Well well...perhaps it's bogus, but it's nice to hear. The Times of London ranked the 50 top universities in the world, and they ranked Berkeley as #2 in the world after Harvard. Hell ya.

An excerpt:

OXFORD and Cambridge are among the world's top ten universities, according to a new global ranking published today.

They were fifth and sixth respectively in the league table of the world's 200 best universities. Harvard, which boasts an endowment of nearly $23billion (£12.7billion), was first in the list produced by The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES).

American institutions occupied seven of the top ten places, with Oxbridge the highest-ranked outside the United States.

London's position as a centre of global educational significance was confirmed with four institutions in the top 50. The London School of Economics was 11th, Imperial College 14th, University College London 34th, and the School of Oriental and African Studies 44th.

The only European university outside Britain in the top 20 was the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, in tenth place.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, however, can lay claim to being the world's most intellectual city, as home to Harvard and to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was ranked at No3.

California also scored highly, with the University of California, Berkeley, in second place, the California Institute of Technology, fourth, and Stanford seventh.


Though, when I told my parents this, they proceeded to make me feel badly about my life decisions, etc...Nice.

France apparently has on two universities on the list whereas Americans universities made up seven of the top 10. It's ironic, but the French governement is trying more and more to fashion their schools after American schools...

Maybe I shoulda gone to Oxford.

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