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15 US Universities have made it to the top 20 best research institutions list, 2016

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15 US Universities have made it to the top 20 best research institutions list, 2016

A total of 15 American universities placed in the top 20 elite educational research institutions ranking 2016, making US the highest ranking country, Harvard, Stanford, and Berkeley universities gained the top 3 spots for being the best in the world at research.

It is worth noting that 8 of the top 10 elite educational research universities were in the United States. Harvard University has held the top spot in the annual worldwide ranking since the list began in 2003.

While the US also had 50 universities in the top 100, the UK featured the second highest with 8 universities, according to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) list, also known as the Shanghai Rankings. The ARWU rankings emphasize the quality of faculty and research.

Despite some shuffling up and down, the ten universities ranked at the top of the last year (2015) list have all retained their place in the top ten for 2016.

The has moved up one place to 4th and the Massachusetts (MIT) has dropped two places to 5th. In the table, Princeton University has been ranked as the 6th best, followed by University of Oxford, , Columbia University, and University of Chicago.

World's Top 20 best research universities list, 2016

1Harvard University100
2Stanford University74.7
3University of California, Berkeley70.1
4University of Cambridge69.6
5Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)69.2
6Princeton University62.0
7University of Oxford58.9
8California Institute of Technology57.8
9Columbia University56.7
10University of Chicago54.2
11Yale University52.8
12University of California, Los Angeles51.5
13Cornell University49
14University of California, San Diego47.8
15University of Washington47.3
16Johns Hopkins University46
17University College London45.3
18University of Pennsylvania44.5
19Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich43.8
20The University of Tokyo42.2
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It is no surprise that, Harvard University also ranked number 1 worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings. Rankings by category include: patents, 3rd; publications, 1st; citations, 1st; influence, 1st; broad impact, 1st; alumni employment, 1st; quality of education, 1st; and quality of faculty, 1st. Probably the most prestigious b-school, Harvard Business School (HBS), the graduate business school of Harvard University, is ranked No. 1 among the world’s best business schools for executives and entrepreneurs in 2016 rankings by the CEOWORLD magazine. The ARWU is considered one of the most objective and important ranking of the world’s leading universities. Universities from mainland China and Singapore appeared in the top 100 for the first time.

China’s prestigious Tsinghua University was 58th, beating elite Peking University in 71st place. The National University of Singapore also entered the top 100 for the first time, tying for 83rd.

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