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World's top 200 universities in 30 subjects revealed

Computer science most popular QS World University Rankings by Subject

Our results are closely watched by students who want to increase their chances of employment, as well as those looking to recruit the best talent nationally and internationally.- Ben Sowter, head of research

The 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today on TopUniversities.com, reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 disciplines including degree subjects such as economics, civil engineering, physics, law and others.

Computer science is the most popular table of the rankings on TopUniversities.com since their inception. It received over 600,000 views in the past six months and attracts three times as many readers as the average subject ranked by QS. The second and third most popular subjects are mechanical engineering, followed by medicine with 525, 280 and 524,719 views respectively.

The trend reflects the finding of a recent study of global demand for IT analysts, developers, programmers and engineers. These occupations were found on the national skills shortage lists of 21 OECD and BRICS countries.*

The 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject evaluated 2,858 universities and ranked 678 institutions in total. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was once again crowned the top university in the world for computer science, for the third year in a row.

 

Top 10 institutions in Computer Science

 

Rank

Institution

Country

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

Stanford University

United States

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

Carnegie Mellon University

United States

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Harvard University

United States

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

United States

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

Switzerland

10 

University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Hong Kong

 

Top 10 countries by number of institutions in top 200

Country

Number

US

40

UK

18

Australia

16

Germany

13

China

8

Canada

8

Japan

8

Netherlands

7

India

6

Taiwan

6

 

 

Ben Sowter, head of research at QS, says: “The explosions in technology-based start-ups, as well as national security fears of cyber warfare, have meant that computer science graduates are in great demand with employers. As our ranking is the only one to take into account the opinion of employers, our results are closely watched by students who want to increase their chances of employment, as well as those looking to recruit the best talent nationally and internationally.

The full methodology, alongside the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject tables for accounting and finance; maths; chemistry; history; English language; sociology; electrical engineering; chemical engineering; politics, biological sciences; modern languages; psychology, and more can be found on TopUniversities.com.

*http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21938085

Media contact:

Simona Bizzozero, simona@qs.com, +44(0) 7880 620 856
Vickie Chiu, vickie.chiu@qs.com, +44(0) 207 284 7292
Moynaa Aprajit, moynaa@qs.com, +44(0) 207 284 7235

 


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