QS world university rankings 2019

  • 11/16/19 12:21 PM

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is viewed as one of the most widely read university rankings with regard to Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. QS tries to design its rankings to assess performance according to what it believes to be key aspects of a university's mission: teaching, research, nurturing employability, and internationalisation.

Methodology of QS World University Rankings:
  1. Academic peer review (weighting = 40% of total): Based on an internal global academic survey
  2. Faculty/Student ratio (weighting = 20% of total): A measurement of teaching commitment
  3. Citations per faculty (weighting = 20% of total): A measurement of research impact
  4. Employer reputation (weighting = 10% of total): Based on a survey on graduate employers International student ratio
  5. International student ratio (weighting = 5% of total): A measurement of the diversity of the student community
  6. International staff ratio (weighting = 5% of total): A measurement of the diversity of the academic staff

Top 10 universities in the world, based on QS ranking system:

Rank

Institution

Country

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

2

Stanford University

United States

3

Harvard University

United States

4

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

United States

5

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

6

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

7

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Swiss

8

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

9

University of Chicago

United States

10

UCL (University College London)

United Kingdom

List of the top universities in the world, based on QS ranking system