Between January and March 2017, a selection of experienced scholars were surveyed about their views on the standards of teaching and research in their disciplines and in Higher Ed institutions. The responses were used to determined which universities were considered the most prestigious.
The latest edition of Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2017 rank the universities that academics believe excel in teaching and research.
The results are as followed: Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University were placed in the top three places, respectively. Followed by the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford tying in the fourth place.
The top 10 universities by reputation
1. Harvard University
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. Stanford University
4. University of Cambridge
4. University of Oxford
6. University of California, Berkeley
7. Princeton University
8. Yale University
9. University of Chicago
10. California Institute of Technology
To see the full table of the World Reputation Rankings 2017 visit Times Higher Education site.