05-10-2014

World's top universities 2014 according to Times Higher Education

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The California Institute for Technology (Caltech) has been named the world’s best institution for the fourth consecutive year in the Times Higher Education’s annual league table.

Harvard and Oxford follow in second and third place respectively. Stanford has retained its fourth place position while the University of Cambridge has climbed two places to fifth and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has dropped one place to sixth on the rankings. 

Princeton University is up one place and the University of California, Berkeley remains eighth on the list, while Imperial College London and Yale now share ninth place.

US continues to dominate, taking seven of the top ten positions and 45 of the top 100 but the number is slightly down on last year when the US saw 46 of its universities make it into the top 100. 

The chart below shows how the top 100 breaks down by country representation.

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