Thursday, September 16, 2010

Which universities are best? The new Times Higher rankings

. . . can be found here. American universities account for 72 of the top 200. The top universities include:

1 - Harvard University
2 - California Institute of Technology
3 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4 - Stanford University
5 - Princeton University
6 - University of Cambridge
6 - University of Oxford
8 - University of California, Berkeley
9 - Imperial College London
10 - Yale University
11 -University of California Los Angeles
12 - University of Chicago
13 - Johns Hopkins University
14 - Cornell University
15 - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
15 - University of Michigan
17 - University of Toronto
18 - Columbia University
19 - University of Pennsylvania
20 - Carnegie Mellon University
21 - University of Hong Kong
22 - University College London
23 - University of Washington
24 - Duke University
25 - Northwestern University
. . .
40 - University of Edinburgh
68 - University of Bristol
76 - Trinity College Dublin
77 - King's College London
79 - University of Sussex
81 - University of York
85 - Durham University
86 - LSE
87 - University of Manchester
88 - Royal Holloway, London
90 - University of Southampton
94 - University College Dublin
103 - University of St Andrews
120 - Queen Mary, London
124 - Lancaster University
128 - University of Glasgow
137 - University of Sheffield
140 - University of Dundee
145 - University of Birmingham
149 - University of Aberdeen
152 - Birkbeck, London
152 -Newcastle University
165 - University of Liverpool
168 - University of Leeds
174 - University of East Anglia
174 - University of Nottingham
184 - University of Exeter

UPDATE: I have asked here about the methodology. Note that Warwick appears nowhere in the top 200, yet score in the world top 50 in arts and humanities. It will be interesting to learn whether there is a correlation between strong scores in the sciences and position in this league table.

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