The list, also known as the Shanghai Rankings, was dominated by American universities. Eight of the top ten schools were in the US, led by Harvard, Stanford and California Berkeley in the top three spots.
The UK's University of Cambridge and University of Oxford rounded out the top ten, at number four and seven respectively.
"Harvard University remains the number one in the world for the 14th year. Berkeley raise from the fourth to the third. Oxford soars from the tenth place to the seventh. ETH Zurich (19th) takes first place in Continental Europe, and University of Copenhagen (31st) in Denmark overtakes Pierre & Marie Curie (39th) in France as the second best university in this area," a Shanghai Ranking press release stated.
The Danish school's 30th place ranking was the best ever placing in the ARWU list, which has been released each year since 2003.
Aarhus University also cracked the top 100 in the list, coming it at number 65. The Technical University of Denmark was put in the 100-150 range, in which schools were not assigned a specific ranking. Aalborg University was in the 201-300 range, while the University of Southern Denmark was in the 301-400 range.
The full rankings can be seen here.