Best Universities in the world

According to the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the Best university in the world. The rankings are based on data covering four areas; research, teaching and internationalization. The rankings are compiled using the following six indicators: Academic reputation, Employer reputation, Faculty/student ratio, Citations per faculty, International faculty ratio and international student ratio.

1.   Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is world’s Best universities. It was established in 1861 and was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934. 77 Nobel laureates, 52 National Medal of Science recipients, 45 Rhodes Scholars, and 38 MacArthur Fellows are currently or have previously been affiliated with the university. (Note: All rankings as per latest QS World University Rankings 2012/13')

2.   Harvard University, established in 1636, houses the largest academic library in the United States. Harvard is America's oldest institution of higher learning, founded 140 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. Harvard College was named for its first benefactor, John Harvard of Charlestown.

3.   University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University's museums and collections also hold many treasures which give an exciting insight into some of the scholarly activities, both past and present, of the University's academics and students.

4.   University College London (UCL) is first in England to admit students regardless of their religion and to admit women on equal terms with men. UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top three multifaculty universities in the UK and features in the top 5 universities worldwide.

5.   Imperial College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, specializing in science, engineering, business and medicine. Imperial College staff are frequently consulted by governments, and also act as members of professional bodies, advise industry, and offer informed comment to the media.


6.   University of Oxford. It is the oldest university in the English speaking world. And has served as the home of the Rhodes Scholarship for more than a century.

7.   Stanford University in Northern California, United States is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley

8.   Yale University has produced many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and several foreign heads of state. 

9.   University of Chicago is home to the University of Chicago Press, the largest university press in the United States. The University is affiliated with 87 Nobel Laureates, 49 Rhodes Scholars and 9 Fields Medalists.

10.California Institute of Technology (Caltech) It has 31 alumni and faculty winning the Nobel Prize and 66 the National Medal of Science or Technology. There are 109 faculty members who have been elected to the National Academies. In addition, numerous faculty members are associated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as well as NASA. Caltech managed $332 million in sponsored research and $1.77 billion for its endowment in 2011.