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The 100 best universities in the world in 2018 according to THE ranking

The 100 best universities in the world in 2018 according to THE ranking

Britain and the United States at the top

According to the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of 2018, Britain sits at the top of world education, with two of its universities ranked the best in the world, Oxford University and the University of Cambridge. These institutions are ahead of the prestigious American universities such as California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Masachussetts Institute of Technology, Havard University and Princeton University.

What about other European countries?

Apart from Great Britain, only one Swiss university is also in the top 10 institutions in the world rankings. This is the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), at the 10th position.

Other European countries are however on the list, such as Germany and Sweden, which have several institutions in the top 50, as well as Belgium, the Netherlands and Finland, which also feature in the ranking.

The rise of Asian countries

While the United States and Europe continue to dominate the ranking of the best universities in the world, there is growing evidence of a rise of Asian countries. At the top of this group are Singapore, with the National University of Singapore, and China, with Peking University and Tsinghua University, which are in the top 30. Countries like Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea are also welle represented.

No doubt we′ll see more Asian institutions in the list in the years to come.

Below is the complete list of the best universities in the world according to THE 2018 ranking: 


1 University of Oxford United Kingdom
2 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
3 California Institute of Technology United States
4 Stanford University United States
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
6 Harvard University United States
7 Princeton University United States
8 Imperial College London United Kingdom
9 University of Chicago United States
10 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland
11 University of Pennsylvania United States
12 Yale University United States
13 Johns Hopkins University United States
14 Columbia University United States
15 University of California, Los Angeles United States
16 University College London United Kingdom
17 Duke University United States
18 University of California, Berkeley United States
19 Cornell University United States
20 Northwestern University United States
21 University of Michigan United States
22 National University of Singapore
23 University of Toronto Canada
24 Carnegie Mellon University United States
25 London School of Economics and Science Science United Kingdom
26 University of Washington United States
27 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
28 New York University United States
29 Peking University China
30 Tsinghua University China
31 University of California, San Diego United States
32 University of Melbourne Australia
33 Georgia Institute of Technology United States
34 University of British Columbia Canada
35 LMU Munich Germany
36 King′s College London United Kingdom
37 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States
38 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne Switzerland
39 Karolinska Institute Sweden
40 University of Hong Kong
41 Technical University of Munich Germany
42 McGill University Canada
43 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
44   Hong Kong
45 University of Heidelberg Germany
46 University of Tokyo Japan
47 KU Leuven Belgium
48   Australia
49 University of Texas at Austin United States
50 Brown University United States
51 University of Washington at St Louis United States
52 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
53 University of California, Santa Barbara United States
54 University of California, Davis United States
55 University of Manchester United Kingdom
56 University of Minnesota United States
57 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States
58 Chinese University of Hong Kong
59 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
60 Purdue University United States
61 University of Sydney Australia
62 Humboldt University of Berlin Germany
63 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
64 University of Wageningen and research Netherlands
65 University of Queensland Australia
66 University of Southern California United States
67 University of Leiden Netherlands
68 University of Utrecht Netherlands
69 University of Maryland, College Park United States
70 Boston University United States
71 Ohio State University United States
72 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
73 Paris Sciences et Lettres – Université de Recherche PSL Paris France
74 Kyoto University Japan
75 National University of Seoul South Korea
76 University of Bristol United Kingdom
77 Pennsylvania State University United States
78 McMaster University Canada
79 RWTH University Aachen Germany
80 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
81 Monash University Australia
82 University of Freiburg Germany
83 University of Groningen Netherlands
84 University of Michigan United States
85 University of New South Wales Australia
86 Rice University United States
87 University of Uppsala Sweden
88 Free University of Berlin Germany
89 Dartmouth College United States
90 University of Helsinki Finland
91 University of Warwick United Kingdom
92 Technical University of Berlin Germany
93 University of Lund Sweden
94 University of Tübingen Germany
95 University of Basel Switzerland
96 Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) South Korea
97 University of Durham United Kingdom
98 Emory University United States
99 University of California, Irvine United States
100 University of Bonn Germany


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