10 Top Universities in the World and India 2018 : US News
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10 Top Universities in the World and in India 2018 : US News

The fourth annual U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings were produced to provide insight into the top universities ranked globally. Every year, millions of graduate and undergraduate students study at a foreign University. The most recent figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  (OECD) show that over 4.5 million students enroll in a University located in a country where they are not citizens.

Since an increasing number of students plan to enroll in universities outside of their own country, the Best Global Universities Rankings – which focus specifically on schools’ academic research and reputation overall and not on their separate undergraduate or graduate programs – can help those applicants accurately compare top Universities around the world.


OECD research also suggests that the number of international students is rising sharply. Between 2005 and 2012, the share of students studying outside of their home country increased by 50 percent. There are over one million international students studying in the United States alone.

This increase in popularity is why U.S. News & World Report assessed 1,250 institutions across 74 countries in order to develop its annual 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities rankings.

These institutions from the U.S. and more than 60 other countries have been ranked based on 13 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations. Students can use these rankings to explore the higher education options that exist beyond their own countries’ borders and to compare key aspects of schools’ research missions. These are the world’s top 1,250 universities.

“Today, more students are exploring higher education options beyond their own borders,” writes U.S. News and World Report. “Universities worldwide are competing for the best students, renowned faculty and research dollars.”


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U.S. News used data from Clarivate Analytics InCites and ranked universities based on factors such as global research reputation, publications, and conferences. In order to be considered, universities had to have published at least 1,500 papers between 2011 and 2015. In some cases several institutions tied for the same ranking.

Harvard University was ranked the best global university by U.S. News due to its broad-reaching international reputation and impressive research opportunities.

The United States dominated U.S. News’ 2018 rankings. Out of 10 top universities in the ranking, 8 schools are located in the U.S. except for the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge.

Among the 1,250 schools ranked, 17.7 percent are located in the United States, a slight decrease from 21 percent in 2017. The next most well-represented country on the list is China, where 136 universities made the list.

  1. Yale University

Country: United States

Region: North America

Total enrollment: 12,458

  1. University of Washington

Country: United States

Region: North America

Total enrollment: 45,591

  1. Johns Hopkins University

Country: United States

Region: North America

Total enrollment: 23,992

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  1. Princeton University

Country: United States

Region: North America

Total enrollment: 8,181

  1. Columbia University

Country: United States

Region: North America

Total enrollment: 25,084

  1. University of Cambridge

Country: United Kingdom

Region: Europe

Total enrollment: 18,977

  1. California Institute of Technology

Country: United States

Region: North America

Total enrollment: 2,240

  1. University of Oxford

Country: United Kingdom

Region: Europe

Total enrollment: 19,790

  1. University of California Berkeley

Country: United States

Region: North America

Total enrollment: 40,174

  1. Stanford University

Country: United States

Region: North America

Total enrollment: 16,914

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  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Country: United States

Region: North America

Total enrollment: 11,376

  1. Harvard University

Country: United States

Region: North America

Total enrollment: 20,324

India’s Top 10 Universities in Global Ranking

Indian University/Institute                          Name Global Ranking
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 460
Panjab University, Chandigarh 513
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 548
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 630
Indian Institute of Technology Madras 672
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 698
Aligarh Muslim University 704 (tied)
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 704 (tied)
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Roorkee 710
University of Delhi 719

Top Universities in Asia

1. National University of Singapore
2. Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
3. University of Tokyo (Japan)
4. Tsinghua University (China)
5. Peking University (China)

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Methodology for Top Universities Ranking

The rankings are prepared using the 13 indicators and weights that U.S. News chose to measure global research performance. The indicators and their weights in the ranking formula are listed in the table below, with related indicators grouped together; an explanation of each follows.

Ranking Indicator Weight
Global research reputation 12.5%
Regional research reputation 12.5%
Publications 10%
Books 2.5%
Conferences 2.5%
Normalized citation impact 10%
Total citations 7.5%
Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited 12.5%
Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited 10%
International collaboration 5%
Percentage of total publications with international collaboration 5%
Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited in their respective field 5%

Percentage of total publications that are among the top 1 percent most highly cited papers

5%

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