The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings employ the world's largest invitation-only academic opinion survey to provide the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands. A spin-off of the annual World University Rankings, the reputation league table is based on nothing more than subjective judgement - but it is the considered expert judgement of senior, published academics - the people best placed to know the most about excellence in our universities.

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World Reputation Rankings 2012

Rank Institution Location Overall score
61-70 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
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44 Australian National University Australia
7.4
91-100 École Polytechnique France
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91-100 Boston University United States
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81-90 Brown University United States
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11 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
29.6
37 Carnegie Mellon University United States
9.3
81-90 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
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15 Columbia University United States
20.7
16 Cornell University United States
20.0
51-60 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
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33 Duke University United States
10.1
22 ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
15.0
41 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) United States
8.5
1 Harvard University United States
100.0
61-70 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
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61-70 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
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61-70 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany
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13 Imperial College London United Kingdom
22.2
91-100 Indiana University United States
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18 Johns Hopkins University United States
17.8
51-60 Karolinska Institute Sweden
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61-70 King's College London United Kingdom
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81-90 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Republic of Korea
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81-90 KU Leuven Belgium
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20 Kyoto University Japan
15.9
81-90 Leiden University Netherlands
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29 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
11.1
42 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
8.4
81-90 Lund University Sweden
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2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
87.2
25 McGill University Canada
11.8
71-80 Michigan State University United States
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91-100 Middle East Technical University Turkey
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81-90 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
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61-70 National Taiwan University Taiwan
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23 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
13.9
34 New York University (NYU) United States
9.8
35 Northwestern University United States
9.6
51-60 Ohio State University United States
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51-60 Osaka University Japan
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38 Peking University China
8.9
51-60 Pennsylvania State University United States
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7 Princeton University United States
37.9
47 Purdue University United States
7.1
91-100 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey United States
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51-60 Seoul National University Republic of Korea
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4 Stanford University United States
72.1
61-70 Technische Universität München Germany
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81-90 Tel Aviv University Israel
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