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:
|1||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)||US|
|4||California Institute of Technology (Caltech)||US|
|5||University of Oxford||UK|
|6||University of Cambridge||UK|
|8||Imperial College London||UK|
|9||University of Chicago||US|
|10||UCL (University College London)||UK|
|11||National University of Singapore (NUS)||Singapore|
|12||Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)||Singapore|
|18||University of Edinburgh||UK|
|19||University of Pennsylvania||US|
|20||University of Michigan||US|
|21||Johns Hopkins University||US|
|22||EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne||Switzerland|
|23||University of Tokyo||Japan|
|24||Australian National University||Australia|
|25||University of Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|27||University of California, Berkeley (UCB)||US|
|28||University of Toronto||Canada|
|29||University of Manchester||UK|
|31||King's College London||UK|
|32||University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)||US|
|36||Seoul National University||South Korea|
|37||Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||Hong Kong|
|38||London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)||UK|
|39||University of Melbourne||Australia|
|40||KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology||South Korea|
|41||University of California, San Diego (UCSD)||US|
|42||University of Sydney||Australia|
|43||New York University (NYU||US|
|45||University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)||Australia|
|46||Carnegie Mellon University||US|
|47||University of British Columbia||Canada|
|48||University of Queensland||Australia|
|49||Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)||Hong Kong|
Also read: The World’s Best Universities, 2018.