The world’s top 200 universities 2011


The Times Higher Education has published its list of the top 200 universities in the world.

The California Institute for Technology has been named the best university in the world in the latest league table of the top 200 universities, published by the magazine Times Higher Education (THE). Harvard is at number two, the first time it has failed to take the top spot in the list’s eight-year history.

Last years survey was dominated by American institutions, with 75 making the list. Other high scorers include the Netherlands, Germany and Canada.

Universities are judged on 13 performance indicators, taking in research, teaching, knowledge transfer and international activity. This year the methodology has been tweaked to put arts institutions on a more even footing with those excelling in science.

Cape Town University was ranked the top university in Africa coming in at 103 globally


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