The best universities in the world in 2011

International Company QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) has updated the annual ranking of universities. The final list includes 300 universities from around the world. The leaders are traditionally British and American schools, which occupy the top 16 positions.

The second consecutive year, tops the list of the University of Cambridge. In second place was fixed Harvard since 2004 steadily for six years in a row to hold the top spot in the QS. On the third - the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, consistently among the top ten for over ten years.

Flagships of the Russian educational system - MSU and SPSU - down from 93 th to 112 th and 210 th to 251 th place, however, they still remain in the list of best universities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

1. University of Cambridge

The best universities in the world in 2011

Country: United Kingdom

The average cost of tuition for foreign students: 18 000 - $ 20 000

Cambridge University - the second time the university grounds in the UK and fourth in the world, a member of an elite group of Russell (Russell Group). Currently the school has 31 faculty, which educate about 18 000 students.

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2. Harvard University

The best universities in the world in 2011

Country: United States

The average cost of tuition for foreign students: 38 000 - 40 000 dollars

Harvard - oldest US university, which includes 11 separate academic units 10 faculties and Institute of Advanced iscledovany Radcliffe (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study). The school has about 2000 teachers and has about 7000 students and 15,000 graduate students. Among its graduates are eight US presidents and 75 Nobel Prize winners.

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3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The best universities in the world in 2011

Country: United States

The average cost of tuition for foreign students: 38 000 - 40 000 dollars

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - one of the most prestigious engineering schools in the US and in the world. According to the structure of the MIT is a research center, which confirms the 1 position in technology and engineering, and second in science, according to The Times. 73 University members are Nobel laureates.

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4. Yale University

The best universities in the world in 2011

Country: United States

The average cost of tuition for foreign students: 38 000 - 40 000 dollars

Yale University is one of the eight most prestigious private universities in the US. The program is the breadth and in depth: more than 3800 courses and 10 departments. Every year there are educated about 11 000 students from more than 110 countries. Among the graduates of this educational institution has five presidents of America and hundreds of prominent businessmen and cultural figures.

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5. University of Oxford

The best universities in the world in 2011

Country: United Kingdom

The average cost of tuition for foreign students: 20 000 USD

The university consists of 38 faculties and 6 closed training offices belonging usually to religious orders. On average, Oxford has over 20,000 students, about a quarter of whom are foreigners.

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6. Imperial College London

The best universities in the world in 2011

Country: United Kingdom

The average cost of tuition for foreign students: 30 000 - 32 000 dollars

Imperial College London provides education in the field of science, management and trade. It is a member of an elite group of Russell (Russell Group). Per teacher for nearly 11 students. There are about 13,000 students from 158 countries.

The best universities in the world in 2011

7. University College London

The best universities in the world in 2011

Country: United Kingdom

The average cost of tuition for foreign students: 24 000 - 28 000 dollars

University College London (UCL) is one of the UK's leading educational institutions, and for many decades did not fall below the fifth place in the ratings of The Guardian and The Times. Included in the Russell (Russell Group) group and the Golden Triangle (along with Oxford and Cambridge University). 26 UCL alumni were awarded the Nobel Prize.

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8. University of Chicago

The best universities in the world in 2011

Country: United States

The average cost of tuition for foreign students: 42 000 - 44 000 dollars

University of Chicago belongs to the prestigious private educational institutions of the USA, in the early XX was under the patronage of John D. Rockefeller. It trained about 15,000 students, the number of teachers is about 2 200. Every year on research in the field of science and medicine is released more than 450 million dollars.

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9. University of Pennsylvania

The best universities in the world in 2011

Country: United States The average cost of tuition for foreign students: 40 000 - 42 000 dollars

University of Pennsylvania (Penn) - the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, which, despite the rich history, is not a state and is funded by private funds. At Penn include one of the most prestigious and well-known business schools Wharton School and Wistar Institute (Wistar Institute), is a leading research center in the field of oncology and vaccines.

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10. Columbia University

The best universities in the world in 2011

Country: United States

The average cost of tuition for foreign students: 42 000 - 44 000 dollars

Columbia University, shares the first place with Cambridge on the number of employees who had been studying here or Nobel Prize winners. In addition, among its alumni including four US presidents, 97 Nobel laureates and 25 Oscar winner. On the territory of 130 000 square meters are three colleges and 26 specialized institutions, which educate about 22 000 students.

The best universities in the world in 2011