Top 100 universities in the world

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by Jess Ashworth

If you’re deciding which university to study abroad at, looking at a list of the top 100 universities in the world is a very good place to start.
League tables rank universities on a wide variety of factors. These latest figures from QS World Universities are based on assessment of research, teaching, employability and internationalisation.
Here are the top 100 universities in the world right now according to their score system.

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2. Harvard University
3= University of Cambridge
3= Stanford University
5. California Institute of Technology (CALTECH)
6. University of Oxford
7. UCL (University College London)
8. Imperial College London
9. Eth Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
10. University of Chicago
11. Princeton University
12. National University of Singapore (NUS)
13. Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
14. École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
15. Yale University
16. Johns Hopkins University
17. Cornell University
18. University of Pennsylvania
19= Australian National University (ANU)
19= King’s College London (KCL)
21. University of Edinburgh
22. Columbia University
23. École normale supérieure, Paris (ENS Paris)
24. McGill University
25. Tsinghua University
26. University of California Berkeley, Berkeley (UCB)
27. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
28. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
29. Duke University
30= University of Michigan
30= University of Hong Kong (HKU)
32. Northwestern University
33. University of Manchester
34. University of Toronto
35. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
36. Seoul National University (SNU)
37. University of Bristol
38. Kyoto University
39. The University of Tokyo
40. Ecole Polytechnique Paristech
41. Peking University
42. The University of Melbourne
43. KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
44. University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
45. The University of Sydney
46= The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
46= The University of Queensland (UQ)
48. University of Warwick
49. Brown University
50. University of British Columbia
51= The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
51= Fudan University
53. New York University (NYU)
54. University of Wisconsin-Madison
55. University of Amsterdam
56. Tokyo Institute of Technology
57. City University of Hong Kong
58. Osaka University
59. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
60. Technische Universitat Munchen
61. Durham University
62= Carnegie Mellon University
62= University of Glasgow
64. Delft University of Technology
65. University of Washington
66. Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg
67. Monash University
68. University of St Andrews
69. University of Copenhagen
70= National Taiwan University (NTU)
70= Lund University
70= Shanghai Jiao Tong University
70= University of Nottingham
74. Tohoku University
75. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen
76. University of Birmingham
77. University of Texas at Austin
78. Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
79. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
80. University of Sheffield
81. University of Southampton
82= The University of Auckland
82= Katholieke Universiteit
84. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
85= University of California, Davis (UCD)
85= University of Zurich
87= University of Leeds
87= Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
89= Purdue University
89= University of Geneva
91. Boston University
92. KTH, Royal Institute of Technology
93. KIT, Karlsruher Institute Fur Technologie
94. Utrecht University
95. Leiden University
96= University of Helsinki
96= University of Alberta
98. The University of Western Australia (UWA)
99. Ohio State University
100. University of Groningen

For the fourth year running, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S. remains top of the leaderboard as the world’s best university.
Both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford in the UK have dropped one place since last year, but are still firmly maintaining their place in the top 10, along with two high-achieving London-based universities — UCL and Imperial College London.
Interestingly, Singapore’s institutions have seen some big moves. The National University of Singapore (NUS) has climbed 10 places since 2014 and is 12th on the list, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has shifted a huge 26 places from 39th to 13th. China’s Tsinghua University has also jumped remarkably up the list, moving up 22 places and it’s now ranked as the 25th best university in the world.

*Culled from Student.Com

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