RANKED: The 10 best universities in the world

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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2019 is out.

The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge top the list for the second year in a row.

The global rankings review more than 1,250 institutions and assess teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook to provide a comprehensive guide on the world’s best universities.

The calculation of the rankings has also been audited by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Here are the top 10 universities in the world this year.

1. University of Oxford, United Kingdom

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Number of students: 20,298

Number of staff per students: 11

Number of international students: 40%

Female: Male ratio: 46-54

2. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Number of students: 18,749

Number of staff per students: 10.9

Number of international students: 37%

Female: male ratio: 46-54

3. Stanford University, United States

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Number of students: 15,878

Number of staff per students: 7.4

Number of international students: 23%

Female: male ratio: 43-57

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

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Number of students: 11,231

Number of staff per students: 8.7

Number of international students: 34%

Female: male ratio: 38-62

5. California Institute of Technology, United States

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Number of students: 2,255

Number of staff per students: 6.5

Number of international students: 29%

Female: male ratio: 33-67

6. Harvard University, United States

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Number of students: 20,595

Number of staff per students: 9.1

Number of international students: 26%

Female: male ratio: 48-52

7. Princeton University, United States

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Number of students: 7,996

Number of staff per students: 8.2

Number of international students: 24%

Female: male ratio: 45-55

8. Yale University, United States

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Number of students: 12,318

Number of staff per students: 5.2

Number of international students: 20%

Female: male ratio: 50-50

9. Imperial College London, United Kingdom

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Number of students: 16,425

Number of staff per students: 11.7

Number of international students: 56%

Female: male ratio: 38-62

10. University of Chicago, United States

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Number of students: 13,562

Number of staff per students: 6.1

Number of international students: 25%

Female: male ratio: 44-56

See the full global rankings list here >>

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