The Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has reached the 101-150 ranking, up from the 151-200 ranking last year, and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in northern Greece reached the 401-500 ranking for its academic curriculum.
Harvard University remains the number one in the world for the 12th year while the other universities in the Top 10 are: Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, Cambridge, Princeton, Caltech, Columbia, Chicago and Oxford. ETH Zurich (19th) takes first place in Continental Europe, followed by Pierre & Marie Curie (35th), University of Copenhagen (39th) overtakes Paris-Sud (42nd) in France as the third best university in Continental Europe.
ARWU is released by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, known as Shanghai List. Started in 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world Top 500 universities annually based on transparent methodology and reliable data. It has been recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one.