THE World University Rankings 2010-2011
  World RankOrdered by this column, descending Institution Country / Region Overall score change criteria Teaching change criteria International mix change criteria Industry income change criteria Research change criteria Citations change criteria
1 Harvard University United States
96.1
99.7
72.4
34.5
98.7
98.8
2 California Institute of Technology United States
96.0
97.7
54.6
83.7
98.0
99.9
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
95.6
97.8
82.3
87.5
91.4
99.9
4 Stanford University United States
94.3
98.3
29.5
64.3
98.1
99.2
5 Princeton University United States
94.2
90.9
70.3
Data withheld by THE
95.4
99.9
6 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
91.2
90.5
77.7
57.0
94.1
94.0
6 University of Oxford United Kingdom
91.2
88.2
77.2
73.5
93.9
95.1
8 University of California Berkeley United States
91.1
84.2
39.6
Data withheld by THE
99.3
97.8
9 Imperial College London United Kingdom
90.6
89.2
90.0
92.9
94.5
88.3
10 Yale University United States
89.5
92.1
59.2
Data withheld by THE
89.7
91.5
11 University of California Los Angeles United States
87.7
83.0
48.1
Data withheld by THE
92.9
93.2
12 University of Chicago United States
86.9
79.1
62.8
Data withheld by THE
87.9
96.9
13 Johns Hopkins University United States
86.4
80.9
58.5
100.0
89.2
92.3
14 Cornell University United States
83.9
82.2
62.4
34.7
88.8
88.1
15 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland
83.4
77.5
93.7
Data withheld by THE
87.8
83.1
15 University of Michigan United States
83.4
83.9
53.3
59.6
89.1
84.1
17 University of Toronto Canada
82.0
75.8
Data withheld by THE
Data withheld by THE
87.9
82.2
18 Columbia University United States
81.0
73.8
90.9
Data withheld by THE
73.8
92.6
19 University of Pennsylvania United States
79.5
71.8
32.9
43.7
82.7
93.6
20 Carnegie Mellon University United States
79.3
70.3
39.1
53.7
79.3
95.7
21 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
79.2
68.4
91.4
56.5
71.4
96.1
22 University College London United Kingdom
78.4
74.0
90.8
39.0
81.6
80.6
23 University of Washington United States
78.0
68.2
49.0
32.8
77.1
95.9
24 Duke University United States
76.5
66.8
49.4
100.0
71.5
92.3
25 Northwestern University United States
75.9
64.5
60.5
Data withheld by THE
68.8
95.3
26 University of Tokyo Japan
75.6
87.7
18.4
Data withheld by THE
91.9
58.1
27 Georgia Institute of Technology United States
75.3
67.9
73.2
95.1
72.6
83.2
28 Pohang University of Science and Technology Republic of Korea
75.1
69.5
32.6
100.0
62.5
96.5
29 University of California Santa Barbara United States
75.0
56.6
64.3
89.8
68.0
98.8
30 University of British Columbia Canada
73.8
65.1
93.3
42.6
74.8
80.3
30 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill United States
73.8
70.9
21.5
50.2
75.1
85.0
32 University of California San Diego United States
73.2
59.8
31.6
51.8
76.3
90.8
33 University of Illinois - Urbana United States
73.0
68.1
55.9
Data withheld by THE
80.9
72.9
34 National University of Singapore Singapore
72.9
65.5
97.8
40.5
72.6
78.7
35 McGill University Canada
71.7
69.0
85.9
Data withheld by THE
74.9
69.0
36 University of Melbourne Australia
71.0
58.7
88.0
47.7
69.2
83.3
37 Peking University China
70.7
76.4
68.6
98.6
61.3
72.2
38 Washington University Saint Louis United States
69.9
58.9
56.4
Data withheld by THE
63.0
88.6
39 Ecole Polytechnique France
69.5
57.9
77.9
Data withheld by THE
56.1
91.4
40 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
69.2
59.9
67.3
42.2
61.9
86.8
41 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
69.0
50.4
97.4
64.1
51.8
98.2
42 Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris France
68.6
66.8
44.9
30.7
48.2
95.7
43 Australian National University Australia
67.0
51.9
93.9
Data withheld by THE
62.4
81.0
43 University of Göttingen Germany
67.0
57.3
44.5
31.7
55.9
92.5
43 Karolinska Institute Sweden
67.0
65.8
Data withheld by THE
73.3
72.7
62.3
43 University of Wisconsin United States
67.0
55.5
43.7
Data withheld by THE
64.6
83.4
47 Rice University United States
66.9
57.4
31.2
29.2
50.6
99.1
48 École Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne Switzerland
66.5
55.0
100.0
38.0
56.1
83.8
49 University of Science and Technology of China China
66.0
57.5
Data withheld by THE
30.3
48.6
92.7
49 University of California Irvine United States
66.0
49.4
66.3
Data withheld by THE
54.7
91.6
51 Vanderbilt University United States
65.9
64.9
22.1
84.2
59.5
78.1
52 University of Minnesota United States
65.6
57.6
23.0
Data withheld by THE
69.1
76.4
53 Tufts University United States
65.2
64.1
28.3
Data withheld by THE
52.3
83.9
54 University of California Davis United States
65.0
57.3
60.5
48.0
70.7
68.8
55 Brown University United States
64.9
59.7
60.5
Data withheld by THE
57.0
77.7
56 University of Massachusetts United States
64.7
61.3
22.6
53.9
72.6
67.9
57 Kyoto University Japan
64.6
78.9
18.4
67.1
77.7
46.3
58 Tsinghua University China
64.2
74.9
43.0
97.8
66.6
52.7
59 Boston University United States
64.0
53.6
38.1
29.6
51.9
91.4
60 New York University United States
63.9
62.0
31.8
Data withheld by THE
50.7
82.9
61 University of Munich Germany
63.0
59.1
43.1
40.4
57.5
76.4
61 Emory University United States
63.0
63.4
52.3
Data withheld by THE
48.4
77.8
63 University of Notre Dame United States
62.8
56.4
35.6
Data withheld by THE
45.1
89.1
64 University of Pittsburgh United States
62.7
58.5
25.2
37.9
58.3
78.3
65 Case Western Reserve University United States
62.2
67.2
56.5
Data withheld by THE
53.8
66.0
66 Ohio State University United States
62.1
63.5
64.0
Data withheld by THE
54.9
67.2
67 University of Colorado United States
61.6
46.4
31.7
Data withheld by THE
58.1
83.4
68 University of Bristol United Kingdom
61.4
49.6
67.2
36.2
53.1
80.9
68 University of California Santa Cruz United States
61.4
38.3
16.7
Data withheld by THE
50.4
99.6
68 Yeshiva University United States
61.4
63.5
53.3
Data withheld by THE
46.7
74.4
71 University of Sydney Australia
61.2
49.8
89.6
90.8
61.9
64.3
72 University of Virginia United States
61.1
62.0
42.2
Data withheld by THE
55.4
68.6
73 University of Adelaide Australia
60.7
46.5
87.5
52.7
38.8
90.5
73 University of Southern California United States
60.7
65.4
31.2
Data withheld by THE
48.7
71.9
75 William & Mary United States
60.4
53.1
20.9
Data withheld by THE
36.1
95.6
76 Trinity College Dublin Ireland
60.3
47.7
84.2
31.6
45.3
84.4
77 King's College London United Kingdom
59.7
48.5
85.9
44.1
54.5
72.1
78 Stony Brook University United States
59.6
48.5
52.2
Data withheld by THE
43.6
85.8
79 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Republic of Korea
59.5
71.3
36.7
100.0
63.4
45.5
79 University of Sussex United Kingdom
59.5
42.4
72.8
29.1
42.4
91.6
81 University of Queensland Australia Australia
59.1
51.8
74.2
57.1
53.4
69.0
81 University of York United Kingdom
59.1
47.9
66.6
36.2
46.2
81.9
83 Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg Germany
59.0
59.2
63.4
39.1
47.5
70.3
83 University of Utah United States
59.0
55.8
22.5
Data withheld by THE
54.2
72.0
85 Durham University United Kingdom
58.9
39.8
65.7
33.9
44.1
91.0
86 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom
58.3
62.4
99.5
38.4
56.2
51.6
87 University of Manchester United Kingdom
58.0
56.5
79.1
39.0
56.2
59.2
88 Royal Holloway, University of London United Kingdom
57.9
37.7
92.9
30.5
36.2
93.2
89 Lund University Sweden
57.8
46.3
56.8
33.2
60.8
67.6
90 University of Zurich Switzerland
57.7
56.6
87.9
43.8
47.0
65.0
90 University of Southampton United Kingdom
57.7
50.8
69.0
37.7
47.8
72.9
90 Wake Forest University United States
57.7
54.6
24.4
Data withheld by THE
42.9
79.2
93 McMaster University Canada
57.6
44.7
Data withheld by THE
Data withheld by THE
58.7
68.5
94 University College Dublin Ireland
57.5
42.4
87.0
Data withheld by THE
36.6
86.3
95 University of Basel Switzerland
57.3
50.2
91.3
45.8
37.1
78.3
95 George Washington University United States
57.3
60.6
39.6
Data withheld by THE
43.1
70.2
95 University of Arizona United States
57.3
52.4
21.9
84.2
52.2
70.1
98 University of Maryland College Park United States
57.2
45.4
35.4
Data withheld by THE
48.6
79.2
99 Dartmouth College United States
57.1
44.7
31.0
Data withheld by THE
49.2
79.7
100 ENS de Lyon France
57.0
51.1
37.6
26.1
34.4
88.8
101 Technical University of Munich Germany
56.9
50.4
85.3
Data withheld by THE
43.2
71.2
102 University of Helsinki Finland
56.6
49.0
24.2
30.2
51.4
75.4
103 University of St. Andrews United Kingdom
56.5
44.8
85.7
32.6
47.7
72.9
104 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States
56.4
50.5
48.0
Data withheld by THE
54.6
64.9
105 Rutgers the State University of New Jersey United States
56.3
53.4
26.8
Data withheld by THE
64.7
55.7
106 Purdue University United States
56.2
57.0
62.6
Data withheld by THE
67.8
43.9
107 University of Cape Town South Africa
56.1
36.6
83.3
Data withheld by THE
42.1
82.8
107 National Tsing Hua University Taiwan
56.1
52.2
34.1
50.2
52.6
66.9
109 Seoul National University Republic of Korea
56.0
62.3
44.9
43.0
54.1
54.6
109 Pennsylvania State University United States
56.0
46.3
19.9
44.0
49.2
77.6
111 Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong
55.6
32.9
71.8
26.7
32.5
97.6
112 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
55.4
62.9
24.8
60.5
63.4
45.5
112 Bilkent University Turkey
55.4
34.3
47.7
32.4
36.1
95.7
114 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
55.3
55.4
44.9
99.8
51.7
56.9
115 National Taiwan University Taiwan
55.2
50.3
29.2
35.7
59.0
61.6
115 University of Hawaii United States
55.2
38.3
34.2
Data withheld by THE
47.6
81.0
117 University of California Riverside United States
55.1
38.6
63.0
30.5
47.4
78.3
118 University of Geneva Switzerland
55.0
46.6
95.7
32.7
49.7
63.1
119 Catholic University of Leuven Belgium
54.8
57.7
29.6
97.7
62.9
45.2
120 Nanjing University China
54.6
52.2
50.2
43.4
46.2
66.0
120 Queen Mary, University of London United Kingdom
54.6
39.7
91.0
38.9
44.1
73.5
122 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
54.5
46.2
64.0
95.5
46.9
64.6
122 Michigan State University United States
54.5
50.4
30.4
Data withheld by THE
52.7
63.7
124 Ghent University Belgium
54.4
52.8
24.7
97.1
59.1
52.8
124 Leiden University Netherlands
54.4
47.3
40.0
100.0
54.9
59.3
124 Lancaster University United Kingdom
54.4
43.5
73.8
28.8
41.9
74.9
127 University of Alberta Canada
54.3
53.7
71.6
44.5
58.0
49.7
128 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
54.2
45.6
55.1
61.0
50.3
65.1
129 Stockholm University Sweden
54.0
36.9
Data withheld by THE
31.7
49.2
75.9
130 University of Victoria Canada
53.4
32.9
Data withheld by THE
27.4
48.3
79.1
130 Osaka University Japan
53.4
61.7
20.1
73.4
63.4
40.0
132 University of Freiburg Germany
53.3
52.4
46.2
79.8
41.4
64.3
132 Tohoku University Japan
53.3
60.3
20.1
82.3
62.5
41.2
132 University of Iowa United States
53.3
48.6
31.7
Data withheld by THE
59.8
54.8
135 University of Bergen Norway
52.7
39.9
66.6
41.5
42.1
73.1
136 University of Lausanne Switzerland
52.6
43.1
84.1
42.5
50.5
59.1
137 University of Sheffield United Kingdom
52.5
48.9
62.7
40.3
49.2
58.4
138 University of Montreal Canada
52.4
56.1
Data withheld by THE
Data withheld by THE
49.4
51.9
139 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
52.3
47.6
30.6
81.4
51.6
58.5
140 Pierre and Marie Curie University France
52.2
51.9
30.7
26.4
37.2
71.5
140 University of Dundee United Kingdom
52.2
34.1
54.4
49.3
41.0
79.3
142 University of Barcelona Spain
52.1
34.1
22.3
30.0
33.7
91.9
143 Utrecht University Netherlands
52.0
43.4
52.6
55.3
53.0
58.8
144 Wageningen University and Research Center Netherlands
51.9
58.5
24.3
Data withheld by THE
48.8
53.0
145 University of Auckland New Zealand
51.8
34.8
94.3
61.1
39.2
71.8
145 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
51.8
50.3
73.8
34.8
50.7
52.1
147 Alexandria University Egypt
51.6
29.5
19.3
36.0
28.0
99.8
147 Uppsala University Sweden
51.6
49.6
77.9
39.5
62.2
40.7
149 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
51.4
39.4
82.9
57.2
45.7
62.4
149 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
51.4
37.8
86.1
47.0
45.2
64.6
151 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
51.3
55.5
47.4
99.4
67.7
29.0
152 University of New South Wales Australia
51.2
49.5
70.7
60.0
48.9
51.2
152 Birkbeck, University of London United Kingdom
51.2
41.2
88.5
27.4
35.8
70.6
152 Newcastle University United Kingdom
51.2
42.7
80.5
31.1
42.8
63.6
155 Pompeu Fabra University Spain
51.1
35.0
44.1
40.0
33.0
84.7
156 Indiana University United States
51.0
48.5
37.7
Data withheld by THE
42.5
63.2
156 Iowa State University United States
51.0
49.3
23.2
49.6
49.6
58.2
158 Medical College of Georgia United States
50.7
67.3
16.3
50.1
41.7
48.9
159 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
50.4
39.4
58.6
Data withheld by THE
43.6
65.5
159 University of Delaware United States
50.4
38.4
16.8
100.0
51.9
61.3
161 Arizona State University United States
50.3
43.0
24.1
Data withheld by THE
44.1
66.9
161 Boston College United States
50.3
40.1
31.6
Data withheld by THE
33.6
78.0
163 National Sun Yat-Sen University Taiwan
50.2
46.1
21.3
37.5
50.6
58.9
164 Georgetown University United States
50.1
65.1
24.7
Data withheld by THE
44.7
45.0
165 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
50.0
42.5
38.2
38.8
49.2
60.2
165 University of Liverpool United Kingdom
50.0
40.8
59.8
40.6
47.8
59.6
167 Aarhus University Denmark
49.9
38.1
33.4
61.5
55.6
57.3
168 University of Würzburg Germany
49.8
48.7
40.3
Data withheld by THE
40.9
60.4
168 University of Leeds United Kingdom
49.8
46.2
50.0
38.3
48.0
55.6
170 University of Groningen Netherlands
49.7
41.7
35.5
34.2
56.4
54.1
171 Sun Yat-sen University China
49.6
46.2
29.3
41.2
34.7
70.2
172 Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main Germany
49.4
39.2
56.1
41.6
37.3
69.5
173 Bielefeld University Germany
49.3
39.9
Data withheld by THE
Data withheld by THE
35.7
70.4
174 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
49.0
43.6
96.3
40.0
51.7
45.0
174 University of East Anglia United Kingdom
49.0
42.1
62.8
29.7
40.4
62.8
174 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
49.0
46.8
74.8
38.4
44.1
52.5
177 University of Copenhagen Denmark
48.8
44.1
45.8
26.1
45.7
58.3
178 Monash University Australia
48.5
39.4
87.1
40.8
38.8
60.5
178 Humboldt University of Berlin Germany
48.5
50.9
46.1
27.8
44.5
52.0
178 University of Bonn Germany
48.5
46.8
46.8
29.4
33.8
65.3
181 National Chiao Tung University Taiwan
48.3
53.2
57.9
98.7
54.4
32.9
182 RWTH Aachen University Germany
48.2
50.0
63.8
56.6
42.5
48.9
183 Middle East Technical University Turkey
47.7
39.5
27.2
43.9
39.5
66.4
184 University of Exeter United Kingdom
47.6
40.4
62.8
32.2
42.5
57.9
185 University of Twente Netherlands
47.5
49.9
62.4
49.8
48.3
42.0
186 University of Konstanz Germany
47.3
42.7
93.6
Data withheld by THE
40.1
51.3
187 University of Innsbruck Austria
47.2
37.9
99.5
35.0
34.8
60.2
187 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
47.2
45.0
47.3
40.0
35.4
60.7
189 Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen Germany
47.0
45.9
57.8
32.3
36.3
57.3
190 Yonsei University Republic of Korea
46.9
43.0
28.0
40.4
48.7
52.2
190 Drexel University United States
46.9
45.0
60.6
27.4
35.9
58.2
190 University of Cincinnati United States
46.9
43.6
18.9
32.5
40.4
61.5
193 Dalhousie University Canada
46.8
41.6
44.9
Data withheld by THE
50.2
48.8
193 Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
46.8
49.1
64.2
100.0
56.2
29.2
195 University of Vienna Austria
46.7
47.6
63.2
27.0
45.7
45.6
196 Kent State University United States
46.5
33.5
15.9
26.3
33.3
76.8
197 Zhejiang University China
46.4
54.6
29.6
70.3
41.3
44.3
197 University of Illinois - Chicago United States
46.4
57.8
51.8
Data withheld by THE
46.8
34.7
199 Simon Fraser University Canada
46.2
32.9
51.9
37.9
44.2
60.2
199 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Sweden
46.2
43.3
Data withheld by THE
99.9
49.5
41.7

Editor’s note.

A key principle of our revised rankings system in its first year is that it includes only institutions that have assented to join the profiling process and have provided and verified the data we sought.

Unfortunately, when the rankings list was published in September 2010, the University of Oslo contacted Times Higher Education to inform us that, because of an error on its part and an oversight in the data quality-control process, some of the data it supplied were incorrect.

A reanalysis of the data by Thomson Reuters has found that Oslo would have been ranked at 186th in the world.

Also, after the launch of the World University Rankings 2010 it became apparent that, owing to a data processing error, the ranking positions of two Australian universities in the top 200 list were incorrect — the University of Adelaide and Monash University.

Both universities remain in the top 1 per cent of world universities.

Thomson Reuters regrets this error and any impact this issue has on the institutions involved as well as on Times Higher Education. Thomson Reuters has taken corrective action to ensure that these errors will not be repeated. Thomson Reuters and Times Higher Education sincerely apologise.

Phil Baty


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