MIT, Harvard top world university list


The United States comes out on top in an authoritative list of international university rankings published Tuesday, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University leading the way.

MIT came top of the QS World University Rankings for the second year running, while Harvard displaced Britain’s Cambridge University to take second spot in the 2013 table.

U.S. institutions made up six of the top ten, with the remaining four places being filled by British universities.