The world of French teaching can push a little crowed after the publication of the last Shanghai ranking, carried out since 2003 by the organization Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Several universities of the Hexagon are in a better position than last year, " says The Figaro student.
Some schools even make their entrance in the top 100. This is the case of two of them so-called experimental, that is to say, which bring together several universities. Thanks to this provision, the university Paris-Saclay is placed in 14th position in the ranking of Shanghai and the university of Paris-Sciences-et-Lettres (PSL) is ranked 36th. Sorbonne University, used the top 100, managed to climb 5 places compared to 2019, to be ranked at the 39th position. The university of Paris invites also among the top 100 institutions, and climbs to the 65th place. The university of Grenoble-Alpes is 99th.
In a statement, the minister of higher Education Frédérique Vidal welcomed this progress, praising the reforms undertaken in the higher. "The efforts initiated to enhance the outreach of our universities internationally are beginning to bear fruit. These new models of universities demonstrate their relevance and are now recognized abroad, testifying to the quality of our teaching and our research at the international level. "
15 american universities in the top 20
at the top of the ranking, we find without surprise, and for the 18th consecutive year, the university of Harvard. As usual, the United States are over-represented in the top 20, with fifteen institutions. Stanford is second. The british university of Cambridge, for its part, is also invited on the podium, in third position.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is 4th, uc Berkeley is the 5th and Princeton 6th. If the top 6 of this year is in any point similar to the edition of 2019, a few changes in the following standings : Columbia and Caltech (California Institute of Technology) haul, respectively to the 7th and 8th places, at the expense of Oxford. The establishment of british remains in the top 10, but is only 9th, with a loss of two places.