The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013 powered by Thomson Reuters are the only global university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

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World University Rankings 2012-2013

Rank Institution Location Overall score change criteria
59 École Normale Supérieure France
65.9
170 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon France
49.2
40 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
73.0
116 Aarhus University Denmark
55.3
144 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Germany
52.3
148 Arizona State University United States
51.9
37 Australian National University Australia
75.4
62 École Polytechnique France
65.7
200 Birkbeck, University of London United Kingdom
46.2
150 Boston College United States
51.6
54 Boston University United States
66.8
51 Brown University United States
68.9
1 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
95.5
22 Carnegie Mellon University United States
81.5
104 Case Western Reserve University United States
56.9
124 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
54.4
182 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
48.5
184 Colorado School of Mines United States
48.0
14 Columbia University United States
87.0
18 Cornell University United States
83.3
124 Dartmouth College United States
54.4
77 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
61.6
23 Duke University United States
81.2
80 Durham University United Kingdom
60.7
114 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
55.6
79 Emory University United States
61.3
72 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
62.9
12 ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
87.8
128 Freie Universität Berlin Germany
53.7
70 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Germany
63.2
168 George Washington University United States
49.4
174 Georgetown University United States
48.9
25 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) United States
78.8
93 Ghent University Belgium
58.4
4 Harvard University United States
93.6
137 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
53.1
65 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
64.4
99 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany
57.5
8 Imperial College London United Kingdom
90.6
134 Indiana University United States
53.2
193 Iowa State University United States
46.9
199 Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Germany
46.4
16 Johns Hopkins University United States
85.6
151 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
51.5
42 Karolinska Institute Sweden
72.4
57 King's College London United Kingdom
66.2
68 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Republic of Korea
64.0
140 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
52.9
58 KU Leuven Belgium
66.1
54 Kyoto University Japan
66.8
145 Lancaster University United Kingdom
52.1
64 Leiden University Netherlands
65.1
39 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
73.1
48 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
70.4
82 Lund University Sweden
60.3
115 Maastricht University Netherlands
55.5
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
93.1
34 McGill University Canada
75.7
88 McMaster University Canada
59.0
189 Medical University of South Carolina United States
47.7
94 Michigan State University United States
58.3
99 Monash University Australia
57.5
86 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
59.4
134 National Taiwan University Taiwan
53.2
29 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
77.5
41 New York University (NYU) United States
72.8
180 Newcastle University United Kingdom
48.6
19 Northwestern University United States
83.1
53 Ohio State University United States
67.0
147 Osaka University Japan
52.0
46 Peking University China
70.7
61 Pennsylvania State University United States
65.8
50 Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) Republic of Korea
69.4
6 Princeton University United States
92.7
69 Purdue University United States
63.8
145 Queen Mary, University of London United Kingdom
52.1
127 Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands
54.0
174 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States
48.9
75 Rice University United States
62.0
119 Royal Holloway, University of London United Kingdom
54.9
99 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey United States
57.5
154 RWTH Aachen University Germany
51.1
59 Seoul National University Republic of Korea
65.9
2 Stanford University United States
93.7
117 Stockholm University Sweden
55.2
162 Stony Brook University United States
50.2
149 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
51.7
193 Technion Israel Institute of Technology Israel
46.9
105 Technische Universität München Germany
56.8
158 Tel Aviv University Israel
50.5
156 Texas A&M University United States
50.9
35 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
75.6
167 The University of Texas at Dallas United States
49.5
27 The University of Tokyo Japan
78.3
137 Tohoku University Japan
53.1
128 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
53.7
110 Trinity College Dublin Republic of Ireland
56.2
52 Tsinghua University China
67.1
87 Tufts University United States
59.1
142 Universität Basel Switzerland
52.8
171 Universität Bonn Germany
49.0
78 Universität Heidelberg Germany
61.4
164 Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium
50.0
130 Université de Lausanne Switzerland
53.6
180 Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble France
48.6
166 Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 France
49.6
92 Université Paris-Sud France
58.6
81 Université Pierre et Marie Curie France
60.5
198 University at Buffalo United States
46.6
187 University College Dublin Republic of Ireland
47.9
17 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom
85.5
176 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
48.8
176 University of Adelaide Australia
48.8
121 University of Alberta Canada
54.7
83 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
60.1
192 University of Antwerp Belgium
47.1
98 University of Arizona United States
57.7
161 University of Auckland New Zealand
50.3
151 University of Bern Switzerland
51.5
158 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
50.5
74 University of Bristol United Kingdom
62.5
30 University of British Columbia Canada
77.3
9 University of California, Berkeley United States
90.5
44 University of California, Davis United States
71.8
96 University of California, Irvine United States
58.2
13 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States
87.7
154 University of California, Riverside United States
51.1
38 University of California, San Diego United States
75.2
35 University of California, Santa Barbara United States
75.6
122 University of California, Santa Cruz United States
54.5
7 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
92.6
113 University of Cape Town South Africa
55.8
10 University of Chicago United States
90.4
91 University of Colorado Boulder United States
58.7
130 University of Copenhagen Denmark
53.6
165 University of Delaware United States
49.7
176 University of East Anglia United Kingdom
48.8
32 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
76.1
153 University of Exeter United Kingdom
51.3
122 University of Florida United States
54.5
133 University of Geneva Switzerland
53.5
139 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
53.0
89 University of Groningen Netherlands
58.8
109 University of Helsinki Finland
56.4
184 University of Illinois at Chicago United States
48.0
33 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign United States
75.8
169 University of Iowa United States
49.3
142 University of Leeds United Kingdom
52.8
196 University of Leicester United Kingdom
46.7
171 University of Liverpool United Kingdom
49.0
49 University of Manchester United Kingdom
70.1
97 University of Maryland, College Park United States
57.9
72 University of Massachusetts United States
62.9
28 University of Melbourne Australia
77.9
193 University of Miami United States
46.9
20 University of Michigan United States
82.6
47 University of Minnesota United States
70.5
84 University of Montreal Canada
59.8
85 University of New South Wales Australia
59.6
42 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States
72.4
94 University of Notre Dame United States
58.3
120 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
54.8
171 University of Ottawa Canada
49.0
2 University of Oxford United Kingdom
93.7
15 University of Pennsylvania United States
86.6
76 University of Pittsburgh United States
61.7
65 University of Queensland Australia Australia
64.4
176 University of Reading United Kingdom
48.8
102 University of Rochester United States
57.2
158 University of São Paulo Brazil
50.5
110 University of Sheffield United Kingdom
56.2
130 University of Southampton United Kingdom
53.6
56 University of Southern California United States
66.3
108 University of St Andrews United Kingdom
56.5
110 University of Sussex United Kingdom
56.2
62 University of Sydney Australia
65.7
25 University of Texas at Austin United States
78.8
21 University of Toronto Canada
82.2
187 University of Twente Netherlands
47.9
134 University of Utah United States
53.2
196 University of Victoria Canada
46.7
162 University of Vienna Austria
50.2
118 University of Virginia United States
55.0
124 University of Warwick United Kingdom
54.4
24 University of Washington United States
79.9
190 University of Western Australia Australia
47.3
31 University of Wisconsin-Madison United States
76.9
103 University of York United Kingdom
57.1
89 University of Zürich Switzerland
58.8
106 Uppsala University Sweden
56.6
67 Utrecht University Netherlands
64.1
106 Vanderbilt University United States
56.6
140 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
52.9
70 Wageningen University and Research Center Netherlands
63.2
190 Wake Forest University United States
47.3
44 Washington University in St Louis United States
71.8
184 William & Mary United States
48.0
11 Yale University United States
89.2
156 Yeshiva University United States
50.9
183 Yonsei University Republic of Korea
48.2