Every year different universities of the world are ranked by different organizations. So one single question comes to our mind “What are the top 10 best universities in the world”? These lists are made based on different criteria. Students, teachers, learning environment, research environment, laboratory, number of research papers, quality of research, own website, etc. are the basis of ranking. From one point of view, each university is in the best position. Again, every year different universities rank different positions in different points of view. However, there are some universities which, regardless of the scale by which they are verified, regardless of the year in which they are considered, remain at the forefront. Some such universities are MIT, Oxford, Harvard, Caltech, Stanford, Cambridge, Princeton, etc. Here are the top 10 universities. The rankings published by Time Higher Education have been used to sort the list.
What are the top 10 best universities in the world?
Oxford University (UK)
In many ways, different universities may be able to stand above Oxford. But in some ways Oxford's arrogance will not go down to another university in a hundred years. It is one of the oldest universities in the world. Founded before 1098, this university has a lot to be proud of. This university has given birth to thousands of talented people during this long time. In a nutshell, 4 kings of England, 25 British prime ministers, 6 foreign kings, 1 pope, 16 cardinals, 7 saints, and about half a hundred Nobel laureates graduated from here.
Many famous personalities including Oscar Wilde, Stephen Hawking, Bill Clinton, Indira Gandhi have been created from this university. 22,000 students can study together here. It is the largest library system in the United Kingdom with over 100 libraries. The university also has a separate publication called Oxford University Press.
It was in the first position for several years. Nowadays it has to go down a bit to get others to go up. It is also one of the oldest universities in the world. It was established in 1209. About 16,000 students from different countries of the world can study here.
More than 90 people have received the Nobel Prize from here. Many famous people used to live here. The university has many celebrities including Isaac Newton, Charles Robert Darwin, Srinivas Ramanujan, GH Hardy, Stephen Hawking, Jamal Nazrul Islam. It also has an extensive library system like Oxford. The Cambridge library has about 15 million books.
It also has a separate publishing house called Cambridge University Press. From here high-level books of knowledge and science are published. The quality of the research journals here is very good and the best researchers internationally publish their research papers there.
California Institute of Technology (United States)
Located in the United States, this private university is also known as ‘Caltech’. Good campus, high-quality research, improved research environment, etc. have taken it to a unique height.
Students from all over the world come here to study. Many advanced laboratories are located here, including NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech Seismological Laboratory, and the International Observatory Network. The university has won 35 Nobel Prizes, 1 Fields Medal, 61 National Medals of Science, and the National Medal of Technology.
Stanford University (United States)
It is one of the largest universities in the United States. One of the most prestigious universities in the world, it was established in 1885. Along with 21 Nobel Prizes, there are many successful entrepreneurs, businessmen, political personalities, media personalities, sports personalities, and other important personalities who are students of this university. Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin studied here. Former US President John F. Kennedy was a student here.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
This private university in the United States was established in 1861, two days before the Civil War. In many rankings, it is in the first position. This university is known as the best for modern and advanced research.
There is a lot of sophisticated research in the field of medicine or technology or engineering. Many important medalists including 75 Nobel laureates, 57 National Medals of Science, 29 National Medals of Technology have studied in this university. Chemical synthesis of penicillin, development of radar, the discovery of elementary particle quark, magnetic core memory, digital computer, etc., many discoveries have adorned this university. As a private university, it is the best in the world.
Harvard University (United States)
The oldest university in the history of the United States was established in 1638. It is named after John Harvard, the first donor to the university. Before his death in 1638, he donated his library and half of his property to the university.
Many valuable medal winners including 45 Nobel laureates and 46 Pulitzers were present at this university. The largest library in the world is located here. It has a collection of many important things including 20 and a half million volumes, 400 million manuscripts, 10 million photographs, 124 million webpage archives, 5.4 terabytes of digital archives.
Princeton University (United States)
It is also one of the oldest universities in the United States. The world-famous university for higher education was established in 1848. At first, it was named ‘The College of New Jersey’. It was later renamed Princeton University in 1896.
The number of students is not very high, in total less than 10 thousand students can study together. There are many prestigious awards under it, including 40 Nobel Prizes and 18 National Medals of Science. One of the best teachers in history, the scientist, the writer Richard Feynman (Nobel laureate in physics) was a student here.
Imperial College London (UK)
It is one of the leading scientific research institutes in the United Kingdom. In the presence of 15,000 students and 6,000 teachers, students study science, engineering, medicine, and commerce. Through this 14 Nobel Prizes have come. Alexander Fleming was a student here. Writers like HG Wells, politicians like Rajiv Gandhi, and many important personalities have studied here.
University of Chicago (USA)
It was founded in 1890 and its first classes began in 1892. The students of this university have won more than 60 Nobel medals, 30 national medals in science and art, and 9 Fields medals.
Many famous Nobel laureates including James Watson, Paul Samuelson, Robert Lucas, Joseph Davison were the students of this university. Many talented scientists including Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Enrico Fermi, Michelson were here as teachers.
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
It was established in 1855 as the Federal Polytechnic School, one of the most prestigious universities in the world in the field of science and technology education. Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics, was a student and later professor at this university. Wilhelm Röntgen, the inventor of X-ray rays, also graduated from this university. Wolfgang Poly, the eminent scientist of quantum physics, was the professor here.
This university is a pioneer for research in the world of knowledge in Europe. The campus is proud of the 21 Nobel laureates in physics, chemistry, and medicine. About 20,000 students from 120 countries of the world are busy here to acquire knowledge in various branches of science.
Some More Best Universities
- University of Pennsylvania (United States)
- Yale University (US)
- Johns Hopkins University (USA)
- Columbia University (United States)
- University College London (UK)
- Duke University (United States)
- University of California (United States)
- Cornell University (United States)
- Northwestern University (United States)
- University of Michigan (United States)