Harvard and MIT ranked second and third after Cambridge in QS World University Rankings.

This article titled “Cambridge tops league table of world’s best universities” was written by Jeevan Vasagar, education editor, for The Guardian on Sunday 4th September 2011 23.05 UTC

Cambridge has topped a league table of the world’s best universities, with Harvard and MIT ranked second and third.

The annual QS World University Rankings remains dominated by US institutions, which took 13 of the top 20 places.

There are five British universities in the top 20 – Oxford ranks fifth, Imperial sixth, UCL seventh and Edinburgh 20th. The only university in the top 20 which is not from the English speaking world is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich, at 18. The highest ranking Asian universities are Hong Kong at 22, Tokyo at 25, and the National University of Singapore at 28. King Saud University, in Saudi Arabia, made the top 200 for the first time. At 200, it was the highest rated institution in the Arab world.

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