10+ Best and Highly Reputed Universities in the World

You may be wondering how we can decide the top Universities in the world. Actually it’s quite simple, we consider the six major factors

  • Publication
  • Influence
  • Faculty
  • Inventions and Patents
  • Employment
  • Education

These are some terms which must be taken into account while deciding the rank. Out of the top, most universities are from the United States. Scroll down to see our updated list of highly reputed and Best Universities in the World.

13. ETH Zurich

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Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Notable People:

1. Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921
2. Alfred Werner, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1913
3. Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1978

ETH Zurich is one of the top science, engineering, mathematics, management and technology university in the Europe. It was established in 1955 with only six departments and now it has 16 departments and over 10,000 students take admission every year. Throughout history, twenty-one Nobel Prize has been awarded to students and professors for contributing in the field of technology and medicine.

12. University College London (UCL)

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Location: London, UK

Notable People:

1. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone
2. A.A. Gill, editor at The Economist
3. Rabindranath Tagore, a famous author

UCL was the first institute in Britain which is completely secular and also admit women with the same criteria. It is regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious universities. It also houses several museums and collections in the field of science and arts. Thirty two Nobel Prizes have been awarded to students and academics including eighteen in medicine and psychology. UCL has around 4000 research staff and spent over $500 in research.

11. University of Michigan

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Location: Michigan, USA

Notable People:

1. Larry Page, co-founder of Google
2. Arthur Miller, a famous writer
3. Selma Blair, Hollywood actress

The University of Michigan is a public research university that has a very high research and development activities. It was established in 1817 with a few students and now over 43,000 students study here annually. Every year, a budget of $6.6 billion is sanctioned for the research and development.

10. Yale University

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Location : Connecticut, United States

Notable People:

1. Bill Clinton, former US President
2. Bing Gordon, co-founder of Electronic Arts
3. Ernest Lawrence, Nobel Prize in Physics

Yale University was founded in 1701 and the third oldest institution of higher education in the United States. There are 1100 faculty members who teach 5300 undergraduate and 6100 postgraduate. Yale University produced many notable personalities including 5 US President, 19 US Supreme court justices.

9. University of Tokyo

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Location : Tokyo, Japan

Notable People:

1. Kiichi Miyazawa, former Prime Minister
2. Kunihiko Kodaira, Nobel Prize in mathematics in 1954
3. Yoichiro Nambu, Nobel Prize in physics in 2008

University of Tokyo established in 1877. There are 2650 academic staff members who teach more than 30000 students. The university has 46 different athletics teams and holds approximately 8.7 million books with some rare publications. It is regarded as one of the top universities in Asia. Throughout history, 15 Prime Ministers of Japan have studied in the Tokyo University.

8. University of California, Los Angeles

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Location : Los Angeles, United States

Notable People:

1. Carol Burnett, Presidential medal of freedom in 2005
2. Louis Ignarro, Nobel Prize in medicine in 1998
3. Lloyd Shapley, Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 2012

The UCLA is a very famous University in the United States. Fifteen Nobel Prize, 2 Turing Award Winners were students of this University. It is also popular for several sports teams including American football and basketball. The UCLA athletic team, the Bruins has won 125 National Championships. UCLA athletics students have won 250 Olympic Medals in which 125 are Gold Medals.

7. Princeton University

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Location : New Jersey, United States

Notable People:

1. James Madison, former US President
2. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
3. Jimmy Stewart, American actor

The Princeton University was founded in 1746. It is now providing graduate and undergraduate courses in humanities, social science, natural science and engineering. The Princeton University has the largest university endowment in the world. The students of this university have been awarded with 37 Nobel Prizes, two Abel Prizes, 17 National Medal of Science and nine Turing Awards

6. Stanford University

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Location : Stanford, California, United States

Notable People:

1. William Hewlett and David Packard, owners of HP
2. Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal
3. Phil Knight, founder of Nike

Stanford University established in 1891. The university is home to 52 Nobel Prize winners, 30 living billionaires and 17 astronauts. Stanford’s faculty and alumni have established several prominent companies including Google, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Sun Microsystems, and Yahoo! The university is organized into seven schools, i.e. Humanity of science, Business, education, engineering, law, medicine and earth science. This university has produced second highest number of billionaires of all universities in the world.

5. University of California, Berkeley

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Location : Berkeley, California, United States

Notable People:

1. Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel
2. Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002
3. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc.

The University of California, Berkeley established in 1868 and is a Public Research University located in California, United States. It has a wide range of 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Berkeley faculty and researchers have won 72 Nobel Prizes, 9 Wolf Prizes, 15 Turing Award, seven fields medal and 20 Academy Awards. Sixteen chemical elements have been discovered in UC Berkeley which is the highest in the world.

4. University of Oxford

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Location : Oxford, United Kingdom

Notable People:

1. David Cameron, former UK President
2. Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India
3. Tim Berners Lee, inventor of World Wide Web

The University of Oxford was established 916 years ago and is the oldest University in English speaking world located in England. There motto is “The Lord is my Light”. More than 20,000 students applied for 150 scholarships in 2012-2013. There are 38 colleges of the University of Oxford and six Permanent Private Halls. Moreover, 58 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to the researchers and professors.

3. University of Cambridge

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Location : Cambridge, United Kingdom

Notable People:

1. Stephen Hawking, pioneer of Quantum Mechanics
2. Francis Crick and James Watson, discoverers of DNA
3. James Maxwell, contributor in Electromagnetic Theory

University of Cambridge is a public research university, established in 1209 and is the 2nd oldest University in English speaking world. Famous Mathematician Isaac Newton was a student of this University. Eighty eight Nobel Prize winners are affiliates of the university making it highest in any other institution. Today, it has 31 colleges and six academic schools. Athlete students won a total of 80 gold medals in Olympics.

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Location : Cambridge, United states

Notable People:

1. Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize in Economics in 1977
2. Ceciil Howard Green, co-founder of Texas Instruments
3. Amar Bose, owner of BOSE audio system

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research University and was founded in 1861. There motto is “Mind and hand” and they hold 8 Nobel Prizes and 3Wolf Prizes. The genetic basis for Lou Gehrig’s disease and Huntington’s disease were first discovered in MIT. It has 5 schools, 1 college and 32 academic departments. MIT is worldwide known for research and development in the physical science and engineering.

1. Harvard University

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Location : Cambridge, United states

Notable People:

1. John Adams, 2nd President of the USA
2. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft
3. Barack Obama, 44th President of the USA

The Harvard University established in 1636. It was named after John Harvard. It has 209 acre main campus. Eight US Presidents, Sixty two living billionaires were graduated from this University. The University has produced many notable personalities like George W Bush, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and many others. It has a budget of $36.4 Billion every year, which is the highest financial endowment of any academic institution in the world.

Written by
Varun Kumar

Varun Kumar is a professional science and technology journalist and a big fan of AI, machines, and space exploration. He received a Master's degree in computer science from Indraprastha University. To find out about his latest projects, feel free to directly email him at [email protected] 

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  • Harvard University is really awesome and best university in world , In all worlds student dream to study at Harvard . those student study in Harvard that also a lucky guys .

  • Harvard University is really awesome and best university in world , In all worlds student dream to study at Harvard . those student study in Harvard that also a lucky guys .