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The 101 Best Universities In The World Rankings 2014/15

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) retained top spot as the world’s best university for the third year in a row.

Imperial College London was ranked second-equal with Cambridge University. Behind these in 4th place is Harvard University, in the 2014/15 rankings compiled by education research firm QS.

Probably the most important thing to notice, four of the world’s top 10 universities were British, and the remaining 6 were all American, according to an annual survey of the world’s leading higher education establishments.

And two more British universities share joint 5th place, University College London (UCL) and Oxford.

Four US universities – Stanford University, California Institute of Technology Caltech), Princeton and Yale  – accounted for the other top ten places.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Top 101 universities 2014 Rankings

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

2. Imperial College London (joint second)

2. University of Cambridge (joint second)

4. Harvard University

5. University College London (UCL) (joint fifth)

5. University of Oxford (joint fifth)

7. Stanford University

8. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

9. Princeton University

10. Yale University

11 University of Chicago

12 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

13 University of Pennsylvania

14= Columbia University

14= Johns Hopkins University

16 King’s College London (KCL)

17= University of Edinburgh

17= Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

19 Cornell University

20 University of Toronto

21 McGill University

22 National University of Singapore (NUS)

23 University of Michigan

24 Ecole normale supérieure

25= Australian National University

25= Duke University

27 University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

28 University of Hong Kong

29 University of Bristol

30 The University of Manchester

31= The University of Tokyo

31= Seoul National University

33 The University of Melbourne

34 Northwestern University

35 Ecole Polytechnique

36 Kyoto University

37= University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

37= The University of Sydney

39 Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

40 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

41= New York University (NYU)

41= University of Wisconsin-Madison

43= University of British Columbia

43= The University of Queensland

45 University of Copenhagen

46 The Chinese University of Hong Kong

47 Tsinghua University

48 The University of New South Wales

49 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

50 University of Amsterdam

51 KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

52= Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

52= Brown University

54 Technische Universität München

55= Osaka University

55= University of Glasgow

57= Peking University

57= University of Zurich

59 University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

60 Lund University

61 The University of Warwick

62 University of North Carolina

63 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

64 University of Birmingham

65= University of Washington

65= Carnegie Mellon University

67 University of Helsinki

68 Tokyo Institute of Technology

69 The University of Sheffield

70 Monash University

71= Fudan University

71= London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

71= Tohoku University

71= Trinity College Dublin

75 Leiden University

76 National Taiwan University (NTU)

77 The University of Nottingham

78 Boston University

79 University of Texas

80 Utrecht University

81 Uppsala University

82 KU Leuven

83 Université de Montréal

84 University of Alberta

85 University of Geneva

86= Delft University of Technology

86= Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH)

88 University of St Andrews

89 The University of Western Australia

90= University of Groningen

90= Erasmus University Rotterdam

92= The University of Auckland New Zealand

92= Durham University

94 University of Southampton

95 University of California

96 Aarhus University Denmark

97 University of Leeds

98 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

99 Washington University

100 The University of Adelaide

101. University of Oslo

Universities from 31 countries made up the top 200 ranking, which was dominated by the US with 51 institutions. The UK was second with 29, followed by Germany (13), the Netherlands (11), Canada (10), Japan (10) and Australia (8).

The QS ranking of world universities examines all 4 core elements of a university; 1) research, 2) teaching, 3) employability and 4) internationalisation.

6 indicators: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), and faculty student ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), international students (5%), and international faculty (5%).

It also measures the university’s reputation among its academic peers and also industry partners.

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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