top 100 Universities in 2021

Top 100 Universities in the World – QS World University Rankings (QS WUR) 2021

Top 100 Universities in the World 2021: QS World University Rankings Vs Times Higher Education (THE)
  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Cambridge, United States
  2. Stanford University – Stanford, United States
Top 100 Universities in the World 2021: QS World University Rankings Vs Times Higher Education (THE)
Harvard University. Sumber: canva
  1. Harvard University – Cambridge,United States
  2. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) – Pasadena,United States
  3. University of Oxford – Oxford,United Kingdom
  4. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – Zürich,Switzerland
  5. University of Cambridge –  Cambridge,United Kingdom
  6. Imperial College London – London,United Kingdom
  7. University of Chicago –  Chicago,United States
  8. UCL – London,United Kingdom
  9. National University of Singapore (NUS) –  Singapore,Singapore
  10. Princeton University – Princeton,United States
  11. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) – Singapore,Singapore
  12. EPFL – Lausanne,Switzerland
  13. Tsinghua University – Beijing,China (Mainland)
  14. University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia,United States
  15. Yale University – New Haven,United States
  16. Cornell University –  Ithaca,United States
  17. Columbia University – New York City,United States
Top 100 Universities in the World 2021: QS World University Rankings Vs Times Higher Education (THE)
The University of Edinburgh. Sumber: canva
  1. The University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh,United Kingdom
  2. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor,United States
  3. The University of Hong Kong –  Hong Kong,Hong Kong SAR
  4.  Peking University – Beijing,China (Mainland)
  5. The University of Tokyo –  Tokyo,Japan
  6. Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore,United States
  7. University of Toronto –  Toronto,Canada
  8. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – Hong Kong,Hong Kong SAR
  9. The University of Manchester – Manchester,United Kingdom
  10. Northwestern University – Evanston,United States
  11. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) – Berkeley,United States
  12. The Australian National University – Canberra,Australia
  13. King’s College London – London,United Kingdom
  14. McGill University – Montreal,Canada
  15. Fudan University –  Shanghai,China (Mainland)
  16. New York University (NYU) –  New York City,United States
  17. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – Los Angeles,United States
  18. Seoul National University – Seoul,South Korea
  19. Kyoto University – Kyoto,Japan
  20. KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology – Daejeon,South Korea
Top 100 Universities in the World 2021: QS World University Rankings Vs Times Higher Education (THE)
The University of Sydney. Sumber: unsplash
  1. The University of Sydney – Sydney,Australia
  2. The University of Melbourne – Parkville,Australia
  3. Duke University –  Durham,United States
  4. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) – Hong Kong,Hong Kong SAR
  5. The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) – Sydney,Australia
  6. University of British Columbia – Vancouver,Canada
  7. The University of Queensland – Brisbane,Australia
  8. Shanghai Jiao Tong University – Shanghai,China (Mainland)
  9. City University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong,Hong Kong SAR
  10. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – London,United Kingdom
  11. Technical University of Munich –  Munich,Germany
  12. Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh,United States
  13. Université PSL – France
  14. Zhejiang University –  Hangzhou,China (Mainland)
  15. University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – San Diego,United States
  16. Monash University –  Melbourne,Australia
  17. Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) – Tokyo,Japan
  18. Delft University of Technology – Delft,Netherlands
  19. University of Bristol – Bristol,United Kingdom
  20. Universiti Malaya (UM) –  Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
  21. Brown University – Providence,United States
  22. University of Amsterdam – Amsterdam,Netherlands
  23. Ecole Polytechnique – Palaiseau,France
  24. The University of Warwick – Coventry,United Kingdom
  25. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München –  Munich,Germany
  26. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg – Heidelberg,Germany
  27. University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison,United States
  28. National Taiwan University (NTU) –  Taipei City,Taiwan
  29. Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) – Buenos Aires,Argentina
  30. Korea University – Seoul,South Korea
  31. University of Zurich – Zürich,Switzerland
  32. University of Texas at Austin – Austin,United States
  33. Osaka University – Osaka City,Japan
  34. University of Washington – Seattle,United States
  35. Lomonosov Moscow State University – Moscow,Russia
  36. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Hong Kong,Hong Kong SAR
  37. University of Copenhagen – Copenhagen,Denmark
  38. Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH) – Pohang ,South Korea
  39. University of Glasgow – Glasgow,United Kingdom
  40. Tohoku University – Sendai City,Japan
  41. Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta,United States
  42. The University of Auckland – Auckland,New Zealand
  43. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Champaign,United States
  44. Sorbonne University –  France
  45. KU Leuven – Leuven,Belgium
  46. Durham University – Durham,United Kingdom
  47. Yonsei University –  Seoul,South Korea
  48. University of Birmingham – Birmingham,United Kingdom
  49. Sungkyunkwan University(SKKU) –  Suwon,South Korea
  50. Rice University – Houston,United States
  51. University of Southampton –  Southampton,United Kingdom
  52. University of Leeds –  Leeds,United Kingdom
Top 100 Universities in the World 2021: QS World University Rankings Vs Times Higher Education (THE)
The University of Western Australia
  1. The University of Western Australia – Perth,Australia
  2. The University of Sheffield – Sheffield,United Kingdom
  3. University of Science and Technology of China –  Hefei,China (Mainland)
  4. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill,United States
  5. University of St Andrews –  St. Andrews,United Kingdom
  6. Lund University –  Lund,Sweden
  7. KTH Royal Institute of Technology – Stockholm,Sweden
  8. University of Nottingham – Nottingham,United Kingdom
  9. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) – Mexico City,Mexico

For details, check https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2021.

Top 100 Universities in the World – Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2021 (THE)

Top 100 Universities in the World 2021: QS World University Rankings Vs Times Higher Education (THE)
  1. University of Oxford – United Kingdom
  2. Stanford University – United States
  3. Harvard University – United States
  4. California Institute of Technology – United States
Top 100 Universities in the World 2021: QS World University Rankings Vs Times Higher Education (THE)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Sumber: canva
  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – United States
  2. University of Cambridge – United Kingdom
  3. University of California, Berkeley – United States
  4. Yale University – United States
  5. Princeton University – United States
  6. The University of Chicago – United States
  7. Imperial College London – United Kingdom
  8. Johns Hopkins University – United States
  9. University of Pennsylvania – United States
  10. ETH Zurich – Switzerland
  11. University of California, Los Angeles – United States
  12. UCL – United Kingdom
  13. Columbia University – United States
  14. University of Toronto – Canada
  15. Cornell University – United States
  16. Duke University – United States
  17. Tsinghua University – China
  18. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor – United States
  19. Peking University – China
  20. Northwestern University – United States
  21. National University of Singapore – Singapore
  22. New York University – United States
  23. London School of Economics and Political Science – United Kingdom
  24. Carnegie Mellon University – United States
  25. University of Washington – United States
  26. University of Edinburgh – United Kingdom
Top 100 Universities in the World 2021: QS World University Rankings Vs Times Higher Education (THE)
University of Melbourne. Sumber: canva
  1. University of Melbourne – Australia
  2. LMU Munich – Germany
  3. University of California, San Diego – United States
  4. University of British Columbia – Canada
  5. King’s College London – United Kingdom
  6. Karolinska Institute – Sweden
  7. The University of Tokyo – Japan
  8. Georgia Institute of Technology – United States
  9. University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong
  10. McGill University – Canada
  11. Technical University of Munich – Germany
  12. Heidelberg University – Germany
  13. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne – Switzerland
  14. University of Texas at Austin – United States
  15. KU Leuven – Belgium
  16. Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris – France
  17. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore – Singapore
  18. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – United States
  19. University of Wisconsin-Madison – United States
  20. Washington University in St Louis – United States
  21. University of Manchester – United Kingdom
  22. University of Sydney – Australia
  23. University of Southern California – United States
  24. Boston University – United States
  25. Kyoto University – Japan
  26. Chinese University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong
  27. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – Hong Kong
  28. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – United States
  29. Australian National University – Australia
  30. Seoul National University – South Korea
  31. Brown University – United States
Top 100 Universities in the World 2021: QS World University Rankings Vs Times Higher Education (THE)
University of Queensland. Sumber: canva
  1. The University of Queensland – Australia
  2. Wageningen University & Research – Netherlands
  3. University of California, Davis – United States
  4. Monash University – Australia
  5. University of Amsterdam – Netherlands
  6. UNSW Sydney – Australia
  7. University of California, Santa Barbara – United States
  8. McMaster University – Canada
  9. Fudan University – China
Top 100 Universities in the World 2021: QS World University Rankings Vs Times Higher Education (THE)
Leiden University. Sumber: canva
  1. Leiden University – Netherlands
  2. Erasmus University Rotterdam – Netherlands
  3. University of Montreal – Canada
  4. University of Zurich – Switzerland
  5. Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin – Germany
  6. Utrecht University – Netherlands
  7. University of Warwick – United Kingdom
  8. Delft University of Technology – Netherlands
  9. University of Tübingen – Germany
  10. University of Groningen – Netherlands
  11. Humboldt University of Berlin – Germany
  12. Ohio State University (Main campus) – United States
  13. University of Freiburg – Germany
  14. University of Copenhagen – Denmark
  15. Emory University – United States
  16. University of Minnesota – United States
  17. École Polytechnique – France
  18. University of Science and Technology of China – China
  19. Sorbonne University – France
  20. University of Maryland, College Park – United States
  21. University of Bristol – United Kingdom
  22. University of Basel – Switzerland
  23. University of Glasgow – United Kingdom
  24. Purdue University West Lafayette – United States
  25. Zhejiang University – China
  26. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) – South Korea
Top 100 Universities in the World 2021: QS World University Rankings Vs Times Higher Education (THE)
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  1. National Taiwan University (NTU) – Taiwan
  2. University of California, Irvine – United States
  3. University of Helsinki – Finland
  4. Shanghai Jiao Tong University – China

For details, check https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2021/world-ranking#!/.