With Harvard in first place for the twentieth consecutive year, the universities of the United States continue to dominate the first positions of the Shanghai 2022 ranking, published this Monday.
Anglo-Saxon universities occupy the top ten positions: eight Americans and two British make the ‘top ten’ of the 2022 edition of this world ranking of the best higher education centers, drawn up since 2003 by the independent consulting firm Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.
Harvard is positioned in first place, ahead of Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which remains in third place, with the British Cambridge in fourth position.
Below are the American Berkeley (5th position) and Princeton (6th), and the British Oxford (8th).
In total, 39 universities from the United States are placed in the top 100 positions, where there are also 14 Asian and 32 European.
The Shanghai classification takes into account various criteria, including the number of Nobel laureates and Fields medals -considered the Nobel Prize in Mathematics- among graduate students and professors, the number of most cited researchers in their discipline or the number of publications in Science and Nature magazines.
This year, more than 2,500 centers were reviewed to establish a ranking of 1,000.