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QS University rankings – NUS, NTU bags their spots in top 15

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have maintained their spots among the top 15 varsities in the world, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) global university rankings for 2016/2017.

The top 20 List :-

QS Ranked a total of 916 institutions this year. It surveyed more than 74,600 academics and 47,700 employers, and more than 3,800 institutions were considered. QS University Ranking

  • The Singapore Management University (SMU) also made its debut in this year’s edition, entering in the 431-440 band. Its highest scores were for its international faculty ratio, rating as the university with the world’s 31st most international faculty. In comparison, NTU ranked 19th worldwide for this metric, while NUS ranked 25th.
  • Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology emerged top in this year’s global rankings, while Stanford University overtook Harvard University to take second place.
  • The University of Cambridge, which shared third place with Stanford University last year, slipped down to fourth place, meaning US institutions took all of the top-three places for the first time since the inaugural rankings in 2004.

2016 Institution Name Country
1 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) US
2 STANFORD UNIVERSITY US
3 HARVARD UNIVERSITY US
4 UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE UK
5 CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CALTECH) US
6 UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UK
7 UCL (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON) UK
8 ETH ZURICH (SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) CH
9 IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON UK
10 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO US
11 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY US
12 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS) SG
13 NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (NTU) SG
14 ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL) CH
15 YALE UNIVERSITY US
16 CORNELL UNIVERSITY US
17 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY US
18 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA US
19 UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH UK
20 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

India’s position:

Indian universities ranks namely,

  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Bombay – 219,
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi – 185 from 179 in 2015,
  • Indian Institute of Science – 152 from 147 in 2015,
  • IIT Madras – 249,
  • IIT Kanpur – 302,
  • IIT Kharagpur – 313 and
  • IIT Roorkee – 399.

QS World University Rankings:-

QS World University Rankingsis an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Previously known asTHE-QS World University Rankings, the publisher had collaborated with Times Higher Education magazine (THE) to publish its international league tables from 2004 to 2009 before both started to announce their own versions.

  • QS then chose to still use the pre-existing methodology whileTHE adopted a new one.
  • The QS system now comprises the global overall and subject rankings, alongside three independent regional tables (Asia, Latin America, and BRICS).
  • It is viewed as one of the most widely read university rankings along withAcademic Ranking of World. Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings, but criticism of it for giving undue weight to subjective indicators also exists.