This is part one of a two part look into the best universities in the world. Today we’ll go through a ranking of the Top 20 Universities around the world and tomorrow we’ll lay out the Top 20 Cities for students. Education is important and we want our readers or their kids, to make the most of it.
Asian universities are becoming more well respected around the world
The QS World University Rankings assesses universities using six performance indicators
, which each carrying a different weighting when calculating overall scores. These indicators are: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), student-to-faculty ratio (20%), research citations per faculty member (20%), proportion of international faculty (5%) and proportion of international students (5%).
This list lays out the most respected, the best rated and the most prestigious universities in the world. It’s interesting to see three schools from Asia on the list.
Top 20 Universities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
University of Oxford
University of Cambridge
ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Imperial College London
University of Chicago
UCL (University College London)
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
The University of Edinburgh
University of Pennsylvania
University of Michigan