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QS World University Rankings 2018

QS Release 14th Edition of their World University Rankings, providing a guide to 959 universities from 84 nations

Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: “MIT is the nucleus of an unrivalled innovation ecosystem. Companies created by its alumni enjoyed combined revenues of $2 trillion*, making them the equivalent of the world’s 11th largest economy."

QS World University Rankings 2018

MIT named world’s best university for record sixth year

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QS Quacquarelli Symonds, higher education experts, have released the fourteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the world’s leading university for a record sixth consecutive year. 959 universities are ranked.

  • Caltech joins Stanford and Harvard for clean sweep of top 4 places
  • 51 of the United Kingdom’s 76 universities fall, reflecting prolonged funding cuts, the increasing use of adjunct faculty, improvements from other nations, and concerns about the potential impact of Brexit;
  • Universities with a strong technological focus succeed. Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University rises to 11th, Korea’s KAIST reaches a record high (41st), while Delft University of Technology becomes the Netherlands’ leading university for the first time since 2005;
  • Australian institutions consistently improve. Australian National University (20th) returns to the top 20;
  • Six Chinese universities now feature in the Top 100, two more than last year;
  • India boasts three universities among the Top 200, one more than last year;
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University (95th) rises into the top 100;
  • Latin American institutions struggle to improve, but the Universidad de Buenos Aires reaches its highest-ever position (75th).

QS World University Rankings 2018: Top 20

2018

2017

Institution

Country

 1 

  1 

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

US

  2 

  2 

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

US

  3 

  3 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

US

  4 

  5 

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CALTECH)

US

  5 

  4 

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

UK

  6 

  6 

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

UK

  7 

  7 

UCL (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON)

UK

  8 

  9 

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

UK

  9 

  10 

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

US

  10 

  8 

ETH ZURICH (SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)

CH

  11 

  13 

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (NTU)

SG

  12 

  14 

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL)

CH

  13 

  11 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

US

  14 

  16 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

US

  15 

  12 

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS)

SG

  16 

  15 

YALE UNIVERSITY

US

  17 

  17 

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

US

  18 

  20 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

US

  19 

  18 

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

US

  20 

  22 

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)

AU

© QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2017  http://www.TopUniversities.com/

Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: “MIT is the nucleus of an unrivalled innovation ecosystem. Companies created by its alumni enjoyed combined revenues of $2 trillion*, making them the equivalent of the world’s 11th largest economy. However, their continued dominance at the top should not obscure a changing landscape elsewhere, with other US and UK institutions making way for the best of Russia, China and India – among others.”

View the 2018 QS World University Rankings at: www.TopUniversities.com.

*Source: http://web.mit.edu/innovate/entrepreneurship2015.pdf

For further information: For interviews/commentary, contact: Simona Bizzozero Communications Director, QS simona@qs.com pressoffice@qs.com @QS_pressoffice + 44(0)7880620856


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