QS Ranking 2018: MIT, Harvard and Stanford stay at the top

QS-Ranking-2018The QS World University Rankings 2018 are out. This year, the QS World Universities Rankings have evaluated and ranked 959 universities from 84 countries around the world.

 

Once again, the top three positions have been bagged by American universities. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has retained the top position for the sixth year in succession. Stanford University and Harvard University have also held onto their second and third positions from last year. The University of Cambridge has dropped to fifth, being overtaken by Caltech, while Oxford maintains its place in the sixth position.

 

The list of top 10 Universities has remained more or less unchanged from last year. The list of top 25 Universities now features 13 institutions from the USA, 6 from the UK, 2 each from Switzerland and Singapore and 1 each from Australia and China.

 

Top 50 Universities

Closer home, the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (11th rank) leads 13 Asian universities in the top 50 universities. 12 European universities make it to the top 50, the same as last year, while Australia has four representatives. From South Korea, the Seoul National University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology are the two universities to feature in the top 50.

 

Top 100 Universities

Among the top 100 Universities, there are four from Canada and five from Japan. The sole representative from Latin America, the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) has jumped ten places to 75 as compared to previous year.

 

Top 200 universities

Canada has seven universities in the list as opposed to nine the previous year. Australia retains all nine universities from last year in the top 200. Hong Kong has five universities in the list with The University of Hong Kong bagging the 24th place. Five French universities have also made it tothe top 200 list. Led by ETH Zurich, which is at the 10th place, Switzerland has 7 universities in the top 200, while China’s Tsinghua University (25th rank) leads 6 Chinese universities in this list.

 

Top 25 Universities

University

Country

QS Ranking 2018

QS Ranking 2017

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

1

1

Stanford University

USA

2

2

Harvard University

USA

3

3

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

USA

4

5

University of Cambridge

UK

5

4

University of Oxford

UK

6

6

UCL (University College London)

UK

7

7

Imperial College London

UK

8

9

University of Chicago

USA

9

10

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Switzerland

10

8

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Singapore

11

13

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Switzerland

12

14

Princeton University

USA

13

11

Cornell University

USA

14

16

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

15

12

Yale University

USA

16

15

Johns Hopkins University

USA

17

17

Columbia University

USA

18

20

University of Pennsylvania

USA

19

18

The Australian National University

Australia

20

22

Duke University

USA

21

24

University of Michigan

USA

21

23

King's College London

UK

23

21

The University of Edinburgh

UK

23

19

Tsinghua University

China

25

24

Source: QS World Rankings 2018

 

The universities were evaluated on six metrics. The metrics and allotted weights are:

Metrics

Weightage

Academic Reputation

40%

Employer Reputation

10%

Faculty/Student Ratio

20%

Citations per faculty

20%

International Faculty Ratio

5%

International Student Ratio

5%

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First Published On : 08 Jun 2017 04:01 PM IST
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