Times Higher Education has released its World University Rankings 2022. The University of Oxford, California Institute of Technology, and Harvard University were the top three in the world. In Canada, three universities ranked among the top fifty: The University of Toronto (18), University of British Columbia (37), and McGill University (44). Times Higher Education reports that there has been an increase in the rankings of some institutions in mainland China, as well as one in Taiwan and one in Hong Kong due to a rise in citation impact score that was influenced by medical papers relating to COVID-19. This is reportedly the first evidence that research related to COVID-19 is having an impact on rankings.