Africa missing from list of top 100 world universities

Posted by News Express | 3 October 2014 | 2,642 times

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No university in Africa can be counted among the world’s top 100, according to a survey the result of which was published today. The list is expectedly dominated by American and European universities.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015, powered by Thomson Reuters, are the only global university performance tables to judge world-class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

The California Institute of Technology maintains its position as the top-ranked university worldwide while Harvard University retains the second place, with the University of Oxford slipping one place from joint second to third. The top 100 universities are shown here:

1. California Institute of Technology, United States

2. Harvard University, United States

3. University of Oxford, United Kingdom

4. Stanford University, United States

5. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

7. Princeton University, United States

8. University of California, Berkeley, United States

9. Imperial College London, United Kingdom

9. Yale University, United States

11. University of Chicago, United States

12. University of California, Los Angeles United States

13. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, Switzerland

14. Columbia University, United States

15. Johns Hopkins University, United States

16. University of Pennsylvania, United States

17. University of Michigan, United States

18. Duke University, United States

19. Cornell University, United States

20. University of Toronto, Canada

21. Northwestern University, United States

22. University College London, United Kingdom

23. University of Tokyo, Japan

24. Carnegie Mellon University, United States

25. National University of Singapore, Singapore

26. University of Washington, United States

27. Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

28. University of Texas at Austin, United States

29. University of Illinois - Urbana, United States

29. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

29. University of Wisconsin Madison, United States

32. University of British Columbia, Canada

33. University of Melbourne, Australia

34. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

34. London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

36. University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

37. University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

38. New York University, United States

39. McGill University, Canada

40. King’s College London, United Kingdom

41. University of California, San Diego, United States

42. Washington University Saint Louis, United States

43. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

44. Karolinska Institute, Sweden

45. Australian National University, Australia

46. University of Minnesota, United States

46. University of North Carolina, United States

48. Peking University, China

49. Tsinghua University, China

50. Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

51. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

52. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

52. University of Manchester, United Kingdom

54. Brown University, United States

55. University of California Davis, United States

55. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

57. Boston University, United States

58. Pennsylvania State University, United States

59. Kyoto University, Japan

60. University of Sydney, Australia

61. École Polytechnique, France

61. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

63. Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy

64. Leiden University, Netherlands

65. University of Queensland Australia, Australia

66. Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

67. University of Göttingen, Germany

68. Ohio State University, United States

69. Rice University, United States

70. Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany

71. Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

72. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands

73. Wageningen University and Research Center, Netherlands

74. University of Bristol, United Kingdom

75. University of Basel, Switzerland

75. University of Southern California, United States

77. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

78. École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

79. Utrecht University, Netherlands

80. Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

81. Free University of Berlin, Germany

82. Michigan State University, United States

83. Durham University, United Kingdom

83. Monash University, Australia

85. Middle East Technical University, Turkey

86. University of Arizona, United States

86. University of Notre Dame, United States

88. University of California, Irvine, United States

88. Tufts University, United States

90. Ghent University, Belgium

91. University of Massachusetts, United States

91. University of Pittsburgh, United States

93. Emory University, United States

94. University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

94. McMaster University, Canada

96. Vanderbilt University, United States

97. University of Colorado, United States

98. Stockholm University, Sweden

98. Technical University of Munich, Germany

98. Uppsala University, Sweden

101. Maastricht University, Netherlands

Source: News Express

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