World's top 500 universities in 2011

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The Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Monday released the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), marking its 9th consecutive year of measuring the performance of top universities worldwide.

Harvard University tops the 2011 list; other Top 10 universities are: Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, Cambridge, Caltech, Princeton, Columbia, Chicago and Oxford. In Continental Europe, ETH Zurich (23rd) in Switzerland takes first place, followed by Paris-Sud (40th) and Pierre and Marie Curie (41st) in France. The best ranked universities in Asia are University of Tokyo (21st) and Kyoto University (27th) in Japan.

Three universities are ranked among Top 100 for the first time in the history of ARWU: University of Geneva (73rd), University of Queensland (88th) and University of Frankfurt (100th). As a result, the number of Top 100 universities in Switzerland, Australia and Germany increases to 4, 4 and 6 respectively.

Ten universities first enter into Top 500, among them University of Malaya in Malaysia and University of Zagreb in Croatia enable their home countries to be represented, together with other 40 countries, in the 2011 ARWU list.

Progress of universities in Middle East countries is remarkable. King Saud University in Saudi Arabia first appears in Top 300; King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in Saudi Arabia, Istanbul University in Turkey and University of Teheran in Iran move up in Top 400 for the first time; Cairo University in Egypt is back to Top 500 after five years of staggering outside.

The number of Chinese universities in Top 500 increases to 35 in 2011, with National Taiwan University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Tsinghua University ranked among Top 200.


 World's top 100 universities on the ARWU 2010 list:

 Rank      University

 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

 11.         Yale University

 12.         University of California, Los Angeles

 13.         Cornell University

 14.         University of Pennsylvania

 15.         University of California, San Diego

 16.         University of Washington

 17.         University of California, San Francisco

 18.         The Johns Hopkins University

 19.         University of Wisconsin - Madison

 20.         University College London

 21.         The University of Tokyo

 22.         University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

 23.         Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

 24.         The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

 25.         University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 26.         University of Toronto

 27.         Kyoto University

 28.         University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 29.         New York University

 30.         Northwestern University

 31.         Washington University in St. Louis

 32.         University of Colorado at Boulder

 33.         Rockefeller University

 33.         University of California, Santa Barbara

 35.         Duke University

35.         The University of Texas at Austin

 37.        University of British Columbia

 38.        The University of Manchester

 38.        University of Maryland, College Park

 40.        University of Paris Sud (Paris 11)

 41.        Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6

 42.        University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 43.        University of Copenhagen

 44.        Karolinska Institute

 45.        Pennsylvania State University - University Park

 46.        University of Southern California

 47.        Technical University Munich

 48.        University of California, Davis

 48.        University of California, Irvine

 48.        Utrecht University

 51.       The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

 52.       Vanderbilt University

 53.       The University of Edinburgh

 54.        University of Munich

 55.        Carnegie Mellon University

 56.        University of Zurich

 57.       The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 57.       University of Pittsburgh

 59.       Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick

 60.       University of Melbourne

 61.       Purdue University - West Lafayette

 62.       University of Heidelberg

 63.       The Ohio State University - Columbus

 64.       McGill University

 65.        Brown University

 65.        Leiden University

 67.        Uppsala University

 68.        King's College London

 69.        Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris

 70.       The Australian National University

 70.       University of Bristol

 72.       University of Florida

 73.       University of Geneva

 74.       University of Helsinki

 75.       University of Oslo

 76.       Boston University

 77.       Moscow State University

 78.       Arizona State University - Tempe

 79.       University of Utah

 80.       University of Arizona

 81.       Stockholm University

 82.       Indiana University Bloomington

 82.       Osaka University

 84.       University of Rochester

 85.       University of Nottingham

 86.       Aarhus University

 86.       The University of Queensland

 86.       University of Goettingen

 89.       Ghent University

 89.        McMaster University

 89.        University of Basel

 92.        Michigan State University

 93.        Rice University

 94.        Nagoya University

 94.        University of Bonn

 96.        University of Sydney

 97.        Case Western Reserve University

 97.        The University of Sheffield

 97.        Tohoku University

 100.      Texas A&M University - College Station

 100.      University of Frankfurt 

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