The Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings for 2019 ranked the universities which professors believe excel in research and teaching. A questionnaire was sent to a choice of experienced printed scholars, asking them to provide their perspectives on the criteria of instruction and research in their areas and in associations with which they’re knowledgeable. The responses were then utilised to ascertain which universities were considered the most prestigious. Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University keep the top few places this season, with their ranks unchanged since last year.
Students may incorporate the standing of a university in their decision-making procedure when choosing where to study. Harvard supplied the high political training ground, with presidents, United Nations secretary generals and other leading politicians from all over the world educated on Harvard’s campus.
- Harvard University
Harvard is the oldest higher education institution in America and established in 1636. It’s regarded as among the most prestigious universities in the world and has topped the World Reputation Rankings since 2011. The institution is connected with 158 Nobel laureates, 32 heads of state and 48 Pulitzer prizewinners, and several other academic accolades and prizes. The central library is one of the largest academic libraries in the world with 18.9 million volumes, while America’s oldest collection of maps and atlases are in the Pusey Library.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT is a university based in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, dedicated to the teaching of science and engineering. The absolute number of Nobel laureates that the organisation has created — an impressive 93 — shows that the calibre of MIT graduates. Scientific discoveries and technological improvements to come from the faculty include the first chemical synthesis of penicillin, the development of radar, the discovery of quarks and the invention of magnetic core memory, which helped the development of digital computers.
- Stanford University
When Stanford University was founded in 1891, it was a co-educational institution, which was unheard of in a time when many universities were all-male affairs. The research-intensive university has the most significant number of Turing Award recipients for one institution (18) as well as 21 Nobel laureates and four Pulitzer prizewinners. Additionally, Stanford University has generated 30 living billionaires and 17 astronauts. Faculty and alumni also have established many companies including Google, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and Yahoo.
- University of Cambridge
In addition to being among the most prestigious, the University of Cambridge is also one of the oldest universities in the world. The university is divided into 31 autonomous schools. It’s particularly famous for its excellence in math, and a large number of Cambridge-affiliated mathematicians have won a Fields Medal, which is considered the Nobel prize for mathematics. The organisation is home to over 100 libraries. Among the most well known is Wren Library, which is part of Trinity College, and retains A. A. Milne’s manuscript of Winnie the Pooh, one of Isaac Newton’s laptops and some early editions of Shakespeare’s works.
- University of Oxford
It’s also among the oldest universities in the world, and 30 world leaders, 26 British prime ministers, 26 Nobel prizewinners, and over 120 Olympic medallists have passed through its halls. Entry standards are high, and potential pupils are expected to attain top grades and pass a meeting to study in the institution. Like the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford follows a collegiate structure and divided into 44 schools and halls. Nearly one-quarter of the city’s population is composed of students, meaning that it has the youngest population of any town in England and Wales.