Meta The Meta rank is based on the average of the three most influencal university rankings: ARWU, QS and THE Institution Country ARWU The ARWU ranking (Academic Ranking of World Universities or sometimes also referred to as the Shanghai Ranking) was first published in 2003 making it the oldest ranking of its kind. It is solely based on research. QS The QS World University Rankings from Quacquarelli Symonds are published annualy since 2004. QS puts strong emphasis on surveys among academics and recruiters. THE The Times Higher Education World University Ranking uses a broad variety of factors in their methodology. Excellence in research contributes more than 60% of the score. Ø The average of ARWU, QS and THE.
= 1 Harvard University USA 1 4 2 2.33
= 2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA 3 1 6 3.33
3 University of Cambridge UK 5 2 5 4.00
4 Stanford University USA 2 7 4 4.33
= 5 California Institute of Technology USA 7 8 1 5.33
= 6 University of Oxford UK 9 5 3 5.67
= 7 Princeton University USA 6 9 7 7.33
8 Yale University USA 11 10 9 10.00
9 University of Chicago USA 9 11 11 10.33
10 Imperial College London UK 22 2 9 11.00
11 Columbia University USA 8 14 14 12.00
12 University of California, Berkeley USA 4 27 8 13.00
13 ETH Zurich Switzerland 19 12 13 14.67
14 University of Pennsylvania USA 16 13 16 15.00
15 Johns Hopkins University USA 17 14 15 15.33
16 University College London UK 20 5 22 15.67
17 Cornell University USA 13 19 19 17.00
18 University of California, Los Angeles USA 12 37 12 20.33
19 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor USA 22 23 17 20.67
= 20 University of Toronto Canada 24 20 20 21.33
= 21 Duke University USA 31 25 18 24.67
= 22 University of Tokyo Japan 21 31 23 25.00
= 23 Northwestern University USA 28 34 21 27.67
= 24 University of Wisconsin - Madison USA 24 41 29 31.33
25 University of Edinburgh UK 45 17 36 32.67
26 New York University USA 27 41 38 35.33
27 University of Washington, Seattle USA 15 66 26 35.67
28 University of Melbourne Australia 44 33 33 36.67
29 University of British Columbia Canada 37 43 32 37.33
30 University of California, San Diego USA 14 59 41 38.00
31 King's College London UK 59 16 40 38.33
32 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA 28 63 29 40.00
33 University of Manchester UK 38 30 52 40.00
34 Kyoto University Japan 26 36 59 40.33
35 McGill University Canada 67 21 39 42.33
36 University of Munich Germany 49 52 29 43.33
37 Australian National University Australia 74 25 45 48.00
38 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill USA 36 62 46 48.00
39 University of Texas at Austin USA 39 79 28 48.67
40 Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland 96 17 34 49.00
41 Carnegie Mellon University USA 62 65 24 50.33
42 University of Bristol UK 63 29 74 55.33
43 University of Heidelberg Germany 49 49 70 56.00
44 Ecole normale superieure - Paris France 67 24 78 56.33
45 National University of Singapore Singapore 101-150 22 25 57.50
46 Washington University in St. Louis USA 32 99 42 57.67
47 Brown University USA 74 52 54 60.00
48 University of Queensland Australia 85 43 65 64.33
49 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities USA 30 119 46 65.00
50 Technical University of Munich Germany 53 54 98 68.33
51 University of California, Davis USA 55 95 55 68.33
52 Seoul National University South Korea 101-150 31 50 68.83
53 Boston University USA 72 78 57 69.00
54 University of California, Santa Barbara USA 41 132 37 70.00
55 University of Leiden Netherlands 77 75 64 72.00
56 University of Zurich Switzerland 56 57 103 72.00
57 Utrecht University Netherlands 57 80 79 72.00
58 Tsinghua University China 101-150 47 49 73.83
59 University of Sydney Australia 101-150 37 60 74.17
60 Pennsylvania State University USA 58 112 58 76.00
61 London School of Economics and Political Science UK 101-150 71 34 76.83
62 Peking University China 101-150 57 48 76.83
63 Georgia Insitute of Technology USA 99 107 27 77.67
64 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium 96 82 55 77.67
65 Uppsala University Sweden 60 81 98 79.67
66 Ohio State University USA 64 109 68 80.33
67 University of Helsinki Finland 73 67 103 81.00
68 University of Copenhagen Denmark 39 45 160 81.33
69 University of Hong Kong China 151-200 28 43 82.17
70 University of Amsterdam Netherlands 101-150 50 77 84.17
71 Pierre and Marie Curie University France 35 115 103 84.33
72 University of Southern California USA 51 131 75 85.67
73 University of Geneva Switzerland 66 85 107 86.00
74 Purdue University USA 60 102 102 88.00
75 University of Pittsburgh USA 65 111 91 89.00
76 University of Glasgow UK 101-150 55 94 91.50
77 Nanyang Technology University Singapore 151-200 39 61 91.83
78 Rice University USA 82 129 69 93.33
79 Monash University Australia 101-150 70 85 93.50
80 University of Basel Switzerland 90 116 75 93.67
= 81 University of New South Wales Australia 101-150 48 109 94.17
82 University of California, Irvine USA 47 153 88 96.00
83 University of Ghent Belgium 70 129 90 96.33
84 University of Groningen Netherlands 82 90 117 96.33
85 Osaka University Japan 78 55 157 96.67
86 McMaster University Canada 90 113 94 99.00
87 University of Maryland, College Park USA 43 122 132 99.00
88 Lund University Sweden 101-150 60 119 101.50
89 University of Colorado Boulder USA 34 182 97 104.33
90 University of Sheffield UK 101-150 69 121 105.17
91 University of Montreal Canada 101-150 83 113 107.17
92 Aarhus University Denmark 74 96 153 107.67
93 Vanderbilt University USA 54 182 96 110.67
94 University of Alberta Canada 101-150 84 124 111.17
95 University of Western Australia Australia 88 89 157 111.33
96 Erasmus University Netherlands 151-200 90 72 112.50
= 97 University of Birmingham UK 101-150 64 148 112.50
98 University of Gottingen Germany 101-150 146 67 112.83
99 University of Warwick UK 151-200 61 103 113.17
100 Wageningen University Netherlands 101-150 151 73 116.50
101 The Chinese University of Hong Kong China 151-200 46 129 116.83
102 University of Southampton UK 101-150 94 132 117.17
103 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology South Korea 201-300 51 52 117.83
104 University of Oslo Norway 69 101 186 118.67
= 105 National Taiwan University Taiwan 101-150 76 155 118.83
106 Stockholm University Sweden 78 182 98 119.33
= 107 Tohoku University Japan 101-150 71 165 120.50
108 University of Leeds UK 101-150 97 146 122.83
109 Technical Universtiy of Denmark Denmark 101-150 123 121 123.17
110 University of Paris-Sud 11 France 42 209 120 123.67
111 University of Nottingham UK 101-150 77 171 124.50
112 Emory University USA 101-150 156 93 124.83
113 University of Rochester USA 90 164 121 125.00
114 University of TГјbingen Germany 151-200 141 113 126.50
115 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan 151-200 68 141 128.17
116 Trinity College - Dublin Ireland 151-200 71 138 128.17
117 University of Arizona USA 86 215 86 129.00
118 University of Adelaide Australia 151-200 100 164 129.83
119 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia 84 114 196 131.33
120 University of Florida USA 78 192 126 132.00
121 University of Virginia USA 101-150 141 130 132.17
122 Texas A&M; University USA 96 165 141 134.00
123 Michigan State University USA 101-150 195 82 134.17
124 University of Liverpool UK 101-150 123 157 135.17
125 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands 100 171 136 135.67
126 Delft University of Technology Netherlands 201-300 86 71 135.83
127 University of Freiburg Germany 101-150 121 163 136.50
128 University of Lausanne Switzerland 151-200 105 136 138.83
129 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel 70 138 201-225 140.33
130 Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands 101-150 156 140 140.50
131 University of Durham UK 201-300 92 83 141.83
132 Tufts University USA 101-150 214 88 142.50
133 Case Western Reserve University USA 101-150 189 116 143.50
134 Fudan University China 151-200 71 193 146.50
135 Ecole Polytechnique France 301-400 35 61 148.83
136 University of St Andrews UK 201-300 88 111 149.83
137 Universite catholique de Louvain Belgium 101-150 154 171 150.17
138 University of Bern Switzerland 151-200 145 132 150.83
= 139 Queen Mary University of London UK 201-300 98 107 151.83
140 Cardiff University UK 101-150 123 201-225 153.83
141 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology China 201-300 162 51 154.50
142 University of Bonn Germany 94 177 195 155.33
143 Nagoya University Japan 101-150 103 226-250 155.50
144 University of California, Santa Cruz USA 93 265 109 155.67
145 Maastricht University Netherlands 201-300 118 101 156.50
146 University of Sao Paulo Brazil 101-150 132 201-225 156.83
147 Rutgers University USA 52 279 144 158.33
148 Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Israel 78 190 201-225 160.33
149 University of York UK 201-300 120 113 161.17
150 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden 201-300 110 126 162.17
151 University of Sussex UK 151-200 200 111 162.17
152 Pohang University of Science and Technology South Korea 301-400 86 66 167.50
153 Tel Aviv University Israel 151-200 195 188 169.50
154 Universite libre de Bruxelles Belgium 101-150 173 201-225 170.50
155 University of Vienna Austria 151-200 156 182 171.17
156 Paris Diderot University France 101-150 210 180 171.83
157 University of Cape Town South Africa 201-300 141 124 171.83
158 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China 101-150 104 276-300 172.50
159 University of Auckland New Zealand 201-300 92 175 172.50
160 Joseph Fourier University France 101-150 215 178 172.83
161 University of Strasbourg France 95 226 201-225 178.00
162 University of Science and Technology of China China 151-200 147 201-225 178.50
163 University of California, Riverside USA 101-150 261 150 178.83
164 Dartmouth College USA 201-300 136 152 179.50
165 Sungkyunkwan University South Korea 201-300 140 148 179.50
166 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany 201-300 127 165 180.83
167 Indiana University Bloomington USA 101-150 272 150 182.50
168 City University of Hong Kong China 201-300 108 192 183.50
169 RWTH Aachen University Germany 201-300 147 156 184.50
170 University of Barcelona Spain 151-200 166 201-225 184.83
171 Goethe University Frankfurt Germany 151-200 217 201-225 185.17
172 University of Utah USA 87 313 162 187.33
173 Arizona State University USA 88 294 182 188.00
174 University of Aberdeen UK 201-300 137 178 188.50
175 University of Exeter UK 201-300 161 154 188.50
176 University of Gothenburg Sweden 151-200 206 226-250 189.83
177 University of Iowa USA 151-200 269 175 189.83
178 Yonsei University South Korea 201-300 106 201-225 189.83
179 University of Notre Dame USA 201-300 237 86 191.17
180 University of Illinois at Chicago USA 151-200 186 201-225 191.50
181 Korea University South Korea 201-300 116 201-225 193.17
182 University of Miami USA 151-200 239 169 194.50
183 University of Calgary Canada 151-200 171 226-250 194.83
184 Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain 151-200 173 226-250 195.50
185 Ecole Normale Superieure - Lyon France 201-300 179 160 196.50
186 Newcastle University UK 201-300 127 201-225 196.83
187 University of East Anglia UK 151-200 240 198 204.50
188 University of Bergen Norway 201-300 155 201-225 206.17
189 Dresden University of Technology Germany 201-300 234 135 206.50
190 University College Dublin Ireland 201-300 139 226-250 209.17
191 Hokkaido University Japan 101-150 135 351-400 212.00
192 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands 301-400 147 144 213.83
193 Lancaster University UK 301-400 160 131 213.83
194 Zhejiang University China 151-200 144 301-350 215.00
195 University of Bologna Italy 151-200 182 276-300 215.17
196 University of Ottawa Canada 201-300 218 188 218.83
197 University of Leicester UK 201-300 211 199 220.17
198 University of Otago New Zealand 201-300 159 251-275 224.17
199 Nanjing University China 201-300 162 251-275 225.17
200 Kyushu University Japan 151-200 126 351-400 225.67