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QS Quacquarelli Symonds, an analyst of global higher education has released the QS World University Ranking 2023 report on 08th 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 evaluate the performance of the university according to what it believes to be the main purpose of it. They are teaching, nurturing,  research, employability, and internationalization. Here are the highlights of the QS World University Ranking 2023.

 

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Highlights of the QS World University Ranking 2023 report

The QS World University Rankings 2023 features the top 1,422 universities of the world. These universities are from 80 different locations around the world.

  • QS studied a total of 2,462 institutions and ranked 1,422 institutions in the world. This is their largest pool to date
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology has maintained its first position being the world’s best university for an unbroken decade.
  • The United States of America is home to the most number of Top ranking universities with a total of 202 universities.
  • The University of Oxford declined from 2nd to 4th position while the University of Cambridge has climbed up from 3rd  in the 2021 edition to the 2nd in the 2022 edition.
  • Stanford University and Harvard University have stuck to the previous year’s position which is 3rd and 5th rank.
  • The top 4  universities in Europe are from the UK, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Imperial College London, and UCL.
  • The top 3 universities in Asia are the National University of Singapore (NUS) from Singapore, Peking University, and Tsinghua University in China. Only these 4 Asian universities are in the global top 20 which includes Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) at 4th position in Asia
  • The top 3 universities in Canada are McGill University at 31st, the University of Toronto at34th  and the University of British Columbia at 47th position.
  •  41 Indian universities got positions in the top universities of the world, with only 27 in the top 1000 and 3 in the top 200.

The following table presents the top 50 universities in the world according to QS World University Ranking 2023

Rank  

University  

Location 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States 

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom 

=3 

Stanford University

United States  

4

University of Oxford

United Kingdom  

Harvard University

United States 

=6 

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

United States 

=6

Imperial College London

United Kingdom  

UCL

United Kingdom

9

ETH Zurich

Switzerland 

10 

University of Chicago

United States 

11 

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore 

12 

Peking University

China

13 

University of Pennsylvania

United States  

14 

Tsinghua University

China

15

The University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

=16 

EPFL

Switzerland 

=16

Princeton University

United States 

18 

Yale University

United States 

19 

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Singapore 

20 

Cornell University

United States 

21 

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong SAR

22 

Columbia University

United States  

23 

The University of Tokyo

Japan 

24

Johns Hopkins University

United States 

25 

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

United States 

26 

Université PSL

France

27 

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

United States 

28

The University of Manchester

United Kingdom 

29 

Seoul National University

South Korea

30 

Australian National University

Australia

31 

McGill University

Canada

32 

Northwestern University

United States 

33 

The University of Melbourne

Australia

=34 

Fudan University

China

=34 

University of Toronto

Canada

36 

Kyoto University

Japan

37 

King's College London

United Kingdom

38 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

China

39 

New York University (NYU)

United States 

40 

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong SAR

41 

The University of Sydney

South Korea 

=42 

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

United States 

=42 

Zhejiang University

Australia 

44 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

France  

45 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Mainland China 

46 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Canada 

47 

University of British Columbia

Australia 

48 

Institut Polytechnique de Paris

United States 

49 

Technical University of Munich

United Kingdom 

=50 

Duke University

Mainland China 

=50 

The University of Queensland

Germany 

 

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