Investment in Higher Education Pays in QS World University Rankings 2016/2017

 http://www.topuniversities.com/

#QSWUR

LONDON, Sept. 5, 2016 /CNW/ - The thirteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings indicates that investment in higher education - either public or private - is a key differentiating factor between this year's risers (South Korea, Russia, the US, and China) and fallers (Most of Western and Southern Europe, South Africa, and Latin America).

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130909/638188 )

  • MIT is the world's top university for the fifth consecutive year.
  • Stanford, 2nd and Harvard, 3rd, follow.
  • US institutions hold all top-three places for the first time since 2004/5.
  • Western European institutions consistently suffer drops, particularly the UK and Germany. The University of Cambridge drops to fourth.
  • Russia and South Korea rise significantly (16 top-500 universities compared to 13 last year).
  • China progresses; Tsinghua (24th) achieves its highest-ever position.
  • National University of Singapore (12th) leads Asian universities.
  • Australia and Canada increase their representation in the top 200, with nine universities apiece, one more than last year.
  • Latin America struggles, but sees a top-100 institution for the first time since 2006. Universidad de Buenos Aires (85th) occupies the second-highest rank ever achieved by a Latin American university.
  • Universidade de São Paulo also occupies its highest-ever position (120th).

2016

2015

TOP 20 UNIVERSITIES






1

1

    MIT                             

US





2

3=

    STANFORD                        

US





3

2

    HARVARD                         

US





4

3=

    CAMBRIDGE                       

UK





5

5

    CALTECH                         

US





6

6

    OXFORD                          

UK





7

7

    UCL                             

UK





8

9

    ETH ZURICH                      

SWITZERLAND





9

8

    IMPERIAL COLLEGE                

UK





10

10

    CHICAGO                         

US





11

11

    PRINCETON                       

US





12

12

    NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE





13

13

    NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

SINGAPORE





14

14

    EPFL                            

SWITZERLAND





15

15

    YALE                            

US





16

17

    CORNELL                         

US





17

16

    JOHNS HOPKINS                   

US





18

18

    UPENN                           

US





19

21

    EDINBURGH                       

UK





20

22

    COLUMBIA                        

US

© QS Quacquarelli Symonds www.TopUniversities.com

74,651 academics and 37,781 employers contributed to the rankings through the QS global surveys, the largest of their kind. QS analyzed 10.3 million research papers and 66.3 million citations, indexed by Elsevier's Scopus database.

Ben Sowter, Head of Research, QS, said: "Institutions in countries providing high levels of targeted funding, whether from endowments or the public purse, rise. Conversely, Western European nations making or proposing cuts to public research spending lose ground to their US and Asian counterparts."

The rankings include 916 universities from 81 countries. Thirty-three countries feature in the Top 200. The US dominates, with 48 institutions, ahead of the UK (30), Netherlands (12), Germany (11), Canada, Australia (9), Japan (8), China (7), France, Sweden and Hong Kong (5).

SOURCE QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Organization Profile

QS Quacquarelli Symonds

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890