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Want to study a natural sciences degree at one of the world’s best universities in the field? The QS World University Rankings by Faculty combines data on research citations with the opinions of academics and employers worldwide, to provide insights into the highest performing universities in natural sciences subjects this year. Discover 2013’s top 10 universities for natural sciences below...


Top 10 Universities for Natural Sciences 2013

1. University of Cambridge

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

3. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

4. Stanford University

5. Harvard University

6. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

7. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

8. University of Oxford

9. Imperial College London

10. Princeton University

About the QS World University Rankings by Faculty

The QS World University Rankings by Faculty highlights the world’s top universities in five major subject areas: arts & humanities, engineering & technology, life sciences & medicine, natural sciences, and social sciences & management. These rankings are compiled using data on research citations, as well as the results of QS’s global surveys of academics and employers. In 2013 these surveys received more than 90,000 responses.

Written by Laura Bridgestock

The editor of, Laura oversees the site's editorial content and student forums. She also edits the QS Top Grad School Guide and contributes to market research reports including How Do Students Use Rankings?

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