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

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


LONDON, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --


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                               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

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:

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