QS rank 401 universities from 36 continental European nations, ensuring that Europe remains the most-represented region in the rankings. Of these 401 universities: • 111 have improved their position over the last year. • 103 remain neutral within their rank or band. • 143 have declined in rank. • 44 are new participants in the ranking exercise. UK and Swiss universities lead for Europe in the top 20. The UK's two universities, Oxford and Cambridge, move back towards the summit of the QS World University Rankings, placing 2° and 3° respectively. ETH Zurich is also among the world's top 10 universities for an eighth year in a row. QSWUR ranks 151 latin american universities, from 16 of the continent's nations. Of these, 20 have improved their rank over the past year, 46 have declined in rank, 66 have remained stable within their rank or band and 19 are new entrants into the ranking. It remains true that overall improvements will be circumscribed until Latin American institutions see a higher proportion of their research published in high-impact journals, and, indeed, cited more by the academic community." (Ben Sowter, director of research at QS. UWN Sept. 2021)