Top 50 World Universities for 2015

According to the  Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking for 2015 the 5 most prestigious universities in the world are Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, MIT and Stanford. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 list the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world-class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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Top 50 universities in the world (2015)
1 Harvard University
2 University of Cambridge
3 University of Oxford
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
5 Stanford University
6 University of California, Berkeley
7 Princeton University
8 Yale University
9 California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
10 Columbia University
11 University of Chicago
12 The University of Tokyo
13 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
14 Imperial College London
15 ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich
16 University of Toronto
17 University College London (UCL)
18 Johns Hopkins University
19 University of Michigan
20 Cornell University
20 New York University (NYU)
22 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
23 University of Pennsylvania
24 National University of Singapore (NUS)
25 Lomonosov Moscow State University
26 Tsinghua University
27 Kyoto University
28 Carnegie Mellon University
29 University of Edinburgh
30 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
31 King’s College London
32 Peking University
33 University of Washington
34 Duke University
35 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
35 McGill University
37 University of British Columbia
38 Heidelberg University
38 University of California, San Francisco
38 University of Wisconsin-Madison
41 Humboldt University of Berlin
41 University of California, San Diego
41 University of Melbourne
44 University of California, Davis
45 Karolinska Institute
46 University of Texas at Austin
47 Northwestern University
48 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
49 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
50 University of Manchester