Top Ten Universities Worldwide 2014/2015 Ranking

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What are some of the best Universities worldwide? Magazinereel has dived to the academic seabed and today brings out the top ten best Universities worldwide according to the latest University ranking. Here’s the full list.

1. California Institute of Technology.

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The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a highly focused science and engineering research and education institution located in Pasadena, CA. It is home to approximately 2,300 students and 300 faculty, and boasts 31 Nobel laureates among its past and current faculty and alumni. Caltech manages the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for NASA, and owns and operates a global network of astronomical observatories and research facilities.

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2. Harvard University. 

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The oldest academic institute in the US, it dates from 1636 and is named after its first benefactor, John Harvard. It has the global academy’s largest financial endowment and boasts more than 40 Nobel laureates. Its 210-acre main campus and 23 satellites house 10 faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. It boasts of successful alumni like Barack Obama among many more.

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3. University of Oxford. 

Twenty-six British prime ministers, at least 30 other world leaders, 12 saints and 20 archbishops of Canterbury have been Oxonians. Oxford virtually invented college life in the 13th century. The world’s third-oldest surviving university offers approximately 12,000 undergraduates a choice of 38 colleges and six permanent private-residence halls.

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4. Stanford University. 

Founded in 1891 by railway tycoon Leland Stanford in remembrance of his son, who died aged 16, Stanford is said to be, after Harvard, the US’ most selective university, accepting around 7 per cent of applicants. Its alumni founded corporate giants including Hewlett-Packard and Google. The world’s third-richest university, it teaches about 7,000 undergraduate and around 4,000 graduate students.

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5. University of Cambridge.

Cambridge alumni loom large in the making of the modern world: Newton on laws and motion; Rutherford splitting the atom; Darwin on evolution; Turing’s prototypical computer; Crick and Watson with DNA. Founded in 1209 by Oxford scholars who quit after a dispute with the local citizenry, Cambridge now employs more than 8,500 staff and has over 18,300 students.

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Keep it @magazinereel and @Benkeybe254  to know which are other universities in the top ten list.

Courtesy of Times Higher Education

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