Jul 09, 2012 07:45 AM EDT
Harvard Tops CWUR's List of World University Rankings 2012
If you are a graduate or a current student of Harvard, you should be proud to have been associated with the most prestigious university in the world.
Harvard University has once again topped the list of world's top university rankings, according to data collected by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).
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In this first edition of the ranking that was released on July 1 this year, CWUR which is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has ranked Harvard at the top of 100 degree-granting institutions of higher education. It is followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University in the second and third place respectively.
Overall, United States tops list of more high-quality universities making the Top 100 cut with 58 universities. It is followed by England representing only seven universities from the country creating a huge gap between the first and second spot. Five universities each from France and Japan also made it to the Top-100 list.
The CWUR prepared the list based on seven factors including quality of faculty, publications in the top journals, highly-influential research, citations, patents, academic training of students and professional future of alumni.
There are several organizations that involve in the process of determining the top universities based on various factors including research indicators and opinion-based surveys. Two months ago, Times Higher Education released its world rankings of top universities. Harvard is placed on top of their list.
Here is the list of world's top 10 universities.
1. Harvard University - USA
2. MIT - USA
3. Stanford University - USA
4. Cambridge University - England
5. California Institute of Technology - USA
6. Princeton University - USA
7. Oxford University- England
8. Yale University - USA
9. Columbia University - USA
10. University of California - Berkeley - USA
To take a look at the entire list of top 100 universities, click here.