Massachusetts Institute of Technology is ranked first globally, ahead of Harvard University (2nd) and Stanford University (3rd), according to the January 2011 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.

National Taiwan University is the leading university in Asia, ranked 1st in the region and 12th globally, followed by University of Tokyo (16th) and Kyoto University (24th).

University of Cambridge is the only European institution made it to the top 20 list. A total of three European institution ranked in the top 40 globally, the other two are University College London (31st) and University of Southampton (32nd).

Kaunas University of Technology achieved the highest ratings among Lithuanian universities, at 923rd. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University is the second highest ranked institution in the country (931st internationally), followed by Vilnius University at 972nd internationally.

Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (Top 30 list):
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2 Harvard University
3 Stanford University
4 University of California Berkeley
5 Cornell University
6 University of Wisconsin Madison
7 University of Michigan
8 University of Minnesota
9 University of Washington
10 University of Pennsylvania
11 Pennsylvania State University
12 National Taiwan University
13 University of Texas Austin
14 Texas A&M University
15 University of Maryland
16 University of Tokyo
17 University of California Los Angeles
18 Columbia University New York
19 University of Cambridge
20 Purdue University
21 Carnegie Mellon University
22 University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
23 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
24 Kyoto University
25 California Institute of Technology
26 Michigan State University
27 University of Chicago
28 University of Florida
29 Rutgers University
30 University of California San Diego

Source: http://www.webometrics.info

* Suggested Reading:

Green Metric World University Ranking

Thomson Reuters & 2010 THE World Rankings

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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