The top 10 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2013/2014 are, once again, all in either the US or UK.The results of the research this year show that the US institutions made up six of the top 10, with the remaining four places being filled by British universities. UK ranked four institutions in the top 10.
The United States comes out on top in an authoritative list of international university rankings published Tuesday, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University leading the way.
MIT came top of the QS World University Rankings for the second year running, while Harvard displaced Britain´s Cambridge University to take second spot in the 2013 table.
France has two universities in the top 50 and 19 in the top 400. While Italy still has no institutions in within the top 100, every one of its representatives in the top 400 has moved up this year, some by as much as 50 place
Some universities in Asia have continued their progress up the rankings. The National University of Singapore (NUS) has overtaken the University of Hong Kong to become the region’s highest-ranked institution, for example. China’s universities, led by Peking University and Tsinghua University in the top 50, have fared better, but there are still only 11 Chinese universities in the top 400.
Four Australian universities made it to the top 50. The Australian National University came in at 27, dropping three places; the University of Melbourne at 31 (up five places); the University of Sydney at 38 (up one place); and the University of Queensland at 43 (up three places).
The progress made by universities in the Middle East has not been maintained in the latest rankings, except in Israel, which now has three universities in the top 200. But there have been advances in Latin America, especially in Brazil, where ten universities are ranked for the first time.
According to the study, graduates from Oxford and Cambridge were the most employable in the world.
The rankings take into account the subject range, research results and academic reputation offered by 3,000 institutions internationally.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Harvard University
- University of Cambridge
- UCL (University College London)
- Imperial College London
- University of Oxford
- Stanford University
- Yale University
- University of Chicago
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech) & Princeton Universit