Universities play a vital role in the education sector in the modern world. Following are the top ten universities of the world for year 2011/2012. In the top ten best universities of the world, there are 6 universities of USA and four of UK. This shows why USA is a super power and possesses the most advance nation of the world. Prominence in the field of education implies prominence in all other fields. Various factors, academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty to student ratio and number of international students, give surge to the status of university in international arena. Followings are the top ten universities of the world;
1. University of Cambridge is the best university in the world. It is situated in United Kingdom. Two most important factors which make it top in the world are its academic reputation and employer reputation. In these two above fields Cambridge University has no match.
2. Harvard University is at number two in the list of top ten universities of the world. It is situated in USA and the most impressive things about this university are its academic reputation, employer reputation and citation per faculty. In the field of international faculty the score of Harvard is low i.e. 76.9.
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology or MIT is in USA and it is the third best university in the world. In the field of academic reputation and employer reputation this institute scores 100 out of 100 but due to lack of international faculty it scores only 50 in that field.
4. Yale University of USA is the fourth best higher education institute of the world. In academic reputation, employer reputation and faculty student ratio this university is 100 percent but there is lack of international students in this university.
5. University of Oxford is historical and one of the most famous in the world. But it is on number five in this list of top ten universities of the world.
6. Imperial College of London is another UK based university which is at number six in this list.
7. UCL (University College London) is situated in UK . Best things about this institution are its academic reputation and high number of international students.
8. University of Chicago is situated in USA and this year it is on number eight in this list of top ten universities of the world.
9. University of Pennsylvania which is also known as UPenn is at number nine in this list. It is also situated in USA.
10. Columbia University of USA is at number ten in this list.