Top 10 Universities in the World 2012

15 March 2012, The Times Higher Education released its 2012 Reputation Rankings for universities across the world. Only three countries, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan could make it to top 10 list. Harvard University tops the list followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge.

Following is the list of top 10 universities in the world 2012

1. Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, The United States
Year Established: 1636
Reputation Score: 100.0
President: Drew Gilpin Faust
Academic staff: 2107

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, The United States
Year Established: 1861 (opened 1865)
Reputation Score: 87.2
President: Susan Hockfield
Academic staff: 1,018

3. University of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, England, the United Kingdom
Year Established: 1209
Reputation Score: 80.7
Chancellor: The Lord Sainsbury of Turville
Academic staff: 5,846

4. Stanford University
Location: Stanford, California,The United States
Year Established: 1891
Reputation Score: 72.1
President: John L. Hennessy
Academic staff: 1,910

5. University of California Berkeley

Location: Berkeley, California,The United States
Year Established: March 23, 1868
Reputation Score: 71.6
Chancellor: Robert J. Birgeneau

6. University of Oxford

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Year Established: 1096 or earlier
Reputation Score: 71.2
Chancellor: The Rt. Hon. Lord Patten of Barnes


7. Princeton University

Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Year Established: 1746
Reputation Score: 37.9
President: Shirley M. Tilghman
Academic staff: 1,172


8. University of Tokyo
Location: Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan
Year Established: 1877
Reputation Score: 35.6
President: Junichi Hamada
Academic staff: 5,779


9. University of California Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Year Established: 1919
Reputation Score: 33.8
Chancellor: Gene D. Block
Academic staff: 4,016


10. Yale University

Location: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Year Established: 1701
Reputation Score: 32.4
President: Richard C. Levin
Academic staff: 3,619


To view the list of top 100 universities , visit The Times Higher Education