Rank yourself as one of the great minds of your generation? Stanford might be the university of choice for you, after it topped a list of institutions with the most Nobel prizewinners this century.
A trip to the US might be in order because the country is home to the top eight institutions on the list, which collates prizewinners since 2000. A total of 71 Nobel prizes – nearly half the 146 awarded – have gone to staff or students affiliated with universities in the States.
The Technion Israel Institute of Technology and German research association the Max Planck Society round out the top 10.
Notable absentees in the top 10 include Harvard, which just misses out in 11th place, as well as Oxford and Cambridge. According to the list drawn up by Times Higher Education, which excludes the peace and literature prizes, Oxford has not received a Nobel prize this century.
Institutional affiliation of Nobel prizewinners, 2000-14
|Rank||Position in WUR 2014-15||Institution||Country||Score|
|3||8||University of California, Berkeley||US||2.25|
|=4||11||University of Chicago||US||2.00|
|6||n/a||Howard Hughes Medical Institute||US||1.77|
|7||37||University of California, Santa Barbara||US||1.74|
|=8||6||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||US||1.66|
|=8||201-225||Technion Israel Institute of Technology||Israel||1.66|
|10||n/a||Max Planck Society||Germany||1.29|
Note: Scores weighted based on number of winners and sites affiliated with a prize. Literature and peace prizes excluded
Nobel awards by country, 2000-14
|Rank||Country||Score||Overall number of Nobel prizes||Top field|
Note: Scores are weighted based on the number of winners there were for each Nobel prize. Literature and peace prizewinners have been excluded from the analysis