For the third year in a row, the California Institute of Technology has been rated the world's No. 1 university in the Times Higher Education world university ranking 2014, followed by Harvard University and Oxford University (both tied for the 2nd place globally). Of the top 20 schools, 15 are from the United States.
MIT was ranked the No. 5 university in the world in the latest Times Higher Education rankings. In rankings by discipline, MIT was ranked 1st in the world for engineering and technology and 2nd in life sciences and physical sciences. The Institute also tied for 2nd in social sciences with the University of Oxford.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was ranked 12th among the top 400 universities in the world in the respected Times Higher Education annual survey 2014, moving up one spot from last year. The campus was also rated the world's No. 2 public university.
Duke University was ranked 17th in the 2013-2014 installment of the Times Higher Education's annual rankings of universities worldwide. It was previously listed in the 23rd spot globally in the 2012-2013 installment of the rankings.
In UK there were 11 institutions ranked in the global top 100, with Oxford rated top in the country and 2nd worldwide. The University of York (UK) moved up three places from 103rd to 100th in the Times Higher Education 2013/14 World University Rankings. York was also rated 7th in the Times Higher Education (THE) world rankings of universities less than 50 years old and was the only UK University in the top 10.
The top 10 universities in the world:
1 California Institute of Technology
2 Harvard University
2 University of Oxford
4 Stanford University
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6 Princeton University
7 University of Cambridge
8 University of California, Berkeley
9 University of Chicago
10 Imperial College London
Source: Times Higher Education
* Next: World University Rankings 2013/2014
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.