THE World University Ranking 2014/2015

California Institute of Technology was ranked 1st in the world according to he Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2014/2015, followed by Harvard University in 2nd place.

UC campuses also achieved high rankings among world best universities. UC Berkeley maintained its 8th spot and UCLA held 12th place for the second consecutive year. UC Santa Barbara was ranked 37th, UC San Diego 41st, UC Davis 55th, UC Irvine 88th, UC Santa Cruz 109th and UC Riverside 150th.

Johns Hopkins University was ranked 15th in the world among 400 research universities, according to London's Times Higher Education. It also achieved the top possible score of 100 in THE's industry income category, which aims to capture a university's ability to help industry with innovations, inventions, and consultancy by looking at how much research income an institution earns relative to the size of its academic staff. Industry income is one of five components of the overall score on which the rankings are based.

The University of Michigan was ranked as the world's 17th top institution, according to Times Higher Education, moving up one spot from last year. It was one of 15 U.S. universities making the top 20.

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