France beats other Mediterranean countries hands down when it comes to top universities, according to the latest rankings compiled by Times Higher Education (THE). France is home to SIX of the top 10 Mediterranean universities, followed by Italy and Spain.
Ten Mediterranean universities made the top 200 in an influential ranking of the world’s 1,000 best institutions, Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL Research University) tops the Mediterranean rankings, at No. 22.
École Polytechnique took second place in the 2018 ranking, followed by Pierre and Marie Curie University, Pompeu Fabra University, and Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Other universities named in the Mediterranean top 10 were Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Paris-Sud University, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and Paris-Sorbonne University – Paris 4.
The comprehensive global rankings assess institutions on several factors including teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.
These Are The 10 Best Universities In The Mediterranean, 2018
- Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris (Global rank: #72) – France
- École Polytechnique (Global rank: #115) – France
- Pierre and Marie Curie University (Global rank: #123) – France
- Pompeu Fabra University (Global rank: #140) – Spain
- Autonomous University of Barcelona (Global rank: #147) – Spain
- Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Global rank: #155) – Italy
- Paris-Sud University (Global rank: #181) – France
- École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (Global rank: #182) – France
- Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (Global rank: #184) – Italy
- Paris-Sorbonne University – Paris 4 (Global rank: #196) – France
Other Mediterranean countries Gibraltar, Monaco, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel Egypt, Libya, Malta, Tunisia, and Algeria had no elite research universities in top 200.
Oxford is the world’s best university, according to the ranking.
Top 20 Global Universities
1: Oxford University
2: Cambridge University
=3: California Institute of Technology
=3: Stanford University
5: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6: Harvard University
7: Princeton University
8: Imperial College London
9: University of Chicago
=10: ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
=10: University of Pennsylvania
12: Yale University
13: Johns Hopkins University
14: Columbia University
15: University of California, Los Angeles
16: University College London
17: Duke University
18: University of California, Berkeley
19: Cornell University
20: Northwestern University