The definitive ranking of the 39 best universities in the world
Every year QS ranks universities around the world using a methodology that evaluates academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, as well as international reputation.
Using a points system, QS then rates the universities out of 100. They use these numbers to determine the best universities in the world.
MIT scored a 100 in every category, and as a result gained a perfect overall score, beating the likes of Harvard and Oxford University.
The latest rankings were published on Tuesday evening and can be found on the QS website.
39 universities gained a rating of more than 80 out of 100, spanning four continents, and almost a dozen different countries. The USA dominates the top of the list, while the UK and China are also prominent.
See who made the cut: