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Top 100 Universities in the world according to QS World Ranking 2014

According to the QS world ranking 2014/15, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the top university in the world once again. The renowned ranking platform covers over 700 universities across 30 countries in its list of top 200 universities. Several factors like employability, teaching standards, research, globalization of the universities etc are taken into account for the rankings.

MIT is closely followed by University of Cambridge and Imperial College London, Harvard University, US and Oxford University, UK in that order.

USA, UK lead the way

The US is the top country in the list of universities with 28 institutions ranked amongst the top 100. MIT, Harvard, Stanford, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Princeton and Yale University are the six universities from the country that have made it to the top 10.

4 British universities have made it to the top ten and there are couple of others in the next 10 on the list. This is the best ever QS world ranking for the UK as University of Cambridge and Imperial College London have moved up the list from 3rd and 5th positions respectively. It also has 19 universities that have made it into the top 100 list.

Across the world

According to these rankings, a total of 31 countries have been represented in the top 200 list. Germany follows the US and the UK with 13 universities on the list. There are 11 universities from the Netherlands, 10 from Canada, and 8 from Australia. Japan leads the way for Asian countries with 10 universities making it to the list, followed by China with 7 and South Korea with 6.

Rankings pushed by STEM

The rankings suggest that universities that focus on STEM, which is science, technology, engineering and mathematics, have seen an increase in popularity. One fourth of the top places are occupied by STEM universities.

MIT, Caltech and Imperial College, London are leading the pack as far as STEM universities are concerned. ETH Zurich(Switzerland), EPFL Lausanne (Switzerland), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and KAIST, South Korea are further examples of this trend.