The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), which is one amongst the leading providers of career information, has released the 15th edition of the QS World University Rankings. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from the United States of America has made history by standing on top for the 7th consecutive time. According to the QS, no other university has managed such a long run at the top.
QS ranked 1,000 of the world's finest universities this year which is 41 more than last year. The universities from the United States and the United Kingdom continue to dominate the list, especially the top-ten list. As mentioned previously, MIT has successfully defended its crown and is followed by three other American universities, namely Stanford, Harvard and California Institute of Technology.
Top 10 Universities In QS World University Rankings 2019
|Rank 2019||Rank 2018||Rank 2017||University||Country|
|1 ||1 ||1 ||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)||United States|
|2 ||2||2 ||Stanford University||United States|
|3 ||3 ||3 ||Harvard University||United States|
|4 ||4 ||5 ||California Institute of Technology (Caltech)||United States|
|5 ||6 ||6 ||University of Oxford||United Kingdom|
|6 ||5 ||4 ||University of Cambridge||United Kingdom|
|7 ||10 ||8 ||ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology||Switzerland|
|8 ||8 ||9 ||Imperial College of London||United Kingdom|
|9 ||9 ||10 ||University of Chicago||United States|
|10 ||7 ||7 ||University College London (UCL)||United Kingdom|
After a couple of rocky years, UK's universities have improved their ranks. The University of Oxford is the best university from the United Kingdom. Many UK and US universities have witnessed a rise. The lone Australian institute in the top 20, Australian National University, has lost its place in the 2019 rankings. It's not a bad news as five other Australian universities have improved their positions compared to last year.
Canada, which became one of the hot destinations to pursue higher studies, continues to attract international students. Though there are no big gains for the Canadian universities this year, the universities maintained their rankings and University of Toronto continues as the best university in the country. Germany, which always attracts international students with the promise of free tuition fee, has also successfully maintained the rankings. The Technical University of Munich is the top university in Germany with a global rank of 61.
While coming to the India's representation, twenty-four universities have been featured in a list of 1000 universities. India's prestigious institutions, Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) dominated the Indian ranking. The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, has increased its score and stands tall as the best institution in the country. IIT Bombay is ranked as the 162nd university followed by the Indian Institute of Science and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has calculated the university rankings based on the six indicators, namely Academic Reputation (40%), Employer Reputation (10%), Faculty/ Student Ratio (20%), Citations Per Faculty (20%) and International Faculty Ratio & International Student Ratio (10%).