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These Are The World’s 50 Highest-Ranked Universities, MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Caltech, Oxford, And Cambridge Tops QS 2019 Rankings

Globally, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been crowned the best university in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2019, coming in at first place among 1,000 academic institutions around the world.

Stanford University and Harvard University retained their second and third places. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has maintained its position among the world’s top 10 universities, ranking 4th globally.

Europe’s top university was the University of Oxford, ranked 5th overall, and it was closely followed by another British institutions, University of Cambridge, ranked 6th. ETH Zurich sits 7th, and Imperial College London a place behind in 8th.

This was followed by the University of Chicago (No. 9), the University College London (No. 10), National University of Singapore (No. 11) and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (No. 12). Universities are also listed based research citations, faculty to student ratio and internationalisation.

These Are The World’s 50 Highest-Ranked Universities:

1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)US
2Stanford UniversityUS
3Harvard UniversityUS
4California Institute of Technology (Caltech)US
5University of OxfordUK
6University of CambridgeUK
7ETH ZurichSwitzerland
8Imperial College LondonUK
9University of ChicagoUS
10UCL (University College London)UK
11National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore
12Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)Singapore
13Princeton UniversityUS
14Cornell UniversityUS
15Yale UniversityUS
16Columbia UniversityUS
17Tsinghua UniversityChina
18University of EdinburghUK
19University of PennsylvaniaUS
20University of MichiganUS
21Johns Hopkins UniversityUS
22EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneSwitzerland
23University of TokyoJapan
24Australian National UniversityAustralia
25University of Hong KongHong Kong
26Duke UniversityUS
27University of California, Berkeley (UCB)US
28University of TorontoCanada
29University of ManchesterUK
30Peking UniversityChina
31King's College LondonUK
32University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)US
33McGill UniversityCanada
34Northwestern UniversityUS
35Kyoto UniversityJapan
36Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
37Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
38London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)UK
39University of MelbourneAustralia
40KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & TechnologySouth Korea
41University of California, San Diego (UCSD)US
42University of SydneyAustralia
43New York University (NYUUS
44Fudan UniversityChina
45University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)Australia
46Carnegie Mellon UniversityUS
47University of British ColumbiaCanada
48University of QueenslandAustralia
49Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)Hong Kong
50Universite PSLFrance

Also read: The World’s Best Universities, 2018.

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Jessica Todd Swift
Jessica Todd Swift is the deputy managing editor of the CEOWORLD magazine. She is a veteran business and tech blogger, journalist, and analyst. Jessica is responsible for overseeing newsroom assignments and publishing and providing support to the editor in chief.
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