The roots of education are bitter, but the fruits is sweet ~ Aristotle

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world ~ Nelson Mandela

Education is not a preparation for life, Education is life itself ~ John Dewey


QS Top 200 World University Ranking 2011

Ranking University Country
1 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
2 Harvard University United States
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
4 Yale University United States
5 University of Oxford United Kingdom
6 Imperial College London United Kingdom
7 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom
8 University of Chicago United States
9 University of Pennsylvania United States
10 Columbia University United States
11 Stanford University United States
12 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
13 Princeton University United States
14 University of Michigan United States
15 Cornell University United States
16 Johns Hopkins University United States
17 McGill University Canada
18 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Switzerland
19 Duke University United States
20 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
21 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
22 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
23 University of Toronto Canada
24 Northwestern University United States
25 The University of Tokyo Japan
26 Australian National University Australia
27 King’s College London (University of London) United Kingdom
28 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
29 The University of Manchester United Kingdom
30 University of Bristol United Kingdom
31 The University of Melbourne Australia
32 Kyoto University Japan
33 École Normale Supérieure, Paris France
34 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
35 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
36 École Polytechnique France
37 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
38 The University of Sydney Australia
39 Brown University United States
40 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
41 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
42 Seoul National University Korea, South
43 Carnegie Mellon University United States
44 New York University (NYU) United States
45 Osaka University Japan
46 Peking University China
47 Tsinghua University China
48 The University of Queensland Australia
49 The University of New South Wales Australia
50 The University of Warwick United Kingdom
51 University of British Columbia Canada
52 University of Copenhagen Denmark
53 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Germany
54 Technische Universität München Germany
55 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill United States
56 University of Washington United States
57 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
58 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
59 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
60 Monash University Australia
61 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States
62 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
63 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
64 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
65 Trinity College Dublin Ireland
66 Freie Universität Berlin Germany
67 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
68 KU Leuven Belgium
69 University of Geneva Switzerland
70= Boston University United States
70= Tohoku University Japan
72 The University of Sheffield United Kingdom
73 The University of Western Australia Australia
74 The University of Nottingham United Kingdom
75 University of Southampton United Kingdom
76 University of Texas at Austin United States
77 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) United States
78 Washington University in St. Louis United States
79 Aarhus University Denmark
80= Nagoya University Japan
80= Utrecht University Netherlands
82 The University of Auckland New Zealand
83 Uppsala University Sweden
84 Georgia Institute of Technology United States
85 Purdue University United States
86 Lund University Sweden
87 National Taiwan University (NTU) Taiwan
88 Leiden University Netherlands
89 University of Helsinki Finland
90 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology Korea, South
91 Fudan University China
92 The University of Adelaide Australia
93 University of Leeds United Kingdom
94 Pennsylvania State University United States
95 Durham University United Kingdom
96 University of York United Kingdom
97 University of St Andrews United Kingdom
98 Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH) Korea, South
99 Dartmouth College United States
100 University of Alberta Canada
101 University of California, Davis United States
102 University of Minnesota United States
103 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
104 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
105 Universität Freiburg Germany
106 University of Zurich Switzerland
107 University of Southern California United States
108 University of Oslo Norway
109 Maastricht University Netherlands
110 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
111 Ohio State University United States
112 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia
113 University of Maryland, College Park United States
114 Emory University United States
115 University of Groningen Netherlands
116 University of Pittsburgh United States
117 Rice University United States
118 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) United States
119 Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) France
120 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
121 University of Bergen Norway
122 Kyushu University Japan
123 University of Liverpool United Kingdom
124 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
125 Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) Belgium
126 University of Virginia United States
127 Newcastle University United Kingdom
128 University of Rochester United States
129 Yonsei University Korea, South
130 University of Otago New Zealand
131 Vanderbilt University United States
132 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany
133 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon France
134 University College Dublin Ireland
135 Cardiff University United Kingdom
136 University of Lausanne Switzerland
137 Université de Montréal Canada
138 Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands
139 Hokkaido University Japan
140 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen Germany
141 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
142 University of Colorado at Boulder United States
143 University of Bern Switzerland
144 Queen's University Canada
145 Case Western Reserve University United States
146 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
147 Universität Karlsruhe Germany
148 University of California, Irvine United States
149 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Germany
150 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
151 University of Basel Switzerland
152 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Germany
153 Lancaster University United Kingdom
154 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn Germany
155 University of Vienna Austria
156 University of Cape Town South Africa
157 The University of Western Ontario Canada
158 Texas A&M University United States
159 McMaster University Canada
160 University of Waterloo Canada
161 University of Florida United States
162 University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) United States
163 University of Arizona United States
164 Michigan State University United States
165 University of Ghent Belgium
166 Georgetown University United States
167 Universiti Malaya (UM) Malaysia
168 University of Bath United Kingdom
169= Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Mexico
169= Universidade de São Paulo Brazil
171 Chulalongkorn University Thailand
172 Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) United Kingdom
173 Tel Aviv University Israel
174 Tufts University United States
175 Wageningen University Netherlands
176 Universitat de Barcelona (UB) Spain
177 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
178 Stockholm University Sweden
179 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
180 KTH, Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
181 University College Cork Ireland
182 Universität Frankfurt am Main Germany
183 Università di Bologna (UNIBO) Italy
184 University of Gothenburg Sweden
185 Waseda University Japan
186= Nanjing University China
186= University of Tsukuba Japan
188= Keio University Japan
188= University of Science and Technology of China China
190 Korea University Korea, South
191 Zhejiang University China
192 University of Iowa United States
193 Queen's University of Belfast United Kingdom
194 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Spain
195 University of Leicester United Kingdom
196 Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Belgium
197= University of Antwerp Belgium
197= University of Sussex United Kingdom
199 University of Dundee United Kingdom
200 King Saud University Saudi Arabia

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