THE Small Universities Ranking 2016 - Caltech claims top spot
Updated on Jan 27, 2016 - 11:23 a.m. IST by Bedasree Das
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THE Small Universities Ranking 2016 - The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has claimed the pole position among the ‘small universities’ across the world in the Times Higher Education small universities ranking 2016. The ranking, covering only 20 small universities in the world, also sees US universities holding majority of the spots with three institutes - Oregon Health and Science University and University of Alaska Fairbanks apart from Caltech in the top 10 and two featuring in the top 20.

France and Japan with three universities each in the top 20 THE small universities ranking 2016fall just behind US in the rankings race. Interestingly, majority of the top 5 spots have been captured by French Grandes Ecoles.

Caltech is followed by two of the most popular institutes in France- École Normale Supérieure and École Polytechnique in the 2nd and 3rd position, respectively.

Besides, American and French institutes, South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) and Sweden’s Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, too, have broken in to the top 5 of the THE small universities ranking 2016.

India’s Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, too, has created a record of being the first Indian institute to break into the top 20 universities ranking by THE.

THE has defined small universities as those institutes with a student strength of less than 5000 and  cover at least four or more subjects out of arts and humanities, engineering and technology, medicine, life sciences, physical sciences and social sciences.

Here the top 20 universities in the world according to THE Small University Ranking 2016:

Rank

University

Country

World University Rankings 2015-2016

1

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

US

1

2

École Normale Supérieure

France

54

3

École Polytechnique

France

101

4

Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

South Korea

116

5

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

France

201–250

6

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sweden

201–250

7

Oregon Health and Science University

US

201–250

8

Koç University

Turkey

251–300

9

University of Alaska Fairbanks

US

301–350

10

Sabancı University

Turkey

351–400

11

University of Neuchâtel

Switzerland

401–500

12

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)

Japan

401–500

13

National Yang-Ming University

Taiwan

401–500

14

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

India

501–600

15

University of Tulsa

US

501–600

16

Yokohama City University

Japan

601–800

17

Florida Institute of Technology

US

601–800

18

Savitribai Phule Pune University

India

601–800

19

National University of Science and Technology (MISiS)

Russia

601–800

20

Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Japan

601–800

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