A pioneer in publishing the World University Rankings, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), has released the BRICS University Rankings 2019. Around 399 universities from BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are featured in the rankings. Tsinghua University from China continue to stand tall at the first position. Peking University and Fudan University also defended their second and third places, respectively.
According to the QS, the BRICS University Rankings 2019 was prefaced by the release of first-ever QS World University Rankings by location and separate tables for both mainland China and India. The top ten QS BRICS University Rankings 2019 were dominated by China. A total of seven Chinese universities have been featured in the top ten universities. Two Indian universities and one Russian university featured in the top 10 QS BRICS University Rankings 2019.
|2019 Rank||2018 Rank||Country||University|
|4||4||China||University of Science and Technology of China|
|6||5||Russia||Lomonosov Moscow State University|
|7||7||China||Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
|10||10||India||Indian Institute of Science (IISc)|
Out of the 399 universities, Chinese universities takes the lion's share with a total of 112 institutions. Russia occupied the second position in terms of most featured universities followed by Brazil with 90 universities. While coming to India, 83 universities featured in the QS BRICS University Rankings 2019.
The QS BRICS ranking is based on eight different indicators that includes the ratio of faculty to students, the proportion of academic staff with a PhD and the institution's reputation among academics and employers. The BRICS University Rankings is an annual rankings which was launched in 2013.