British and American institutions once again dominate the list of the world’s most prestigious universities, according to this release from Times Higher Education. The ranking is based on results from an invitation-only opinion survey of 10,000 top scholars around theworld.
The United States wins eight spots in the top 10, with the United Kingdom taking the remaining two. The list shows that Harvard has maintained its position at number one, while MIT and Stanford have jumped ahead of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford since last year’s ranking. The rest of the top 10 remains largely unchanged.The UK is home to seven out of 10 of the best universities in Europe.
Scandinavian countries also perform well, especially relative to their population size. Sweden’s Karolinska Institute features in the top 10, while there are 11 Swedish institutions in the top 200. Finland has six universities in the rankings.