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Best Universities In The World For 2018

Stanford University has been recognized as the best university in the world for 2018, according to CEOWORLD magazine, while Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University placed second and third, respectively. Some 500 universities from 54 countries were listed.

The 2018 rankings placed The University of Cambridge in fourth ahead of the University of Oxford into fifth; while California Institute of Technology ranked sixth, and Princeton University seventh.

Overall, among the top 10 in the world for 2018, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by the University of Chicago, University College London (UCL), and ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

Yale University took the No. 11 spot, followed by Columbia University (No.12) and Imperial College London (No.13). Meanwhile, the University of Pennsylvania ranked No. 14 in the CEOWORLD magazine’s ranking of the best universities in the world for 2018.

Cornell University University came in fifteenth place, followed by Johns Hopkins University (sixteenth), the University of California – Berkeley (seventeenth), University of California – Los Angeles (eighteenth), and University of California -San Francisco, ranked nineteenth. Out of 100 universities in the world for 2018, Duke University ranked No. 20th.

Best Universities In The World For 2018:

RankUniversityCountry 
1Stanford UniversityUSA
2Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA
3Harvard UniversityUSA
4University of CambridgeUK
5University of OxfordUK
6California Institute of TechnologyUSA
7Princeton UniversityUSA
8University of ChicagoUSA
9UCLUK
10ETH ZurichSwitzerland
11Yale UniversityUSA
12Columbia UniversityUSA
13Imperial College LondonUK
14University of PennsylvaniaUSA
15Cornell UniversityUSA
16Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA
17University of California, BerkeleyUSA
18University of California, Los AngelesUSA
19University of California, San FranciscoUSA
20Duke UniversityUSA
21University of MichiganUSA
22Northwestern UniversityUSA
23University of TorontoCanada
24University of EdinburghUK
25University of California, San DiegoUSA
26University of TokyoJapan
27The University of Hong KongHong Kong
28University of WashingtonUSA
29Tsinghua UniversityChina
30King's College LondonUK
31The Rockefeller UniversityUSA
32New York UniversityUSA
33University of MelbourneAustralia
34University of British ColumbiaCanada
35Karolinska InstitutetSweden
36Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland
37University of ManchesterUK
38University of Wisconsin MadisonUSA
39National University of SingaporeSingapore
40Peking UniversityChina
41McGill UniversityCanada
42University of Illinois Urbana ChampaignUSA
43The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at DallasUSA
44Kyoto UniversityJapan
45Carnegie Mellon UniversityUSA
46Technical University of MunichGermany
47Heidelberg UniversityGermany
48Ludwig Maximilian University of MunichGermany
49Australian National UniversityAustralia
50University of QueenslandAustralia
51University of Texas at AustinUSA
52Ecole normale superieure (Paris)France
53University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUSA
54Washington University in St.Β LouisUSA
55University of BristolUK
56Georgia Institute of TechnologyUSA
57Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
58University of SydneyAustralia
59KU LeuvenBelgium
60University of CopenhagenDenmark
61Mayo Medical SchoolUSA
62Paris Sciences et LettresFrance
63Monash UniversityAustralia
64Utrecht UniversityNetherlands
65Brown UniversityUSA
66The Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong
67Boston UniversityUSA
68University of California, Santa BarbaraUSA
69London School of EconomicsUK
70Seoul National UniversityRepublic of Korea
71Ohio State UniversityUSA
72Purdue UniversityUSA
73University of AmsterdamNetherlands
74University of HelsinkiFinland
75Rice UniversityUSA
76University of Maryland, College ParkUSA
77University of Southern CaliforniaUSA
78University of MinnesotaUSA
79Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA
80University of GroningenNetherlands
81The University of New South WalesAustralia
82University of California, DavisUSA
83Uppsala UniversitySweden
84Leiden UniversityNetherlands
85University of ZurichSwitzerland
86University of GlasgowUK
87Humboldt University of BerlinGermany
88University of WarwickUK
89Fudan UniversityChina
90Osaka UniversityJapan
91McMaster UniversityCanada
92University of GenevaSwitzerland
93Erasmus University RotterdamNetherlands
94Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands
95Aarhus UniversityDenmark
96University of Paris VI: Pierre-and-Marie-Curie UniversityFrance
97The University of Western AustraliaAustralia
98Lund UniversitySweden
99Nagoya UniversityJapan
100Ghent UniversityBelgium
101Tohoku UniversityJapan
102University of PittsburghUSA
103University of SheffieldUK
104Wageningen University & ResearchNetherlands
105Free University of BerlinGermany
106The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
107University of Colorado BoulderUSA
108University of California, IrvineUSA
109University of AlbertaCanada
110University of BaselSwitzerland
111University of SouthamptonUK
112University of MalayaMalaysia
113Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan
114University of OsloNorway
115University of BirminghamUK
116University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina
117University of NottinghamUK
118Michigan State UniversityUSA
119University of LeedsUK
120University of AdelaideAustralia
121Vanderbilt UniversityUSA
122Emory UniversityUSA
123Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
124Arizona State UniversityUSA
125Baylor College of MedicineUSA
126Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiUSA
127The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterUSA
128Viadrina European UniversityGermany
129Indian Institute of Science (IISC) BangaloreIndia
130Weizmann Institute of ScienceIsrael
131Charite Universitatsmedizin BerlinGermany
132University of FreiburgGermany
133Trinity College DublinIreland
134Moscow State UniversityRussian Federation
135KAISTRepublic of Korea
136University of GottingenGermany
137Zhejiang UniversityChina
138University of BernSwitzerland
139Cardiff UniversityUK
140Stockholm UniversitySweden
141Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael
142Universite catholique de Louvain UCLouvainBelgium
143University of FloridaUSA
144Universite de MontrealCanada
145City University of Hong KongHong Kong
146Queen Mary, University of LondonUK
147University of DurhamUK
148University of TubingenGermany
149Technical University of DenmarkDenmark
150University of Sao PauloBrazil
151Hokkaido UniversityJapan
152National Taiwan UniversityTaiwan
153Radboud University NijmegenNetherlands
154University of VirginiaUSA
155University of ExeterUK
156University of Paris-SudFrance
157University of RochesterUSA
158University of BonnGermany
159Sungkyunkwan UniversityRepublic of Korea
160RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany
161University of LausanneSwitzerland
162University of LiverpoolUK
163Technion Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael
164Texas A&M UniversityUSA
165University of BathUK
166National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan
167University of Buenos AiresArgentina
168University of ArizonaUSA
169Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
170University of ViennaAustria
171Case Western Reserve UniversityUSA
172Aristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece
173Dartmouth CollegeUSA
174Vrije UniversiteitNetherlands
175Korea UniversityRepublic of Korea
176Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) India
177King Saud UniversitySaudi Arabia
178Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa di Studi Universitari e di PerfezionamentoItaly
179Royal Institute of TechnologySweden
180University of YorkUK
181University of AucklandNew Zealand
182TU DresdenGermany
183University of BordeauxFrance
184University of Nebraska LincolnUSA
185China Medical University (Taichung)China
186Sichuan UniversityChina
187Leipzig UniversityGermany
188University of Massachusetts Medical School - WorcesterUSA
189Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong
190CentraleSupelecFrance
191Nanjing UniversityChina
192Rutgers University - New BrunswickUSA
193Yonsei UniversityRepublic of Korea
194Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)India
195University of LuxembourgLuxembourg
196Indiana University BloomingtonUSA
197Maastricht UniversityNetherlands
198Universite libre de BruxellesBelgium
199Pohang University of Science and TechnologyRepublic of Korea
200National Autonomous University of MexicoMexico
201University of California, Santa CruzUSA
202Scuola Normale Superiore di PisaItaly
203Kyushu UniversityJapan
204Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael
205University of Massachusetts LowellUSA
206Chalmers University of TechnologySweden
207Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway
208University of St AndrewsUK
209Sapienza University of RomeItaly
210University of NewcastleUK
211Tufts UniversityUSA
212University of CalgaryCanada
213King Abdulaziz UniversitySaudi Arabia
214Ecole normale superieure de LyonFrance
215University of AberdeenUK
216Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands
217Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher EducationMexico
218University of HamburgGermany
219Georgetown UniversityUSA
220University of WaterlooCanada
221Hanyang UniversityRepublic of Korea
222Waseda UniversityJapan
223University of BarcelonaSpain
224University of MiamiUSA
225University of Notre DameUSA
226Grenoble Alpes UniversityFrance
227University of Illinois at ChicagoUSA
228University of BergenNorway
229Macquarie UniversityAustralia
230University of Erlangen-NurembergGermany
231University of SussexUK
232University of Alabama at BirminghamUSA
233Politecnico di MilanoItaly
234University of LancasterUK
235University of Massachusetts AmherstUSA
236University of StrasbourgFrance
237Paris Diderot UniversityFrance
238Vrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
239Curtin UniversityAustralia
240University of GothenburgSweden
241University of MunsterGermany
242University of BolognaItaly
243University of ReadingUK
244Sciences PoFrance
245Queen's UniversityCanada
246National University of Sciences And Technology (NUST) IslamabadPakistan (Islamic Republic of)
247Queen's University BelfastUK
248Royal Holloway, University of LondonUK
249Technical University of BerlinGermany
250Pompeu Fabra UniversitySpain
251Universiti Putra MalaysiaMalaysia
252National University of MalaysiaMalaysia
253University of AntwerpBelgium
254University of Western OntarioCanada
255University of InnsbruckAustria
256Autonomous University of BarcelonaSpain
257University of California, RiversideUSA
258University of OttawaCanada
259Loughborough UniversityUK
260University of DundeeUK
261American University of BeirutLebanon
262University of PaduaItaly
263Al-Farabi UniversityKazakhstan
264University of TwenteNetherlands
265University of Cape TownSouth Africa
266University of LisbonPortugal
267University of WollongongAustralia
268University of CologneGermany
269Paris-Sorbonne UniversityFrance
270Sun Yat-sen UniversityChina
271Queensland University of TechnologyAustralia
272University of LeicesterUK
273University of TsukubaJapan
274Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina
275Medical University of ViennaAustria
276University of OregonUSA
277Oregon Health & Science UniversityUSA
278University of South FloridaUSA
279Swedish University of Agricultural SciencesSweden
280George Mason UniversityUSA
281University of HoustonUSA
282Drexel UniversityUSA
283Claude Bernard University Lyon 1France
284University of MissouriUSA
285University of TurinItaly
286King Abdullah University of Science and TechnologySaudi Arabia
287London School of Hygiene & Tropical MedicineUK
288Medical University of South CarolinaUSA
289Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse 3)France
290Soochow UniversityChina
291South China University of TechnologyChina
292Southeast UniversityChina
293The University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioUSA
294University at Buffalo, The State University of New YorkUSA
295University of BelgradeSerbia
296University of GranadaSpain
297Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)India
298University of LorraineFrance
299Virginia Commonwealth UniversityUSA
300University of OtagoNew Zealand
301University of Technology MalaysiaMalaysia
302Beijing Normal UniversityChina
303National University of ColombiaColombia
304Goethe University FrankfurtGermany
305Ecole PolytechniqueFrance
306University of the AndesColombia
307University of MannheimGermany
308North Carolina State UniversityUSA
309University of UtahUSA
310Aalto UniversityFinland
311University College DublinIreland
312Northeastern UniversityUSA
313University of Technology SydneyAustralia
314Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)India
315National Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyTaiwan
316Wuhan UniversityChina
317Autonomous University of MadridSpain
318Linkoping UniversitySweden
319Pantheon-Sorbonne UniversityFrance
320Ecole des Ponts ParisTechFrance
321University of NavarreSpain
322Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP)India
323Aix-Marseille UniversityFrance
324University of East AngliaUK
325Keio UniversityJapan
326Deakin UniversityAustralia
327Polytechnic University of CataloniaSpain
328University of WurzburgGermany
329University of ChileChile
330Tilburg UniversityNetherlands
331Universitas IndonesiaIndonesia
332University of StrathclydeUK
333National Chiao Tung UniversityTaiwan
334University of South AustraliaAustralia
335Carlos III University of MadridSpain
336University of TasmaniaAustralia
337Charles University in PragueCzech Republic
338University College CorkIreland
339Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand
340National Cheng Kung UniversityTaiwan
341The University of Newcastle, AustraliaAustralia
342University of MilanItaly
343The Katz School at Yeshiva UniversityUSA
344National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaiwan
345Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityRussian Federation
346Complutense University of MadridSpain
347University of WaikatoNew Zealand
348University of DelhiIndia
349Pontificia Universidad Catolica de ChileChile
350Saint Petersburg State UniversityRussian Federation
351University of JenaGermany
352University of Hawaii at ManoaUSA
353SOAS, University of LondonUK
354NUI GalwayIreland
355Xi'an Jiaotong UniversityChina
356Hong Kong Baptist UniversityHong Kong
357University of DelawareUSA
358University of IowaUSA
359University of UlmGermany
360University of StuttgartGermany
361University of KielGermany
362Politecnico di TorinoItaly
363University of SurreyUK
364University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa
365Birkbeck, University of LondonUK
366Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)India
367Oregon State UniversityUSA
368Paris Descartes University - Sorbonne Paris CitΓ©France
369King Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsSaudi Arabia
370Dalhousie UniversityCanada
371Aalborg UniversityDenmark
372University of MontpellierFrance
373Massey UniversityNew Zealand
374Tongji UniversityChina
375TU WienAustria
376Universidade Estadual de CampinasBrazil
377Stony Brook UniversityUSA
378Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)India
379University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC)USA
380Lincoln UniversityNew Zealand
381Tomsk State UniversityRussian Federation
382Johannes Gutenberg University MainzGermany
383University of PortoPortugal
384Ruhr University BochumGermany
385National Yang-Ming UniversityTaiwan
386Ecole normale superieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay)France
387Federal University of Rio de JaneiroBrazil
388Institut Teknologi BandungIndonesia
389Southern University of ChileArgentina
390University of CanterburyNew Zealand
391University of TartuEstonia
392Belarusian State UniversityBelarus
393Mahidol UniversityThailand
394University of LiegeBelgium
395L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National UniversityKazakhstan
396Hiroshima UniversityJapan
397University of BelgranoArgentina
398Griffith UniversityAustralia
399The University of GeorgiaUSA
400University of PisaItaly
401University of Texas at DallasUSA
402Boston CollegeUSA
403Gwangju Institute of Science and TechnologyRepublic of Korea
404City, University of LondonUK
405Florida State UniversityUSA
406Umea UniversitySweden
407University of EssexUK
408Nankai UniversityChina
409Chulalongkorn UniversityThailand
410Simon Fraser UniversityCanada
411University of VictoriaCanada
412RMIT UniversityAustralia
413Qatar UniversityQatar
414Universiti Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam
415Novosibirsk State UniversityRussian Federation
416University of CincinnatiUSA
417University of PaviaItaly
418University of South CarolinaUSA
419Temple UniversityUSA
420University of VermontUSA
421University of ManitobaCanada
422University of Milan-BicoccaItaly
423Saint Louis UniversityUSA
424Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchIndia
425Western Sydney UniversityAustralia
426Beihang UniversityChina
427Ben-Gurion University of the NegevIsrael
428Brigham Young UniversityUSA
429Capital Medical UniversityChina
430Central South UniversityChina
431Chang Gung UniversityChina
432Chiba UniversityJapan
433China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)China
434Dalian University of TechnologyChina
435East China University of Science and TechnologyChina
436ESPCI ParisTechFrance
437Hannover Medical SchoolGermany
438Hunan UniversityChina
439Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)USA
440Lanzhou UniversityChina
441Louisiana State UniversityUSA
442National and Kapodistrian University of AthensGreece
443Ocean University of ChinaChina
444Okayama UniversityJapan
445Shandong UniversityChina
446The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonUSA
447University of Central FloridaUSA
448University of DuesseldorfGermany
449University of KentuckyUSA
450University of North TexasUSA
451University of Santiago de CompostelaSpain
452University of TehranIran (Islamic Republic of)
453Toulouse 1 University CapitoleFrance
454George Washington UniversityUSA
455Universite Paris Dauphine, PSL Research UniversityFrance
456University of TennesseeUSA
457Kyung Hee UniversityRepublic of Korea
458Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyRussian Federation
459La Trobe UniversityAustralia
460University of JyvaskylaFinland
461University of Science MalaysiaMalaysia
462James Cook UniversityAustralia
463Virginia TechUSA
464Oxford Brookes UniversityUK
465Universidade Nova de LisboaPortugal
466Technische Universität DarmstadtGermany
467Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyChina
468Iowa State UniversityUSA
469University of TurkuFinland
470Pontifical Catholic University of ArgentinaArgentina
471Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUSA
472Laval UniversityCanada
473Tokyo Medical and Dental UniversityJapan
474University of the PhilippinesPhilippines
475University of Tromso norwayNorway
476University of Southern DenmarkDenmark
477Colorado State UniversityUSA
478University of St.GallenSwitzerland
479University of Colorado DenverUSA
480Aston UniversityUK
481Moscow State Institute of International RelationsRussian Federation
482National Research Nuclear UniversityRussian Federation
483University of KentUK
484Ewha Womans UniversityRepublic of Korea
485Tampere University of TechnologyFinland
486Heriot-Watt UniversityUK
487National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)Russian Federation
488Brandeis UniversityUSA
489University of WarsawPoland
490National Research Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityRussian Federation
491National Sun Yat-sen UniversityTaiwan
492Swinburne University of TechnologyAustralia
493University of ConnecticutUSA
494United Arab Emirates UniversityUnited Arab Emirates
495Dublin City UniversityIreland
496National Central UniversityTaiwan
497Xiamen UniversityChina
498The American University in CairoEgypt
499Illinois Institute of TechnologyUSA
500HUFS - Hankuk (Korea) University of Foreign StudiesRepublic of Korea

The United States dominates the ranking: it has 123 institutions represented, and the United Kingdom was second, with 47 universities.

Megan Batchelor

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