British universities lose ground in global rankings. Here are the top 100

Just Cambridge hangs on to its place in the top five

British universities have slipped down the latest list of the world’s top institutions.

Just Cambridge makes it into the top five in a list that is overwhelmingly made up of American colleges.

The list, compiled by QS, and regarded as one of the most important rankings, puts Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the top of the list, the same position it occupied last year, while Harvard took Cambridge’s 2014 second place, knocking the English university down to third place this year.

Stanford university is in equal third place with Cambridge, and the California Institute of Technology completed the top five.

This meant that Oxford, UCL and Imperial, were all pushed out of the top 5 and now languish at 6th, 7th and 8th respectively.

Here is the top 100. For a full list click here:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
2. Harvard University 
3= University of Cambridge 
3= Stanford University 
5. California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) 
6. University of Oxford 
7. UCL (University College London) 
8. Imperial College London 
9. Eth Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) 
10. University of Chicago 
11. Princeton University 
12. National University of Singapore (NUS) 
13. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 
14. École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) 
15. Yale University 
16. Johns Hopkins University 
17. Cornell University 
18. University of Pennsylvania 
19= Australian National University (ANU) 
19= Kings College London KCL) 
21. University of Edinburgh

22. Columbia University 
23. École normale supérieure, Paris (ENS Paris) 
24. McGill University 
25. Tsinghua University 
26. University of California Berkeley, Berkeley (UCB) 
27. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 
28. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) 
29. Duke University 
30= University of Michigan 
30= University of Hong Kong (HKU) 
32. Northwestern University 
33. University of Manchester 
34. University of Toronto 
35. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 
36. Seoul National University (SNU) 
37. University of Bristol 
38. Kyoto University 
39. The University of Tokyo 
40. Ecole Polytechnique Paristech

41. Peking University 
42. The University of Melbourne 
43. KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 
44. University of California, San Diego (UCSD) 
45. The University of Sydney 
46= The University of New South Wales (UNSW) 
46= The University of Queensland (UQ) 
48. University of Warwick 
49. Brown University 
50. University of British Columbia 
51= The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) 
51= Fudan University 
53. New York University (NYU) 
54. University of Wisconsin-Madison 
55. University of Amsterdam 
56. Tokyo Institute of Technology 
57. City University of Hong Kong 
58. Osaka University 
59. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
60. Technische Universitat Munchen

61. Durham University 
62= Carnegie Mellon University 
62= University of Glasgow 
64. Delft University of Technology 
65. University of Washington 
66. Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg 
67. Monash University 
68. University of St Andrews 
69. University of Copenhagen 
70= National Taiwan University (NTU) 
70= Lund University 
70= Shanghai Jiao Tong University 
70= University of Nottingham 
74. Tohoku University 
75. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen 
76. University of Birmingham 
77. University of Texas at Austin 
78. Trinity College Dublin (TCD) 
79. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
80. University of Sheffield

81. University of Southampton 
82= The University of Auckland 
82= Katholieke Universiteit 
84. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) 
85= University of California, Davis (UCD) 
85= University of Zurich 
87= University of Leeds 
87= Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) 
89= Purdue University 
89= University of Geneva 
91. Boston University 
92. KTH, Royal Institute of Technology 
93. KIT, Karlsruher Institute Fur Technologie 
94. Utrecht University 
95. Leiden University 
96= University of Helsinki 
96= University of Alberta 
98. The University of Western Australia (UWA) 
99. Ohio State University 
100. University of Groningen

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