The World’s Most International Universities In 2018
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The World’s Most International Universities In 2018

Switzerland-based EPFL federal technology institute has been revealed as the most international university in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, a U.K.-based magazine.

Switzerland also took silver in the list with ETH Zurich coming 2nd, followed by the University on Hong Kong, National University of Singapore, and Imperial College London.

In equal 6th position this year was Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and the university of Geneva in Switzerland, while the University of Oxford, Cambridge, and Australian National University filled out the top 10.

The rankings consider the “international outlook” of institutions, including levels of international staff, students and research co-authors, as well as universities’ international reputations.

There are three Swiss institutions in the top 10 most international universities. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) secures the number 1 spot, Zurich’s ETH technology institute at No. 2, while University of Geneva claims no. 6.

No US institutions in the top 50: In fact, the top ranked American universtiy this year is Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 30th place. By contrast, there are 8 British institutions in the top 20 most international universities.

The top 200: world’s most international universities, 2018

RankUniversity Country
1Ecole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneSwitzerland
2ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichSwitzerland
3University of Hong KongHong Kong
4National University of SingaporeSingapore
5Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
6Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
6University of GenevaSwitzerland
8University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
9University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
10Australian National UniversityAustralia
11London School of Economics and Political ScienceUnited Kingdom
12UCLUnited Kingdom
13Technical University of DenmarkDenmark
14King’s College LondonUnited Kingdom
15University of ViennaAustria
16University of MelbourneAustralia
17Copenhagen Business SchoolDenmark
18Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands
19University of WarwickUnited Kingdom
20University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom
21University of St AndrewsUnited Kingdom
22University of ZurichSwitzerland
23University of New South WalesAustralia
24University of British ColumbiaCanada
25University of QueenslandAustralia
26University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom
27Trinity College DublinRepublic of Ireland
28École PolytechniqueFrance
29Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong
30Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States
31Durham UniversityUnited Kingdom
32University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom
33Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
34KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden
34McGill UniversityCanada
36University of AucklandNew Zealand
36University of SydneyAustralia
38City University of Hong KongHong Kong
38Monash UniversityAustralia
40University of AlbertaCanada
41University of NottinghamUnited Kingdom
42Erasmus University RotterdamNetherlands
42University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom
44University of MontrealCanada
45University of CopenhagenDenmark
46University of BristolUnited Kingdom
47University of LeedsUnited Kingdom
48University of ExeterUnited Kingdom
49Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong
50University of TorontoCanada
51Harvard UniversityUnited States
51Université Catholique de LouvainBelgium
53Lund UniversitySweden
54McMaster UniversityCanada
55Aalto UniversityFinland
55Aarhus UniversityDenmark
57Carnegie Mellon UniversityUnited States
57Princeton UniversityUnited States
59Stanford UniversityUnited States
60University of Cape TownSouth Africa
60University of WaterlooCanada
62University of AmsterdamNetherlands
63Karolinska InstituteSweden
63University of OsloNorway
65Stockholm UniversitySweden
65University of GroningenNetherlands
67Columbia UniversityUnited States
68Leiden UniversityNetherlands
68Uppsala UniversitySweden
70Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University ParisFrance
71Georgia Institute of TechnologyUnited States
72Free University of BerlinGermany
73KU LeuvenBelgium
74Purdue UniversityUnited States
75Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States
76Cornell UniversityUnited States
77Heidelberg UniversityGermany
78University of ChicagoUnited States
79Humboldt University of BerlinGermany
80Rice UniversityUnited States
81University of California, BerkeleyUnited States
82University of California, DavisUnited States
83Technical University of MunichGermany
84University of California, Santa BarbaraUnited States
85Utrecht UniversityNetherlands
85Yale UniversityUnited States
87LMU MunichGermany
88University of California, IrvineUnited States
89Ghent UniversityBelgium
90Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
91Pompeu Fabra UniversitySpain
92Autonomous University of BarcelonaSpain
92California Institute of TechnologyUnited States
92Paris-Sorbonne University – Paris 4France
95Boston UniversityUnited States
96Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael
96Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityFrance
98University of TübingenGermany
99University of Southern CaliforniaUnited States
100Michigan State UniversityUnited States
100University of California, Los AngelesUnited States
102University of HelsinkiFinland
103Duke UniversityUnited States
104University of PennsylvaniaUnited States
105RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany
106University of BonnGermany
107Paris-Sud UniversityFrance
108Brown UniversityUnited States
109Northwestern UniversityUnited States
110Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael
111Polytechnic University of MilanItaly
112Panthéon-Sorbonne University – Paris 1France
113New York UniversityUnited States
114University of BarcelonaSpain
114University of MassachusettsUnited States
116Ohio State UniversityUnited States
117University of MannheimGermany
118University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States
119University of California, San DiegoUnited States
120Arizona State UniversityUnited States
121Texas A&M UniversityUnited States
122University of MichiganUnited States
123University of WashingtonUnited States
124University of BolognaItaly
125North Carolina State UniversityUnited States
126Scuola Normale Superiore di PisaItaly
127Emory UniversityUnited States
128Washington University in St LouisUnited States
129University of California, Santa CruzUnited States
130Pennsylvania State UniversityUnited States
131Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussian Federation
132Indiana UniversityUnited States
133University of Notre DameUnited States
134University of ArizonaUnited States
135Sapienza University of RomeItaly
135University of Wisconsin-MadisonUnited States
137National Autonomous University of MexicoMexico
138Yonsei University (Seoul campus)South Korea
139University of Colorado BoulderUnited States
140Complutense University of MadridSpain
140Peking UniversityChina
142Korea UniversitySouth Korea
143University of FloridaUnited States
143University of VirginiaUnited States
145Rutgers, the State University of New JerseyUnited States
146Tomsk State UniversityRussian Federation
147University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUnited States
148Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)South Korea
149Nanjing UniversityChina
150University of Maryland, College ParkUnited States
151University of PittsburghUnited States
152University of MinnesotaUnited States
152University of Texas at AustinUnited States
154Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyRussian Federation
155Dartmouth CollegeUnited States
156Tongji UniversityChina
157University of IowaUnited States
158Vanderbilt UniversityUnited States
159National Research Nuclear University MEPhIRussian Federation
160The University of TokyoJapan
161Tsinghua UniversityChina
162Higher School of EconomicsRussian Federation
163Waseda UniversityJapan
164Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
165University of TsukubaJapan
166National Taiwan UniversityTaiwan
167Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)South Korea
168University of São PauloBrazil
169Fudan UniversityChina
170Novosibirsk State UniversityRussian Federation
170Tohoku UniversityJapan
172Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan
173Osaka UniversityJapan
174Saint Petersburg State UniversityRussian Federation
175Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
176Wuhan UniversityChina
177Kyoto UniversityJapan
178State University of CampinasBrazil
179National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan
180Hokkaido UniversityJapan
181Kyushu UniversityJapan
182Nagoya UniversityJapan
183Sun Yat-sen UniversityChina
184Keio UniversityJapan
185Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina
186University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina
187Indian Institute of ScienceIndia
188Zhejiang UniversityChina
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