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September 15, 2015

QS World University Rankings 2015/16 Announced

QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings, MIT

Photo: M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Campus, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Image Credit: Taaalia.

LONDON — The QS World University Rankings 2015/16 announced today confirm Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as the world’s top university followed by Harvard (2nd), Cambridge and Stanford (3rd=), while ETH Zurich (9th) breaks into the top 10.

Singapore’s leading universities gain substantially, each making the top 15 for the first time. National University of Singapore (12th) is the leading Asian institution and Nanyang Technological University (13th) is right behind them, taking a quantum leap.

Australian National University (19th) also returns to the top 20. China’s Tsinghua University (25th) is Asia’s third best university, leading a strong Chinese cohort.

76,798 academics and 44,226 employers contributed to the rankings through the QS global surveys, the largest of their kind and QS analyzed 11.1 million research papers - indexed by Elsevier’s Scopus database. 3,539 institutions were considered for inclusion and 891 ranked.

A modified approach to “citations per faculty”, a measure of research impact, has delivered fairer evaluations for universities with a strong profile in areas with lower research activity, such as arts, humanities and social sciences. LSE (35th) and other leading institutions traditionally overshadowed by research-intensive universities, see their excellence more equitably recognized.

Ben Sowter, QS head of research says: “These latest results reveal more diversity than ever in the distribution of world-class universities at the highest levels. We’re providing prospective students with the richest picture yet.”

QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2015/2016 — TOP TWENTY

RANK — INSTITUTION — COUNTRY

The rankings include universities from 82 countries. Thirty-four countries feature in the Top 200. The United States dominates with 49 institutions, ahead of the UK (30), Netherlands (12), Germany (11), Canada, Australia, and Japan (8), China (7), France, Sweden and Hong Kong (5).

Following institutions from India have found a place among the top 800:

RANK — OVERALL SCORE — INSTITUTION

RANK — INSTITUTION

Meanwhile, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, has congratulated the Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore (IISc-B) and the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) for figuring in the list of top 200 institutions of the QS World University Rankings.

“A high rank not only boosts the morale of the academic community but also opens greater avenues of growth and placement for students,” the president said. View the Official Press Release.

|GlobalGiants.Com|

Our Opinion

“In the QS World University Rankings, Global Academic Reputation accounts for 40% of the Overall Score.

The just announced 2015 QS World University Rankings indicate that the higher education institutions from the emerging nations, such as India, have quite grasped this point.

They appear to have realized that they should not get elated by their loftiness among the fanatical silly local populace that has never peeped outside its town, but, instead, if they want a good standing here, they must earnestly work towards establishing a positive academic reputation that is visible worldwide.”

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