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Top 10 Best Universities in the World 2020

As we all know education is the key to success and Universities are the sources of better education to enlighten our vision. There are many universities open for higher and quality education in the world. There altogether 26,368 universities all over the world in different countries. These universities are opened for the purpose of better and quality education for the students.

According to the resources of the universities determined their capacity and the rate of quality education to their students for the future. Many universities all around the world have better technology and a better education system in their academic disciplines. In this article, we have listed the top 10 best universities in the world 2020.

Here is the list of the top 10 best universities in the world 2020:

10. University of Chicago

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The University of Chicago is a privately opened research-based university in Chicago, Illinois, the USA. It was established in 1890 in the area of 217 acres (88-hectare) in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighbourhood. The main motto of this university is ‘let knowledge grow from more to more, and so be human life enriched’. Robert J. Zimmer is the current and 13th president of this university. 

The University of Chicago Building

The University of Chicago is composed of various undergraduate colleges as well as graduate programs and interdisciplinary committees which are organized into five academic research divisions. This university is well known for professional schools which include various schools around the globe and also known for arts and sciences. 

The University of Chicago plays a major and vital role in the development of many academic disciplines like Economics, Law, literary criticism, sociology, religion, mathematics, business, engineering, and various other fields. Chicago has played a vital role in the development of world education and is one of the top-rated and reputed universities in the world. 


9. California Institute of Technology

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California Institute of Technology is also a privately open research university located in Pasadena, California, United States. It was established in 1891 by Amos G. Throop as a preparatory and vocational school. The total area of the main campus of this university is 124-acre (50.2 hectares). Thomas F. Rosenbaum is the current president of this university.

California Institute of Technology Building

The main motto of this university is ‘The truth shall make you free’. In the beginning, the of this institute was Throop University later in 1920, the name was changed which is currently in use and In 1910, the university was moved to its current location. California Institute of Technology was elected to the Association of American Universities.

This Institute faculty and researchers include 74 Nobel Laureates, 4 Fields Medalists, 6 Turing Award winners, and many more. This University has six academic divisions and the Institute is especially focused on science, engineering and research. A huge part of the amount is spent on different research programs by this University. California Institute of Technology is currently one of the most popular universities in the world.  

8. Columbia University

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Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university and the fifth oldest institution of higher education in the United States. This university was established in 1754 on the grounds of the Trinity Church in Manhattan, New York City, the USA. This university was founded by the royal charter of George II of Great Britain as King’s College.

Columbia University Building

Later in 1784, the name was changed as the Columbia college after the 1784 American Revolution and later in 1787, the college was placed under the private board of trustees. College was moved to its current location in Morningside Heights and the name was changed as Columbia University in 1896. Lee Bollinger is the 19th and current president of Columbia University. 

Scientists and scholars from this university have played a major and important role in scientific experiments and breakthroughs in different times including brain-computer interface, nuclear magnetic resonance, laser and maser, the first nuclear pile, and many more. Columbia University is the most selective college in the United States and is also one of the top-rated universities in the world.     

7. University of Oxford

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The University of Oxford is the second oldest university in the world and the public research university. It was established in 924 years ago in 1096. After Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris, then this university grew rapidly from 1167. The main motto of this university is ‘The Lord is my light’. The Lord Patten of Barnes is the current chancellor of this University.

University of Oxford Building

The University of Oxford has the oldest university museum in the world as well as has the largest university press in the world. This university doesn’t have any main campus. Oxford is one of the universities having the best quality education in the world and the education system of this university is highly adaptable across the globe.

This university educated a wide range of personality which includes, 28 prime ministers of the United Kingdom and many heads of the country around the world, 72 Nobel prize laureates, 3 Fields medalists, 6 Turing Award winners, 160 Olympic medals and many more. Oxford is a highly reputable university in the world and considered one of the best universities in the world. 

6. Princeton University

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Princeton University is an Ivy League private research university in Princeton, New Jersey, the United States. It was founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey in Elizabeth and after nine years of establishment, this university moved to its current site and the name of the university was renamed to Princeton University in 1896. Christopher L. Eisgruber is the 20th and current president of this university.

Princeton University Building

This university is the fourth-oldest institution of the USA and the ninth colonial college. Princeton University provides degrees in the fields of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. Princeton offers degrees through different colleges like Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Bendheim Centre for Finance, the School of Architecture and the School of Engineering and Applied Science

Princeton University has given education to many current highly successful people among which 68 are Nobel Laureates, 15 are Fields Medalists and 14 are Turing Award laureates. This university has served in many fields of education and A large number of people graduate in different fields every year from this university. 

5. University of California

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The University of California is a public university located in Oakland, California, United States. The university is composed of different campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and many other research centers. The university was founded on March 23, 1868, in Oakland later in 1873, it was moved to Berkeley. Janet Napolitano is the current president of the University of California.

University of California Building

The University of California has 10 campuses with a combined student body of 285,216,22,700 faculty members and 154,900 staff members. More than 2 million students graduated and attended this university till the date. Merced is the newest campus of this university.

The University of California has given emphasis to every sector of educational fields and research. This university also manages the laboratories of many US departments. The Campus of the University of California has adopted a large number of faculty in every academic discipline.    

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a privately opened research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It was founded in 1861. This university is opened in response to the increasing industrialization in the USA. L. Rafael Reif and Cynthia Barnhart are the presidents and chancellors respectively of MIT.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology building

This university has a land grant, sea-grant, and space grant with an urban campus that extends along the side of Charles river in 1.6 Km distance. This institute has played a significant role in the development of many aspects of engineering, modern science, technology, and mathematics and it is widely known for its innovation and research. 

This university has played a vital role in the development of many aspects of education and research and has seen that 96 Nobel Laureates, 26 Turing Award winners, and 8 Fields Medalists are affiliated with this institution. Currently, this institution is one of the best and top Universities in the field of innovation and technical fields. 

3. University of Cambridge

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The University of Cambridge is a public research university that is based in Cambridge, England of the United Kingdom (UK). In the English speaking world, it is the 2nd oldest university in the world after Oxford University and it is also the 4th oldest surviving university in the world. It was founded 811 years ago in 1209 AD. The main motto of this university is ‘From this place, we gain enlightenment and Precious Knowledge’. The current Chancellor of this university is David John Sainsbury. 

University of Cambridge Building

This University formed from a variety of institutions including 31 Semi-autonomous constituent Colleges and more 100 academic departments organized in six schools. This university doesn’t have its main campus. Cambridge University Press is the second-largest press in the world and it also operates eight scientific and cultural museums. 

Cambridge University has educated many personalities from all over the world including mathematicians, politicians, scientists, writers, actors, Philosophers, monarchs, and many heads of states. This university is currently one of the best and top universities in the world.   

2. Stanford University

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Stanford University is a privately opened research university in Stanford, California, United States. In 1891, Stanford University was founded by Leland and Jane Stanford. This university is founded in the memory of founders only one child, Leland Standford Jr. who died due to typhoid fever at the age of 15. The main motto of this university is ‘The wind of freedom blows’. Marc Trevor Tessier-Lavigne is the current and 11th president of Stanford University.

Stanford University Building

Stanford has organized around seven schools among three of them consisting of 40 academic departments focused on undergraduate levels and the remaining four schools focus on graduate programs in different faculty like law, medicine, and education. The campus of this university is in a suburban area with a total area of 8,180 acres (33.1 Sq.Km).  

Stanford is one of the top universities in the world after Harvard. This university educated many successful personalities all around the world among them 83 are Nobel laureates, 28 are Turing Award laureates, and 8 fields Medalists. 

1. Harvard University

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Harvard University is a privately opened nonprofit Ivy League research university that was established in 1636 AD as Harvard college. It is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. This is the oldest institution of higher education learning in the USA. The main motto of this university is ‘Truth’. Lawrence Bacow is the 29th and current president of Harvard University. 

Harvard University Building

Harvard is composed of ten faculties, 11 principal academic units, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Harvard has the world’s largest academic library system. Harvard University’s endowment is valued at $40.9 billion which makes Harvard’s as the largest academic institution in the world.

Harvard University has educated many successful personalities all around the world which of them are 8  U.S presidents, more than 30 are foreign heads of state, 188 are living billionaires, and many more. Harvard is one of the current most prestigious universities in the world. 


Final words 

So that’s it for today’s article guys where we have listed the top 10 best universities in the world 2020. We have arranged this list according to their educational quality and popularity among the students. All the universities that are mention in the list are best for your educational career and don’t forget to comment about your dream university from where you want to complete your graduation? Also, join us on social media platforms for more updates.


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