Revealed: Top 20 best universities in the world 2020

American and British universities dominate the top ten of the The QS World University Rankings
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20. University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English

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18. The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is a research institute and university in Lausanne, Switzerland
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18. Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City
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17. Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut
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16. Tsinghua University is a major research university in Beijing
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15. The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14. Cornell University is a private and statutory Ivy League research university in Ithaca, New York
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13. Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey
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11. The National University of Singapore is the first autonomous research university in Singapore
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11. The Nanyang Technological University is the second oldest public autonomous research university in Singapore
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10. The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois
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9. Imperial College London is a public research university located in London, England
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8. University College London, which has operated under the official name of UCL since 2005, is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom
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7. The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6. ETH Zurich is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics university in the city of Zurich, Switzerland
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5. The California Institute of Technology is a private doctorate-granting research university in Pasadena, California
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4. The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England
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3. Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge
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2. Leland Stanford Junior University is a private research university in Stanford, California
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1. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts