QS research into world universities has now released the 2011/2012 rankings. The Cambridge university was named best in the world to beat the US oldest and prestigious university Harvard to the 2nd place. According to QS research, Cambridge university ranked 1st in the world for second successive year.
Meanwhile, the best top ten universities in the world all from US and UK. According to QS rankings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology came third, Yale University took fourth position – that means 2nd, 3rd and 4th from United States of America. Oxford University came fifth, Imperial College London took sixth position while the University College London took seventh position – 5th, 6th and 7th positions go to United Kingdom (UK).
United States of America take 8th – 16th positions; leaving University of Chicago 8th, University of Pennsylvania 9th, Columbia and Stanford Universities in 10th and 11th respectively. The only university from Africa in top 200 University of Cape Town, South Africa, ranked 161th position, full rankings here.
QS rating are based on:
1 Research activities each university engages in
2 Teaching activities
3 Standard of the institution
4 Graduate employability in labour market
5 International work and relation