The ranking of the best universities in the world in 2018 (1 - 5)

The ranking of the best universities in the world in 2018 (1 - 5)

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Harvard, Oxford, Yale? What are the best universities in the world? What is the level of French faculties? Campus, number of books in the library, equipment, teachers, research expenses ... Find out why some universities and centers of higher education are still in pole position. This is the 2018 ranking of the elite universities, conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (between Rank 1 and 5).
In 2018, Harvard remains the first university in the world according to the ranking of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Located in the city of Cambridge, USA, it welcomes the intellectual elite with its 10 faculties that range from medicine to art through law, business or health. The oldest American university, it was founded in 1636, Harvard distinguishes itself once again by its high level teaching. She trained dozens of Nobel Prize winners. But if it trustees the first place, education is expensive: more than 25 000 euros a year without housing. This makes Harvard the most expensive and richest university, with a budget of 2.6 billion euros in 2010.
  • Note on 100: 100
  • Number of students: 22,000
  • Country: United States
  • Position in 2017: 1st

Stanford had won a place in 2011 and has since held the second position in this ranking of the best universities in the world. The campus, located south of San Francisco, is home to approximately 16,000 students primarily in medicine, humanities and engineering school. Stanford benefits from its innovative research centers that house the world's leading physics, biology and computer scientists and dozens of R & D companies. It is here that among others was invented the secure e-mail and was carried out the sequencing of the genome. In 2008, about 400 inventions were declared.
  • Score of 100: 75.6
  • Number of students: 16,000
  • Country: United States
  • Position in 2017: 2nd

The third best university in 2018 is Cambridge. The establishment, which celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2009, maintains an identical position in the annual survey conducted by the University of Shanghai. The first European university in history, the very old Cambridge has a solid reputation although it was preceded by Berkeley and Stanford (she was 2nd in 2006). The university is essentially distinguished by the success of its students from its 31 "College". Since 1901, more than 80 of them have won the Nobel Prize, including the first female. Cambridge is also distinguished by its important research center and its publishing house.
  • Score of 100: 71.8
  • Number of students: 20,000
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Position in 2017: 3rd

4.The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT University)
Specialized in engineering studies, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology remains in the same position as last year in the rankings. Located in the city of Cambridge, it has teams of highly coveted researchers. His teachings in aeronautics, chemistry, computer science and mechanical engineering are among the most successful in the world. But MIT does not only train technicians. His courses in political science, history and economics, formerly less popular, see their enrollment soar over the years.
  • Score of 100: 69.9
  • Number of students: 11,000
  • Country: United States
  • Position in 2017: 4th

The University of California, located in Berkeley, United States, remains 5th in the 2018 ranking. Founded in 1868, it is one of the most prestigious American universities and comprises 14 faculties; the most popular being electrical and computer engineering, biology and political science. Berkeley also has a very popular research center. There are 13 Fields Medal winners, 91 Nobel laureates and 14 Pulitzer prizes linked to this university.
  • Score of 100: 68.3
  • Number of students: 40,200
  • Country: United States
  • Position in 2017: 5th.
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