Top 10 Best Universities in the World 2021, Harvard Is Number 3 As African Schools Missing From List

Top 10 Best Universities in the World 2021, Harvard Is Number 3 As African Schools Missing From List

People are acquiring academic knowledge on a daily basis, thanks to schools scattered around the world, from elementary to higher institutions, aimed at bringing out the genius in every child irrespective of their background.

The top 10 best universities have been ranked and presents the institutions that made the list.

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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 measured a school's performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

1. University of Oxford

Number one on the list of the top 10 best universities in the world is the University of Oxford. It is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England.

According to Wikipedia, the school is the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

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Top 10 Best Universities in the World 2021, Harvard is Number 3 as African Schools out of List
University of Oxford is the best in the world. Photo credit: Tom Stoddart
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2. Stanford University

Stanford University is the second best in the world. The school was established in 1891 and it currently has 2,279 faculties and 15,157 students. It is situated in California, United States.

Top 10 Best Universities in the World 2021, Oxford is number 1
University of Oxford is number two on the list. Photo credit: Philip Pacheco
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3. Harvard University

Harvard University, which is the oldest higher institution in the United States, is number three on the list. It was established in 1636 and named after its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, according to Wikipedia.

4. California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology is an independent, privately supported institution with a 124-acre campus located in Pasadena, California.

According to the school, it currently has 938 undergraduate students and 1,299 graduate students.

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private land-grant research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

It was established in 1861, according to Wikipedia.

Below are other universities on the list:

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6. University of Cambridge

7. University of California, Berkely

8. Yale University

9. Princeton

10. The University of Chicago

PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read the best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app previously reported that the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, was ranked as the third most productive school in teaching entrepreneurial skills in Africa.

In a Forbes report titled If You Want To Start A Tech-Company In Africa, Go To College, the university was considered as the powerhouse of Nigeria.

On the list, the University of Cape Town and the Makerere led in the ranking, while the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and Stellenbosch University followed in the fourth and fifth positions.


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Tunde Ososanya Tunde Ososanya, a former senior editor, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He's passionate about what he does and finds fulfilment in informing the people. Ososanya is the author of Later Tonight: a Collection of Short Stories.

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