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 Legit.ng 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.
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.
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:
6. University of Cambridge
7. University of California, Berkely
8. Yale University
10. The University of Chicago
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Legit.ng 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.