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The top 10 universities in the world

September 26, 2016 09:20 IST

Find out how your favourite university has fared.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17 is out.

For the first time, the United Kingdom's Oxford University has toppled the five time leader California Institute of Technology, United States to clinch the top spot this year.

The rankings judge participating universities on the basis of five parameters, contributing to the overall 100 per cent.

  • Teaching (the learning environment) --  30 per cent
  • Research (volume, income and reputation) --  30 per cent
  • Citations (research influence)  --  30 per cent
  • International outlook (staff, students and research) -- 7.5 per cent
  • Industry income (knowledge transfer) -- 2.5 per cent

Take a look at the top universities and how they fared.

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Rank 1. University of Oxford, United Kingdom

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Teaching: 89.6
International Outlook:
94.5

Research: 99.1
Citations: 99.2
Industry Income: 62.5
Overall: 95.0

Image: Philip Allfrey/Wikimedia Commons

Rank 2. California Institute of Technology, United States

Caltech

Teaching: 95.5
International Outlook: 63.4
Research: 95.7
Citations: 99.8
Industry Income: 90.8
Overall: 94.3

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Rank 3. Stanford University, United States

Stanford University

Teaching: 92.6
International Outlook: 76.5
Research: 95.9
Citations: 99.9
Industry Income : 60.9
Overall: 93.8

Image: Kind courtesy stanford.edu

Rank 4. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

University of Cambridge

Teaching: 90.6
International Outlook: 92.4
Research: 97.2
Citations: 96.8
Industry Income: 50.4
Overall: 93.6

Image: Kind courtesy:cam.ac.uk

Rank 5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Teaching: 90.3
International Outlook: 85.6
Research: 92.3
Citations: 99.9
Industry Income: 88.4
Overall: 93.4

Image: John Phelan/Wikimedia Commons

Rank 6. Harvard University, United States

Harvard University, USA

Teaching: 87.5
International Outlook: 77.9
Research: 98.3
Citations: 99.7
Industry Income: 47.3
Overall: 92.7

Image: Kind courtesy harvard.edu

Rank 7. Princeton University, United States

Princeton University

Teaching: 89.5
International Outlook: 77.2
Research: 88.4
Citations: 99.2
Industry Income: 49.9
Overall: 90.2

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Rank 8. Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Imperial College London

Teaching: 86.4
International Outlook: 96.4
Research: 86.6
Citations: 97.3
Industry Income: 67.5
Overall: 90.0

Image: Kind courtesy imperial.ac.uk

Rank 9. ETH Zurich-Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

ETH Zurich

Teaching: 81.5
International Outlook: 98.1
Research: 93.7
Citations: 92.5
Industry Income: 63.7
Overall: 89.3

Image: Kind courtesy ethz.ch

Rank 10. University of California, Berkeley, United States

University of California, Berkeley

Teaching: 82.4
International Outlook: 59.6
Research: 96.1
Citations: 99.8
Industry Income: 37.6 
Overall: 88.9

Image: Kind courtesy berkeley.edu

Rank 10. University of Chicago, United States

University of Chicago

Teaching: 88.1
International Outlook: 67.8
Research: 89.1
Citations: 99.1
Industry Income: 37.7
Overall: 88.9

Image: Kind courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Click here to view the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017