QS Quacquarelli Symonds, an analyst of global higher education has released the QS World University Ranking 2021 report on 10th of June. It is the world’s most referred and most covered source of comparative information about university performance of the world. QS has designed its rankings which evaluates the performance of the university according to what it believes to be main purpose of it. They are teaching, nurturing,  research, employability, and internationalisation. Here are its highlights of QS World University Ranking 2021 

QS World University Ranking 2021    

Highlights of the QS World University Ranking 2021 report

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology has maintained its position being the world’s best university for ninth consecutive year.
  • The top 3 universities again remain from the USA. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at 1st position, Stanford University at 2nd position,  and Harvard University at 3rd position.
  • The top university of united kingdom falls to 5th position and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) of USA  gains 4th position in the QS world university ranking 2021.
  • Continental Europe’s best university, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge of united kingdom maintains their position 6th and 7th.
  • The top university of Asia is the National University of Singapore standing at 11th position.
  • The Tsinghua University of China receives a new all-time high position of 15th.
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) raised to 100th position and becomes the 1st university of Mexico which has reached the position in the top 100 universities of the world.
  • Moscow State University of Russia and  Universiti Malaya of Malaysia continues to raise their position at 74th and 59th which reaches a new high record.
Country Universitiy Name QS Ranking 2021
USA Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1
USA Stanford University 2
USA Harvard University 3
USA California Institute of Technology (Caltech) 4
UK University of Oxford 5
Switzerland ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology 6
UK University of Cambridge 7
UK Imperial College London 8
USA University of Chicago 9
Singapore National University of Singapore (NUS) 11
USA Princeton University 12
Singapore Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) 13
Switzerland EPFL 14
China Tsinghua University 15
USA University of Pennsylvania 16
USA Yale University 17
USA Cornell University 18
USA Columbia University 19
UK The University of Edinburgh 20
USA University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 21
Hong Kong The University of Hong Kong 22
China Peking University 23
Japan The University of Tokyo 24
USA Johns Hopkins University 25
Canada University of Toronto 26
Hong Kong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 27
UK The University of Manchester 28
USA Northwestern University 29
USA University of California, Berkeley (UCB) 30
Australia The Australian National University 31
UK King's College London 32
Canada McGill University 33
China Fudan University 34
USA New York University (NYU) 35
USA University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 36
South Korea Seoul National University 37
Japan Kyoto University 38
South Korea KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology 39
Australia The University of Sydney 40
Australia  The University of Melbourne 41
USA Duke University 42
Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) 43
Australia The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) 44
Canada University of British Columbia 45
Australia The University of Queensland 46
China Shanghai Jiao Tong University 47
Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong 48
UK The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 49
Germany Technical University of Munich 50
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