A total of 31 Caltech alumni and faculty have won a Nobel Prize and 66 more have taken home a National Medal of Science or Technology. So it’s no surprise that the school consistently finds itself near the top of the QS rankings. This year it has the world’s fifth best earth and marine sciences program and the eighth best physics department. But Caltech is unlikely to put too much stake in its QS accolades. That’s because it’s already done one better. Caltech was named the No. 1 university in the world this year on another respected list, the Times Higher Education Global University Rankings.