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Harvard University leads Best Global Universities Rankings 2017 while University of Tokyo (Japan) stands out in Asia: U.S. News & World Report

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Washington/Mumbai:  The Universities based in USA have continued their dominance in the 2017 Best Global Universities rankings released by U.S. News & World Report today (25 October 2016). For the first time, US claim the top five spots: Harvard University leads at No. 1, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology at No. 2 and Stanford University at No. 3. The University of California—Berkeley comes in at No. 4 and California Institute of Technology rounds out the group at No. 5.

With 210 ranked universities, U.S. schools dominate the 2017 list. Behind the U.S., the following countries and regions have the most ranked institutions out of 1,000 schools on the overall Best Global Universities list: Mainland China (87); United Kingdom  (680; Germany  (55); and France  (49).

University of Tokyo (Japan) leads the Asia basket with National University of Singapore at No.2,  Peking University (Mainland China) at No. 3,  Tsinghua University (Mainland China) at No 4, and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) at No.5.  Peking University, tied at No. 53 on the overall list, is the No. 1 school in mainland China. The top 5 universities in mainland China are: Peking University; Tsinghua University; Fudan University; University of Science and Technology of China; Shanghai Jiao Tong University (tie) and Zhejiang University (tie).

The University of Oxford ranked No. 6 on the global list while it emerges as the No. 1 school in the U.K. The top 5 universities in the U.K. are: University of Oxford; University of Cambridge; Imperial College London; University of College London; University of Edinburgh.

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings for more than 30 years, today released the 2017 Best Global Universities rankings. The overall rankings are the most comprehensive assessment of research universities worldwide, evaluating 1,000 universities – up from 750 last year – across 65 countries and regions.

In the 2017 edition, U.S. News added six new country-specific rankings, including larger countries like Russia and smaller ones such as Poland and Egypt, bringing the total up to 38. Institutions are also assessed across 22 subjects.

The Best Global Universities methodology – which is based on Web of Science data and metrics provided by Clarivate Analytics InCites – weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance using bibliometric indicators such as publications, citations and international collaboration. Each subject ranking has its own methodology based on academic research performance and reputation in that specific area.

“For over 30 years, U.S. News has helped students better understand the range of college options available to them in the U.S.,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “We take the same in-depth approach in our Best Global Universities to help students understand their college options worldwide.”

2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities – Overall Best Global Universities

1.Harvard University (U.S.)

2.Massachusetts Institute of Technology (U.S.)

3.Stanford University (U.S.)

4.University of California—Berkeley (U.S.)

5.California Institute of Technology (U.S.)

6.University of Oxford (U.K.)

7.University of Cambridge (U.K.)

8.Princeton University (U.S.)

9.Columbia University (U.S.)

10.University of California—Los Angeles (U.S.)

Asia  region 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Universities

1.University of Tokyo (Japan)

2.National University of Singapore

3.Peking University (Mainland China)

4.Tsinghua University (Mainland China)

5.Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

6.Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)

7.Kyoto University (Japan)

8.University of Hong Kong

9.Seoul National University (South Korea)

10.Fudan University (Mainland China)

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