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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

World's top universities 2014 according to Times Higher Education



The California Institute for Technology has been named the world’s best institution for the fourth consecutive year. How do other universities compare?
The California Institute for Technology (Caltech) has been named the world’s best institution for the fourth consecutive year in the Times Higher Education’s annual league table.
Harvard and Oxford follow in second and third place respectively. Stanford has retained its fourth place position while the University of Cambridge has climbed two places to fifth and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has dropped one place to sixth on the rankings.
Princeton University is up one place and the University of California, Berkeley remains eighth on the list, while Imperial College London and Yale now share ninth place.
US continues to dominate, taking seven of the top ten positions and 45 of the top 100 but the number is slightly down on last year when the US saw 46 of its universities make it into the top 100.
The chart below shows how the top 100 breaks down by country representation. 

The California Institute for Technology (Caltech) has been named the world’s best institution for the fourth consecutive year in the Times Higher Education’s annual league table.
Harvard and Oxford follow in second and third place respectively. Stanford has retained its fourth place position while the University of Cambridge has climbed two places to fifth and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has dropped one place to sixth on the rankings.
Princeton University is up one place and the University of California, Berkeley remains eighth on the list, while Imperial College London and Yale now share ninth place.
US continues to dominate, taking seven of the top ten positions and 45 of the top 100 but the number is slightly down on last year when the US saw 46 of its universities make it into the top 100.
The chart below shows how the top 100 breaks down by country representation.
According to the latest rankings, London is home to a cluster of well-regarded universities - four London universities are in the top 40, more than any other city featured in the world rankings.
Once again, the highest-ranked institution outside the US and the UK is Switzerland’s ETH Zürich ­- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, which gains one place to 13th position in the latest rankings.
The table below shows the top 100 universities featured on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15, with data provided by Thomson Reuters. You can find the full methodology on the THE website.

2014 Rank
2013 Rank
Name
Country
1
1
California Institute of Technology
US
2
2
Harvard University
US
3
2
University of Oxford
UK
4
4
Stanford University
US
5
7
University of Cambridge
UK
6
5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
US
7
6
Princeton University
US
8
8
University of California Berkeley
US
9
10
Imperial College London
UK

9
11
Yale University
US
11
9
University of Chicago
US
12
12
University of California Los Angeles
US
13
14
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Switzerland
14
13
Columbia University
US
15
15
Johns Hopkins University
US
16
16
University of Pennsylvania
US
17
18
University of Michigan
US
18
17
Duke University
US
19
19
Cornell University
US
20
20
University of Toronto
Canada
21
22
Northwestern University
US
22
21
University College London
UK
23
23
University of Tokyo
Japan
24
24
Carnegie Mellon University
US
25
26
National University of Singapore
Singapore
26
25
University of Washington
US
27
28
Georgia Institute of Technology
US
28
27
University of Texas at Austin
US
29
55
University of Munich
Germany
29
29
University of Illinois - Urbana
US
29
30
University of Wisconsin Madison
US
32
31
University of British Columbia
Canada
33
34
University of Melbourne
Australia
34
37
École Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne
Switzerland
34
32
London School of Economics and Political Science
UK
36
39
University of Edinburgh
UK
37
33
University of California Santa Barbara
US
38
40
New York University
US
39
35
McGill University
Canada
40
38
King's College London
UK
41
40
University of California San Diego
US
42
42
Washington University Saint Louis
US
43
43
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
44
36
Karolinska Institute
Sweden
45
48
Australian National University
Australia
46
46
University of Minnesota
US
46
47
University of North Carolina
US
48
45
Peking University
China
49
50
Tsinghua University
China
50
44
Seoul National University
S.Korea
51
57
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong
52
56
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
S.Korea
52
58
University of Manchester
UK
54
52
Brown University
US
55
61
KU Leuven
Belgium
55
52
University of California Davis
US
57
50
Boston University
US
58
49
Pennsylvania State University
US
59
52
Kyoto University
Japan
60
72
University of Sydney
Australia
61
70
Ecole Polytechnic
France
61
76
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore
63
Not ranked
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Italy
64
67
Leiden University
Netherlands
65
63
University of Queensland Australia
Australia
66
60
Pohang University of Science and Technology
S.Korea
67
63
University of Göttingen
Germany
68
59
Ohio State University
US
69
65
Rice University
US
70
68
Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
Germany
71
69
Delft University of Technology
Netherlands
72
73
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Netherlands
73
77
Wageningen University and Research Center
Netherlands
74
79
University of Bristol
UK
75
74
University of Basel
Switzerland
75
70
University of Southern California
US
77
83
University of Amsterdam
Netherlands
78
65
Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
France
79
74
Utrecht University
Netherlands
80
94
Humboldt University of Berlin
Germany
81
86
Free University of Berlin
Germany
82
83
Michigan State University
US
83
91
Monash University
Australia
83
80
Durham University
UK
85
201-225
Middle East Technical University
Turkey
86
90
University of Notre Dame
US
86
103
University of Arizona
US
88
80
Tufts University
US
88
93
University of California Irvine
US
90
85
Ghent University
Belgium
91
78
University of Pittsburgh
US
91
132
University of Massachusetts
US
93
80
Emory University
US
94
92
McMaster University
Canada
94
117
University of Glasgow
UK
96
88
Vanderbilt University
US
97
97
University of Colorado
US
98
87
Technical University of Munich
Germany
98
103
Stockholm University
Sweden
98
111
Uppsala University
Sweden

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