Top universities in the world 2015
Bedasree Das, 06 Oct 2015
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Top Universities in the World 2015 -
With nearly 5 million students jumping on the study abroad bandwagon, universities across the world are getting into serious competition to attract international students to their classrooms. World university rankings, in this case, are a major focal point around which international students are increasingly basing their decisions.

An interesting point to consider here is that while most of the major rankings platforms - Times Higher education (THE), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and the Shanghai based ARWU are diversifying into new rankings like best international universities or reputation ranking- the World University Ranking is still the most important and awaited ranking of the year as it helps in a comprehensive analysis of the universities based on major grounds like faculty, citations and research avenues.

American Universities yet again prove their dominance in the World University Rankings 2015, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard and Caltech making it to the top of the three league tables. The 2015 top universities ranking saw some major movements in some of top countries. While USA is slowly losing its stronghold in the THE Ranking with 6 universities making it to the top 10 compared to 7 last year, it was UK who took blow in QS with all its universities in the top 10 falling from their positions.

Among the better performing countries, European countries like Switzerland and Netherlands have made major headways in the league tables with Switzerland’s ETH Zurich at the 9th place zooming into the World top 10 for the first time in QS ranking.

 

The list below reflects the Top universities in the World 2015 according to THE, QS and ARWU. Students can make a comparative analysis of the best universities in the world 2015 by comparing the ranking given by these agencies.

 

Check the List of Top Universities in the world 2015

University

Country

QS

THE

ARWU

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

1        

5

3

Harvard University

USA

2        

6

1

University of Cambridge

UK

3        

4

5

Stanford University

USA

3

3

2

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

USA

5

1

7

University of Oxford

UK

6

2

10

UCL (University College London)

UK

7

14

18

Imperial College London

UK

8

8

23

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Switzerland

9

9

20

University of Chicago

USA

10

10

9

Princeton University

USA

11

7

6

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

12

26

101-150

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Singapore

13

55

151-200

EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Switzerland

14

31

101-150

Yale University

USA

15

12

11

Johns Hopkins University

USA

16

11

16

Cornell University

USA

17

18

13

University of Pennsylvania

USA

18

17

17

King’s College London

UK

19

27

55

The Australian National University

Australia

19

52

77

The University of Edinburgh

UK

21

24

47

Columbia University

USA

22

15

8

Ecole normale supérieure, Paris

France

23

54

72

McGill University

Canada

24

38

64

Tsinghua University

China

25

47

101-150

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

USA

26

13

4

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

USA

27

16

12

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

28

59

201-300

Duke University

USA

29

20

31

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

30

44

151-200

University of Michigan

USA

30

21

22

Northwestern University

USA

32

25

27

The University of Manchester

UK

33

56

41

University of Toronto

Canada

34

19

25

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

UK

35

23

101-150

Seoul National University

South Korea

36

85

101-150

University of Bristol

UK

37

69

66

Kyoto University

Japan

38

88

26

The University of Tokyo

Japan

39

43

21

Ecole Polytechnique

France

40

101

301-400

Peking University

China

41

42

101-150

The University of Melbourne

Australia

42

33

44

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

South Korea

43

148

201-300

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

USA

44

39

14

The University of Sydney

Australia

45

56

101-150

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia)

Australia

46

82

-

The University of Queensland

Australia

46

60

77

The University of Warwick

UK

48

80

92

Brown University

USA

49

51

75

University of British Columbia

Canada

50

34

40

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

China

51

138

151-200

Fudan University

China

51

201-250

151-200

New York University (NYU)

USA

53

30

27

University of Wisconsin-Madison

USA

54

50

24

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands

55

58

101-500

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

56

201-250

151-200

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

57

201-250

201-300

Osaka University

Japan

58

251-300

85

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

USA

59

36

29

Technische Universität München

Germany

60

53

51

Durham University

UK

61

70

201-300

Carnegie Mellon University

USA

62

22

61

University of Glasgow

UK

62

76

101-150

Delft University of Technology

Netherlands

64

65

201-300

University of Washington

USA

65

32

15

Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg

Germany

66

37

46

Monash University

Australia

67

73

101-150

University of St Andrews

UK

68

86

301-400

University of Copenhagen

Denmark

69

82

35

The University of Nottingham

UK

70

143

101-150

Lund University

Sweden

70

90

101-150

National Taiwan University (NTU)

Taiwan

70

301-350

151-200

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

70

301-350

101-150

Tohoku University

Japan

74

201-250

101-150

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Germany

75

29

52

University of Birmingham

UK

76

119

101-150

University of Texas at Austin

USA

77

46

37

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland

78

160

151-200

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

USA

79

63

39

The University of Sheffield

UK

80

97

101-150

University of Southampton

UK

81

110

101-150

The University of Auckland

New Zealand

82

172

201-300

KU Leuven

Belgium

82

35

90

Georgia Institute of Technology

USA

84

41

101-150

University of Zurich

 

85

104

54

University of California, Davis

USA

85

44

57

University of Leeds

UK

87

133

101-150

Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH)

South Korea

87

116

301-400

University of Geneva

Switzerland

89

131

58

Purdue University

USA

89

113

61

Boston University

USA

91

64

73

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden

92

155

201-300

KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Germany

93

138

201-300

Utrecht University

Netherlands

94

62

56

Leiden University

Netherlands

95

67

82

University of Alberta

UK

96

137

101-150

University of Helsinki

Finland

96

76

67

The University of Western Australia

Australia

98

109

87

The Ohio State University

USA

99

90

67

University of Groningen

Netherlands

100

74

75

Pennsylvania State University

USA

101

75

60

Uppsala University

Sweden

102

81

61

University of York

USA

103

131

201-300

Korea University

South Korea

104

251-300

201-300

Yonsei University

South Korea

105

301-350

201-300

Rice University

USA

106

101

81

Aarhus University

Denmark

107

149

73

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

108

161

86

Queen Mary University of London

UK

109

98

151-200

Washington University in St. Louis

USA

110

60

32

Zhejiang University

China

110

251-300

101-150

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark

112

167

101-150

The University of Adelaide

Australia

113

149

151-200

University of Science and Technology of China

China

113

201-250

151-200

Université de Montréal

Canada

115

113

101-150

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

116

201-250

301-400

Eindhoven University of Technology

Netherlands

117

176

301-400

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

South Korea

118

153

301-400

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Germany

119

72

301-400

Nagoya University

Japan

120

301-350

77

Lancaster University

UK

121

130

301-400

Cardiff University

UK

122

182

151-200

University of Minnesota

USA

123

65

30

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Argentina

124

-

151-200

Ghent University

Netherlands

124

118

71

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Netherlands

126

71

151-200

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Germany

126

49

-

University of Maryland, College Park

USA

126

117

401-500

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

USA

129

39

38

University of Southern California

USA

130

68

49

Nanjing University

China

130

251-300

201-300

Chalmers University of Technology

Sweden

132

201- 250

301-400

Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg

Germany

133

84

101-150

University of Pittsburgh

USA

133

79

70

Wageningen University

Netherlands

135

47

101-150

University of Oslo

Norway

135

135

58

University of Aberdeen

UK

137

172

201-300

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)

France

137

113

36

University of Basel

Switzerland

139

101

87

Aalto University

Finland

139

251-300

401-500

Hokkaido University

Japan

139

401-500

151-200

Kyushu University

Japan

142

401-500

201-300

University of Lausanne

Switzerland

143

144

201-300

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil

143

251-300

101-150

RWTH Aachen University

Germany

145

110

201-300

Universiti Malaya (UM)

Malaysia

146

-

-

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

India

147

251-300

301-400

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

148

178

67

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Belgium

149

167

151-200

McMaster University

USA

149

94

96

University of Liverpool

UK

151

157

101-150

University of Waterloo

USA

152

179

201-300

University of Vienna

Austria

153

201-250

151-200

University College Dublin

Ireland

154

176

301-400

National Tsing Hua University

China

155

251-300

201-300

Ecole Centrale de Paris

France

156

-

-

University of Reading

UK

156

164

301-400

Dartmouth College

UK

158

104

201-300

University of Bath

UK

159

251-300

401-300

Texas A&M University

USA

159

193

100

 

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Mexico

160

-

201-300

The University of Exeter

UK

161

93

151-200

Newcastle University

UK

162

196

201-300

University of California, Irvine

USA

163

106

50

Michigan State University

USA

164

99

99

Emory University

USA

165

90

101-150

University of Bern

Switzerland

166

120

151-200

University of Barcelona

Spain

166

146

201-300

Georg-August-University Goettingen

Germany

168

99

101-150

Maastricht University

Netherlands

169

88

201-300

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

Chiles

170

401-500

401-500

University of Cape Town

South Africa

171

120

201-300

University of Virginia

USA

172

147

101-150

University of Otago

New Zealand

173

201-250

201-300

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Germany

173

78

-

University of Colorado Boulder

USA

175

127

34

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Netherlands

176

154

98

Radboud University

Netherlands

177

125

101-150

Technische Universität Berlin

Germany

178

-

301-400

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

India

179

401-500

-

University of Florida

USA

180

120

83

University of Bergen

Norway

181

182

201-300

Queen's University Belfast

UK

182

200

301-400

National Chiao Tung University

Taiwan

182

301-350

301-400

Stockholm University

Sweden

182

136

77

University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)

USA

185

201-250

151-200

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Spain

186

201-250

201-300

University of Sussex

UK

187

140

151-200

Politecnico di Milano

Italy

187

201-250

201-300

University of Twente

Netherlands

188

149

301-400

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

France

188

201-250

201-300

University of Rochester

USA

190

158

101-150

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Spain

190

146

151-200

The University of Western Ontario

Canada

192

201-250

-

Hanyang University

South Korea

193

351-400

301-400

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Belgium

194

301-350

201-300

University of Notre Dame

USA

195

108

201-300

Universidade estadual de Campinas(Unicamp)

Brazil

195

351-400

301-400

Vienna University of Technology

Austria

197

251-400

401-500

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Israel

198

301-350

77

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Saudi Arabia

199

501-600

401-500

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