2019 World University Rankings: Top Best 100 Universities in the World

2019 World University Rankings: Top Best 100 Universities in the World

Last updated on November 23rd, 2018 at 12:56 am

In the latest 2019 World University Rankings, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, maintains its No. 1 spot as the World best university in a row, that’s according to The Times Higher Education.

The ranking is based on research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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Times Higher Education also said it used 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

The latest latest 2019 World University Rankings was said to have been subjected to auditing by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), making these the only global university rankings to be subjected to full, independent scrutiny of this nature.

Some key points to note about the latest university rankings:

  • Tsinghua University becomes the top university in Asia, after rising eight places to 22nd, becoming the first Chinese institution to lead the continent under the current methodology (since 2011).
  • China as a whole has increased its standing, driven by improvements in citation impact.
  • Japan has overtaken the UK as the second most-represented nation in the world, with 103 institutions (the UK has 98).
  • Francehas top 50 university for the first time since 2011.
  • The ranking was subjected to external auditing

The 2019 World University Rankings includes more than 1,250 universities, but below is:

Latest 2019 World University Rankings: Top 100

1 University of Oxford, United Kingdom

2 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

3 Stanford University, United States

4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

5 California Institute of Technology, United States

6 Harvard University, United States

7 Princeton University, United States

8 Yale University, United States

9 Imperial College London, United Kingdom

10 University of Chicago, United States

11 ETH Zurich, Switzerland

12 Johns Hopkins University, United States

12 University of Pennsylvania, United States

14 UCL, United Kingdom

15 University of California, Berkeley, United State

16 Columbia University, United States

17 University of California, Los Angeles, United States

18 Duke University, United States

19 Cornell University, United States

20 University of Michigan, United States

21 University of Toronto, Canada

22Tsinghua University, China

23 National University of Singapore, Singapore

24 Carnegie Mellon University, United States

25 Northwestern University, United States

26 London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

27 New York University, United States

28 University of Washington, United States

29 University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

30 University of California, San Diego, United States

31 Peking University, China

32 LMU Munich, Germany

32 University of Melbourne, Australia

34 Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

35 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

36 University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

37 University of British Columbia, Canada

38 King’s College London, United Kingdom

39 University of Texas at Austin, United States

40 Karolinska Institute, Sweden

41 Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris, France

42 The University of Tokyo, Japan

43 University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

44 McGill University, Canada

44 Technical University of Munich, Germany

46 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

47 Heidelberg University, Germany

48 KU Leuven, Belgium

49 Australian National University, Australia

50 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

51 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

52 University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

53 Brown University, United States

54 Washington University in St Louis, United States

55 Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

56 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States

57 University of Manchester, United Kingdom

58 Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

59 University of California, Davis, United States

59 University of Sydney, Australia

59 Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands

62 University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

63 Seoul National University, South Korea

64 Purdue University, United States

65 Kyoto University, Japan

66 University of Southern California, United States

67 Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

68 Leiden University, Netherlands

69 University of Queensland, Australia

70 Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

71 University of Minnesota Twin Cities, United States

71 Ohio State University, United States

73 Sorbonne University, France

74 Boston University, United States

74 Utrecht University, Netherlands

76 University of Freiburg, Germany

77 McMaster University, Canada

78 University of Bristol, United Kingdom

79 University of Groningen, Netherlands

79 University of Warwick, United Kingdom

81 Pennsylvania State University, United States

82 University of Maryland, College Park, United States

82 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea

84 Emory University, United States

84 Monash University, Australia

86 Rice University, United States

87 RWTH Aachen University, Germany

87 Uppsala University, Sweden

89 University of Tübingen, Germany

90 Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

90 University of Montreal, Canada

90 University of Zurich, Switzerland

93 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

93 Michigan State University, United States

93 University of Science and Technology of China, China

96 University of California, Irvine, United States

96 University of New South Wales, Australia

98 Lund University, Sweden

99 Dartmouth College, United States

99 University of Helsinki, Finland



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