California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is rated as the world's No. 1 university in the 2012–2013 Times Higher Education's World University Rankings, followed by Oxford University and Stanford University (both tied for the 2nd position globally). In addition to placing 1st overall in the survey, Caltech came out on top in the teaching indicator as well as in subject-specific rankings for engineering and technology and for the physical sciences.

UC Berkeley is placed 9th in this year's rankings, up from 10th last year. There are five UC campuses ranked among the top 50 on the list. The others are: UCLA at 13th, UC Santa Barbara at 35th, San Diego at 38th and Davis at 44th.

In Canada, the highest ranked institution is University of Toronto (21st globally), ahead of the University of British Columbia (30th), McGill University (34th), University of Montreal (84th), McMaster University (88th), among others.

In UK, the highest ranked institution is University of Oxford (2nd globally), ahead of University of Cambridge (7th), Imperial College London (8th), University College London (17th), University of Edinburgh (32nd), among others. Edinburgh improved its position from 36th globally in the 2011/2012 rankings to 32nd in the world (5th in the UK and 6th in Europe) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012/2013.

Top 10 Universities in the world:
1 California Institute of Technology
=2 Oxford University
=2 Stanford University
4 Harvard
5 MIT
6 Princeton
7 Cambridge
8 Imperial College London
9 University of California, Berkeley
10 University of Chicago
Source: Times Higher Education

* Next: QS World University Rankings 2012-2013

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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