Recently, the annual publications of univerity rankings for the year 2018 were released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The system of ranking adopted by the QS is global overall and subject rankings. It is considered one of the most popular ranking system and is also one of the most widely read.
In this article, we are providing you the list of Top 25 Universities in the world. According to this ranking system, the MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology leads the charts, sixth year running over 950 of the best universities in the world. The USA remains at the top, hosting the top 4 universities with Stanford, Harvard and California Institute of Technology.
However, the universities in the UK continue to go down the ladder with University of Cambridge grabbing the fifth position.
The QS system of ranking has it own methodological framework of 6 metrics which it uses to evaluate and rank the universities which are as follows:
1. Academic reputation
2. Employer reputation
3. Faculty/Student ratio
4. Citations per faculty
5. International faculty ratio
6. International student ratio
The list of the Top 25 QS World University Rankings 2018 is as follows:
|Rank||Name of the institution||Country|
|1||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)||USA|
|4||California Institute of Technology (Caltech)||USA|
|5||University of Cambridge||UK|
|6||University of Oxford||UK|
|7||UCL (University College London)||UK|