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Top Universities in the world

If you believe league table the following are the top universities in the world. You’ll probably notice that most of these institutes are either American or British so does that mean you should only look those two nations for higher education?
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Top 30 universities

Whether you take the QS World University Rankings (found a topuniversities.com) or the (found at timeshighereducation.co.uk), the same names pop up on each list. Oxford and Cambridge are two that everyone will expect to see and perhaps other famous universities like Caltech and Stanford University in the US are obvious but places like University of Bristol and The University of Manchester are also rated highly in academia.

  1. 1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  2. 2) University of Cambridge
  3. 3) Imperial College London
  4. 4) Harvard University
  5. 5) University of Oxford
  6. 6) UCL (University College London)
  7. 7) Stanford University
  8. 8) California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  9. 9) Princeton University
  10. 10) Yale University
  11. 11) University of Chicago
  12. 12) ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  13. 13) University of Pennsylvania
  14. 14) Columbia University
  15. 15) Johns Hopkins University
  16. 16) Kings College London
  17. 17) The University of Edinburgh
  18. 18) EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
  19. 19) Cornell University
  20. 20) University of Toronto
  21. 21) McGill University
  22. 22) National University of Singapore (NUS)
  23. 23) University of Michigan
  24. 24) Ecole normale supérieure, Paris
  25. 25) The Australian National University
  26. 26) Duke University
  27. 27) University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
  28. 28) The University of Hong Kong
  29. 29) University of Bristol
  30. 30) The University of Manchester

What does the list tell us?

As we said before there are a couple of welcome surprises in the list from the UK but the others are pretty much the expected institutes that gain the most attention and earn the most respect from the academic world.

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