Harvard University took the top spot in The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2011, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2nd) and University of Cambridge (3rd). The rankings were sourced from a survey of more than 13,000 academics from 131 countries that nominated universities as being the best in their field in teaching and research.

Four Australian universities are listed among the world's top 100 most reputable universities: University of Queensland (UQ), the University of Melbourne, University of Sydney and The Australian National University.

A total of 15 Asian universities made their way into the world's top 100 universities for reputation, with University of Tokyo rated 1st in Asia and 8th in the world, followed by Kyoto University (second best in Asia and 18th best in the world), National University of Singapore (third best in Asia and 27th worldwide).

The top 10 list are:
1. Harvard
2. MIT
3. Cambridge
4. California, Berkeley
5. Stanford
6. Oxford
7. Princeton
8. Tokyo
9. Yale
10. California Institute of Technology

Source: Times Higher Education

* Next: Webometrics Ranking 2011

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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