The California Institute of Technology has been ranked the best university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of London for the third year in a row, leaving Harvard University and Oxford University tied in second place.
The magazine's annual world university rankings, widely followed by college administrators, were published Wednesday.
The United States, with seven institutions in the top 10, retained its global leadership in higher education, the magazine said. British universities took the remaining three spots in the top 10.
Apart from the United States and Britain, the Netherlands had the most institutions among the top 200, with its highest-ranked school, Leiden University, placing 67th.
Japan, with five institutions in the top 200, held its place as the leading country in higher education in the Asia-Pacific region. Tokyo University, rated 23rd in the world, was the highest-placed university in the region, followed by the National University of Singapore and the University of Melbourne.
Times Higher Education used 13 indicators to assess universities, including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.