Where is Nigeria? SEE the TOP 10 Universities in the world No Nigerian university made the list of the top 10 universities in the world and this will not come as a surprise to many people as the Nigerian educational system is still in a developing phase. This new list released by QS has very little surprises with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) maintaining its position at the very top. The University of Chicago improved to the ninth position while Princeton University did not make the new top 10 list. The ranking by QS is based on factors such as academic reputation, citations per faculty, employer reputation and other factors. Below is the list:. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, often cited as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California, adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco. Its 8,180-acre campus is one of the largest in the United States. Widener Library, Harvard University. Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636, whose history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the worlds most prestigious universities. California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The California Institute of Technology is a private doctorate-granting university located in Pasadena, California, United States. The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England. Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the worlds third-oldest surviving university. The University of Oxford, informally known as Oxford University or simply Oxford, is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England. It has no known date of foundation, but there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the worlds second-oldest university in continuous operation. University College London (UCL). University College London is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. Imperial College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. Its founder, Prince Albert, envisioned an area comprising the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and the Imperial Institute. The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. It holds top-ten positions in numerous national and international rankings and measures. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. ETH Zurich is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics university in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Meanwhile, Philip Alabi is a Nigerian who graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and is filling shelves in African universities with much-needed textbooks donated by faculty and students around the world. The initiative he set up is called Efiwe, which is the Yoruba word for “bookworm. Philip Alabi’s fervor for equipping West African post-secondary students with badly-needed textbooks and related resources led to the formation of this wonderful organization.