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The Top 10s in Universities Ranking on the Web (Jan 2010 Edition) by Webometrics

By now, results of SPM, STPM, GCE, UEC, etc. should have been released, and it is time for those secondary school graduates who want to further their study to look for university.

Tertiary education requires a lot of cost, several years of your lifespan, have material impact to your ideology, and might be an important factor for your career path. Therefore, it is important to choose the university wisely, and a worldwide universities ranking can be a good indicator for you.

The Webometrics World Universities’ Ranking has coverage to more than 18,000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide. It summarizes the global performance of the university, provides information for candidate students and scholars, and reflects the commitment to the dissemination of scientific knowledge.

It is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CCHS), part of the National Research Council (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.

Now, let’s see some of the Top 10s from the results of Webometrics’ Jan 2010 Edition of Universities Ranking.
 
Top 10 country/political region for tertiary education: 

  • 1. United States
  • 2. United Kingdom
  • 3. Germany
  • 4. Canada
  • 5. Taiwan
  • 6. Sweden
  • 7. Spain
  • 8. Japan
  • 9. Brazil
  • 10. Netherlands

Click here to see the Top 45 ranking and more information about the Webometrics Country Scoreboard.

So, if you are Human Resource or manager in your company going to interview candidates graduated from one of the country/political region above, go ahead and challenge them with tougher questions. If they passed, offer them a higher pay.

World’s Top 10 Universities:

  • 1. Harvard University
  • 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • 3. Stanford University
  • 4. University of California Berkeley
  • 5. Cornell University
  • 6. University of Washington
  • 7. University of Minnesota
  • 8. Johns Hopkins University
  • 9. University of Michigan
  • 10. University of Wisconsin Madison

All in the Top 10 are from the United States.

Click here to see the Top 8000 Universities of the world.

Top 10 Universities in Asia:

  • 1. University of Tokyo, Japan (38)
  • 2. Kyoto University, Japan (52)
  • 3. National Taiwan University, Taiwan (63) 
  • 4. University of Hong Kong (128)
  • 5. Chinese University of Hong Kong (130)
  • 6. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (133)
  • 7. Keio University, Japan (136)
  • 8. National University of Singapore (146)
  • 9. National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (153)
  • 10. Nagoya University, Japan (161)

The number in the brackets above is their respective World Ranking.

Click here to see the Top 100 Universities in Asia.

Top 10 Universities in South East Asia:
  • 1. National University of Singapore (146)
  • 2. Kasetsart University, Thailand (229)
  • 3. Prince of Songkla University, Thailand (338)
  • 4. Mahidol University, Thailand (381)
  • 5. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (398)
  • 6. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (468)
  • 7. Chiang Mai University, Thailand (478)
  • 8. Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia (562)
  • 9. Khon Kaen University, Thailand (567)
  • 10. Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia (661)

What? None from Malaysia? Well, the 11th is Universiti Putra Malaysia (686).

Click here to see the Top 100 Universities in South East Asia.

Top 10 Universities in Malaysia:

  • 1. Universiti Putra Malaysia (686)
  • 2. Universiti Sains Malaysia (725)
  • 3. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (733)
  • 4. University of Malaya (778)
  • 5. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (985)
  • 6. Universiti Teknologi Mara (1367)
  • 7. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (1413)
  • 8. Universiti Utara Malaysia (1454)
  • 9. Multimedia University (1528)
  • 10. International Islamic University Malaysia (1576)

Click here to see the universities and colleges ranking of Malaysia

Are you graduated from one of the world class universities/colleges? Some fresh graduates find it difficult to get a job. It could be due to few years back, they’ve made an unwise decision and studied in a low ranking university.

While some might want to argue that university ranking like this could be subjective, the employment market, locally or globally, will eventually reflect the reference value of the ranking system.
Click here to go to the homepage of Webometrics website.

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Graduate Schools Rankings 2009 in International Politics

International Politics
1 Harvard
2 Stanford
3 Columbia
3 Princeton
5 UMichigan
6 UC San Diego
7 Duke
7 UC Berkeley
9 UChicago
10 NYU

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University Ranking of Material Engineering 2008 in USA

America’s Best Undergraduate Engineering Program 2008 : Material Engineering

(At schools whose highest degree is a doctorate)
U.S. News Rank

2008 2007
1 2 Stanford University (CA)
2 5 University of California–Berkeley*
3 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
3 6 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
5 3 University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign*
6 9 Cornell University (NY)
6 4 Northwestern University (IL)
8 7 PennSylvania State U.–University Park*
9 12 Georgia Institute of Technology*
10 10 University of Florida
11 11 Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
12 17 Ohio State University- Columbus*
12 19 Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN)*
14 15 University of Wisconsin–Madison*
15 12 University of Pennsylvania
18 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)
19 Princeton University (NJ)
21 University of Virginia
22 Harvard University (MA)
24 Case Western Reserve University (OH)
24 University of California–San Diego
24 University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
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University Ranking of Industrial Engineering 2008 in USA

America’s Best Undergraduate Engineering Program 2008 : Industrial Engineering / Manufacturing

(At schools whose highest degree is a doctorate)
U.S. News Rank

2008 2007
1 1 Georgia Institute of Technology*
2 2 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor*
3 3 Purdue University–West Lafayette (IN)*
4 4 Pensilvania State University *
5 4 University of California–Berkeley*
6 7 Stanford University (CA)
7 9 Northwestern University (IL)
8 6 Texas A&M University–College Station*
9 10 Virginia Tech*
10 8 University of Wisconsin–Madison*
11 12 Cornell University (NY)
12 13 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
12 11 University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign*
14 14 Ohio State University*
14 21 University of Southern California
16 20 University of Florida*
16 University of Pittsburgh*
18 16 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY)
18 15 North Carolina State University -Raleigh
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Top US Under-graduate Architecture Schools 2008

Rank University
1 Virginia Polytechnic University and State University
2 Cornel University
3 Syracuse University
4 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
5 University of Cincinnati
6 University of Texas at Austin
7 Carnegie Mellon University
8 Kansas State University
9 Pennsylvania State University
10 Pratt Institute
11 Rice University
12 University of Notre Dame
13 Iowa State University
14 California Polytechnic Pomona
15 University of Oregon
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Top US Graduate Architecture Schools Rankings 2008

Rank University
1 Harvard University
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3 Columbia University
4 Cornell University
5 Washington University in St. Louis
6 Virginia Polytechnic University and State University
7 University of Cincinnati
8 University of Michigan
9 University of California Berkeley
10 Clemson University
10 Rice University
10 University of Texas at Austin
13 Princeton University
13 University of Virginia
13 Yale University
13 Kansas State University
13 Syracuse University
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Top US Universities in Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering Ranking, overall
University
Scored

1, 11 University of Texas–Austin (Cockrell) Austin, TX 4.6
2, 2 Stanford University Stanford, CA 4.2
2, 13 Texas A&M University–College Station (Look) College Station, TX 4.2
4, – University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK 4.0
5, 70 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 3.4
5, 23 Pennsylvania State University–University Park University Park, PA 3.4
5, – University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 3.4
8, 87 Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA 3.3
9, 8 University of Southern California (Viterbi) Los Angeles, CA 3.1
10, – New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM 2.8
10, – Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX 2.8
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US NEWS AMERICAN TOP 50 GRADUATE SCHOOLS 2009

Rank/School averageGRE score (Quant.) ’07 accept-
ance rate score
’07
engineering
school
research expenditures
(in millions)
Ph.D.’s granted
06-07
’07 total
graduate
engineering
enrollment
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) 777 23.5% $237.7 328 2,636
2. Stanford University (CA) 780 28.0% $152.3 276 3,229
3. University of California-Berkeley 772 20.4% $120.3 223 1,780
4. Georgia Institute of Technology 767 36.8% $219.4 366 4,303
5. University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign 774 19.2% $195.2 270 2,479
6. California Institute of Technology 800 131% $84.9 112 536
7. Carnegie Mellon University 765 21.8% $161.5 137 1,698
8. University of Southern California 753 46.6% $165.0 144 3,945
9. Cornell University 775 19.8% $108.0 128 1,378
9. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 770 36.4% $147.8 255 2,416
11. University of California-San Diego 765 25.0% $141.0 132 1,213
11. University of Texas-Austin 759 22.5% $135.2 191 2,100
13. Texas A&M University-College Station 756 37.2% $205.7 173 2,428
13. University of California-Los Angeles 768 36.0% $86.3 157 1,388
15. Purdue University-West Lafayette 751 32.5% $133.8 228 2,323
15. University of Wisconsin-Madison 781 23.5% $125.6 139 1,524
17. University of Maryland-College Park 758 22.5% $136.1 182 1,862
18. Princeton University 783 16.5% $52.9 88 519
19. University of California-Santa Barbara 773 28.3% $92.3 95 724
20. Northwestern University 779 28.1% $97.1 110 1,255
21. Columbia University 775 27.6% $87.2 93 1,433
22. Harvard University 775 13.0% $37.9 47 355
23. Pennsylvania State University-University Park 752 31.9% $111.6 167 1,720
24. University of Florida 758 36.9% $108.1 187 2,474
24. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 766 32.8% $84.1 144 1,790
24. University of Washington 736 28.8% $97.4 111 1,423
27. Johns Hopkins University 768 24.4% $56.9 69 2,661
28. Virginia Tech 749 21.6% $107.3 139 1,807
29. Ohio State University 762 37.4% $113.4 119 1,347
30. North Carolina State University 756 26.6% $104.4 138 2,125
30. University of Pennsylvania 759 35.0% $51.1 69 1,111
32. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 752 31.1% $85.2 114 1,052
32. University of California-Davis 749 35.6% $68.3 111 1,124
32. University of Rochester 769 15.5% $91.7 46 451
35. Duke University 767 34.1% $63.6 63 648
35. Rice University 768 15.2% $34.8 56 521
37. University of California-Irvine 758 25.8% $66.2 92 984
38. University of Virginia 749 19.4% $55.3 72 737
39. University of Colorado-Boulder 757 57.6% $51.3 92 1,298
39. Yale University 772 14.8% $20.8 20 172
41. Iowa State University 759 21.9% $65.4 82 956
42. Lehigh University 767 22.1% $33.0 43 568
42. Vanderbilt University 754 12.5% $46.4 39 406
44. Boston University 763 26.3% $70.2 68 664
45. Arizona State University 763 51.2% $53.4 109 2,019
46. University of Delaware 748 27.4% $43.9 70 629
46. Washington University in St. Louis 768 14.7% $19.7 42 759
48. University of Pittsburgh 731 35.8% $62.1 49 641
49. Case Western Reserve University 732 34.2% $36.7 48 612
50. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 760 22.4% $45.0 71 665
50. University of Notre Dame 763 20.8% $18.4 56 401
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US NEWS AMERICAN TOP 50 GRADUATE ENGINEERING SCHOOLS 2009

Rank/School averageGRE score (Quant.) ’07 accept-
ance rate score
’07
engineering
school
research expenditures
(in millions)
Ph.D.’s granted
06-07
’07 total
graduate
engineering
enrollment
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) 777 23.5% $237.7 328 2,636
2. Stanford University (CA) 780 28.0% $152.3 276 3,229
3. University of California-Berkeley 772 20.4% $120.3 223 1,780
4. Georgia Institute of Technology 767 36.8% $219.4 366 4,303
5. University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign 774 19.2% $195.2 270 2,479
6. California Institute of Technology 800 131% $84.9 112 536
7. Carnegie Mellon University 765 21.8% $161.5 137 1,698
8. University of Southern California 753 46.6% $165.0 144 3,945
9. Cornell University 775 19.8% $108.0 128 1,378
9. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 770 36.4% $147.8 255 2,416
11. University of California-San Diego 765 25.0% $141.0 132 1,213
11. University of Texas-Austin 759 22.5% $135.2 191 2,100
13. Texas A&M University-College Station 756 37.2% $205.7 173 2,428
13. University of California-Los Angeles 768 36.0% $86.3 157 1,388
15. Purdue University-West Lafayette 751 32.5% $133.8 228 2,323
15. University of Wisconsin-Madison 781 23.5% $125.6 139 1,524
17. University of Maryland-College Park 758 22.5% $136.1 182 1,862
18. Princeton University 783 16.5% $52.9 88 519
19. University of California-Santa Barbara 773 28.3% $92.3 95 724
20. Northwestern University 779 28.1% $97.1 110 1,255
21. Columbia University 775 27.6% $87.2 93 1,433
22. Harvard University 775 13.0% $37.9 47 355
23. Pennsylvania State University-University Park 752 31.9% $111.6 167 1,720
24. University of Florida 758 36.9% $108.1 187 2,474
24. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 766 32.8% $84.1 144 1,790
24. University of Washington 736 28.8% $97.4 111 1,423
27. Johns Hopkins University 768 24.4% $56.9 69 2,661
28. Virginia Tech 749 21.6% $107.3 139 1,807
29. Ohio State University 762 37.4% $113.4 119 1,347
30. North Carolina State University 756 26.6% $104.4 138 2,125
30. University of Pennsylvania 759 35.0% $51.1 69 1,111
32. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 752 31.1% $85.2 114 1,052
32. University of California-Davis 749 35.6% $68.3 111 1,124
32. University of Rochester 769 15.5% $91.7 46 451
35. Duke University 767 34.1% $63.6 63 648
35. Rice University 768 15.2% $34.8 56 521
37. University of California-Irvine 758 25.8% $66.2 92 984
38. University of Virginia 749 19.4% $55.3 72 737
39. University of Colorado-Boulder 757 57.6% $51.3 92 1,298
39. Yale University 772 14.8% $20.8 20 172
41. Iowa State University 759 21.9% $65.4 82 956
42. Lehigh University 767 22.1% $33.0 43 568
42. Vanderbilt University 754 12.5% $46.4 39 406
44. Boston University 763 26.3% $70.2 68 664
45. Arizona State University 763 51.2% $53.4 109 2,019
46. University of Delaware 748 27.4% $43.9 70 629
46. Washington University in St. Louis 768 14.7% $19.7 42 759
48. University of Pittsburgh 731 35.8% $62.1 49 641
49. Case Western Reserve University 732 34.2% $36.7 48 612
50. University of Massachusetts-Amherst 760 22.4% $45.0 71 665
50. University of Notre Dame 763 20.8% $18.4 56 401
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