US, UK universities rank world’s top universities in 2013
United States or the United Kingdom universities ranked of the world’s top 10 universities in 2013, Christian Science Monitor reported on Friday. Britain’s leading higher education publication, The Times Higher Education, released its
2013-2014 version of the annual global ranking of the world’s top universities. Schools in the US and the UK take all top 10 spots and over half of the top 100.
Switzerland earned the top-ranked school outside of the US or UK at number 14, and Japan’s University of Tokyo landed as the highest Asian school at number 23. India and Russia continue to struggle, placing no institutions in the top 100 for the second year in a row.
The editor of the rankings, Phil Baty, pointed to a pattern of “clustering”among elite universities: Boston, Mass. has more universities on the list than China, Switzerland, or Australia. And London has more than all of Japan. Mr. Baty notes fears that regional schools may be slipping while elite institutions thrive.
The study’s methodology relies on Global Institutional Profiles database, and measures schools on their teaching, research, industry income, and international outlook.