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QS Top University Rankings 2018 – just released!


The 2018 QS World University rankings have just been released, ranking over 950 universities in 84 different countries.

As always, the US and UK dominate the rankings again, accounting for almost half of the Top 100 list. The top 4 are from the US: MIT in first position (for the sixth consecutive year), with Stanford and Harvard maintaining their second and third positions, while Caltech rose to 4th place, knocking the University of Cambridge down one place into 5th place.

Universities with a strong technological focus did well in the rankings. Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, Asia’s top-ranked university, rises to 11th, Korea’s KAIST reaches a record high (41st), while Delft University of Technology becomes the Netherlands’ leading university. Six Chinese universities made the 2018 top 100.

Hong Kong had five universities in the top 100 for the first time, as Polytechnic University soared 16 places to 95th. The city’s highest ranked representative, the University of Hong Kong, meanwhile edged up one place to 26th.

The top 100 for the first time features a university in Russia, Lomonosov Moscow State University, where the government has increased funding to a handful of selected higher education institutions with the hope of propelling five into the top 100.

Top 10

1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Logo Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 Stanford University Logo Stanford University United States
3 Harvard University Logo Harvard University United States
4 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Logo California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
5 University of Cambridge Logo University of Cambridge United Kingdom
6 University of Oxford Logo University of Oxford United Kingdom
7 UCL (University College London) Logo UCL (University College London) United Kingdom
8 Imperial College London Logo Imperial College London United Kingdom
9 University of Chicago Logo University of Chicago United States
10 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Logo ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland

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