Massachusetts Institute of Technology was ranked No. 1 in the world according to QS World University Rankings 2013/2014, followed by Harvard University in 2nd place worldwide.

The University of Michigan once again was listed as the top U.S. public university in the QS World Rankings for 2013, and was ranked 22nd among all institutions worldwide. It was one of 15 U.S. universities making the top 30 list.

In Canada, the University of Toronto (U of T) was ranked ahead of McGill University (21st globally) and the University of British Columbia (49th globally) in the 2013-14 QS World University Rankings. U of T tied for 17th with the University of Edinburgh (UK), up from 19th a year earlier.

In Australia, the highest ranked university is Australian National University (ranked 27th globally), ahead of the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney.

The University of Melbourne has climbed five places in the QS 2013/14 world university rankings to 31st in the world, from 36th last year. The University of Sydney was ranked 38th overall in the world, and was also rated highly in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013 (ranked in the top 20 in the world in 11 subjects, more than a third of those measured in the rankings).

Next: QS World University Rankings by Subject 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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