Posted on October 19, 2017
It’s no surprise that Harvard University has been ranked as the top university in the world for the sixth year in a row, according to the 2017 list ranking by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), followed by Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The University of Cambridge in the U.K. placed 4th and the University of Oxford followed in 5th place on the list of the top 1,000 universities in the world.
The 2017 rankings placed Columbia University in 6th ahead of University of California (Berkeley) into 7th; while University of Chicago ranked 8th, and Princeton University 9th.
Overall, among the top 15 universities, the 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, and 15th positions are held by the Yale, California Institute of Technology, Cornell, the University of Tokyo, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of California (Los Angeles)
There has been no change in the ranking of the top 15 universities, with only 2 new universities entering into the top 20 – Northwestern University (17th, up from 21st) and New York University (19th, up from 22nd).
Johns Hopkins University came in 16th place, followed by Northwestern University (17th), University of California, San Diego (18th), and New York University, ranked 19th. Out of 100 top universities in the world, University of California (San Francisco) ranked No. 20th.
These are the top 100 universities in the world:
US universities dominate global rankings, claiming the top 3 spots and eight of the top ten.
The US dominated the rankings with 54 institutions in the top 100, followed by U.K. 7 institutions, and Japan 6 universities.
Australia, Canada, and Israel had 3 universities each.
Belgium, China, Germany, Netherlands had 2 universities each.
Denmark, Italy, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan each had one university.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.