LONDON, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the world's best university for a record-breaking seventh consecutive year. The fifteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings , released today by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds, sees MIT hold outright the record it previously shared with Harvard University.
- US institutions retain all the top four positions (Stanford 2nd, Harvard 3rd, Caltech 4th);
- The UK's top institution has changed for the first time since 2004, with the University of Oxford (5th) usurping its longtime rival, the University of Cambridge (6th);
- Both UK and US universities record more improvements than drops, representing stabilization for both sectors after recent regressions;
- Continental Europe's best university is ETH Zurich (7th, up from 10th);
- Asia's two best universities are the National University of Singapore (11th) and compatriot Nanyang Technological University (12th);
- China achieves its first top-20 position in the QS World University Ranking since 2006: Tsinghua University places 17th;
- Latin America continues to struggle, especially in QS's research metric, but Argentina's Universidad de Buenos Aires reaches its highest-ever rank (73rd, up from 75th);
- Both Malaysia and Russia record consistent, noteworthy improvements.
QS World University Rankings 2019: Top 20 2019 2018 1 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA 2 2 Stanford University USA 3 3 Harvard University USA 4 4 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA 5 6 University of Oxford UK 6 5 University of Cambridge UK 7 10 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Switzerland 8 8 Imperial College London United Kingdom 9 9 University of Chicago United States 10 7 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom 11 15 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 12 11 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore 13 13 Princeton University United States 14 14 Cornell University United States 15 16 Yale University United States 16 18 Columbia University United States 17 25 Tsinghua University China 18 23= University of Edinburgh United Kingdom 19 19 University of Pennsylvania United States 20 21= University of Michigan United States (c) QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2018 https://www.topuniversities.com/. All rights reserved.
The full rankings can be found at http://www.TopUniversities.com from Wednesday 6th June, 21:00 BST.
SOURCE QS Quacquarelli Symonds