CULTURE BRANDS UNIVERSITIES UNITED NATIONS
HOME SUBSCRIBE ABOUT US CONTACT US


Global Goals

UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK




« Miss USA 2015 Registration and Fittings at L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel | Main | World Heritage Committee inscribes 24 New Sites »

July 8, 2015

China Dominates QS University Rankings: BRICS 2015

QS University Rankings

QS University Rankings

Photo: An ivy-covered building at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. UCT was established in 1829. Image credit © Danie van der Merwe.

The QS University Rankings: BRICS compares the Top 200 institutions in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Released today, the 2015 edition of the QS University Rankings: BRICS reflects the increasingly strong global presence of leading Chinese universities - with the top three spots going to Tsinghua University, Peking University and Fudan University.

While all five BRICS countries are represented within the top 20, China’s dominance is clear throughout the ranking. Driven by strong performance in the two global reputation surveys of academics and employers, Chinese universities take seven of the top 10 spots and almost half of the top 50. With 53 institutions in the top 200, Russia is second only to China, which has 67 universities featured. Yet only seven Russian institutions make the top 50, compared to China’s 21, Brazil’s 10, and India’s 9.

Russia’s leading entrant, Lomonosov Moscow State University, falls one position this year, but retains a highly respectable fourth place. India’s top representative, the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, follows immediately behind in fifth. Brazil makes its first appearance with the Universidade de Sao Paulo in ninth place, while South Africa’s leader is the University of Cape Town in 14th - both having fallen slightly since last year.

Now in its third annual edition, the QS University Rankings: BRICS was developed to track the relative progress of leading universities in the five fast-developing BRICS countries - all of which have made investment in higher education and research high national priorities.

As a recent OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) report showed, China now spends more on research and development than any country other than the US. It is forecast to overtake the entire European Union and the US on this measure by the end of the current decade.

Meanwhile recent years have seen the Russian government step up efforts to internationalize its higher education, with a focus on gaining ground in the global rankings. More than 10 billion roubles (US$300m) has been committed in grants for leading Russian universities, with the “Council on Global Competitiveness Enhancement of Russian Universities” established to monitor progress and guide the project.

India likewise has its eye on the international stage, with the government’s “brain gain” policy aspiring to establish 14 world-class universities.

QS UNIVERSITY RANKINGS: BRICS 2015 — TOP 20

RANK — INSTITUTION — COUNTRY

QS UNIVERSITY RANKINGS: BRICS 2015 — INDIA

BRICS RANK — INSTITUTION

The QS University Rankings: BRICS is based on eight key performance indicators that relate to global reputation, internationalization, academic staff levels, research production, and impact. This year more than 500 universities in the BRICS countries were considered for inclusion, with the top 200 published.

|GlobalGiants.Com|

ADDENDUM

Press Note issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Mansion), New Delhi, India —

PRESIDENT OF INDIA EXPRESSES HAPPINESS OVER IISC COMING IN FIFTH PLACE AND 31 INDIAN INSTITUTIONS FIGURING IN TOP 200 IN THE QS BRICS UNIVERSITIES RANKING 2015.

FULL PRESS RELEASE


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by Editor | 5:52 AM | Link to this Post


Follow GlobalGiants.Com on Twitter

Start from HOME Go to Top


TRANS WORLD EXPORTS


  DMCA.com Protection Status