Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) has just released the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2010. Harvard University remained the No. 1 position among worlds' top 500 institutions, followed by University of California, Berkeley (2nd) and Stanford University (3rd). University of Cambridge dropped a place to 5th globally (from 4th in ARWU 2009), while the University of Oxford remained at 10th internationally.

The University of Tokyo (Japan) is the highest ranked institution in Asia Pacific (ranked 20th internationally). In Australia, the top rated institution is Australian National University (1st in the country and 59th in the world), followed by University of Melbourne (62nd in the world) and University of Sydney (92nd in the world).

There are 33 European institutions ranked within the global top 100, with 11 from the United Kingdom, 5 from Germany, 3 from Switzerland, 3 from France, 3 from Sweden, 2 from Denmark, 2 from the Netherlands, 1 from Belgium, 1 from Norway, 1 from Russia, and 1 from Finland.

The Top 20 Universities in the world:
1 Harvard University
2 University of California, Berkeley
3 Stanford University
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5 University of Cambridge
6 California Institute of Technology
7 Princeton University
8 Columbia University
9 University of Chicago
10 University of Oxford
11 Yale University
12 Cornell University
13 University of California, Los Angeles
14 University of California, San Diego
15 University of Pennsylvania
16 University of Washington
17 University of Wisconsin - Madison
18 The Johns Hopkins University
18 University of California, San Francisco
20 The University of Tokyo

Source: ARWU 2010

The best university in ARWU FIELD Ranking 2010 are:
- MIT is ranked No. 1 in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences.
- Harvard University is ranked No. 1 in Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Life and Agriculture Sciences; Social Sciences; and Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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