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2022 Academic Rankings of World Universities

On 15 August the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy published the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Since 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world's top universities based on research and development (R&D) indicators that are divided in four main categories: quality of education, quality of faculty, research output and per capita performance. The highest scoring institution is assigned a score of 100.

The ranking list remains to a large extent similar to the previous one of 2021. It is headed by Harvard University (US) for the 20th year in a row and dominated by other American, Chinese and British institutions, especially in the top 100.

From Continental Europe, Paris-Saclay University retains the highest position (16), although falling three places since last year, and is followed by ETH Zurich (20) and the University of Copenhagen (39, compared to 30 in 2021). Overall, 20 higher education institutions from the EU ranked amongst the top 100, with France (5), Germany (4), Sweden and the Netherlands (3 each), Belgium and Denmark (2 respectively) and Finland (1). Looking beyond the EU member states, the top 100 list is complemented with four Swiss universities, i.e. one less than in 2021, and the University of Oslo from Norway (67, compared to 61 last year).

Read the press release here.