09/08/2010 08:11 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The World's BEST Universities (PHOTOS)

Though American academic institutions dominate the top spots in a new ranking of the world's best universities, it is England's University of Cambridge that is No. 1 -- taking a place previously held by Harvard.

The rankings were compiled by careers advice company QS.

See the 15 highest-ranked schools below, and check out the list of the top 200 here.

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