Universities are institutions for higher education. Though all universities provide higher education, some do it better than the others. Things like resources, campus space, education quality, faculty etc. Play important role in this manner. Times Higher Education Did a ranking for the 2016-17 session. They used 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators. Be sure to enjoy the list of top 10 universities.
10. University of California:
University of California is a public university of the United States. It is one of the parts of the state’s three-system public higher education plan. With the motto of “Let there be light”, this institution is working since 1868. With 10 campuses, one affiliated law school, one national laboratory this university is working to achieve its motto.
09. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich):
ETH Zurich is a Swiss public university. It is a part of the ETH domain. ETH domain to directly under Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research of Switzerland. This university is running with a goal to educated engineers and scientists. This university was founded in 1854.
08. Imperial College London:
Imperial College London is a public research university. It was envisioned to be made up of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and the Imperial Institute. This science-based institution has almost 15,000 students and 8,000 staff. The university mainly focuses on science, engineering, medicine, and business. Their motto is “Scientific knowledge, the crowning glory and the safeguard of the empire”.
07. Princeton University:
Princeton University is an American ivy league private research university. With the student body of less than 10,000 this university is one of the world’s best research universities. Some of the recent Nobel prize winning faculty members are Tomas Lindahl, Osamu Shimomura, Paul Krugman Angus Deaton, Arthur McDonald, and David Gross. Princeton University is also home to two American presidents; James Madison and Woodrow Wilson.
06. Harvard University:
Harvard is also an ivy league private university. Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the earth. This university has more than 400 student organizations on the campus. Harvard has 5,000-acre campus houses, two theatres, and five museums. It also has one of the largest libraries on the planet. This magnificent university was founded in 1636.
05. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT):
MIT is also a private research university and one of the most prestigious ones in the world. This university was founded in 1861, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT is proud of its85 Nobel Laureates, 58 National Medal of Science winners, 29 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners and 45 MacArthur Fellows. I think its achievement speaks for itself.
04. University of Cambridge:
This British collegiate public research university was founded in 1209. Cambridge is world’s 4th oldest university. Some scholars of Oxford left and built this institute. This university has over 100 libraries, fine arts, scientific and cultural museums and, a botanical garden. Talk about huge!92 affiliates of this university won Nobel prize, covering all categories.
03. Stanford University:
This American private research university was established in 1891. It is known to have the most selective undergraduate program in the US. Its academic strength, wealth, and proximity to Silicon Valley help put it to the list of one of the world’s most prestigious universities. Stanford takes students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 90 other countries.
02. California Institute of Technology:
California Institute of Technology is a private doctorate-granting university with, six academic divisions with a strong emphasis in science and technology teaching and research. 11 km away from downtown Los Angeles, the campus is located in Pasadena, California. With 300 professorial faculties and, 2,240 students this is one of the best universities in the world.
01. University of Oxford:
Oxford is an English collegiate research university. Oxford was established in 1096. This makes Oxford 2nd oldest university in the world. This university has 44 colleges and halls, and over 100 libraries. Oxford has the largest library system in the UK. Oxford enrollees students from more than 140 countries. Let’s not talk about the awards the students of Oxford have achieved. The number is huge. Oxford is the best university for 2016-17 in the Times Higher Education ranking. And it’s the best for a reason.