Times Higher Education (THE) has published its World University Rankings for 2012-2013. The list is one of the most internationally acclaimed. The ranking is based on 13 criteria, such as research, teaching, knowledge transfer to society and internationalisation. The company Thomson Reuters provides the data for the rankings.

American dominance
California Institute of Technology headlines the list, followed by the University of Oxford and Stanford University, which share second place. Harvard University is in fourth place. The United States dominates with seven institutions in top 10 and 76 in top 200. Britain has the second largest number of universities in the top 200 list and the Netherlands is in third place. Several Asian universities gained ground in the 2012-13 rankings.

Stockholm University moves up to 117th place
Five Swedish universities are ranked among the world's top 200. Karolinska Institutet is 42nd, Lund University 82nd and Uppsala University 106th. All three of them lost ground compared to last year. Stockholm University advances from 131st last year to 117th. KTH Royal Institute of Technology is also moving forward to 140th.

Times Higher Education 2012-13 World University Rankings.