Cambridge Overtakes Harvard
Andhra Pradesh ~ India ~ International ~ City ~ Entertainment ~ Business ~ Sports ~ Technology ~ Health ~ Features
Commonwealth Games ~ Nobel Prizes ~ Kim Jong-il ~ Hamid Karzai ~ Ed Miliband ~ Tony Abbott ~ Kathleen Sebelius ~ US Elections ~ Other International News
Home / International News / Press Releases / 2010 / September / September 8, 2010
Cambridge Overtakes Harvard to Take Top Spot in 2010 QS World University Rankings®
University of Oxford

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs

Meta-analysis shows folic acid supplements not beneficial for heart

More on University of Oxford

University College London

Paralysed patient becomes world's first to get stem cell therapy

Foetus captured on film smiling at just 17 weeks

UK varsity report suggests measures to prevent Islamic radicalisation of students

More on University College London

Cambridge University

Mechanism that causes high blood pressure uncovered

Racehorses came from Europe, not Arabia

More on Cambridge University

University of Chicago

Family-based treatment 'better for teens with anorexia'

Cutting back on sleep 'cuts dieting benefits'

Whistling while working makes you do your job better

More on University of Chicago

Harvard University

Whale poop ups productivity of ocean fisheries

Our brains more responsive to friends than to strangers: Study

Americans have more 'negative view' of govt than a decade ago:Poll

More on Harvard University

Princeton University

How mass migration evolved

Former Singapore EDB Officer, Chew Hwee Yong, Joins Menicon as Chief of Special Projects as Menicon Accelerates its Globalization

Cambridge Overtakes Harvard to Take Top Spot in 2010 QS World University Rankings®

More on Princeton University

Top News

144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Security beefed for Durga Puja festival in West Bengal

Palin warns of 'Armageddon', WW III if Iran obtains nuke weapons

Milla Jovovich on her career and family life

Google Inc. working with less known handset makers to target middle clas Indians

Arrest warrant issued against Rio Ferdinand's brother for skipping court date

Mercedes-Benz to come up with safer child seat soon

Blame your mom for your muffin top or thunder thighs

Cambridge Overtakes Harvard to Take Top Spot in 2010 QS World University Rankings®

London, United Kingdom

Cambridge becomes the first non-US university ever to head the QS World University Rankings®, in the 7th annual edition published today.

World’s Top 10 universities

2010 2009 Institution Name Country
1 2 University of Cambridge UK
2 1 Harvard University USA
3 3 Yale University USA
4 4 UCL (University College London) UK
6 5= University of Oxford UK
7 5= Imperial College London UK
8 7 University of Chicago USA
9 10 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA
10 8 Princeton University USA

Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd 2010. All rights reserved

The University of Cambridge was voted the best for research quality, as selected by over 15,000 academics around the world. Although Harvard was the most popular among the 5,007 employers polled globally, Cambridge edged ahead overall.

QS World University Rankings® measure university research quality, graduate employability, teaching commitment and international commitment. QS rankings use a combination of global surveys and audited data including citation counts from Scopus, the world’s largest database of academic publishing.

Ben Sowter, head of research at QS says “Unlike other rankings systems which rely heavily on statistical indicators of university research, QS also takes into account the most up-to-date views of employers and academics, reflecting the broader interests of students and parents. QS rankings reflect the highly competitive environment of global higher education.”

John O’ Leary, executive member of the QS Academic Advisory Board says:

“Governments around the world have been directing academics to be more actively engaged with their peers, partly in response to rankings. This has resulted in 50 countries, more than ever before, being featured in the QS Top 500.”

Sowter continues “Given the uncertain economic outlook, it is reassuring for students that the top 200 universities are also, by and large, the most popular universities with employers, suggesting that a world-class degree remains the best path to a great job.”

Top 200 results and methodology is available on


Source:Business Wire (Business Wire India)

Link to this page

Suggested pages for your additional reading on Facebook

© 2000-2018 All Rights Reserved and are of their respective owners.
Disclaimer, Terms of Service & Privacy Policy | Contact Us