London: The University of Cambridge,
where several top Indian leaders including Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh have studied, has been named number one
university in the world in the 2010 QS World University
Cambridge University has edged out Harvard to become
the first non-US university ever to top the list.
QS World University Rankings measure university
research quality, graduate employability, teaching commitment
and international commitment, using a combination of global
surveys and audited data, including citation counts.
The University was voted the best for research
quality, as selected by more than 15,000 academics around the
Professor Steve Young, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor,
said: "While university league tables tend to over-simplify
the range of achievements at institutions, it is particularly
pleasing to note that the excellence of the transformative
research - research that changes people`s lives - carried out
at Cambridge is so well regarded by fellow academics
John O`Leary, executive member of the QS Academic
Advisory Board, said: "UK universities have had an
exceptionally good year, improving on their best ever results.
Not only does Cambridge top the ranking for the first time,
but there are more UK institutions than ever before in
the top 100 and 200."