2008 Top World Ranking Universities

October 10th, 2008 Comments off
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Extracted from www.topuniversties.com the listing of  2008 World ranking of universities and re-sorted to compare with last year 2007

 

 

2008 Rank

2007 Rank

Name of University

Country

1

1

Harvard University

US

2

2

Yale University

US

3

2

University of Cambridge

UK

4

2

University of Oxford

UK

5

7

California Institute of Technology

US

6

5

Imperial College London

UK

7

9

UCL (University College of London)

UK

8

7

University of Chicago

US

 

9

10

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

US

10

11

Columbia University

US

11

14

University of Pennsylvania

US

12

6

Princeton University

US

13

15

Johns Hopkins University

US

13

13

Duke University

US

15

20

Cornell University

US

16

16

Australian National University

Australia

17

19

Stanford University

US

18

38

University of Michigan

US

19

17

University of Tokyo

Japan

20

12

MCGILL University

Canada

21

20

Carnegie Mellon University

US

22

24

King’s College London

UK

23

23

University of Edinburgh  

UK

24

42

 

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology )

Switzerland

25

25

Kyoto University

Japan

26

18

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

27

32

Brown University

US

28

26

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris  

France

29

30

University of Manchester

UK

30

41

University of California, Los Angeles

US

30

33

National University of Singapore

Singapore

32

37

University of Bristol

UK

33

29

Northwestern University

US

34

 

École Polytechnique

France

36

22

University of California, Berkeley

US

37

31

 

The University of Sydney

Australia

38

27

University of Melbourne

Australia

39

 

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Hong Kong

40

49

New York University (NYU)  

US

41

45

University of Toronto

Canada

42

38

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

43

33

University of Queensland

Australia

44

46

Osaka University

Japan

45

44

University of New South Wales

Australia

46

47

Boston University

US

47

43

Monash University

Australia

48

 

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

49

 

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland

 

50

28

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland

50

44

Seoul National University

South Korea

50

36

Peking University

China

 

Great Britain:

·         Has 17 universities in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings top 100, down from 19 last year.

·         Harvard tops the list for the fifth consecutive year. Second place goes to Yale, which was joint second with Cambridge and Oxford last year. The two British institutions came third and fourth respectively this year.

·         In total the UK has 29 universities in the top 200, one fewer than last year. Of these, 22 had slipped down the rankings. The highest ranking UK university is Cambridge at Number 3, and the lowest ranking is the University of Reading, at 194 just six from bottom place, which goes to the University of Athens.

·         Four British universities are in the top 10, the same as last year. Imperial College London fell from fifth to sixth place while University College London rose from ninth to seventh.

United States:

·         More than a third of the top 100 are based in the US.

Asia Pacific Region:

·         The rise of Asian institutions is reflected in the inclusion of nine of them within the top 50, including three based in Hong Kong.

·         Two new entrants this year are Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Seoul National University.]

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