The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 list the 980 top universities in the world, making it our biggest international league table to date. The top universities rankings use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
Countries in white have no institutions in the 2016 ranking.
1. University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
2. California Institute of Technology (United States)
3. Stanford University (United States)
4. University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
6. Harvard University (United States)
7. Princeton University (United States)
8. Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
9. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)
10. University of California, Berkeley (United States)
10. University of Chicago (United States)