World Top Rank Universities -Education is the Leading from Times Higher Education


October 3, 2013

By Dr. Tyra OldhamLANDsds Sustainable Voice News

Education- Education is finally in and the new-new-new normal. Education is evolving as a tipping point for access and to meet the advancing technologies.  The world of education over last decade has become a more complex global enterprise. The news of the 2013 global rankings give insight into the development of educational institutions and where your middle schooler could plan to attend.  The Times Higher  Education, UK  has ranked “The world’s top 100 universities 2013 – how the Times Higher Education ranks them” has the U.S. leading and the UK following.  The U.S. University’s have 46 of the top 100 and seven of these are in the top ten.

The Guardian reported latest educational global rankings placing, “The California Institute for Technology (Caltech) has been named the best university in the world for the third year in a row in a league table of the world’s best institutions published by Times Higher Education (THE).”

Further, “Harvard University jumps two places to join Oxford at joint second place whilst Standford university drops two to fourth. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University and Cambridge retain their positions from the 2012 rankings with the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago both climbing one place to eighth and ninth place respectively. Imperial College London has slipped to tenth place from eighth in last year’s rankings.”

The table below shows the top 100 universities featured on the list by their 2012 and 2011 rankings. You can get the top full top 200 list by visiting the THE website.

2013-14 rank
2012-13 rank
1 1 California Institute of Technology US
2 4 Harvard University US
2 2 University of Oxford UK
4 2 Stanford University US
5 5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology US
6 6 Princeton University US
7 7 University of Cambridge UK
8 9 University of California, Berkeley US
9 10 University of Chicago US
10 8 Imperial College London UK
11 11 Yale University US
12 13 University of California, Los Angeles US
13 14 Columbia University US
14 12 ETH Zürich ­- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
15 16 Johns Hopkins University US
16 15 University of Pennsylvania US
17 23 Duke University US
18 20 University of Michigan US
19 18 Cornell University US
20 21 University of Toronto Canada
21 17 University College London UK
22 19 Northwestern University US
23 27 University of Tokyo Japan
24 22 Carnegie Mellon University US
25 24 University of Washington US
26 29 National University of Singapore Singapore
27 25 University of Texas at Austin US
28 25 Georgia Institute of Technology US
29 33 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign US
30 31 University of Wisconsin-Madison US
31 30 University of British Columbia Canada
32 39 London School of Economics and Political Science UK
33 35 University of California, Santa Barbara US
34 28 University of Melbourne Australia
35 34 McGill University Canada
36 42 Karolinska Institute Sweden
37 40 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
38 57 King’s College London UK
39 32 University of Edinburgh UK
40 41 New York University US
40 38 University of California, San Diego US
42 44 Washington University in St Louis US
43 35 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
44 59 Seoul National University South Korea
45 46 Peking University China
46 47 University of Minnesota US
47 42 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill US
48 37 Australian National University Australia
49 61 Pennsylvania State University US
50 54 Boston University US
50 52 Tsinghua University China
52 51 Brown University US
52 44 University of California, Davis US
52 54 Kyoto University Japan
55 48 University of Munich Germany
56 68 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology South Korea
57 65 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
58 49 University of Manchester UK
59 53 Ohio State University US
60 50 Pohang University of Science and Technology South Korea
61 58 KU Leuven Belgium
62 69 Purdue University US
63 70 University of Gottingen Germany
63 65 University of Queensland Australia
65 59 École Normale Supérieure, Paris France
65 75 Rice University US
67 64 Leiden University Netherlands
68 78 University of Heidelberg Germany
69 77 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
70 62 École Polytechnique France
70 56 University of Southern California US
72 62 University of Sydney Australia
73 72 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
74 142 University of Basel Switzerland
74 67 Utrecht University Netherlands
76 86 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
77 70 Wageningen University and Research Center Netherlands
78 76 University of Pittsburgh US
79 74 University of Bristol UK
80 80 Durham University UK
80 79 Emory University US
80 87 Tufts University US
83 83 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
83 94 Michigan State University US
85 93 Ghent University Belgium
86 128 Free University of Berlin Germany
87 105 Technical University of Munich Germany
88 104 Case Western Reserve University US
88 106 Vanderbilt University US
90 94 University of Notre Dame US
91 99 Monash University Australia
92 88 McMaster University Canada
93 96 University of California, Irvine US
94 99 Humboldt University of Berlin Germany
95 102 University of Rochester US
96 81 Pierre and Marie Curie University France
97 91 University of Colorado Boulder US
98 89 University of Groningen Netherlands
98 115 Maastricht University Netherlands
100 109 University of Helsinki Finland
100 103 University of York UK

• DATA: download the full spreadsheet

The 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ Physical Sciences table judges world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The findings were based on preformed rubric. To see the entire list of from the THE.

Top 100 universities for Physical Sciences 2013-14

Rank Institution Location Overall score
1 California Institute of Technology United States
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
2 Princeton University United States
4 Harvard University United States
5 University of California, Berkeley United States
5 Stanford University United States
7 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
8 University of Oxford United Kingdom
9 University of California, Los Angeles United States
10 University of Chicago United States

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