World's Top Universities 2014October 13, 2014
The California Institute for Technology (Caltech) has been named the world’s best institution for the fourth consecutive year in the Times Higher Education’s annual league table.
Harvard and Oxford follow in second and third place respectively. Stanford has retained its fourth place position while the University of Cambridge has climbed two places to fifth and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has dropped one place to sixth on the rankings.
Princeton University is up one place and the University of California, Berkeley remains eighth on the list, while Imperial College London and Yale now share ninth place.
US continues to dominate, taking seven of the top ten positions and 45 of the top 100 but the number is slightly down on last year when the US saw 46 of its universities make it into the top 100.
The chart below shows how the top 100 breaks down by country representation.
According to the latest rankings, London is home to a cluster of well-regarded universities - four London universities are in the top 40, more than any other city featured in the world rankings.
Once again, the highest-ranked institution outside the US and the UK is Switzerland’s ETH Zürich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, which gains one place to 13th position in the latest rankings.
The table below shows the top 100 universities featured on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15, with data provided by Thomson Reuters. You can find the full methodology on the THE website.