The world university rankings were published today, with the California Institute of Technology maintaining its position as the top-ranked university worldwide.
The Times Higher Education (THE) magazine has today published its 2014/15 world university rankings, placing the California Institute of Technology in top place for the fourth consecutive year.
Harvard University has retained second place, while the University of Oxford has slipped one place from joint second to third, Stanford University holds fourth place and the University of Cambridge has moved up two places to fifth.
The global league table uses 13 separate performance indicators to examine a university’s strengths; including research, knowledge transfer, international outlook and, uniquely among global rankings, the teaching environment.
While the UK has lost three universities from the top 200 list – the University of Reading, the University of Dundee and Newcastle University – London continues to dominate with the greatest concentration of first class universities. Four feature in the top 40 – more than any other city in the world.
The top 100 universities are shown here:
1 California Institute of Technology, United States
2 Harvard University, United States
3 University of Oxford, United Kingdom
4 Stanford University, United States
5 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
7 Princeton University, United States
8 University of California, Berkeley, United States
9= Imperial College London, United Kingdom
9= Yale University, United States
11 University of Chicago, United States
12 University of California, Los Angeles United States
13 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, Switzerland
14 Columbia University, United States
15 Johns Hopkins University, United States
16 University of Pennsylvania, United States
17 University of Michigan, United States
18 Duke University, United States
19 Cornell University, United States
20 University of Toronto, Canada