Cambridge placed in top five in newest global rankings

Cambridge placed in top five in newest global rankings

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Cambridge is in the top five in two sets of global rankings published earlier this month

QS World University Rankings

Cambridge is the highest ranked European university in the 2018 edition of the QS World University Rankings in fifth place. The next highest European institution is Oxford in sixth place.

QS top 10 

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2. Stanford University
3. Harvard University
4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
5. University of Cambridge
6. University of Oxford
7. University College London (UCL)
8. Imperial College London
9. University of Chicago
10. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

See the full rankings on the QS website

About the QS World University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings are compiled using six metrics: academic reputation; employer reputation; faculty-student ratio; citations per faculty; international faculty ratio; and international student ratio.

Read more about the methodology on the QS website

THE World Reputation Rankings​

Cambridge holds fourth place in the 2017 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings, maintaining its position from 2016. This year sees Oxford join Cambridge in fourth place, the highest entry amongst European institutions, up one place from fifth last year.

THE world reputation top 10

1. Harvard University
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. Stanford University
=4. University of Cambridge
=4. University of Oxford
6. University of California Berkeley
7. Princeton University
8. Yale University
9. University of Chicago
10. California Institute of Technology

See the full rankings on THE's website

About the THE World Reputation Rankings

THE's World Reputation Rankings are compiled from an invitation-only survey of senior published academics around the world, available in 15 languages. Respondents list up to 15 institutions they deem the best for research and teaching in their fields and their experience.

Find out more about the methodology on THE's website