The annual rankings that sort out the cream of the crop in higher education clearly indicate that the best schools are located in the English speaking world – the United States and the United Kingdom. Nurturing state leaders, presidents, civil rights activists, ground-breaking scientists and leading arts figures, they have raised the bar of academical excellence to the highest of levels. On- going competition with one another only helps in reaching bold goals in educational standards. While critics point out that the ranking methodology needs to be improved, millions of prospective students still await the annual publications that would help them in deciding their alma maters. In order to find out more about the world''s best universities and their rankings – read this book.