QS World University Rankings 2018: MIT Named World's Best University for Record Sixth Year

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LONDON, June 7, 2017 /CNW/ - QS Quacquarelli Symonds, higher education experts, released the 14th annual 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.

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  • Caltech joins Stanford and Harvard for clean USA sweep of top 4 places
  • 51 of the United Kingdom's 76 universities fall, reflecting prolonged funding cuts,
    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;
  • 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
10 8 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

 

(c) 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: http://www.TopUniversities.com.

SOURCE QS Quacquarelli Symonds


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