The world's top 10 universities, according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities has released its 2012 results, ranking the top 500 universities internationally.
  • The rankings are based on factors including Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, citations of faculty members and per capita academic performance.
  • According to the ARWU list's rankings, the top 10 universities in the world are:
  1. Harvard University
  2. Stanford University
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  4. University of California, Berkeley
  5. University of Cambridge
  6. California Institute of Technology
  7. Princeton University
  8. Columbia University
  9. University of Chicago
  10. University of Oxford 


From the article:

"... According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities -- a research center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University -- Harvard University comes out on top, and American universities take eight of the top 10 spots. ..."

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