When we talk about world number one university, what will be in your mind?
University of Cambridge?
Both of the universities are top universities, but this year, world number one is not belonging to them. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or more commonly known as MIT become the world number one university.
As usual, ranking of world top universities dominated by United States and United Kingdom. For Asia, University of Hong Kong is ranked at number 23, as Asia number one university.
Then, how about Malaysia's University?
Well, University Malaya is ranked at 156.
Top 40 Universities
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - U.S.
2. University of Cambridge - U.K.
3. Harvard University - U.S.
4. University College London (UCL) - U.K.
5. University of Oxford - U.K.
6. Imperial College London - U.K.
7. Yale University - U.S.
8. University of Chicago - U.S.
9. Princeton University - U.S.
10. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) - U.S.
11. Columbia University - U.S.
12. University of Pennsylvania - U.S.
13. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) - Switzerland
14. Cornell University - U.S.
15. Stanford University - U.S.
16. Johns Hopkins University - U.S.
17. University of Michigan - U.S.
18. McGill University - U.S.
19. University of Toronto - Canada
20. Duke University - U.S.
21. University of Edinburgh - U.K.
22. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) - U.S.
23. University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
24. Australian National University - Australia
25. National University of Singapore (NUS) - Singapore
26. Kings College London (University of London) - U.K.
27. Northwestern University - U.S.
28. University of Bristol - U.K.
29. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - Switzerland
30. The University of Tokyo - Japan
31. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - U.S.
32. The University of Manchester - U.K.
33. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Hong Kong
34. Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris - France
35. Kyoto University - Japan
36. The University of Melbourne - Australia
37. Seoul National University - South Korea
38. University of Wisconsin-Madison - U.S.
39. The University of Sydney - Australia
40. The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Source of the universities rankings: http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2012