Ranking of world's top 1,000 universities puts Minnesota, many from Big Ten in first 50

5 Jul 2018

Minnesota landed in 35th in the annual ranking released. 

A well-regarded annual ranking of 1,000 of the world’s universities is out, and the University of Minnesota is one of nine Big Ten schools landing among the top 50.

The U came in 35th on the list released Monday by the Center for World University Rankings.

The center, based in the United Arab Emirates, is a global consulting organization providing policy and strategic advice, and consulting services to governments and universities. It has been publishing the academic ranking of universities since 2012.

Others from the Big Ten in the top 50 were Michigan (18), Northwestern (23), Wisconsin (27), Illinois (32), Ohio State (40), Rutgers (41), Penn State (43) and Maryland (47).

Eight of the top 10 universities are in the United States, with Harvard at No. 1, followed by Stanford and MIT.

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