Harvard University was ranked 1st globally according to the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017, followed by Stanford University in 2nd place and the University of Cambridge in 3rd place.

In Australia, the highest ranked institution is the University of Melbourne (ranked 39th in the world. The University of Queensland was ranked 55th globally and second in Australia. In addition, UQ was named in the world’s top ten universities for six subjects (with 18 subjects in the top 50 and 36 in the top 100) and best in Australia in another six, according to the ARWU subject rankings.

Monash University was ranked 78th in the world; up from 79th in 2016. This latest ARWU ranking followed the recent release of the ShanghaiRanking’s 2017 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) in which Monash came 1st nationally in eleven subjects (two tied equal first) and overall had sixteen subjects ranked internationally in the top 50.

In the UK, the University of Cambridge was ranked 1st and ahead of the University of Oxford (2nd in the UK and 7th globally) and University College London (16th globally). A total of 38 UK institutions ranked in the global top 500 including Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, advancing into Top 500 of ARWU for the first time.

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The University of Toronto is ranked the top university in Canada in the 2018 QS World University Ranking. It is placed 18th among the world’s top public universities and 31st overall among top global universities, followed by McGill University in 2nd place in Canada.

The University of Alberta has once again pressed up the list of the world’s elite universities, leapfrogging four spots to 90th, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

The University of Ottawa continues to be among the top 2% of universities in the world, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings. It is now ranked 289th overall in the QS Rankings, up two positions. Research performance continues to be uOttawa’s greatest strength. In the citations per faculty indicator (20% of the total score), the University ranks 129th worldwide, up 33 places over the previous year and seventh in Canada, among the best in the country.

Concordia University moved up 30 places from last year and into the 431-400 range. Among approximately 26,000 universities globally, QS positions Concordia in the world's top 1.6 per cent. The following is a breakdown of Concordia’s gains this year, compared to the 2017 edition:
- Academic reputation survey ranked 401+ (+67)
- Employer reputation survey ranked 214 (+68)
- Proportion of international faculty ranked 209 (+6)

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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