The definitive ranking of the 39 best universities in the world

Business Insider | Jun 7, 2018, 05.35PM IST

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Duke University, in North Carolina, USA, scored 83.9 overall.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) remains the best university in the world for a seventh consecutive year, according to the latest ranking from education research firm Quacquarelli Symonds.

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:

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