US and British Universities At the Top, Austria's Universities are Mid-Table

More+Work & Careers ♦ Published: August 26, 2020; 14:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

Similar to the recent years, British and US universities are dominating the newly published "Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities". Austria's best result was a ranking in between 151 to 200 by the University of Vienna.

Harvard University in the USA tops the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities once again. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / SBAmin / CC BY-SA (

Universities from the USA and Great Britain once again dominate the new "Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities".

18 of the top 20 universities come from these countries. Austria remains rather behind in the ranking, which was recently expanded from 500 to 1000 universities: the best result was again achieved by the University of Vienna (151-200). Seven Austrian universities are among the top 500, 14 among the best 1000. …