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Exclusive: The World’s Top Twenty Universities ranked by QS World University Rankings 2016-17

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London/Mumbai: The QS World University Rankings 2016-17 edition is released globally today. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is rated as the world’s best university for the fifth consecutive year. While Stanford University features at second rank, Harvard University stands third position globally.  US institutions hold all top-three places for the first time since the inaugural rankings of 2004.

Cambridge, the UK, features at fourth rank while Caltech, the USA, finds fifth place. Oxford (UK), UCL (UK), Eth Zurich (Switzerland) are placed at fifth, sixth and seventh spot, respectively.  While Imperial College, the UK, bagged ninth place, Chicago, the USA grabbed tenth position. The thirteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings reflects that investment in higher education – either public or private – is a key differentiating factor between this year’s risers (South Korea, Russia, the US, and China) and fallers (Most of Western and Southern Europe, South Africa, and Latin America).

Western European institutions consistently suffer drops, particularly the UK and Germany.  The University of Cambridge drops to fourth. Russia and South Korea rise significantly (16 top-500 universities compared to 13 last year).

China progresses as Tsinghua (24th) achieves its highest-ever position. National University of Singapore (12th) leads Asian universities. In India, IISC (Indian Institute of Science) Bangalore is the top ranked institute with global ranking of 152 compared to 147 last year.

Australia and Canada increase their representation in the top 200, with nine universities apiece, one more than last year. Latin America struggles, but sees a top-100 institution for the first time since 2006. Universidad de Buenos Aires (85th) occupies the second-highest rank ever achieved by a Latin American university. Universidade de São Paulo also occupies its highest-ever position (120th).

 Commenting on the latest QS global ranking,  Ben Sowter, Head of Research, QS, said: “Institutions in countries providing high levels of targeted funding, whether from endowments or the public purse, rise. Conversely, Western European nations making or proposing cuts to public research spending lose ground to their US and Asian counterparts.”

The QS global surveys have covered 74,651 academics and 37,781 employers, the largest of their kind. QS analyzed 10.3 million research papers and 66.3 million citations, indexed by Elsevier’s Scopus database.

The rankings include 916 universities from 81 countries. Thirty-three countries feature in the Top 200. The US dominates, with 48 institutions, ahead of the UK (30), Netherlands (12), Germany (11), Canada, Australia (9), Japan (8), China (7), France, Sweden and Hong Kong (5).

For the whole global ranking list of QS, one can visit the below link of Top Universities:

www.TopUniversities.com 

 The World’s Top 20 Universities:

 1 MIT, US

 2 STANFORD, US

 3 HARVARD, US

 4 CAMBRIDGE, UK

 5 CALTECH,US

 6 OXFORD, UK

 7 UCL, UK

 8 ETH ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

 9 IMPERIAL COLLEGE, UK

 10 CHICAGO, US

 11 PRINCETON, US

 12 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE

 13 NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, SINGAPORE

 14 EPFL, SWITZERLAND

 15 YALE, US

 16 CORNELL, US

 17 JOHNS HOPKINS, US

 18 UPENN, US

 19 EDINBURGH, UK

 20 COLUMBIA, US

To read the story on India Top  Ten Universities as per  QS World University Rankings 2016-17, follow the link given below:

QS World University Rankings 2016-17: IISC Bangalore slips to 152 while IIT Madras improves position 

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