The World’s Best University 2017: Can you guess?
Every time thinking of the best universities in the world, our mind automatically jumps to an Ivy League like Harvard, Princeton, or Yale. But the things have been changed recently. According to the Fortune, the new global list has been published and The University of Oxford in England is now considered the world’s best university. Oxford, a university dating back to 1096, took the No. 1 spot in the latest World University Rankings, knocking the California Institute of Technology, an incumbent of five years, to second place. Oxford’s success can be attributed to its improved performance in teaching, research, citations, and international outlook—the four indicators that underly the methodology of the rankings, according to the Times Higher Education.
But more specifically, Oxford’s No.1 spot comes from its strong research income, which the university secured at a record £522.9 million, or $679 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Its research was also considered more influential, and it has been more successful at “drawing in international talent,” notes the Times Higher Education.