Dear Commons Community,
The latest ranking of the world’s best universities released Wednesday shows the United States’ traditional lead has slipped a bit.
The Times Higher Education’s annual ranking of the top 200 universities worldwide includes 63 American institutions, down from 74 the year before. The U.S. still has 14 of the top 20 schools, however.
Times Higher Education, a London-based magazine, credited America’s slip to a “surge of innovative European and Chinese schools.” The European Union and China have also been making new major investments in their universities for much of the past decade This year’s rankings are the most inclusive, looking at 800 institutions, and refined aspects of their methodology, explained on their website.
The top twenty- five universities are listed below.
The top 25 universities in the world in 2015-16, according to Times Higher Education:
|1||California Institute of Technology||US|
|2||University of Oxford||UK|
|4||University of Cambridge||UK|
|5||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||US|
|8||Imperial College London||UK|
|9||ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich||Switzerland|
|10||University of Chicago||US|
|11||Johns Hopkins University||US|
|13||University of California, Berkeley||US|
|14||University College London||UK|
|16||University of California, Los Angeles||US|
|17||University of Pennsylvania||US|
|19||University of Toronto||Canada|
|21||University of Michigan||US|
|22||Carnegie Mellon University||US|
|23||London School of Economics and Political Science||UK|
|24||University of Edinburgh||UK|