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June 14, 2017

Harvard is World's Most Prestigious University

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Photo: Section of a building at Harvard Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Image Credit: Andreas Metz.

Times Higher Education (THE) has just announced the results of its World Reputation Rankings 2017. These rankings are based on the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey to provide the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands.

Harvard University tops this year’s list of the world’s most prestigious universities, and it does that for the seventh year in a row.

But, while North America continues to dominate the table, several of the region’s most reputable institutions have been outshone by leading Asian brands for the first time. China’s Tsinghua University and Peking University both leapfrogged the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University in the table this year while the University of Tokyo now has a stronger reputation than Columbia University. Meanwhile, Seoul National University is now considered more prestigious than the University of California, Davis.

Leading universities in Belgium, Germany, France and the Netherlands have also lost ground as universities in Asia have become more prominent brands on the global stage.

Overall, 19 countries across Europe, Australasia, Asia, North America and Latin America are represented in the seventh annual edition of the table.

World’s Most Prestigious Universities 2017

Top 50

Rank - Institution - Location - Overall Score

  1. Harvard University — United States — 100.0
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — United States — 80.2
  3. Stanford University — United States — 76.2
  4. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom — 69.1
  5. University of Oxford — United Kingdom — 69.1
  6. University of California, Berkeley — United States — 60.3
  7. Princeton University — United States — 38.5
  8. Yale University — United States — 35.8
  9. University of Chicago — United States — 27.2
  10. California Institute of Technology — United States — 26.0
  11. University of Tokyo — Japan — 25.7
  12. Columbia University — United States — 24.3
  13. University of California, Los Angeles — United States — 22.6
  14. Tsinghua University — China — 20.1
  15. University of Michigan — United States — 18.5
  16. University College London — United Kingdom — 17.3
  17. Peking University — China — 17.2
  18. Imperial College London — United Kingdom — 17.1
  19. University of Pennsylvania — United States — 17.0
  20. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom — 16.7
  21. Johns Hopkins University — United States — 16.6
  22. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology — Switzerland — 16.3
  23. Cornell University — United States — 15.5
  24. University of Toronto — Canada — 15.4
  25. Kyoto University — Japan — 13.4
  26. New York University — United States — 13.4
  27. National University of Singapore — Singapore — 13.0
  28. Duke University — United States — 11.5
  29. University of California, San Diego — United States — 9.8
  30. Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russian Federation — 9.4
  31. Northwestern University — United States — 9.2
  32. University of Texas at Austin — United States — 9.1
  33. University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States — 9.1
  34. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom — 8.7
  35. University of Washington — United States — 8.7
  36. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — United States — 8.6
  37. Carnegie Mellon University — United States — 8.4
  38. Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University Paris — France — 7.9
  39. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong — 7.6
  40. University of British Columbia — Canada — 7.5
  41. King’s College London — United Kingdom — 7.2
  42. University of California, San Francisco — United States — 6.9
  43. LMU Munich — Germany — 6.9
  44. McGill University — Canada — 6.9
  45. Ecole Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne — Switzerland — 6.8
  46. University of Melbourne — Australia — 6.6
  47. Seoul National University — South Korea — 6.6
  48. Georgia Institute of Technology — United States — 6.1
  49. University of California, Davis — United States — 6.0
  50. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — United States — 5.8

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Reputation ranking is not academic ranking. Rather, as Times Higher Education explains, it lists the world’s top 100 universities based purely on their prestige.

THE’s World Reputation Rankings are based on an annual invitation only Academic Reputation Survey. According to THE, this year, the survey received responses from more than 10,500 scholars across 137 countries. Each of these academics represented his country as well as his peers in his field of expertise. The survey had asked experienced, published academics to outline which universities they perceived to be the best for teaching and research in their specialist discipline.

As higher education becomes more international and more competitive, the universities that are succeeding are the institutions that have made their reputation central to their strategy. A good reputation attracts talent, investment and partnerships.

National governments accept that universities now form an essential component of their country’s soft power. For university leaders, donors, partners, faculty and students, the reputation of their institution is the foundation that strengthens and drives their decision making, and highlights the value they place on the university’s research and teaching.

The ESSENCE of our following opinion, expressed in 2015, still holds good.

University Reputation Ranking

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