This year's ranking of the world's top 1,000 universities sees relatively little movement at the very top. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and Harvard University are an unchanged top three, while the University of Oxford continues to be the best university in the UK.
A total of 12 Chinese academic institutions have been named among the world's top 100 universities in this year's QS World University Rankings. Six of the universities are from the Chinese mainland.
Tsinghua University is China's highest-ranked university in the list, rising from last year's 17th to 16th. Peking University rose by eight places to 22nd globally. Both recorded their highest ranking since the list was established.