The United States still leads when it comes to having the greatest proportion of best higher education institutions in the world, and it has been demonstrated by the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
Seven U.S. universities have made it into the top ten best universities list, which was announced on Wednesday.
Stanford University has grabbed the third spot for the second consecutive year, while U.K.- based University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge have topped the ranking chart.
“Stanford counts 19 Nobel laureates within its community today and numerous famous alumni associated with the university from the worlds of art, social sciences, business, politics, humanities, media, sports and technology,” writes Times.
“The 31st president of the US, Herbert Hoover, was part of the first class at Stanford, and received a degree in geology in 1895. The alumni include 17 astronauts, 18 Turing Award recipients and two Fields Medalists.”
The six other U.S. universities that made it in the top ten list include, in order of rank, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University and the University of Chicago.
Meanwhile, for the first time, Chinese Tsinghua University has jumped eight places to 22 by overtaking the National University of Singapore to become the best Asian university.