The University of Cambridge was voted the best university for research quality, as selected by more than 15,000 academics around the world. It is the first non-US university to be ranked No. 1 internationally in the QS World University Rankings.
Some of the institutions with significant improvements include:
- MIT moved up from 9th to top 5 globally.
- University of Michigan up from 19th to 15th in 2010.
- University of Bristol (UK) moved up seven places to 27th in 2010.
- UC Berkeley moved up eleven places from 39th to 28th.
- EPFL Switzerland moved up ten places to 32nd globally.
- New York University moved up eleven places to 41st in the world.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison jumped up 13 places to 48th globally.
- University of Washington jumped up 25 places to 55th globally.
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill jumped up 21 places to 57th.
- Uppsala University moved up from 75th to 62nd internationally.
- University of California, San Diego up from 76th to 65th.
- LMU Germany made a big jump of 32 places to 66th globally.
- University of Sheffield moved up from 82nd to 69th this year.
- Free University of Berlin made a big jump of 24 places to 70th.
- University of Nottingham moved up from 91st to 73rd in the world.
- University of Helsinki made it to world's top 100 (from 108th to 75th).
1 University of Cambridge UK
2 Harvard University USA
3 Yale University USA
4 UCL (University College London) UK
5 MIT USA
6 University of Oxford UK
7 Imperial College London UK
8 University of Chicago USA
9 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA
10 Princeton University USA
Source: Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd 2010. www.topuniversities.com
* Suggested Reading:
Webometrics Ranking 2010
Top 100 Universities of the World (ARWU 2010)
World Top 200 Universities 2010