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Top 10 Universities with the most Nobel Prize Winners

Widener Library of Harvard University

Iconic personalities of literature and arts, political figures and distinguished scientists who either graduated or lectured at prestigious universities in the US or in Europe have also been honored with Nobel Prizes. Here are the top 10 Universities with the most Nobel Prize Winners, according to the latest data.

  1. Harvard University – Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard was established in 1636. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world. The Nobel Prize winners who have passed from its halls are said to be about 150. Among them are political figures, writers, economists, and more. For example, Theodore Roosevelt, Ralph Bunche, Henry Kissinger, Al Gore and Barack Obama who graduated from Harvard have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Also, some people of Harvard’s staff such as Martin Karplus who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and the writer J. M. Coetzee who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature are included in the list. Harvard University was ranked No. 4 globally among 500 universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2020.
  2. Columbia University – New York: Columbia University was established in 1754. It is the oldest institution of higher education in New York. World leaders, Oscar winners, and top Court Justices are among its graduates who have been awarded a Nobel Prize. More specifically, the Nobel Prize winners who have passed from its halls are said to be about 100. One of the most known graduates who has been awarded a Nobel Prize is the former US President Barack Obama. Also, in the list of Columbia University with former staff members who have won Nobel Prizes are the German physicist Max Planck and the writers Gabriela Mistral, Nadine Gordimer, and Mario Vargas Llosa. Columbia University was ranked No. 4 globally among 500 universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2020. Columbia University was ranked No. 17 globally among 500 universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2020.
    Columbia University
  3. University of Cambridge – Cambridge, United Kingdom: The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209. According to recent data, the Nobel Prize winners who have passed from its halls are about 90. Among the university’s Nobel Prize winners are the physicist’s Lord Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr, and Abdus Salam and the writers Bertrand Russell and Patrick White. It is worth mentioning that Salam is the first Muslim scientist and the only Pakistani winner.  The University of Cambridge was ranked No. 3 globally among 500 universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2020.
  4. University of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois: This private research university was founded in 1890. The number of the Nobel Prize winners that either graduated or worked there as members of the staff is about 89. The economists Milton Friedman, George J. Stigler, Harry M. Markowitz, and Gary S. Becker are among the graduates with Nobel Prizes. Also, the former U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama lectured in law school at the university between 1992 and 2004. The University of Chicago was ranked No. 8 globally among 500 universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2020.
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Cambridge, Massachusetts: The economist Paul Krugman and the diplomat Kofi Annan who earned a Master of Science Degree at MIT are among the most well- known Nobel laureates coming from the halls of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT was founded in 1861 and counts – according to the latest data- 83 Nobel winners. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was ranked No. 1 globally among 500 universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2020.
    University of Cambridge
  6. University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, California: It is a public research university, established in 1868. It counts almost 60 Nobel winners. Steven Chu, who served as Secretary of Energy at the United States and was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics, was a professor of physics and molecular and cellular biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The University of California, Berkeley was ranked No. 12 globally among 500 universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2020.
    University of California, Berkeley
  7. University of Oxford – Oxford, UK: It is a public research university that was established in 1096. It counts about 58 Nobel winners. Many of Oxford’s Nobel-winning graduates are familiar names such as the writers T.S. Eliot and William Golding and the influential economist Sir John R. Hicks. The University of Oxford was ranked No. 5 globally among 500 universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2020.

    Panoramic aerial view of All Souls College, Oxford University, Oxford in a beautiful summer day, England, United Kingdom
  8. Stanford University – Stanford, California: Stanford is ranked among the top five universities in the world. It was established in 1891. Stanford University counts 58 Nobel Prize winners. The Stanford professor Michael Levitt was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his role in «the development of multi-scale models for complex chemical systems». Also, in 1972, former Stanford professor Kenneth J. Arrow became the youngest laureate in Economic Sciences at the age of 51.  Stanford University was ranked No. 2 globally among 500 universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2020.
    Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences
  9. Yale University – New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University was founded in 1701. About 52 Nobel winners have passed from its halls. In 2013, Yale University professor Robert J. Shiller was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. Also, James E. Rothman, Yale’s Department of Cell Biology professor and chair, was honored in the Physiology or Medicine category. Yale University was ranked No. 19 globally among 500 universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking 2020.
    Yale University
  10. University of Paris – Paris, France: The University of Paris was founded in 1150. It counts 51 Nobel winners. The iconic French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and the pioneering scientist Marie Curie are among the laureates, who have also passed from its halls.

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Maria Gourtsilidou
Maria Gourtsilidou is Senior Editor of Research and Data Analytics at the CEOWORLD magazine. She is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase the company’s products and services, and fostering knowledge sharing between CEOWORLD magazine and client organizations. She studied Public Administration (Economics Of The Public Sector) in Greece and holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration from the Panteion University of Political & Social Studies. Follow Maria Gourtsilidou on Twitter. Write at maria-gourtsilidou@ceoworld.biz.