Hampir 1.400 universitas di 92 negara telah masuk ke dalam ranking universitas terbaik dunia tahun 2020 berdasarkan The Times Higher Education. Penilaian diambil dari beberapa aspek seperti pengajaran, penelitian, transfer pengetahuan dan juga mengenai pandangan internasional.

Menduduki posisi pertama lagi-lagi adalah Universitas Oxford Inggris yang selama 4 tahun berturut-turut menduduki posisi yang sama. Di peringkat ke dua adalah Institut Teknologi California, menggeser posisi University of Cambridge yang turun ke peringkat ke tiga. Selanjutnya disusul oleh Universitas Stanford, Yale, Harvard dan Imperial College London, menduduki ranking 10 besar.

Berikut 50 universitas terbaik berdasarkan Times Higher Education 2020:

Rank University, Country
1 University of Oxford United Kingdom
2 California Institute of Technology United States
3 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
4 Stanford University United States
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
6 Princeton University United States
7 Harvard University United States
8 Yale University United States
9 University of Chicago United States
10 Imperial College London United Kingdom
11 University of Pennsylvania United States
12 Johns Hopkins University United States
=13 University of California, Berkeley United States
=13 ETH Zurich Switzerland
15 UCL United Kingdom
16 Columbia University United States
17 University of California, Los Angeles United States
18 University of Toronto Canada
19 Cornell University United States
20 Duke University United States
21 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor United States
22 Northwestern University United States
23 Tsinghua University China
24 Peking University China
25 National University of Singapore Singapore
26 University of Washington United States
=27 Carnegie Mellon University United States
=27 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom
29 New York University United States
30 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
31 University of California, San Diego United States
=32 LMU Munich Germany
=32 University of Melbourne Australia
34 University of British Columbia Canada
35 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
=36 King’s College London United Kingdom
=36 The University of Tokyo Japan
=38 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
=38 Georgia Institute of Technology United States
=38 University of Texas at Austin United States
41 Karolinska Institute Sweden
42 McGill University Canada
43 Technical University of Munich Germany
44 Heidelberg University Germany
=45 KU Leuven Belgium
=45 Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris France
47 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
=48 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States
=48 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Singapore
50 Australian National University Australia

Di Asia, Cina memimpin dengan dua universitas yaitu Tsinghua dan Peking, yang menduduki peringkat 23 dan 24. Berikut 10 universitas terbaik ASEAN versi THE:

Lalu, bagaimana dengan universitas-universitas Indonesia?

Universitas Indonesia (UI) yang  menjadi pemimpin, karena berhasil menduduki peringkat 601-800.

Universitas lainnya yang berhasil masuk dalam daftar ranking ini ada Institut Teknologi Bandung, Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Brawijaya dan Universitas Gadjah Mada.

  • Berikut 6 universitas terbaik Indonesia:
    Universitas Indonesia 601-800
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung 1000+
  • Institut Pertanian Bogor 1000+
  • Universitas Brawijaya 1000+
  • Universitas Gajah Mada 1000+
  • Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November 1000+