Find top universities of Asia, Latin America and other regions: QS regional rankings 2018

London: QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, have recently released their annual, most-extensive guide to the performance of over 1000 universities across four emerging regions. The 2018 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Region, featuring comparative data on universities in Asia, Latin America, the Arab Region, and Emerging Europe and Central Asia, sees new regional leaders in three of the four rankings.

Asia Region: Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University takes the regional number-one spot from perennial leader National University of Singapore (2nd). Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ranks 3rd. Tsinghua University (5th) is China’s leading institution. China’s Fudan University is the only new entrant into the top 10 this year; it has risen from 11th to 7th.

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Seven of India’s IITs and IISCs see decline in rank. Malaysian universities make particularly noteworthy improvements this year, with three of its universities breaking into the top 50. Japan’s top university is again the University of Tokyo (13th), but competition is fierce across the nation: Japanese institutions also rank 14th, 15th, and 17th.

QS University Rankings 2018: Asia (Top 10)
2018 Rank 2017 Rank Institution Country/Territory
  1 3 NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (NTU) SG
  2 1 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS) SG
  3 4 THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (HKUST) HK
  4 6 KAIST – KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY KR
  5 2 UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG (HKU) HK
  6 5 TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY CN
  7 11 FUDAN UNIVERSITY CN
  8 7 CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG HK
  9 9 PEKING UNIVERSITY CN
  10 8 THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG (CUHK) HK
Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2017 http://www.TopUniversities.com/.

 

Latin America: Key Highlights

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile take the number-one spot from Brazil’s Universidade de São Paulo (3rd).
  • USP is no longer Brazil’s leading university: it has been usurped by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp);
  • Mexico has two universities in the top five for the first time: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (4th is joined by Tecnológico de Monterrey (5th);
  • Colombia’s top university is Universidad de Los Andes Colombia, which remains 8th;
  • Argentina’s highest-ranked university, the Universidad de Buenos Aires, rises from 11th to 9th;
  • The top 50 features universities from Brazil (16), Chile (8), Mexico (7), Argentina (6), Colombia (5), Costa Rica and Venezuela (2); and Peru, Puerto Rico, and Uruguay (1).
QS University Rankings 2018 – Latin America (Top 10)
2018 2017 Institution Name
  1   3 PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE
  2   2 UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS (UNICAMP)
  3   1 UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO (USP)
  4   4 UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTÓNOMA DE MÉXICO (UNAM)
  5   7 TECNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY (ITESM)
  6   6 UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
  7   5 UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
  8   8 UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES COLOMBIA
  9   11 UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
  10   12 UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL PAULISTA “JÚLIO DE MESQUITA FILHO”
Source:  QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2017 http://www.TopUniversities.com/.

 

Emerging Europe and Central Asia: Key Highlights

  • This ranking is the only one of the four to see its leader unchanged: Lomososov Moscow State University of Russia remains indomitable;
  • Estonia’s University of Tartu breaks into the top three, rising from 5th to 3rd;
  • Turkey has two universities in the top 10 for the first time: Bogaziçi Üniversitesi (7th) and Middle East Technical University (9th);
  • The Czech Republic also has two top-10 universities: Charles University (5th) and Czech Technical University in Prague (8th).
QS World University Rankings 2018: Emerging Europe and Central Asia (Top 10)
2018 2017 Institution Name Country/ Territory
  1 1 LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY RU
  2 2 NOVOSIBIRSK STATE UNIVERSITY RU
  3 5 UNIVERSITY OF TARTU EE
  4 3 SAINT-PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY RU
  5 4 CHARLES UNIVERSITY CZ
  6 6 UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW PL
  7 9 BOGAZIÇI ÜNIVERSITESI TR
  8 7 CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE CZ
  9 14 MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY TR
  10 11 AL-FARABI KAZAKH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY KZ
Source:  QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2017 http://www.TopUniversities.com/.

Arab Region: Key Highlights

  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) lose its top spot for the first time ever. It is replaced by Lebanon’s American University of Beirut;
  • Saudi Arabia is still home to three of the region’s top four universities. KFUPM remains 2nd; it is followed by King Saud University (3rd) and King Abdul Aziz University (4th);
  • There is one new entrant into the top ten: Oman’s Sultan Qaboos University (now 10th);
  • Saudi Arabia is the most-represented nation in the rankings, with 21 universities among the top 100;
  • It is followed by Egypt and Jordan (13 universities each), the United Arab Emirates (12 universities), Iraq (11 universities), and Lebanon (8 universities);
  • United Arab Emirates University enters the top five, rising from 6th to 5th.

QS World University Rankings 2018: Arab Region (Top 10)
2018 2017 Institution Name Country/ Territory
  1 2 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT (AUB) LB
  2 1 KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS (KFUPM) SA
  3 3 KING SAUD UNIVERSITY (KSU) SA
  4 4 KING ABDUL AZIZ UNIVERSITY (KAU) SA
  5 6 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY AE
  6 5 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO EG
  7 9 QATAR UNIVERSITY QA
  8 7 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH AE
  9 8 UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN JO
  10 11 SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY OM
Source:  QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2017 http://www.TopUniversities.com/.

 

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