The 10 Best Universities in the World 2020

Here is the The 10 Best Universities in the World 2020

10. ETH Zurich

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Average ranking position: 12.3

The only top 10 entry outside Britain or the US, the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich), better known as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich or, more simply, the ETH Zurich, is an institution uniquely noted for its contributions to physics and chemistry. However, 32 Nobel laureates, including none other than Albert Einstein himself, have spent time at the ETH since its establishment in 1855.

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Undergraduate courses are taught in German (although English-teaching postgraduate opportunities are available), while a second more rural campus was built in 2005 to mark the 150th anniversary of the university. The school is also known for the prestigious Polyball case, a traditional ball that dates back to the 1880s with an annual attendance of over 10,000 people.

9. Yale University

Location: New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Average ranking position: 11.7

Founded back in 1701, Yale University–a member of the Ivy League and one of only nine academic institutions in the United States to precede the founding of the republic–is a college of predominantly liberal arts with a reputation for producing students in powerful positions. For example, no fewer than five former US presidents studied at Yale, while various state officials, politicians, and judges of the Supreme Court are among their alumni as well.

Organised into several residential colleges, the admissions process for Yale is notoriously difficult, while the school’s reputation for elitism is also not entirely unjustified; the infamous and secretive Skull and Bones society is based at Yale.

8. University of Chicago

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Average ranking position: 9.7

The University of Chicago, a private research university established in 1890, has long maintained a reputation for academic excellence across a variety of disciplines, with 98 Nobel laureates (including 32 in economics – currently a world record), 24 Pulitzer Prize winners and numerous national and international state officials among its alumni.

The Booth School of Business – one of the top business schools in the world – is part of the University of Chicago, while the University’s internal publishing house is the largest university press in the US. The Barack Obama Presidential Center, which will house several libraries, will also become a part of the college upon its completion in 2021.

7. Princeton University

Location: Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Average ranking position: 8.7

Compared to Yale, Princeton University is a small-town college with a reputation for elitism pre-US Constitution; however, it is also responsible for producing 65 Nobel laureates, 13 Turing Award winners and multiple businessmen and politicians.

Since its establishment in 1746, successive generations of students have established a vast and somewhat odd variety of rituals (including coordinated minute-long screaming sessions and the Nude Olympics), while Firestone Library – one of the world’s largest university libraries – holds F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby’s original autographed manuscript.