The Latest List of World's Top 10 Universities in the Year 2018

In this article let’s have a look at the top 10 Universities of the world, which have proven their mettle as far as education and research are concerned.

Created On: Feb 7, 2018 16:17 IST
Modified On: Feb 13, 2018 12:54 IST

Education is the source of knowledge, research, training and excellence. We all tend to think that the college or university -in which we are studying or have studied to be the best. It is quite natural for us all to think so. After all, our own college or university is helpful in the development of our personality and shapes our professional career.

But, have you ever wondered which are the top - most universities in the world? Global learning centres that are not only well-known in the field of education and research, but also they have become the centre of attraction for all the specialists or academic experts.

So, let’s have a look at the top 10 Universities of the world, which have proven their mettle as far as education and research are concerned.

List of top 10 universities in year 2018 (Source: QS World University Rankings)


University Name

Country / Area


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)



Stanford University



Harvard University



California Institute of Technology (Caltech)



Cambridge University



Oxford University



UCL (University College London)



Imperial College London



Chicago University



ETH Zurich (Switzerland Friedrich Institute of Technology)


Note: QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

Brief information regarding these top 10 universities:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Since its establishment in the year 1861 in the United States, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has given supreme importance to knowledge and to educate the students in science and technology. This University has the prime objective to guide its students in scholarships that are related to the topic-specific subjects selected by the students. This University has upheld its commitment towards the field of education and research at the national and international level.

2. Stanford University

Stanford University has also been established in the year 1891 in the USA. Students choose here the path of their research-subject, teaching and their all round self-development.

3. Harvard University

Harvard is the oldest institute of higher education in the United States, which was founded by the Great and General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony in the year 1636. Harvard University includes graduate colleges/schools, other academic bodies, research centers and affiliated institutions.

4. California Institute of Technology

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) was started as a business school in Pasadena in the year 1891 by Amos J. Traf, a local businessman and politician. This university is currently working as a technology institute in the United States, which is primarily dedicated to the teaching of technical arts and practical sciences.

5. Cambridge University

Cambridge University, established in England in the year 1209, works with more than 18,000 students and 11,000 employees. It includes 31 colleges and 150 departments, faculty, schools and other institutions from all walks of life. Cambridge University has the teaching, training, research and experimentation on all subjects in every field of education. The mission of this University is to make a significant contribution to the society through education, training and research at the international level of highest excellence. This university has also educated several prominent politicians, lawyers, philosophers, writers, actors and foreign heads of state, including mathematicians and scientists of the modern world.

6. Oxford University

Oxford University is a reputed and highly selective collegiate research university situated in Oxford, England with a total of 38 Oxford colleges, which are economically independent and self-governing bodies. But they all work under the leadership of Central University. All these colleges work together to manage all the teaching and research work of the university. There are about 100 major academic departments at Oxford University, which are divided into four major educational divisions - Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.

7. UCL (University College London)

UCL is one of the world's leading universities, founded in London in the year 1826. Today it is engaged in excellent research and innovative teaching to solve the world's major problems.

8. Imperial College London

Imperial College London was founded in England in the year 1888. This University is also a world-class university with a mission to provide benefits to the society through excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business.

9. University of Chicago

University of Chicago is a private, culturally rich and ethnically diverse co-educational research university located in Hyde Park, Chicago. The University of Chicago has been a research focused university since its inception, where emphasis on education is given through the medium of research.

10. ETH Zurich (Switzerland Friedrich Institute of Technology)

ETH Zurich is a famous science, technology, engineering and mathematics university situated in a Switzerland city, which was founded in the year 1855. Despite the fact that it is situated in the central part of Europe, ETH Zurich is ready to solve the global challenges of today and tomorrow and it is contributing a lot towards the benefits of humanity.


Today, these top 10 universities of the world are making important contributions in the field of education, knowledge and research. Students walking out of the campuses from these Universities are proven professionals, who go on to become great contributors in the overall development of the global society that we live in. We hope that the information, which is given in this article; will help you to reach new heights of education, research and success.

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