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2014 World ranking of the best universities by US News & World report

For its first edition, the winners of the US News & World report does not value France. The United States still dominate the ranking, followed closely by the United Kingdom. French side, the first universities Pierre-Marie Curie and Paris-Sud who take the lead.

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The US News & World report, a US news magazine has just revealed the first edition of the ranking of universities worldwide. No fewer than 750 universities have been designed to implement this Top 500 best universities. And as always, it is the US that top with the presence of 32 universities in the Top 50. Conversely for France, only 22 universities are present in the top 500.

What selection criteria?

The rating of the US News has been based on the quality of research in universities, their reputation and their intellectual impact. Ten analysis criteria were used: the influence of academic research at the regional and international levels, the amount of such publication, the influence of researchers in the world of research and collaboration internationally.

This ranking aims to provide an opportunity for prospective students to find the most prestigious training in their interest and in the geographical area of ​​their choice. Besides, this ranking is also searchable by continent, by country and by subject of study.

The prize for Harvard and MIT

In the first class of this world list include the US and the UK. Unsurprisingly the top four is American, with the first and second place Harvard University and MIT, followed by Berkeley and Stanford. The UK comes from fifth place with the University of Oxford and Cambridge (6th place).

France, meanwhile moves further in the rankings and will happen until the 46th place with the University Pierre and Marie Curie Paris-Sud (69th). also found tied to the 116th spot Université Joseph Fourier – Grenoble 1 and Université Paris 7-Diderot. They are followed by the University of Strasbourg in 170th place and by the University of Aix-Marseille to the 185th. The Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Normale Supérieure fits their footsteps by positioning respectively the 193th and 201st in the standings

69th placement Université Paris Sud

116th Place – Université Joseph Fourier – Grenoble 1

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