The 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities was released on Aug 15 by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, publishing a list of the top 1,000 universities in the world.
Harvard University topped the list for the 19th year. Meanwhile, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge respectively remained in second and third, same as last year. The other top 10 universities were Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California - Berkeley, Princeton University, University of Oxford, Columbia University, California Institute of Technology and University of Chicago.
The number of universities on the list from the Chinese mainland has continued to grow. A total of 180 Chinese universities reached the top 1,000, including 84 top 500 universities and seven top 100 universities.
Tsinghua University landed in 28th place and Peking University in 45th, while Sun Yat-sen University from South China's Guangdong province made its first appearance in the top 100.
The complete list and detailed ranking methodologies can be found at the consultancy's official website: http://www.ShanghaiRanking.com/.