Do you want to study abroad and haven´t yet chosen a university? If the answer is yes, this post interests you. We will share with you the ranking with the 10 best universities in the world for 2019.

Every year, the British specialist in education, Quacquarelli Symonds, develops a world ranking of universities called QS World University Rankings.

To calculate the position of each university, 6 different indicators are assessed. One of them is the academic reputation, the factor with more weight in the scale.

The successes in the research field, the correlation between professors and international students, or the quality in the student’s relations with the faculty, are other metrics that are taken into account to prepare the ranking.

La lista está compuesta por un total de 1000 universidades a nivel mundial. Nosotros nos vamos a centrar en las mejores, las excelentes: el top 10. ¡Empezamos!

The list is made up of a total of 1000 universities worldwide. We will focus on the best, the best: the top 10. Let’s start!

The 10 best universities in the world

The best universities in the world are in the United States. Undoubtedly, North America takes the cake. The rest of the universities that make up the top 10 are located in two European countries: United Kingdom and Switzerland.

#1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

For the ninth consecutive year, MIT heads the list of the best universities in the world. This private center located in Cambridge was founded in 1861. The Atlantic Monthly literary magazine has classified it as the most selective university in the United States.

Through its classrooms, up to 78 Nobel Prizes and prominent personalities have passed, such as Andrés Velasco, Minister of Finance of Chile; Norbert Wiener, mathematical creator of cybernetics; or William Shockley, inventor of the transistor.

#2 Stanford University

The California University that was born so momentous projects for modern life as Hewlett-Packard or Google occupies the second position.

Located closely together of Silicon Valley, Standford had his origin at the end of the 19th century and it has given to the world about 30 multimillionaire alive and near a score of astronauts. A total of 81 award winners with the Nobel prize were formed in this great university.

#3 Harvard University

The private university of Harvard is located in Cambridge (Massachusetts, The United States). It was founded by the priest John Harvard in 1636. His long history and his enormous influence have done of her one of the universities with major prestige of the planet.

#4 California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Other one of the jewels of the crown is the Technological Institute of California, created in 1891. This university, private too, as the three that are in the ranking, has his headquarters in Pasadena.

The natural sciences and the studies of engineering are his strong points. As it revealed it is a study of Pomona College of 2015, The Caltech is the first university of The United States of agreement to the percentage of graduates who have achieved the doctorate.

#5 University of Oxford

We move to the United Kingdom to find the following candidate in the list of the best universities of the world. Oxford is considered to be the most ancient university of English speech of the world.

A good number of head of states have happened for this memorable university. 69 Nobel prize and 160 Olympian medals are some of the formidable merits of Oxford.

#6 University of Cambridge

The «rival» of Oxford is Cambridge. This public university was born to beginnings of the 13th century in the city that gives name, at the hands of old members of the university of Oxford after a dispute.

The institution has more than one hundred of libraries nourished for near 15 million books. If you like to read, Cambridge waits for you.

# 7 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Zúrich’s Technical Federal School (in German, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is the third European university in the top 10. A total of 21 Nobel prize support the quality of this Swiss center specialized in the field of the Science. Between them, the very well-known Albert Einstein.

#8 Imperial College London

To the edge of the 20th century this British university was born with headquarters in London. The development of studies related with Medicine or the Engineering are some of his strong points.

There was where the penicillin was discovered, and where the optical fiber was developed. Not only the QS World University Ranking has selected it as one of the best universities of the world; several British newspapers praise her as the third one of the country.

#9 University of Chicago

We return to The United States, more concretely to Chicago in the condition of Illinois. There are one of the private universities most distinguished from the world panorama since the number of prizes demonstrates Nobel prize that they studied there: 91. A showy information was the performance of the ex-president Barack Obama as teacher and professor for 12 years.

#10 UCL (University College London)

Pone fin al top 10 de las mejores universidades del mundo esta universidad pública londinense. Fue fundada en 1826 y entre sus alumnos más importantes están Hirobumi Ito, antiguo jefe del gobierno japonés, o el físico precursor de la electrónica, Ambrose Fleming.

Puts the end to the top 10 of the best universities of the world this public London university. It was founded in 1826 and between his more important pupils there is Hirobumi Ito, former head of the Japanese government, or the precursor physicist of the electronics, Ambrose Fleming.

¡Position of the principal universities of Madrid in the QS Ranking!

¿ Would you like to know in what position the principal universities of Madrid have stayed? There it goes:

  • Universidad Autónoma: 159.
  • Universidad Complutense: 206
  • Universidad Carlos III: 253
  • Universidad Politécnica: 470

It isn´t bad at all truth?

Here finish the ranking of the best universities of the world. Probably could have the fortune of studying abroad and visiting someone of them.

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