World University Rankings 2015 Released

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The Center for World University Rankings released its 2015 ranking of the world’s top 1000 universities.

The top 10 global universities are: Harvard (global rank 1, total score: 100), Stanford (2, 98.66), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (3, 97.54), Cambridge (4, 96.81), Oxford (5, 96.46), Columbia (6, 96.14), Berkeley (7, 92.25), Chicago (8, 90.70), Princeton (9, 89.42), and Cornell (10, 86.79). The top 10 in the US is rounded by Yale (11, 86.61) and Caltech (12, 84.40).

The top 5 European universities are: Cambridge (4, 96.81), Oxford (5, 96.46), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (20, 66.93), University College London (27, 62.27), and Imperial College (35, 59.61).

The top 5 Asia/Pacific universities are: Tokyo (13, 78.23), Kyoto (17, 68.60), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (23, 65.71), Seoul National University (24, 64.82), and Keio University (34, 59.84).

The top 5 BRICS universities are: Peking University (56, 54.26), Moscow State University (59, 54.19), Tsinghua University (78, 52.21), University of São Paulo (132, 49.31), and University of the Witwatersrand (149, 48.75).

The distribution of the top 1000 institutions among countries is as follows: USA (229), China (83), Japan (74), United Kingdom (65), Germany (55), France(49), Italy (47), Spain (40), South Korea (36), Canada (33), Australia (27), Taiwan (21), Brazil (18), India (16), Netherlands (13), Austria (12), Sweden (11), Belgium (10), Turkey (10), Finland (9), Poland (9), Switzerland (9), Iran (8), Ireland (8), Greece (7), Israel (7), Portugal (7), Hong Kong (6), Hungary (6), New Zeland (6), Czech Republic (5), Denmark (5), Norway (5), Russia (5), South Africa (5), Chile (4), Egypt (4), Saudi Arabia (4), Argentina (3), Malaysia (3), Thailand (3), Colombia (2), Mexico (2), Romania (2), Singapore (2), Slovenia (2), Bulgaria (1), Croatia (1), Cyprus (1), Estonia (1), Iceland (1), Lebanon (1), Lithuania (1), Puerto Rico (1), Serbia (1), Slovak Republic (1), Uganda (1), United Arab Emirates (1), and Uruguay (1).

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