Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2009

In 2009 ranking the Top 20 list is dominated by the universities in the USA, with the top 8 institutions retained the same position as last year's ranking (2008).

Following is the ranking of World Top Universities by Webometrics (January 2009) (Top 50 list):

1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2 Stanford University
3 Harvard University
4 University of California Berkeley
5 Cornell University
6 University of Michigan
7 California Institute of Technology
8 U of Minnesota
9 U of Illinois Urbana Champaign
10 U of Texas Austin
11 U of Wisconsin Madison
12 U of Washington
13 U of Pennsylvania
14 Pennsylvania State Uni
15 Carnegie Mellon Uni
16 Texas A&M Univ
17 Columbia Univ New York
18 U of California los Angeles
19 U of Maryland
20 U of Chicago
21 Purdue Univ
22 U of Florida
23 Michigan State Univ
24 U of Toronto
25 U of Arizona
26 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
27 Indiana Univ
28 U of Cambridge
29 New York Univ
30 U of North Carolina Chapel Hill
31 U of California San Diego
32 Johns Hopkins Univ
33 Georgia Institute of Technology
34 Duke Univ
34 Rutgers Univ
36 U of Pittsburgh
37 Princeton Univ
38 U of British Columbia
39 North Carolina State Uni
40 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich
41 Yale Uni
42 U of Oxford
43 U of Southern California
44 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
45 U of Virginia
46 U of Colorado Boulder
47 U of California Davis
48 Australian National Univ
49 U of California Santa Barbara
50 Iowa State Univ

University of Toronto is the top ranked institution in Canada (24th globally).
University of Cambridge is 1st in Europe and 28th globally.
Australian National University is the only Australia's institution made it into the world Top 50.

* Suggested Reading: World University Rankings 2009


Anonymous said...

How exactly can UofT be better than Oxford and Cambridge? This is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

I cannot take the rankings seriously. They differ so vastly from one site to another. University of Cambridge - not even in top 20?

World of University Ranking and League Table

In UK there are some university league tables published every year by The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. In Australia the Good Universities Guide rating is a very useful handbook for anyone choosing a tertiary institution. For more information please see University Ranking by Country.

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