QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings is an university rankings published annually by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The QS system now comprises the global overall and subject rankings, alongside five independent regional tables (Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia, the Arab Region, and BRICS). It is the only international ranking to have received International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval, and is viewed as one of the most widely read of its kind, along with Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Among this ranking’s major criticisms, however, are its allocating undue weight to subjective indicators and having highly fluctuating results.
QS designed its rankings in order to assess performance according to what it believes to be key aspects of a universitys mission: teaching, research, nurturing employability, and internationalisation. The rankings therefore employs six criteria, as below:
•Academic peer review – based on an internal global academic survey (40%);
•Faculty / Student ratio – a measurement of teaching commitment (20%);
•Citations per faculty – a measurement of research impact (20%);
•Employer reputation – based on a survey on graduate employers (10%);
•International student ratio – a measurement of the diversity of the student community (5%);
•International staff ratio – a measurement of the diversity of the academic staff (5%).
QS World University Rankings latest rankings
Ranking Country School Name
1 USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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2 USA
Stanford University
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3 USA
Harvard University
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4 USA
California Institute of Technology
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5 UK
University of Oxford
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6 Switzerland
ETH Zurich
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7 UK
University of Cambridge
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8 UK
Imperial College London
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19 USA
Columbia University
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17 USA
Yale University
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9 USA
University of Chicago
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10 UK
UCL
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11 Singapore
National University of Singapore
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12 USA
Princeton University
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13 Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
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14 Switzerland
EPFL
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15 China
Tsinghua University
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16 USA
University of Pennsylvania
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18 USA
Cornell University
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20 UK
University of Edinburgh
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22 Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
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23 China
Peking University
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24 Japan
The University of Tokyo
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25 USA
Johns Hopkins University
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25 USA
University of Toronto
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27 UK
University of Manchester
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27 Hong Kong
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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29 USA
Northwestern University
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31 Canada
McGill University
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31 UK
King's College London
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31 Australia
Australian National University
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34 China
Fudan University
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36 USA
University of California - Los Angeles
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37 South Korea
Seoul National University
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38 Japan
KYOTO UNIVERSITY
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39 South Korea
KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
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40 Australia
University of Sydney
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43 Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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44 Australia
University of New South Wales
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45 Canada
University of British Columbia
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46 Australia
University of Queensland
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47 China
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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48 Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
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49 UK
London School of Economics and Political Science
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50 Germany
Technische Universitat Munchen
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51 USA
Carnegie Mellon University
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53 China
Zhejiang University
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54 UK
University of Surrey
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54 USA
University of San Diego
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55 Australia
Monash University
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56 Japan
Tokyo Institute of Technology
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57 Netherlands
Delft University of Technology
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58 UK
University of Bristol
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59 Malaysia
University of Malaya
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60 USA
Brown University
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61 Netherlands
University of Amsterdam
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61 France
Ecole polytechnique
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62 UK
University of Warwick
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63 Germany
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
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64 Germany
Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
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65 USA
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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66 Argentina
Universidad de Buenos Aires
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66 Taiwan
National Taiwan University
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69 Switzerland
University of Zurich
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69 South Korea
Korea University
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71 USA
University of Texas at Austin
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72 Japan
Osaka University
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74 Russia
Lomonosov Moscow State University
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75 Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic Unversity
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76 Denmark
University of Copenhagen
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77 UK
University of Glasgow
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77 South Korea
Pohang University of Science and Technology
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79 Japan
Tohoku University
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80 USA
Georgia Institute of Technology
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81 New Zealand
University of Auckland
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82 USA
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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84 Belgium
KU Leuven University
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85 South Korea
University of Yonsei
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86 UK
Durham University
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87 UK
University of Birmingham
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88 South Korea
Sungkyunkwan University
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89 USA
Rice University
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90 UK
University of Southampton
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91 UK
University of Leeds
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92 Australia
University of Western Australia
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93 UK
University of Sheffield
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95 USA
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
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96 UK
University of St Andrews
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97 Sweden
Lund University
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98 Sweden
KTH, Royal Institute of Technology
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99 UK
University of Nottingham
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100 Mexico
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
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101 Ireland
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
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101 USA
Pennsylvania State University
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103 Denmark
Technical University of Denmark
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104 Finland
University of Helsinki
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