World Reputation Rankings 2012

The Times Higher Education (THE) has just released the 2012 World Reputation Rankings. Harvard University is ranked No. 1 in the world and followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2nd place globally. The University of Cambridge is ranked 1st in the UK and 3rd in the world, ahead of University of Oxford (2nd in the UK and 6th in the world).

Four Australian universities scored highly in the world reputation rankings, with the University of Melbourne rated 1st in Australia and 43rd in the world, followed by Australian National University (44th internationally), University of Sydney (50th internationally), and University of Queensland (71-80th internationally).

The University of Michigan (U-M) is ranked 12th in the league table. It is one of only four public institutions in the top 25, the others are University of California, Berkeley (5th), U-C, Los Angeles (9th), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (23rd).

National University of Singapore (NUS) moved up to 23rd position from last year's 27th place in the 2012 World Reputation Rankings, which are based on the world's largest survey of academic opinion, featuring 17,554 respondents from 137 countries.

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