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Discover the latest list of the World’s Best Universities

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London: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the world’s best university for a record-breaking seventh consecutive year. The fifteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings , released recently by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds, sees MIT hold outright the record it previously shared with Harvard University.

QS rank the world’s 1000 best universities, which come from 85 different countries. Over 65 million stakeholders will view the rankings on http://www.TopUniversities.com this year.

US institutions retain all the top four positions (Stanford 2nd, Harvard 3rd, Caltech 4th).

The UK’s top institution has changed for the first time since 2004, with the University of Oxford (5th) usurping its longtime rival, the University of Cambridge (6th).

Both UK and US universities record more improvements than drops, representing stabilization for both sectors after recent regressions.

Continental Europe’s best university is ETH Zurich (7th, up from 10th).

Asia’s two best universities are the National University of Singapore (11th) and compatriot Nanyang Technological University (12th).

China achieves its first top-20 position in the QS World University Ranking since 2006: Tsinghua University places 17th.

Latin America continues to struggle, especially in QS’s research metric, but Argentina’s Universidad de Buenos Aires reaches its highest-ever rank (73rd, up from 75th).

Both Malaysia and Russia record consistent, noteworthy improvements.

Singapore is again home to Asia’s two best universities. The National University of Singapore regains the continental supremacy it lost last year, rising to 11th position. Nanyang Technological University ranks 12th. Tsinghua University becomes the first Chinese top-20 university since QS’s first standalone compilation.

Australia loses its only top-20 institution, with the Australian National University falling from 20th to 24th.

Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: “After some years where the major narrative has been the relentless improvement of institutions outside the Anglosphere duopoly, this year’s edition sees both the United States and the United Kingdom emphasize their continued excellence as higher education nations. With six of the world’s top 10 research institutions – according to citations impact – in America, and seven of the world’s top 10 research institutions – according to raw citations yield – also there, it is clear that the US remains unparalleled as far as academic thought-leadership and intellectual innovation are concerned.”


QS World University Rankings 2019: Top 20

    2019 2018

      1    1   Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)             USA

      2    2   Stanford University                                     USA

      3    3   Harvard University                                      USA

      4    4   California Institute of Technology (Caltech)            USA

      5    6   University of Oxford                                     UK

      6    5   University of Cambridge                                  UK

      7   10   ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)   Switzerland

      8    8   Imperial College London                            United Kingdom

      9    9   University of Chicago                               United States

     10    7   UCL (University College London)                    United Kingdom

     11   15   National University of Singapore (NUS)                Singapore

     12   11   Nanyang Technological University (NTU)                Singapore

     13   13   Princeton University                                United States

     14   14   Cornell University                                  United States

     15   16   Yale University                                     United States

     16   18   Columbia University                                 United States

     17   25   Tsinghua University                                     China

     18   23=  University of Edinburgh                            United Kingdom

     19   19   University of Pennsylvania                          United States

     20   21=  University of Michigan                              United States

    Source:  QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2018 https://www.topuniversities.com

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