QS BRICS ranking 2016: China takes the lead
Updated on Jul 20, 2016 - 3 p.m. IST by Bedasree Das
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QS BRICS ranking 2016: Chinese universities have yet again proved their worth by capturing majority of the top 10 spots in the QS BRICS ranking 2016. While Tsinghua, Peking and Fudan University have maintained their dominance in the first three places, University of Science and Technology of China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University jumped from the sixth position to capture the fourth and fifth places, respectively.

China’s gain has been a loss for India and Russia, whose two representatives fell from the top five. While Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore fell one place to be in the sixth place, Lomonosov Moscow State University dropped three places to be at the seventh position.

In total representations, too, China dominates the QS BRICS ranking 2016, with 86 universities and is followed by Russia with 55 universities. The ranking, which has expanded its base to 250 universities from 200 in the previous years have seen countries like India and Brazil benefit in terms of an increased number of universities. Indian and Brazil now have 44 and 54 representatives, respectively, in the QS BRICS ranking 2016.

 

BRICS ranking is an annual ranking brought out by QS, which covers universities of the five BRICS countries- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

 

Here are the top 10 universities in the QS BRICS ranking 2016:

University

Country

2016 ranking

2015 ranking

Tsinghua University

China

1

1

Peking University

China

2

2

Fudan University

China

3

3

University of Science and Technology of China

China

4

6

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

5

6

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

India

6

5

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

7

4

Nanjing University

China

8

8

Zhejiang University

China

9

11

Universidade de São Paulo

China

10

9

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