September 10, 2013
QS World University Rankings 2013 Announced
London, September 9, 2013 — QS has announced the tenth edition of its annual World University Rankings.
MIT beats Harvard and Cambridge to retain the top spot.
The US takes 11 of the top 20 positions, but its dominance has eroded since the financial crisis. Of the 83 US universities in the top 400, 64 rank lower than in 2007/8.
• The 43 US public universities in the top 400 have lost an average of 20 places since 2007/8, following successive government funding cuts.
In contrast, 70% of the 62 Asian institutions in the top 400 rank higher than in 2007, yet still no Asian institution in the top 20.
• International student intake up 9% at top 100 universities.
• US takes top 10 places for research citations.
• Record survey responses: 62,094 academics and 27,957 employers.
• 800+ universities ranked.
• UK: Four institutions in top 10; Oxford and Cambridge 1st and 2nd for employer reputation.
• Australia : Melbourne (31st) catching up with ANU (27th).
• Asia : National University of Singapore (24th) overtakes University of Hong Kong (26th). No Indian university in world’s top 200.
• Canada : Toronto (17th) overtakes McGill (21st).
• Continental Europe : ETH Zurich (12th) and EPFL Lausanne (19th=) lead as nine of region’s top 10 maintain or improve position.
• Nordic Countries: University of Copenhagen (45th) leads as twenty rise.
• Latin America : Universidade de Sao Paulo (127th) leads, nine of region’s top ten rise.
• Africa/ME: 33 in top 800, led by King Fahd University (216th).
GLOBAL TOP TWENTY
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2. Harvard University
3. University of Cambridge
4. University College London (UCL)
5. Imperial College London
6. University of Oxford
7. Stanford University
8. Yale University
9. University of Chicago
10=. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
10=. Princeton University
12. Eth Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
13. University of Pennsylvania
14. Columbia University
15. Cornell University
16. Johns Hopkins University
17=. University of Edinburgh
17=. University of Toronto
19=. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
19=. King’s College London
Researchers say austerity measures in the wake of the recession have contributed to an “affordability crisis” for students at leading institutions.
“The decline in affordable publicly funded education and the increasing dominance of private institutions means many students may now risk being priced out of a world-class education,” says QS head of research Ben Sowter.
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