Revealed: Latest rankings of world’s best universities

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US, UK continue to dominate

The United States comes out on top in an authoritative list of international university rankings published Tuesday, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University leading the way.

MIT came top of the QS World University Rankings for the second-year running, while Harvard displaced Britain’s Cambridge University to take second spot on the 2013 table.

US institutions made up six of the top ten, with the remaining four places being filled by British universities.

The QS rankings included a record number of UK institutions in the top 20, with Edinburgh and King’s College London making their first appearances.

According to the study, graduates from Oxford and Cambridge were the most employable in the world.

The rankings take into account the subject range, research results and academic reputation offered by 3,000 institutions internationally.

India does not rank anywhere in the top 100 universities on this list.

On the rankings for the top 50 universties in Asia, no Indian varsity figures in the top 20. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, and IIT Bombay, come in at 38 and 39 in the Asia Top 50.

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