Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 results: Harvard takes first place

Asian universities are catching up with the West on research strength, but only slowly, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014

August 15, 2014

Results of the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (published 15 August)

The rankings, based on research prowess and compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, show that mainland China in particular has improved its performance.

It now has 32 universities in the top 500, up from 28 in the Download the full Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014 results and data

Below is a list of the top 100 institutions in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014, including links to the profiles of those institutions also featured in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014.

Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014: top 100

1 Harvard University US
2 Stanford University US
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US
4 University of California, Berkeley US
5 University of Cambridge UK
6 Princeton University US
7 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) US
8 Columbia University US
9 University of Chicago US
10 University of Oxford UK
11 Yale University US
12 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) US
13 Cornell University US
14 University of California, San Diego US
15 University of Washington US
16 University of Pennsylvania US
17 Johns Hopkins University US
18 University of California, San Francisco US
19 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
20 University College London (UCL) UK
21 The University of Tokyo Japan
22 Imperial College London UK
23 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor US
24 University of Toronto Canada
25 University of Wisconsin - Madison US
26 Kyoto University Japan
  New York University (NYU) US
28 Northwestern University US
29 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign US
30 University of Minnesota: Twin Cities US
31 Duke University US
32 Washington University in St. Louis US
33 Rockefeller University US
34 University of Colorado at Boulder US
35 Pierre and Marie Curie University France
36 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill US
37 University of British Columbia Canada
38 University of Manchester UK
39 University of Texas at Austin US
40 University of Copenhagen Denmark
41 University of California, Santa Barbara US
42 University of Paris Sud France
43 University of Maryland US
44 University of Melbourne Australia
45 University of Edinburgh UK
46 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center US
47 Karolinska Institute Sweden
48 University of California, Irvine US
49 Heidelberg University Germany
50 University of Munich Germany
51 University of Southern California US
52 Rutgers, The State University of New Jerse US
53 Technical University Munich Germany
54 Vanderbilt University US
55 University of California, Davis US
56 University of Zürich Switzerland
57 Utrecht University Netherlands
58 Pennsylvania State University - University Park US
59 King’s College London UK
60 Purdue University - West Lafayette US
61 Uppsala University Sweden
62 Carnegie Mellon University US
63 University of Bristol UK
64 The Ohio State University - Columbus US
65 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus US
66 University of Geneva Switzerland
67 Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris France
68 McGill University Canada
69 University of Oslo Norway
70 Ghent University Belgium
71 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
72 Boston University US
73 University of Helsinki Finland
74 Aarhus University Denmark
75 Brown University US
76 The Australian National University Australia
77 Leiden University Netherlands
78 Osaka University Japan
79 Stockholm University Sweden
80 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Israel
81 University of Florida US
82 Rice University US
83 University of Groningen Netherlands
84 Moscow State University Russia
85 The University of Queensland Australia
86 University of Arizona US
87 University of Utah US
88 Arizona State University US
89 The University of Western Australia Australia
90 McMaster University Canada
91 University of Basel Switzerland
92 University of Rochester US
93 University of California, Santa Cruz US
94 University of Bonn Germany
95 University of Strasbourg France
96 KU Leuven Belgium
97 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne Switzerland
98 Texas A&M University US
99 Georgia Institute of Technology US
100 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands


Times Higher Education free 30-day trial

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Featured Jobs

Most Commented

Worried man wiping forehead
Two academics explain how to beat some of the typical anxieties associated with a doctoral degree
A group of flamingos and a Marabou stork

A right-wing philosopher in Texas tells John Gill how a minority of students can shut down debates and intimidate lecturers – and why he backs Trump

A face made of numbers looks over a university campus

From personalising tuition to performance management, the use of data is increasingly driving how institutions operate

students use laptops

Researchers say students who use computers score half a grade lower than those who write notes

As the country succeeds in attracting even more students from overseas, a mixture of demographics, ‘soft power’ concerns and local politics help explain its policy