Find the world’s best universities as QS World University Rankings 2018 released

London: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, has been crowned as the world’s top  university for a record sixth consecutive year in the of the QS World University Rankings. QS Quacquarelli Symonds, higher education experts, have released the fourteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings today. Caltech joins Stanford and Harvard for clean sweep of top four places as Stanford stands second, Harvard finds third and Caltech features at fourth place.

The rank position from fifth to ninth was grabbed by universities based in the UK:  University of at fifth; Cambridge University of Oxford at sixth; UCL (University College London) at seventh; and Imperial College London at eight. University of Chicago, USA, finds ninth place while Eth Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland, features at the tenth place.

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In the QS World University Rankings, 51 of the United Kingdom’s 76 universities fall, reflecting prolonged funding cuts, the increasing use of adjunct faculty, improvements from other nations, and concerns about the potential impact of Brexit.

Universities with a strong technological focus succeed. Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University rises to 11th, Korea’s KAIST reaches a record high (41st), while Delft University of Technology becomes the Netherlands’ leading university for the first time since 2005.

There are some good news for Australian institutions as they consistently improve. Australian National University (20th) returns to the top 20. Six Chinese universities now feature in the Top 100, two more than last year.

India boasts three universities among the Top 200, one more than last year. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay rises from 219th to 179th to join Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore in this group.

Lomonosov Moscow State University (95th) rises into the top 100. Meanwhile, Latin American institutions struggle to improve, but the Universidad de Buenos Aires reaches its highest-ever position (75th).

Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: “MIT is the nucleus of an unrivalled innovation ecosystem. Companies created by its alumni enjoyed combined revenues of $2 trillion*, making them the equivalent of the world’s 11th largest economy. However, their continued dominance at the top should not obscure a changing landscape elsewhere, with other US and UK institutions making way for the best of Russia, China and India – among others.”

Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: “MIT is the nucleus of an unrivalled innovation ecosystem. Companies created by its alumni enjoyed combined revenues of $2 trillion*, making them the equivalent of the world’s 11th largest economy. However, their continued dominance at the top should not obscure a changing landscape elsewhere, with other US and UK institutions making way for the best of Russia, China and India – among others.”

 

QS World University Rankings 2018: Top 20

2018       2017       Institution           Country

 1               1            MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)      US

  2              2            STANFORD UNIVERSITY                US

  3              3            HARVARD UNIVERSITY  US

  4              5            CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CALTECH)       US

  5              4            UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE       UK

  6              6            UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD               UK

  7              7            UCL (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON)     UK

  8              9            IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON      UK

  9              10         UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO             US

  10           8            ETH ZURICH (SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)           CH

  11           13         NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (NTU)                SG

  12           14         ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL)               CH

  13           11         PRINCETON UNIVERSITY               US

  14           16         CORNELL UNIVERSITY    US

  15           12         NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS)    SG

  16           15         YALE UNIVERSITY             US

  17           17         JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY     US

  18           20         COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY                US

  19           18         UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA                US

  20           22         AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)        AU

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2017  http://www.TopUniversities.com/

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