The 2015 ranking of global universities has just been published by QS World University Rankings.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the one which has taken again the top place for the fourth year running, whereas Harvard climbed two places and got the second place.
Overall, a total of 82 countries are represented in this year’s list, with the largest shares claimed by the US (154), UK (71), Germany (43), and France (41). Japan has 38 entries, Australia 33, China 30, Canada and Italy 26 apiece, Brazil 22, and Russia 21.
The rankings are based on academic reputation, reputation with employers, student to staff ratio and the number of citations per academic paper the institution produces.
The overall results are accompanied by the QS World University Rankings by Faculty, which highlight the world’s top universities in five individual faculty areas: arts and humanities, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine, natural sciences, and social sciences and management.
Top 10 Universities in the World
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2. Harvard University
3. University of Cambridge
3. Stanford University
5. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
6. University of Oxford
7. University College London (UCL)
8. Imperial College London
9. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
10. University of Chicago
Top six universities in Greece are:
1. National Technical University of Athens(International Ranking 376)
2. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (International Ranking 461-470)
3. University of Crete (International Ranking 501-550)
4. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (International Ranking 601-650) and
4. University of Patras (International Ranking 601-650)
6. Athens University of Economic and Business (International Ranking 701+)
To see the ranking of other universities, click here.