Times Higher Education has revealed its annual ranking of universities in countries classified by the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE Group as “advanced emerging”, “secondary emerging” or “frontier”. The list includes 606 institutions from 48 countries, up from 533 universities and 47 countries in 2020.
China continues to dominate the Emerging Economies rankings delegating 91 institutions and occupying the top five positions of the table. Russia, Taiwan and South Africa were also able to secure their ranks in the TOP 10, and the strength of these higher education systems is reflected in the number of universities in the TOP 50 (Russia: 6, Taiwan: 6, South Africa: 3). Although India has the second-highest number of institutions in the rankings, only two Indian universities have made the TOP 100. On the other hand, Iceland is represented in the rankings by two institutions, both placed in the TOP 100, where two of the three Estonian universities stand, and there is only one university from Qatar in the list, the Qatar University in the 26th place.
Hungary delegates 9 institutions to the ranking, University of Miskolc is the new entrant in 2021. The best-placed Hungarian institution is Semmelweis University, sharing the 64th position with the Charles University, the University of Cyprus, and the Saint-Petersburg Mining University.
The THE Emerging Economies Rankings are based on the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, although the methodology gives less weight to research excellence, and more weight to industry links and international outlook.
Stay tuned for the more detailed analysis of THE Emerging Economies Rankings 2021 results.