Mines ParisTech: Professional Ranking of World Universities

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Mines ParisTech: Professional Ranking of World Universities is a university ranking by the French Grande École (engineering school) Mines ParisTech.


The ranking is based on the number of alumni currently holding the post of CEO in one of the 500 largest companies in the world according to the "Fortune Global 500" ranking established by the American business magazine Fortune.[1]


2011 - University Ranking

These are the highest ranking 37 institutions (out of 392):

Rank Institution Country
1 Harvard University USA
2 Tokyo University Japan
3 Keio University Japan
4 HEC Paris France
5 = Kyoto University Japan
5 = University of Oxford UK
7 École Polytechnique France
8 Waseda University Japan
9 École Nationale d'Administration France
10 Seoul University South Korea
11 University of Pennsylvania USA
12 Columbia University USA
13 = Stanford University USA
13 = Tohoku University Japan
13 = University of Nottingham UK
16 Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
17 Sciences Po Paris France
18 University of Saint-Gallen Switzerland
19 = University of Sao-Paulo Brazil
19 = Northwestern University USA
21 = INSEAD France
21 = University of Chicago USA
21 = Mines ParisTech France
21 = WU Wien Austria
25 = Chuo University Japan
25 = Cornell University USA
25 = Hitotsubashi University Japan
25 = Kobe University Japan
29 University of California : Berkeley USA
30 = Shandong University China
30 = Bocconi University Italy
30 = University of Cambridge UK
30 = University of Cologne Germany
34 University of Göttingen Germany
35 Yale University USA
36 Purdue University USA
37 University of Cincinnati USA


This ranking is more international than certain other rankings because it uses the Fortune Global 500. It does not concentrate only on English-speaking countries but also includes Asian and European universities.

The Global Companies Rank Universities[2] by the New York Times is similar to this ranking.


  1. "Classement 2011 des universités par l’Ecole des Mines : le french ranking par excellence" (in French). Observatoire Bovigny. 
  2. "Global Companies Rank Universities". New York Times.