The 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
QS Ranking 2018
QS Ranking 2017
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
University of Cambridge
University of Oxford
UCL (University College London)
Imperial College London
University of Chicago
ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
Ecole Polytechnique FÃ©dÃ©rale de Lausanne (EPFL)
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Johns Hopkins University
University of Pennsylvania
The Australian National University
University of Michigan
King's College London
The University of Edinburgh
Source: QS World Rankings 2018
The universities were evaluated on six metrics. The metrics and allotted weights are:
Citations per faculty
International Faculty Ratio
International Student Ratio
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