Shanghai Jiao Tong World Ranking 2011

Shanghai Jiao Tong University has just released the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Among the world's top 500 institutions, Harvard University took the top spot again for 2011, followed by Stanford University (2nd, up from 3rd in 2010), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (3rd, up from 4th in 2010).

Three universities successfully made it to the global top 100 for the first time:
- University of Geneva (73rd)
- University of Queensland (86th)
- University of Frankfurt (100th)

University of Cambridge is the highest ranked university in the UK (1st in the country and 5th in the world), ahead of University of Oxford (10th in the world). A total of 10 UK institutions are rated in the top 100 globally for 2011. Following are some of the top UK performers:
- University College London (moved up a place from 21st to 20th).
- Imperial College London (up two places to 24th).
- University of Manchester (up 6 places from 44th to 38th).
- University of Edinburgh (up a place to 53rd).

In Australia, the highest ranked institution is University of Melbourne (60th globally, up from 62nd). In Canada, University of Toronto is ranked No. 1 in the nation and 26th in the world (up a place from 27th in 2010). In Asia, the highest ranked universities are: University of Tokyo (21st) and Kyoto University (27th).

* Next: Ranking Web of World Universities 2011