The world’s top 100 universities in 2008

The Times Higher Education – QS World University Rankings identified these to be the world’s top 100 universities in 2008. These institutions represent 20 countries with Israel represented for the first time. Whilst North America dominates with 42 universities, Europe and Asia Pacific are well represented with 36 and 22 respectively.

2008

2007

School Name

Country

1

1

HARVARD University

United States

2

2=

YALE University

United States

3

2=

University of CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

4

2=

University of OXFORD

United Kingdom

5

7=

CALIFORNIA Institute of Technology (Calt…

United States

6

5

IMPERIAL College London

United Kingdom

7

9

UCL (University College London)

United Kingdom

8

7=

University of CHICAGO

United States

9

10

MASSACHUSETTS Institute of Technology (M…

United States

10

11

COLUMBIA University

United States

11

14

University of PENNSYLVANIA

United States

12

6

PRINCETON University

United States

13=

13

DUKE University

United States

13=

15

JOHNS HOPKINS University

United States

15

20=

CORNELL University

United States

16

16

AUSTRALIAN National University

Australia

17

19

STANFORD University

United States

18

38=

University of MICHIGAN

United States

19

17

University of TOKYO

Japan

20

12

MCGILL University

Canada

21

20=

CARNEGIE MELLON University

United States

22

24

KING’S College London

United Kingdom

23

23

University of EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

24

42

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of T…

Switzerland

25

25

KYOTO University

Japan

26

18

University of HONG KONG

Hong Kong

27

32

BROWN University

United States

28

26

École Normale Supérieure, PARIS

France

29

30

University of MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

30=

33=

National University of SINGAPORE(NUS)

Singapore

30=

41

University of CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles (U…

United States

32

37

University of BRISTOL

United Kingdom

33

29

NORTHWESTERN University

United States

34=

28

ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE

France

34=

33=

University of BRITISH COLUMBIA

Canada

36

22

University of California, BERKELEY

United States

37

31

The University of SYDNEY

Australia

38

27

The University of MELBOURNE

Australia

39

53=

HONG KONG University of Science & Techno…

Hong Kong

40

49

NEW YORK University (NYU)

United States

41

45

University of TORONTO

Canada

42

38=

The CHINESE University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

43

33=

University of QUEENSLAND

Australia

44

46

OSAKA University

Japan

45

44

University of NEW SOUTH WALES

Australia

46

47

BOSTON University

United States

47

43

MONASH University

Australia

48

93=

University of COPENHAGEN

Denmark

49

53=

TRINITY College Dublin

Ireland

50=

117=

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LAUSANNE…

Switzerland

50=

36

PEKING University

China

50=

51=

SEOUL National University

Korea, South

53

48

University of AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

54

71=

DARTMOUTH College

United States

55

55=

University of WISCONSIN-Madison

United States

56

40

TSINGHUA University

China

57

60

HEIDELBERG Universität

Germany

58

58

University of CALIFORNIA, San Diego

United States

59

55=

University of WASHINGTON

United States

60

161=

WASHINGTON University in St. Louis

United States

61

90=

TOKYO Institute of Technology

Japan

62

74=

EMORY University

United States

63

71=

UPPSALA University

Sweden

64

84

LEIDEN University

Netherlands

65

50

The University of AUCKLAND

New Zealand

66

59

LONDON School of Economics and Political…

United Kingdom

67

89

UTRECHT University

Netherlands

68

105

University of GENEVA

Switzerland

69

57

University of WARWICK

United Kingdom

70

51=

University of TEXAS at Austin

United States

71

73

University of ILLINOIS

United States

72

61

Katholieke Universiteit LEUVEN

Belgium

73

83

University of GLASGOW

United Kingdom

74

97=

University of ALBERTA

Canada

75

65=

University of BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

76

68

University of SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

77

69

NANYANG Technological University

Singapore

78=

63

DELFT University of Technology

Netherlands

78=

92

RICE University

United States

78=

67

Technische Universität MÜNCHEN

Germany

81=

114=

University of AARHUS

Denmark

81=

74=

University of YORK

United Kingdom

83=

97=

GEORGIA Institute of Technology

United States

83=

64

The University of WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Australia

83=

76

University of ST ANDREWS

United Kingdom

86

70

University of NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

87

142=

University of MINNESOTA

United States

88

106

LUND University

Sweden

89

96

University of CALIFORNIA, Davis

United States

90

85=

CASE WESTERN RESERVE University

United States

91=

93=

Université de Montréal

Canada

91=

100

University of HELSINKI

Finland

93=

128

Hebrew University of JERUSALEM

Israel

93=

65=

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Germany

95

132=

KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Scie…

Korea, South

96

110

University of VIRGINIA

United States

97

77=

University of PITTSBURGH

United States

98

117=

University of CALIFORNIA, Santa Barbara

United States

99=

77=

PURDUE University

United States

99=

80=

University of SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds (www.topuniversities.com

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