MIT Tops all Five Rankings: Computer Sciences; Chemical; Civil;
Electrical; Mechanical Engineering.
Stanford and Cambridge Divide Second Places
30 Subjects to be Ranked in Coming Weeks on http://www.topuniversities.com Along With a Personalised Ranking Tool to Help Students Make the Right
Best-Performing Universities in Asia: NUS and Tokyo; India: IIT Delhi
and IIT Bombay; China: Tsinghua and Peking; Australia: Melbourne;
Continental Europe: ETH Zurich; Canada: Toronto; Latin America: UNAM
and Universidad de Buenos Aires
LONDON, April 4 /CNW/ - The first ever QS World University Rankings(R)
by Subject shows MIT to be the world's leading university in computer
science and four areas of engineering, based on employer reputation,
academic reputation and research quality.
Over 50,000,000 people have viewed QS World University Rankings(R) in
the past 12 months and there has been overwhelming demand for more
detailed subject rankings incorporating a unique combination of
employability and research quality metrics. The QS methodology has been
tailored to each subject, in consultation with the QS Global Academic
"QS World University Rankings(R) use of academic and employer review
data is a real market differentiator," states Paul Thurman, a leading
data analyst and professor at Columbia University in New York and a
member of the Advisory Board; "not only because of the sample sizes,
which are industry-leading, but because of the way QS takes the data
from the surveys and is able to extract meaningful results and
"The new QS World University Rankings(R) by Subject respond to a need
for comparative data at a more granular level," says Ben Sowter, Head
of QS Intelligence Unit, which produces the rankings. "In many
countries students are being charged more than ever before for their
degrees. So assessing the potential career outcomes of one's study
choice is becoming increasingly important. QS rankings are unique in
taking on board the views of global employers."
"It is a great development to see programme rankings as a refinement of
the usual university rankings," says Sej Butler, EMEA Recruitment
Manager, IBM. "This will help students and employers look to those
courses in more detail within a wider context."
The news that the opinions of employers do not always correlate with
those of academics will raise eyebrows among prospective students. The
results are published in separate data columns on http://www.topuniversities.com, allowing users to personally rank according to each indicator.
SOURCE QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd
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