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World’s 50 Best Universities For 2018: US Heavyweights MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Caltech, and UChicago Tops

In all, eighteen American universities have been named among the top 50 best in the world, according to the UK education specialists QS 2018 World University Rankings. US heavyweight Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has topped the rankings for a 6th year running.

Stanford University was a close 2nd, and Harvard University trailed just behind, followed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The next four were British institutions – Cambridge (5th), Oxford (6th), University College London (7th) and Imperial College London in 8th. The University of Chicago takes 9th place and ETH Zurich comes in 10th.

Universities were being evaluated according to the following 6 metrics: international student ratio (5%), international faculty radio (5%), employee reputation (10%), citations per faculty (20%), faculty/student ratio (20%), and academic reputation (40%). Surveyed more than 75,000 academics and more than 40,000 employers.

World’s 50 Best Universities For 2018:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States
  2. Stanford University, United States
  3. Harvard University, United States
  4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States
  5. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  6. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  7. UCL (University College London), United Kingdom
  8. Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  9. University of Chicago, United States
  10. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technolog, Switzerland
  11. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), Singapore
  12. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  13. Princeton University, United States
  14. Cornell University, United States
  15. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  16. Yale University, United States
  17. Johns Hopkins University, United States
  18. Columbia University, United States
  19. University of Pennsylvania, United States
  20. The Australian National University, Australia
  21. Duke University, United States
  22. University of Michigan, United States
  23. King’s College London, United Kingdom
  24. The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  25. Tsinghua University, China
  26. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  27. University of California, Berkeley (UCB), United States
  28. The University of Tokyo, Japan
  29. Northwestern University, United States
  30. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  31. University of Toronto, Canada
  32. McGill University, Canada
  33. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States
  34. The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  35. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom
  36. Seoul National University, South Korea
  37. Kyoto University, Japan
  38. Peking University, China
  39. University of California, San Diego (UCSD), United States
  40. Fudan University, China
  41. KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
  42. The University of Melbourne, Australia
  43. Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France
  44. University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  45. The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia
  46. 46 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong
  47. Carnegie Mellon University, United States
  48. The University of Queensland, Australia
  49. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  50. The University of Sydney, Australia

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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, and high net worth individuals.
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