Top 10 best universities in the world
23.01.19
Top 10 best universities in the world

Top 10 best universities in the world

Did you know that there is a world ranking of universities? One of the most popular rankings is compiled annually by QS, which collects and analyzes data from almost 5 universities. They are evaluated according to the following criteria: academic reputation, graduate employment statistics, citation of academic works, number of international students and staff. As a result, the best of the best are included in the ranking and are considered the most popular universities in the world. Let's see which universities are in the top 000 this year and which areas are the most developed in them.

 

No. 1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts, USA)

 MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been ranked number one in the world for over 4 years. MIT is renowned for innovation in robotics and artificial intelligence, and for its extensive research infrastructure. This is by far the most attractive university for engineering students. However, in the fields of linguistics, management and political science, MIT is one of the best.

The best disciplines included in the world subject ranking:

  • Architecture #1
  • Chemistry №1
  • Computer Science & Information Systems №1
  • Engineering #1
  • Linguistics #1
  • Mathematics #1
  • Material Sciences #1
  • Natural Sciences #1
  • Physics & Astronomy №1
  • Statistics & Operational Research #1

University website: www.mit.edu

 

No. 2. Stanford University - Stanford University (California, USA)

 Stanford 1

Located in Silicon Valley, Stanford has been called the "Billionaire Factory". Its graduates are the founders of such corporations as Google, Coursera, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems. It is considered one of the leading universities for teaching and research in IT and engineering. Unlike other ranking universities, Stanford has a quarter, not a semester system of study.

The best disciplines included in the world subject ranking:

  • Accounting and Finance №3
  • Computer Science and Information Systems №2
  • Engineering #2
  • Environmental Studies 2
  • Education and Training №3
  • Economics and Econometrics №3
  • Material Sciences #2
  • Mathematics #3
  • Natural Sciences #3
  • Psychology #2

University website: www.stanford.edu

 

No. 3. Harvard University - Harvard University (Massachusetts, USA)

 harvard

The oldest university in the USA. Included in the Ivy League - the eight elite universities in America. The university has the largest endowment fund in the world, which allows it to invest heavily in infrastructure development, research and projects. Harvard maintains a longstanding partnership with MIT in research and academic activities. The university is especially famous for its business school and biology specialties, and is also a leader in many other areas.  

The best disciplines included in the world subject ranking:

  • Accounting and Finance №1
  • Biological Sciences #1
  • Business and Management Studies №1
  • Biological Sciences #1
  • Economics and Econometrics №1
  • History #1
  • Law and Legal Studies №1
  • Life Sciences and Medicine №1
  • Medicine №1
  • Modern Languages ​​#1

University website: www.harvard.edu

 

No. 4. California Institute of Technology - California Institute of Technology (California, USA)

 caltech

A small university with up to 2,5 thousand students. At the same time, Caltech is one of the most influential in the scientific community. The main competitor of MIT in the technological field. The faculties of physics (especially astrophysics) and engineering are considered the strongest. Caltech has a much richer and more voluminous academic program than other universities. However, intense study is compensated by a loyal attitude towards novice students and a high level of freedom in relation to all students of the university.

The best disciplines included in the world subject ranking:

  • Biology Sciences #11
  • Chemistry №9
  • Chemical Engineering #7
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering #13
  • Earth and Marine Sciences #7
  • Environmental Studies #29
  • Natural Sciences #9
  • Mechanical Engineering #14
  • Material Sciences #17
  • Physics and Astronomy №7

University website: www.caltech.edu

 

No. 5. University of Oxford - Oxford University (UK)

 Oxford

The first English-speaking and one of the oldest universities in the world has existed since the XNUMXth century and at the same time began to accept foreign students. The whole academic world is guided by Oxford. And not in vain, because the university is a leader in most specialties. However, in comparison with previous universities, humanitarian areas prevail here. In addition, medicine and social sciences are highly developed.  

The best disciplines included in the world subject ranking:

  • Anatomy and Physiology №1
  • Anthropology #2
  • Archeology №1
  • Arts and Humanities №1
  • Classics and Ancient History #2
  • English Language and Literature №1
  • Geography #1
  • History #2
  • Medicine №2
  • Politics #2

University website: www.ox.ac.uk

 

No. 6. University of Cambridge - University of Cambridge (UK)

 Cambridge

Another classic university with a rich history. The university was founded by a group of professors from Oxford University who moved to the small town of Cambridge, which later became the most famous academic and scientific center. The university is an association of colleges, each of which is quite autonomous and has special requirements for students. Interestingly, some colleges still have age and gender restrictions in place. Thematically, the university is divided into schools, which include faculties, laboratories, departments, etc. The most powerful schools in the university are the School of Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The best disciplines included in the world subject ranking:

  • Anthropology #1
  • Anatomy and Physiology №2
  • Archeology №2
  • Chemistry №2
  • Civil and Structural Engineering #2
  • English Language and Literature №2
  • Law and Legal Studies №2
  • Life Sciences and Medicine №2
  • Modern Languages ​​#2
  • Natural Sciences #2

University website: www.cam.ac.uk

 

No. 7. ETH Zurich - ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

 zurich

Alma mater of Albert Einstein and 21 other Nobel laureates. Included in the IDEA League - an association of 5 best technical universities in Europe. The university gives students a lot of opportunities for research and joint scientific work with friendly universities. Engineering and technical sciences are the most developed. Teaching is mainly conducted in German.

The best disciplines included in the world subject ranking:

  • Agriculture and Forestry №11
  • Architecture #4
  • Computer Science and Information Systems №9
  • Earth and Marine Sciences #1
  • Engineering and Technology №4
  • Environmental Studies #6
  • Natural Sciences #7
  • Mathematics #8
  • Physics and Astronomy №10
  • Statistics and Operational Research №10

University website: www.ethz.ch

 

No. 8. Imperial College London - Imperial College London (UK)

 icl

Imperial College was formerly part of the University of London, but in 2007 became an autonomous educational institution. Despite its youth, the College occupies top rankings, and is also included in the Golden Triangle - an association of research universities in the UK along with Oxford and Cambridge. The main directions of the university are engineering and medicine. And Imperial College business school is one of the best schools in Europe.

The best disciplines included in the world subject ranking:

  • Chemical Engineering #7
  • Civil and Structural Engineering #3
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering #5
  • Engineering and Technology №6
  • Environmental Studies #9
  • Mechanical Engineering #8
  • Mathematics #10
  • Medicine №11
  • Natural Sciences #10
  • Life Sciences and Medicine №11

University website: www.imperial.ac.uk

 

No. 9. University of Chicago - University of Chicago (Illinois, USA)

 University of Chicago 1

It was opened at the expense of John Rockefeller. During its existence, the university has made a significant contribution to the development of sociology, philology, economic analysis and behaviorism. Also known for developing the first artificial nuclear reactor. Professional schools in the areas of medicine, business, law and social sciences are leading here.

The best disciplines included in the world subject ranking:

  • Anthropology #6
  • Accounting and Finance №7
  • Economics and Econometrics №6
  • English Language and Literature №10
  • History #10
  • Law and Legal Studies №11
  • Politics #13
  • Sociology #7
  • Social Policy and Administration №9
  • Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies #10

University website: www.uchicago.edu

 

No. 10. University College London - University College London (UK)

 UCL

The college, which is part of the University of London, was founded as a secular alternative to the religious universities of Oxbridge. It ranks 3rd in Europe and the UK, and is also a member of various communities and associations of leading universities. It is a leading center for biomedical research. In addition, the humanitarian school and the school of architecture and arts are considered very strong.

The best disciplines included in the world subject ranking:

  • Anatomy and Physiology №7
  • Architecture #2
  • Archeology №3
  • Dentistry №8
  • Education and Training №1
  • Geography #8
  • Life Sciences and Medicine №8
  • Law and Legal Studies №12
  • Psychology #6
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology №7

University website: www.ucl.ac.uk

 

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