Top 10 Univiersities in the World in 2020

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This is a detailed guide profiling the top 10 universities in the world, these universities have been carefully selected based on several ratings.

Most of the ratings have come in the areas of their academics performance, research, and inventions

This selection is based on the QS world universities ranking, their selection is based on the first 1000 best universities in the world and they have been ranked using several areas to measure their performance.

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Most of their ranking and rating are focused mainly on these areas, Academics performance, innovations, inventions, and research.

But for the purpose of this write up we will only focus on the top ten world’s best universities we have and the top 10 cuts across various countries of the world.

List of World Top 10 Universities

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT)
  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University
  • California Institute of Technology ( Caltech)
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • ETH Zurich ( Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Chicago
  • University College London ( UCL)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT)

MIT Is one of the leading universities of the world and happens to be the number one ranked university in the world according to the QS world university ranking.

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The universities happen to be a private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the united states of America. The universities have produced 96 Nobel laureates in different research areas.

Data

  • Establishment Type: Private
  • Year Established: April 10, 1861
  • Academics Affiliation: AAU, AICUM, AITU, APLU
  • Chancellor: Cynthia Barnhart
  • President: L. Rafeal Reif
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachussts
  • Nickname: Engineers.

 

Stanford University

Stanford University also happens to be one of the top best universities in the world, the universities is a private research university located in California in the United States of America.

The universities were established in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford, the universities has produced 83 Nobel Laureates from different field of research.

Data

  • Establishment Type: Private
  • Year Established: 1861
  • Founder: Leland and Jane Stanford
  • President: Marc Tessier
  • Location: Stanford, California, United States
  • Nickname: Cardinal

Harvard University

This is another popular university in the world, Harvard happens to also be a private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts in America.

Harvard was founded in the year 1636, the name Harvard was coined from the name of its benefactor who is a clergyman named John Harvard.

Harvard has a student population comprising of 6800 undergraduate and 14,000 postgraduates students.

The institution has produced world-renowned Nobel Laureates in the different academic fields.

Data

  • Establishment Type: Private
  • Year Established: 1636
  • President: Lawrence Bacow
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, united states
  • Nickname: Harvard Crimson

 

California Institute of Technology ( Caltech)

This is another world-renowned university, it’s a private research university located in Pasadena, California in the united states.

The university was founded in the year 1891 by Amos G Thoop, the university as its strength in Engineering and Natural science.

The university has been able to produce about 74 Nobel Laureates in different field of research.

Data

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  • Establishment Type: Private
  • Year Established: 1891
  • President: Lawrence Amos G Thoop
  • Location: Pasadena, California, united states
  • Nickname: Beavers

 

The University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is a world-renowned university and one of the oldest university in the United Kingdom, the university was established in 1096 making one of the oldest university in the world.

 Oxford university is made of over 39 colleges with different departments and has produced outstanding scholars in a different field who has gone ahead to win the prestigious Nobel Laureates.

Data

  • Establishment Type: Public Institution
  • Year Established: 1096
  • Vice-Chancellor: Louise Richardson
  • Location: Oxford, England, United Kingdom

 

The University of Cambridge

Cambridge University is another world-renowned university from the UK, the university was established in 1902 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The university happens to a public research institute.

 The university is ranked as the number one university in the United Kingdom, with over 30,000 students in various colleges and departments.

Data

  • Establishment Type: Public Institution
  • Year Established: 1902
  • Vice-Chancellor: Stephen Toope
  • Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

 

ETH Zurich ( Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

This is another top university in the world, which was founded by the Swiss government in the year 1854.

Data

  • Establishment Type: Public Institution
  • Year Established: 1854
  • President: Joel Mesot
  • Rector: Sarah Springman

 

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is another renowned university that as excellently done well to be ranked among the top 10 best universities in the world.

The university was established by the Royal Charter in the year 1988, it as world-renowned staffs among which are 14 Nobel Laureates teaching their undergraduates students.

Data

  • Establishment Type: Public Institution
  • Year Established: 1988
  • President: Alice Gast
  • Provost: Ian Waimsley

 

The University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is a world-renowned private research institute in Illinois, Chicago, it was founded in the year 1890. The university has produced so many scholars who have won several Nobel Laureates.

 Data

  • Establishment Type: Private Institution
  • Year Established: 1890
  • President : Robert J Zimmer
  • Provost: Daniel Diermeier
  • Location: Illinois, Chicago, united states
  • Nickname: Maroons

University College London ( UCL)

UCL is a public research university established in London, the United Kingdom in the year 1826.

The university as produced so many outstanding scholars in various fields of endeavours.

Data

  • Establishment Type: Public Institution
  • Year Established: 1826
  • Chancellor: The Princess Royals
  • Provost: Michael Arthur
  • Location: London, United Kingdom

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