QS World University Rankings 2015-2016 | Top Universities List Out

QS World University Rankings 2015-2016 list has been released. The students from all over the world were eager to know the World University Rankings 2016 so that they come to know Top Universities in the world. Students are excited to know the list of Top Ranking Universities in 2016 across the world. Every year, the rankings of these universities are finalized by QS and TIMES. Finally, the Latest world Universities rankings are available on the internet with the names of QS World Universities Rankings 2015-2016 and Times World Universities Rankings 2015-16. In this article, I will provide you information about QS World University Rankings 2015-2016.

QS World University Rankings 2015-2016:-

Coming fresh out of in-depth research, fine refinements and thorough assessments, we bring to you the QS World University Rankings 2015-2016. QS World University Rankings is one of the most reliable surveys in the world. They cover colleges and universities from more than 100 countries, ranking the top best universities in the world. To be ranked by QS World University Rankings adds prestige and popularity to the universities.

QS World University Rankings 2015-2016
QS World University Rankings 2015-2016

The QS World University Rankings 2015 releases ranks of universities every year. The criteria of their rankings broadly covers assessing of the following areas – academic peer review, faculty-student ratio, citations per faculty, employer reputation, international student ratio and international staff ratio. Of these maximum weight-age is given to academic peer review i.e. 40% of the rank of the university depends on the academic peer review. Faculty-student ratio and citations per faculty are 20% each. 10% of weight is given to employer reputation and international student and staff ratio carry 5% of weight each.

Given below is the recently released list of top universities across the world by QS World University Rankings 2015-2016.

1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA
2 Harvard University USA
3 University of Cambridge UK
3 Stanford University USA
5 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA
6 University of Oxford UK
7 UCL (University College London) UK
8 Imperial College London UK
9 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology SWITZERLAND
10 University of Chicago USA
11 Princeton University USA
12 National University of Singapore (NUS) SINGAPORE
13 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) SINGAPORE
14 EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) SWITZERLAND
15 Yale University USA
16 Johns Hopkins University USA
17 Cornell University USA
18 University of Pennsylvania USA
19 Kings College London UK
19 The Australian National University AUSTRALIA
21 The University of Edinburgh UK
22 Columbia University USA
23 Ecole normale supérieure, Paris FRANCE
24 McGill University CANADA
25 Tsinghua University CHINA
26 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) USA
27 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) USA
28 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology HONG KONG
29 Duke University USA
30 The University of Hong Kong HONG KONG
30 University of Michigan USA
32 Northwestern University USA
33 The University of Manchester UK
34 University of Toronto CANADA
35 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) UK
36 Seoul National University KOREA
37 University of Bristol UK
38 Kyoto University JAPAN
39 The University of Tokyo JAPAN
40 Ecole Polytechnique FRANCE
41 Peking University CHINA
42 The University of Melbourne AUSTRALIA
43 KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology KOREA
44 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) USA
45 The University of Sydney AUSTRALIA
46 The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia) AUSTRALIA
46 The University of Queensland AUSTRALIA
48 The University of Warwick UK
49 Brown University USA
50 University of British Columbia CANADA
51 The Chinese University of Hong Kong HONG KONG
51 Fudan University CHINA
53 New York University (NYU) USA
54 University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
55 University of Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
56 Tokyo Institute of Technology JAPAN
57 City University of Hong Kong HONG KONG
58 Osaka University JAPAN
59 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA
60 Technische Universität München GERMANY
61 Durham University UK
62 Carnegie Mellon University USA
62 University of Glasgow UK
64 Delft University of Technology NETHERLANDS
65 University of Washington USA
66 Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg GERMANY
67 Monash University ASUSTRALIA
68 University of St Andrews UK
69 University of Copenhagen DENMARK
70 The University of Nottingham UK
70 Lund University SWEDEN
70 National Taiwan University (NTU) TAIWAN
70 Shanghai Jiao Tong University CHINA
74 Tohoku University JAPAN
75 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München GERMANY
76 University of Birmingham UK
77 University of Texas at Austin USA
78 Trinity College Dublin IRELAND
79 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill USA
80 The University of Sheffield UK
81 University of Southampton UK
82 The University of Auckland AUSTRALIA
83 KU Leuven GERMANY
84 Georgia Institute of Technology USA
85 University of Zurich SWITZERLAND
85 University of California, Davis USA
87 University of Leeds UK
87 Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH) KOREA
89 University of Geneva SWITZERLAND
89 Purdue University USA
91 Boston University USA
92 KTH Royal Institute of Technology SWEDEN
93 KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology GERMANY
94 Utrecht University NETHERLANDS
95 Leiden University NETHERLANDS
96 University of Alberta CANADA
96 University of Helsinki FINLAND
98 The University of Western Australia AUSTRALIA
99 The Ohio State University USA
100 University of Groningen NETHERLANDS
101 Pennsylvania State University USA
102 Uppsala University SWEDEN
103 University of York UK
104 Korea University KOREA
105 Yonsei University KOREA
106 Rice University USA
107 Aarhus University DENMARK
108 Lomonosov Moscow State University RUSSIA
109 Queen Mary University of London UK
110 Washington University in St. Louis USA
110 Zhejiang University CHINA
112 Technical University of Denmark DENMARK
113 The University of Adelaide AUSTRALIA
114 University of Science and Technology of China CHINA
115 Université de Montréal CANADA
116 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University HONG KONG
117 Eindhoven University of Technology NETHERLANDS
118 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) KOREA
119 Freie Universitaet Berlin GERMANY
120 Nagoya University JAPAN
121 Lancaster University UK
122 Cardiff University UK
123 University of Minnesota USA
124 Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) ARGENTINA
124 Ghent University BELGIUM
126 Erasmus University Rotterdam NETHERLANDS
126 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin GERMANY
126 University of Maryland, College Park USA
129 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) USA
130 University of Southern California USA
130 Nanjing University CHINA
132 Chalmers University of Technology SWEDEN
133 Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg GERMANY
133 University of Pittsburgh USA
135 Wageningen University NETHERLANDS
135 University of Oslo NORWAY
137 University of Aberdeen UK
137 Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) FRANCE
139 University of Basel SWITZERLAND
139 Aalto University FINLAND
139 Hokkaido University JAPAN
142 Kyushu University JAPAN
143 University of Lausanne SWITZERLAND
143 Universidade de São Paulo BRAZIL
145 RWTH Aachen University GERMANY
146 Universiti Malaya (UM) MALAYSIA
147 Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore INDIA
148 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem ISRAEL
149 Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) BELGIUM
149 McMaster University CANADA
151 University of Liverpool UK
152 University of Waterloo CANADA
153 University of Vienna AUSTRIA
154 University College Dublin IRELAND
155 National Tsing Hua University TAIWAN
156 Ecole Centrale de Paris FRANCE
156 University of Reading UK
158 Dartmouth College USA
159 University of Bath UK
159 Texas A&M University USA
160 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) MEXICO
161 The University of Exeter UK
162 Newcastle University UK
163 University of California, Irvine USA
164 Michigan State University USA
165 Emory University USA
166 University of Bern SWITZERLAND
166 University of Barcelona SPAIN
168 Georg-August-University Goettingen GERMANY
169 Maastricht University NETHERLANDS
170 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) CHILE
171 University of Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA
172 University of Virginia USA
173 University of Otago AUSTRALIA
173 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen GERMANY
175 University of Colorado Boulder USA
176 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
177 Radboud University NETHERLANDS
178 Technische Universität Berlin GERMANY
179 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) INDIA
180 University of Florida USA
181 University of Bergen NORWAY
182 Queen’s University Belfast UK
182 National Chiao Tung University TAIWAN
182 Stockholm University SWEDEN
185 University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) USA
186 Universidad Autonoma de Madrid SPAIN
187 University of Sussex UK
187 Politecnico di Milano ITALY
188 University of Twente NETHERLANDS
188 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon FRANCE
190 University of Rochester USA
190 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona SPAIN
192 The University of Western Ontario CANADA
193 Hanyang University KOREA
194 Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) BELGIUM
195 University of Notre Dame USA
195 Universidade estadual de Campinas(Unicamp) BRAZIL
197 Vienna University of Technology AUSTRIA
198 Technion – Israel Institute of Technology ISRAEL
199 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals SAUDI ARABIA
202 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) INDIA
203 Tel Aviv University ISRAEL
204 University of Calgary CANNADA
204 Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna ITALY
206 Queen`s University at Kingston CANADA
207 Universite libre de Bruxelles BELGIUM
208 University of Antwerp BELGIUM
209 Universidad de Chile CHILE
210 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitt Bonn GERMANY
211 University of Canterbury AUSTRALIA
212 Waseda University JAPAN
213 Georgetown University USA
213 Sapienza University of Rome ITALY
215 Case Western Reserve University USA
216 Vanderbilt University USA
216 The University of Arizona USA
218 University of Technology Sydney AUSTRALIA
219 University Hamburg GERMANY
219 University of Tsukuba JAPAN
219 Keio University JAPAN
222 Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) FRANCE
223 Sciences Po Paris FRANCE
224 National Cheng Kung University TAIWAN
225 Simon Fraser University CANADA
226 University Complutense Madrid SPAIN
Technische Universität Dresden GERMANY
228 Loughborough University UK
229 Macquarie University AUSTRALIA
229 Victoria University of Wellington AUSTRALIA
231 Royal Holloway University of London UK
232 Beijing Normal University CHINA
233 University College Cork IRELAND
233 University of Turku FINLAND
235 University of Leicester UK
235 Université Joseph Fourier – Grenoble 1 FRANCE
237 King Saud University SAUDI ARABIA
238 Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey MEXICO
239 University of East Anglia (UEA) UK
240 Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne FRANCE
241 Université de Strasbourg FRANCE
241 Université Paris-Sud FRANCE
243 University of Wollongong AUSTRALIA
243 Universität Frankfurt am Main GERMANY
243 University of Massachusetts Amherst USA
246 Technische Universität Darmstadt GERMANY
247 University of Surrey UK
247 University of Gothenburg SWEDEN
249 University of Strathclyde UK
249 Arizona State University USA
251 Universität Stuttgart GERMANY
252 Tufts University USA
253 Chulalongkorn University THAILAND
254 Norwegian University of Science And Technology NORWAY
254 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) INDIA
256 The University of Newcastle, Australia (UoN) AUSTRALIA
256 Saint-Petersburg State University RUSSIA
256 Westfälische Wilhelms-Universitat Münster GERMANY
259 Ben Gurion University of The Negev ISRAEL
260 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) TAIWAN
261 University of Dundee UK
261 Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7 FRANCE
263 Queensland University of Technology (QUT) AUSTRALIA
263 Indiana University Bloomington USA
265 Université de Liège BELGIUM
265 University of Navarra SPAIN
265 University of California, Riverside USA
268 American University of Beirut (AUB) LEBANON
269 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick USA
269 University of California, Santa Cruz USA
271 National University of Ireland, Galway IRELAND
271 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) INDIA
273 RMIT University AUSTRALIA
273 Wuhan University CHINA
275 SOAS, University of London UK
275 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University KAZAKHSTAN
277 Dalhousie University CANADA
277 Nankai University CHINA
279 Charles University in Prague CZECH
280 University of Miami USA
281 Hong Kong Baptist University HONG KONG
282 Boston College USA
283 Universidad de los Andes COLOMBIA
284 Curtin University of Technology AUSTRALIA
284 University of Ottawa CANADA
286 Linköping University SWEDEN
286 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur INDIA
288 University of South Australia AUSTRALIA
289 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) MALAYSIA
290 Birkbeck, University of London UK
290 Universidad Nacional de Colombia COLOMBIA
291 Harbin Institute of Technology CHINA
292 Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg GERMANY
293 Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan FRANCE
293 Tilburg University NETHERLANDS
295 Universität Innsbruck AUSTRIA
295 Universitat Pompeu Fabra SPAIN
295 Kyung Hee University KOREA
295 Mahidol University THAILAND
299 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya SPAIN
City University London UK 
302 Stellenbosch University SOUTH AFRICA
303 University of Essex  UK
303 King Abdulaziz University (KAU)  SAUDI ARABIA
303 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia  MALAYSIA
306 University of Milan  ITALY
307 Sun Yat-sen University  CHINA
308 University of Porto  PORTUGAL
309 North Carolina State University  USA
309 Universidad Austral  ARGENTINA
309 Università di Padova  ITALY
312 University of Iowa USA 
312 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)  MALAYSIA
314 École des Ponts ParisTech  FRANCE
314 Politecnico di Torino  ITALY
314 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)  SPAIN
317 Novosibirsk State University RUSSIA 
318 Heriot-Watt University  UK
319 University of Victoria  CANADA
319 Universität Konstanz  GERMANY
319 University of Jyväskylä  FINLAND
319 Umea University  SWEDEN
323 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL
324 Oxford Brookes University  UK
324 Deakin University  AUSTRALIA
324 Laval University  CANADA
327 George Washington University  USA
327 University of Hawai’i at Mañoa  USA
329 University of St.Gallen (HSG)  SWITZERLAND
329 Griffith University  AUSTRALIA
331 Brunel University London  UK
331 Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)  MALAYSIA
331 University of Cologne  GERMANY
331 University of the Witwatersrand  SOUTH AFRICA
331 Xi’an Jiaotong University  CHINA
337 Massey University AUSTRALIA
338 University of Waikato AUSTRALIA 
338 University at Buffalo SUNY USA 
338 University Ulm  GERMANY
338 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  USA
338 National Yang Ming University  TAIWAN
338 Bauman Moscow State Technical University RUSSIA 
344 University of Warsaw POLAND 
345 Tongji University  CHINA
345 The American University in Cairo EGYPT 
346 Aston University UK 
347 University of Eastern Finland  FINLAND
348 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  USA
348 Hiroshima University  JAPAN
350 Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina Santa María de los Buenos Aires – UCA ARGENTINA 
351 Universität Bremen GERMANY 
351 Universidade Nova de Lisboa  PORTUGAL
353 Dublin City University  IRELAND
354 Ewha Womans University  KOREA
355 Iowa State University  USA
356 Aalborg University  DENMARK
356 Tampere University of Technology  FINLAND
358 University of Oulu  FINLAND
358 University of Indonesia  INDONESIA
360 University of Kent  UK
361 University of Southern Denmark  DENMARK
361 Aix-Marseille University  FRANCE
361 Washington State University USA 
361 Kobe University  JAPAN
365 Northeastern University  USA
366 Leibniz Universität Hannover  GERMANY
367 University of Coimbra  PORTUGAL
367 University of Pisa ITALY 
369 Université Paris Dauphine  FRANCE
369 University of Utah  USA
371 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University KAZAKHSTAN 
372 Stony Brook University, State University of New York  USA
373 Lincoln University  AUSTRALIA
373 American University  USA
375 Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz  GERMANY
376 National Taiwan Normal University  TAIWAN
376 Université de Montpellier  FRANCE
376 National Technical University of Athens GREECE 
379 University of Tasmania  AUSTRALIA
379 National Sun Yat-sen University TAIWAN 
381 Brandeis University USA 
381 Universität Jena  GERMANY
381 Beihang University (former BUAA) CHINA 
384 University of Stirling  UK
384 Universität Leipzig  GERMANY
384 Yeshiva University  USA
387 Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA)  FRANCE
387 Université Paris Descartes  FRANCE
387 James Cook University  AUSTRALIA
390 University of Connecticut  USA
391 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)  JAPAN
391 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)  INDIA
393 University of Kansas  USA
394 La Trobe University  AUSTRALIA
394 Universität Mannheim  GERMANY
394 Bilkent University  TURKEY
397 Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)  RUSSIA
397 Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III  FRANCE
397 National Central University  TAIWAN
400 Swansea University  AUSTRALIA
400 University of Tartu  ESTONIA
401-410 Beijing Institute of Technology  CHINA
401-410 Christian-Albrechts-University zu Kiel  GERMANY
401-410 Florida State University USA 
401-410 Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg  GERMANY
401-410 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana  COLOMBIA
401-410 The University of Georgia  USA
401-410 University of Rome “Tor Vergata”  ITALY
401-410 University of Texas Dallas  USA
401-410 University of the Philippines  PHILIPPINES
401-410 Xiamen University  CHINA
411-420 American University of Sharjah  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)
411-420 Bangor University  UK
411-420 Colorado State University  USA
411-420 Concordia University  CANADA
411-420 Jagiellonian University  POLAND
411-420 Shanghai University  CHINA
411-420 Universidad de Belgrano  ARGENTINA
411-420 Universidad Politècnica de València  SPAIN
411-420 University of Florence  ITALY
411-420 University of Colorado, Denver  USA
421-430 Belarus State University  BELARUS
421-430 Ruhr-Universität Bochum  GERMANY
421-430 Sogang University  KOREA
421-430 Taipei Medical University  TAIWAN
421-430 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv  UKRAINE
421-430 Tianjin University  CHINA
421-430 United Arab Emirates University  UAE
421-430 University of Delaware  USA
421-430 University of Tromsø The Arctic University of Norway  NORWAY
431-440 Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)  INDONESIA
431-440 Illinois Institute of Technology  USA
431-440 Karl-Franzens-Universitaet Graz  AUSTRIA
431-440 Middle East Technical University  TURKEY
431-440 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology State University  RUSSIA
431-440 Oregon State University  USA
431-440 University of Trento  ITALY
431-440 Université du Québec  CANADA
431-440 University of Maryland, Baltimore County  USA
431-440 University of New Mexico  USA
441-450 Abo Akademi University  FINLAND
441-450 Bogaziçi Üniversitesi  TURKEY
441-450 Huazhong University of Science and Technology  CHINA
441-450 Pusan National University  KOREA
441-450 Renmin (People’s) University of China  CHINA
441-450 Sabanci University  TURKEY
441-450 Universidad Externado de Colombia  COLOMBIA
441-450 University of Naples – Federico II  ITALY
441-450 University of Bordeaux  FRANCE
441-450 University of Tampere  FINLAND
441-450 York University  CANADA
451-460 Czech Technical University in Prague  CZECH
451-460 Goldsmiths, University of London  UK
451-460 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)  INDIA
451-460 Jilin University  CHINA
451-460 Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH)  CHILE
451-460 Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul  BRAZIL
451-460 Universität Bayreuth  GERMANY
451-460 University of Nebraska – Lincoln USA 
451-460 University of Saskatchewan  CANADA
451-460 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville  USA
461-470 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  GREECE
461-470 Chang Gung University  TAIWAN
461-470 Chung-Ang University(CAU)  KOREA
461-470 City University of New York  USA
461-470 Politécnica de Madrid  SPAIN
461-470 Southeast University  CHINA
461-470 University of Granada  SPAIN
461-470 Universität Regensburg  GERMANY
461-470 Wake Forest University  USA
471-480 East China University of Science and Technology  CHINA
471-480 Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)  ARGENTINA
471-480 Kingston University, London  UK
471-480 Sharif University of Technology  IRAN
471-480 Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University  RUSSIA
471-480 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore  ITALY
471-480 Université Lille 1, Sciences et Technologies  FRANCE
471-480 University of Guelph  CANADA
471-480 University of Limerick  IRELAND
471-480 University of Oklahoma  USA
481-490 Auckland University of Technology  AUSTRALIA
481-490 Khalifa University  UAE
481-490 Koc University  TAIWAN
481-490 Qatar University  QATAR
481-490 National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University  RUSSIA
481-490 Tomsk State University  RUSSIA
481-490 Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1  FRANCE
481-490 University of Delhi  INDIA
481-490 University of Lisbon  PORTUGAL
491-500 Arabian Gulf University  BAHRAIN
491-500 Hankuk (Korea) University of Foreign Studies  KOREA
491-500 Philipps-Universität Marburg  GERMANY
491-500 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú  PERU
491-500 Sichuan University  CHINA
491-500 TU Dortmund University  GERMANY
491-500 Tokyo Metropolitan University  JAPAN
491-500 Tulane University  USA
491-500 Universidad de Palermo (UP)  ARGENTINA
491-500 Universidad de Zaragoza  SPAIN
491-500 Universidade de Brasilia BRAZIL 
491-500 Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)  BRAZIL
491-500 V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University UKRAINE 
501-550 Aberystwyth University UK 
501-550 Ateneo de Manila University PHILIPPINES 
501-550 Bond University  AUSTRALIA
501-550 Cairo University  EGYPT
501-550 Carleton University  CANADA
501-550 Chonbuk National University KOREA 
501-550 Clark University  USA
501-550 Dongguk University  KOREA
501-550 Drexel University  USA
501-550 Flinders University  AUSTRALIA
501-550 Keele University  UK
501-550 Lehigh University  USA
501-550 Michigan Technological University  USA
501-550 Missouri S&T  USA
501-550 National Chung Hsing University  TAIWAN
501-550 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)  RUSSIA
501-550 Higher School of Economics (HSE)  RUSSIA
501-550 National University of Sciences And Technology (NUST) Islamabad  PAKISTAN
501-550 Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC -SP)  BRAZIL
501-550 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro  BRAZIL
501-550 Rhodes University  SOUTH AFRICA
501-550 Sultan Qaboos University  OMAN
501-550 Swinburne University of Technology  AUSTRALIA
501-550 Syracuse University  USA
501-550 Technische Universität Braunschweig  GERMANY
501-550 Universidad Católica Andres Bello  VENEZUELA
501-550 Universidad de Costa Rica  COSTA RICA
501-550 Universidad de San Andrés – UdeSA  ARGENTINA
501-550 Universidad de Sevilla  SPAIN
501-550 Universidad Nacional de La Plata  ARGENTINA
501-550 Università degli Studi di Pavia  ITALY
501-550 University of Turin  ITALY
501-550 Universität Bielefeld  GERMANY
501-550 Universitat de Valencia  SPAIN
501-550 Universität des Saarlandes  GERMANY
501-550 Université de Rennes 1  FRANCE
501-550 University of Cincinnati  USA
501-550 University of Crete  GREECE
501-550 University of Houston  USA
501-550 University of Missouri, Columbia (Mizzou)  USA
501-550 University of Oregon  USA
501-550 University of Pretoria  SOUTH AFRICA
501-550 University of South Carolina  USA
501-550 University of South Florida  USA
501-550 University of Szeged  HUNGARY
501-550 Vilnius University  LITHUANIA
501-550 Wayne State University  USA
551-600 Al-Imam Mohamed Ibn Saud Islamic University  SAUDI ARABIA
551-600 American University in Dubai  UAE
551-600 Charles Darwin University  AUSTRALIA
551-600 Chiang Mai University  THAILAND
551-600 Chiba University  JAPAN
551-600 College of William & Mary  USA
551-600 East China Normal University  CHINA
551-600 Inha University  KOREA
551-600 Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)  MEXICO
551-600 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)  MALAYSIA
551-600 Istanbul Technical University  TURKEY
551-600 Johannes Kepler University Linz  AUSTRIA
551-600 Kanazawa University  JAPAN
551-600 Kazakh National Technical University named after K.I.Satpaev  KAZAKHSTAN
551-600 Kazan (Volga region) Federal University  RUSSIA
551-600 King Khalid University  SAUDI ARABIA
551-600 Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg  GERMANY
551-600 Masaryk University CZECH 
551-600 Maynooth University  ITALY
551-600 Murdoch University  AUSTRALIA
551-600 Nagasaki University  JAPAN
551-600 National Taipei University of Technology  TAIWAN
551-600 Okayama University  JAPAN
551-600 Shandong University  CHINA
551-600 South China University of Technology  CHINA
551-600 The Catholic University of Korea  KOREA
551-600 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology  JAPAN
551-600 Umm Al-Qura University  SAUDI ARABIA
551-600 University of Salamanca  SPAIN
551-600 Universidad Nacional de Córdoba – UNC  ARGENTINA
551-600 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela  SPAIN
551-600 Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais  BRAZIL
551-600 Universitas Gadjah Mada  INDONESIA
551-600 Universität Duisburg-Essen  GERMANY
551-600 Universität Düsseldorf  GERMANY
551-600 Universität Rostock  GERMANY
551-600 Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis  FRANCE
551-600 University of Bradford  UK
551-600 University of Canberra  AUSTRALIA
551-600 University of Hull  UK
551-600 University of Kentucky  USA
551-600 University of Kwazulu-Natal  SOUTH AFRICA
551-600 University of Ljubljana  SOLVENIA
551-600 University of Manitoba  CANADA
551-600 University of Massachusetts – Boston  USA
551-600 University of Mississippi  USA
551-600 University of Science and Technology Beijing  CHINA
551-600 University of Tehran  EGYPT
551-600 Ulster University  UK
551-600 University of Vermont  USA
551-600 Worcester Polytechnic Institute  USA
601-650 Bar-Ilan University  ISRAEL
601-650 Brno University of Technology  CZECH
601-650 Clarkson University  USA
601-650 Dublin Institute of Technology  IRELAND
601-650 Eötvös Lorànd University  HUNGARY
601-650 Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN)  MEXICO
601-650 Jordan University of Science & Technology  JORDAN
601-650 Justus-Liebig-University Giessen  GERMANY
601-650 Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay  KAZAKHSTAN
601-650 Kumamoto University  JAPAN
601-650 Kyungpook National University  KOREA
601-650 Lanzhou University  CHINA
601-650 Lingnan University, Hong Kong  HONG KONG
601-650 Louisiana State University  USA
601-650 Memorial University of Newfoundland  CANADA
601-650 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens  GREECE
601-650 National Research Saratov State University  RUSSIA
601-650 National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”  UKRAINE
601-650 New School University  USA
601-650 Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia  RUSSIA
601-650 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso CHILE 
601-650 Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, Newark  USA
601-650 Southern Federal University  RUSSIA
601-650 Stevens Institute of Technology  USA
601-650 Tallinn University of Technology  ESTONIA
601-650 Temple University  USA
601-650 Thammasat University  THAILAND
601-650 Universidad Adolfo Ibàñez  CHILE
601-650 Universidad Central de Venezuela – UCV VENEZUELA 
601-650 Universidad de Alcalá  SPAIN
601-650 Universidad de Antioquia COLOMBIA 
601-650 Universidad de Concepción CHILE 
601-650 Universidad de Montevideo (UM) URUGUAY 
601-650 Universidad Torcuato Di Tella  ARGENTINA
601-650 Université de Sherbrooke  CANADA
601-650 Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2)  FRANCE
601-650 Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth  LEBANON
601-650 University at Albany SUNY  USA
601-650 University of Alabama  USA
601-650 University of Calcutta  INDIA
601-650 University of Debrecen HUNGARY 
601-650 University of Johannesburg  SOUTH AFRICA
601-650 University of Jordan  JORDAN
601-650 University of Milano-Bicocca  ITALY
601-650 University of New Hampshire  USA
601-650 University of Patras  GREECE
601-650 University of Portsmouth  UK
601-650 University of Seoul  KOREA
601-650 University of Sharjah  UAE
601-650 Ural Federal University named after Boris Yeltsin (merger: Ural State and Ural State Technical University)  RUSSIA
601-650 Victoria University  AUSTRALIA
601-650 Yokohama City University  JAPAN
651-700 Ajou University  KOREA
651-700 Brigham Young University  USA
651-700 Chonnam National University  KOREA
651-700 Chungnam National University  KOREA
651-700 Clemson University  USA
651-700 Comenius University in Bratislava SLOVAKIA 
651-700 Far Eastern Federal University  RUSSIA
651-700 George Mason University  USA
651-700 Georgia State University  USA
651-700 Hacettepe University  TURKEY
651-700 Howard University  USA
651-700 Kasetsart University  THAILAND
651-700 Khazar University  AZERBAIJAN
651-700 King Faisal University  SAUDI ARABIA
651-700 Lebanese American University  LEBANON
651-700 London Metropolitan University  UK
651-700 Loyola University Chicago  USA
651-700 Middlesex University  UK
651-700 National Chengchi University TAIWAN 
651-700 Osaka City University  JAPAN
651-700 Osaka Prefecture University  JAPAN
651-700 Quaid-i-azam University  PAKISTAN
651-700 Tokyo University of Science  JAPAN
651-700 Universidad ANAHUAC  MEXICO
651-700 Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG)  MEXICO
651-700 Universidad de la República (UdelaR) URUGUAY 
651-700 Universidad Diego Portales TAIWAN 
651-700 Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA)  MEXICO
651-700 Universidad Panamericana (UP)  MEXICO
651-700 Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics  PORTUGAL
651-700 Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)  BRAZIL
651-700 Universidade Federal de São Carlos – (UFSCAR)  BRAZIL
651-700 University of Trieste  ITALY
651-700 University of Lorraine  FRANCE
651-700 Université de Nantes  FRANCE
651-700 University of Baghdad  IRAQ
651-700 University of Bucharest  ROMANIA
651-700 University of Denver  USA
651-700 University of Macau  MACAU
651-700 University of New England Australia  AUSTRALIA
651-700 Plymouth University  UK
651-700 University of Salford  UK
651-700 University of Ulsan  KOREA
651-700 Western Sydney University  AUSTRALIA
651-700 University of Windsor  CANADA
651-700 University of Wyoming  USA
651-700 Virginia Commonwealth University  USA
651-700 Warsaw University of Technology  POLAND
651-700 Yokohama National University            JAPAN
701+ Abu Dhabi University  UAE
701+ Ain Shams University  EGYPT
701+ Airlangga University  INDONESIA
701+ Al Azhar University  EGYPY
701+ Alexandria University  EGYPY
701+ Alexandru Ioan Cuza University  ROMANIA
701+ Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt  AUSTRIA
701+ Ankara Üniversitesi  TURKEY
701+ Aoyama Gakuin University  JAPAN
701+ Athens University of Economics and Business  GREECE
701+ Auburn University  USA
701+ Babes-Bolyai University  ROMANIA
701+ Baku State University  AZERBAIJAN
701+ Banaras Hindu University  INDIA
701+ Baylor University  USA
701+ Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla  MEXICO
701+ Binghamton University SUNY  USA
701+ Bogor Agricultural University  INDONESIA
701+ Charles Sturt University  AUSTRALIA
701+ Corvinus University of Budapest  HUNGARY
701+ Coventry University  UK
701+ Cukurova University  TURKEY
701+ Dankook University  KOREA
701+ De La Salle University PHILIPPINES 
701+ Diponegoro University  INDONESIA
701+ Donetsk National University  UKRAINE
701+ Doshisha University  JAPAN
701+ Karaganda State University named after academician E.A.Buketov  KAZAKHSTAN
701+ Edith Cowan University  AUSTRALIA
701+ Fordham University  USA
701+ Fu Jen Catholic University  TAIWAN
701+ Gifu University  JAPAN
701+ Gunma University  JAPAN
701+ Hallym University  KOREA
701+ Istanbul University  TURKEY
701+ Kagoshima University  JAPAN
701+ Kansas State University  USA
701+ Kaunas University of Technology LITHUANIA 
701+ Kazakh Ablai khan University of International Relations and World Languages  KAZAKHSTAN
701+ Kazakh-British Technical University  KAZAKHSTAN
701+ Kent State University  USA
701+ Khon Kaen University  THAILAND
701+ King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi  THAILAND
701+ Konkuk University  KOREA
701+ Kuwait University  KUWAIT
701+ Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)  PAKISTAN
701+ Lobachevsky University  RUSSIA
701+ University of Lodz POLAND 
701+ Auezov South Kazakhstan State University (SKSU)  KAZAKHSTAN
701+ Makerere University  UGANDA
701+ Manchester Metropolitan University  UK
701+ Marquette University  USA
701+ Miami University  USA
701+ National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”  UKRAINE
701+ The National University of Science and Technology “MISiS” RUSSIA 
701+ New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)  USA
701+ Nicolaus Copernicus University  POLAND
701+ Niigata University  JAPAN
701+ Northumbria University at Newcastle  UK
701+ North-West University  SOUTH AFRICA
701+ Nottingham Trent University  UK
701+ Ochanomizu University  JAPAN
701+ Ohio University  USA
701+ Oklahoma State University  USA
701+ Punjab University  INDIA
701+ Paris Lodron University of Salzburg  AUSTRIA
701+ Plekhanov Russian University of Economics RUSSIA 
701+ Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador ECUADOR 
701+ Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)  BRAZIL
701+ Prince of Songkla University  THAILAND
701+ Qafqaz University AZERBAIJAN 
701+ Ritsumeikan University  JAPAN
701+ Ryerson University  CANADA
701+ JSC “ S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University” KAZAKHSTAN 
701+ Saitama University  JAPAN
701+ San Diego State University  USA
701+ Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember  INDONESIA
701+ Shinshu University  JAPAN
701+ Smith College  USA
701+ University of St. Kliment Ohridski BULGARIA 
701+ Southern Methodist University  USA
701+ Sumy State University  UKRAINE
701+ Robert Gordon University  UK
701+ Tokai University  JAPAN
701+ Universidad Austral de Chile  CHILE
701+ Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL)  MEXICO
701+ Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEMex)  MEXICO
701+ Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM)  MEXICO
701+ Universidad de la Habana CUBA 
701+ Universidad de La Sabana  COLOMBIA
701+ Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP)  MEXICO
701+ Universidad de los Andes Mérida VENEZUELA 
701+ Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)  MEXICO
701+ University of Murcia  SPAIN
701+ Universidad de Puerto Rico PUERTO RICO 
701+ Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) ECUADOR 
701+ Universidad de Talca  CHILE
701+ Universidad de Valparaíso  CHILE
701+ Universidad del Norte  COLOMBIA
701+ Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario  COLOMBIA
701+ Universidad del Valle  COLOMBIA
701+ Universidad Industrial de Santander  COLOMBIA
701+ Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología – ULACIT  THAILAND
701+ Universidad Metropolitana VENEZUELA 
701+ Universidad Nacional Costa Rica  THAILAND
701+ Universidad Nacional de Cuyo  ARGENTINA
701+ Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata  ARGENTINA
701+ Universidad Nacional de Rosario  ARGENTINA
701+ Universidad Nacional de Tucumán  ARGENTINA
701+ Universidad Nacional del Sur  ARGENTINA
701+ Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos PERU 
701+ Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia  PERU
701+ Universidad Simón Bolívar Venezuela VENEZUELA 
701+ Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM)  CHILE
701+ Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN)  ARGENTINA
701+ Universidade Estadual de Londrina  BRAZIL
701+ Universidade Federal da Bahia  BRAZIL
701+ Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina BRAZIL 
701+ Universidade Federal de Santa Maria  BRAZIL
701+ Universidade Federal de Viçosa-UFV  BRAZIL
701+ Universidade Federal do Cearà¡-UFC  BRAZIL
701+ Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)  BRAZIL
701+ Universidade Federal de Pernambuco(UFPE)  BRAZIL
701+ Universidade Federal Fluminense  BRAZIL
701+ Ca’ Foscari University of Venice  ITALY
701+ Catania University  ITALY
701+ University of Genoa  ITALY
701+ University of Modena and Reggio Emilia  ITALY
701+ Perugia University  ITALY
701+ University of Siena  ITALY
701+ Università degli Studi Roma Tre ITALY 
701+ Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta  INDONESIA
701+ Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3  FRANCE
701+ Université de Caen Basse-Normandie  FRANCE
701+ Université de Cergy-Pontoise  FRANCE
701+ Université de Poitiers  FRANCE
701+ Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3  FRANCE
701+ Université Lille 2 Droit et Santé  FRANCE
701+ Université Lumière Lyon 2  FRANCE
701+ Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense FRANCE 
701+ Universit Paul-Valery Montpellier 3  FRANCE
701+ Université Pierre Mendès France – Grenoble 2  FRANCE
701+ Université Stendhal Grenoble 3  FRANCE
701+ Université Toulouse 1 Capitole  FRANCE
701+ Universiti Teknologi MARA – UiTM  MALAYSIA
701+ Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) MALAYSIA 
701+ University of Arkansas  USA
701+ University of Bahrain  BAHRAIN
701+ University of Bari ITALY 
701+ University of Belgrade SERBIA 
701+ University of Brawijaya  INDONESIA
701+ University of Brescia  ITALY
701+ University of Central Florida  USA
701+ University of Central Lancashire  UK
701+ University of Colombo SRILANKA 
701+ University of Dar es Salaam TANZANIA 
701+ University of Dhaka  BANGLADESH
701+ University of East London  UK
701+ University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore  PAKISTAN
701+ University of Ghana  GHANA
701+ University of Greenwich  UK
701+ University of Haifa  ISRAEL
701+ University of Hertfordshire  UK
701+ University of Huddersfield  UK
701+ University of Karachi  PAKISTAN
701+ The University of Lahore  PAKISTAN
701+ University of Latvia  LATVIA
701+ University of Montana Missoula  USA
701+ University of Mumbai  INDIA
701+ University of Nairobi  KENYA
701+ University of Pune  INDIA
701+ University of San Diego  USA
701+ University of San Francisco  USA
701+ University of Santo Tomas PHILIPPINES 
701+ University of Southern Queensland  AUSTRALIA
701+ University of the Pacific  USA
701+ University of the Western Cape  AOUTH AFRICA
701+ University of Tulsa  USA
701+ University of Wroclaw  POLAND
701+ University of Zagreb  CROATIA
701+ Université de Toulouse II-Le Mirail  FRANCE
701+ Utah State University  USA
701+ Verona University  ITALY
701+ Vilnius Gediminas Technical University LITHUANIA 
701+ Voronezh State University  RUSSIA
701+ Vytautas Magnus University  LITHUANIA
701+ Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara / West University of Timisoara  ROMANIA
701+ Yamaguchi University  JAPAN
NA University of California, San Francisco  USA
NA Karolinska Institutet  SWEDEN
NA Jawaharlal Nehru University  INDIA
NA London Business School  UK
NA Weizmann Institute of Science  ISRAEL
NA Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi  ITALY
NA HEC Paris School of Management    FRANCE  
NA ESSEC Business School  FRANCE
NA Stockholm School of Economics  SWEDEN
NA Copenhagen Business School  DENMARK
NA Singapore Management University  SINGAPORE
NA University of Economics, Prague  CZECH
NA Hitotsubashi University JAPAN 
NA EBS Business School  GERMANY
NA Cranfield University  UK
NA WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management  GERMANY
NA Baylor College of Medicine  USA
NA BI Norwegian Business School  NORWAY
NA Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC)  FRANCE
NA Rockefeller University  USA
NA London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine  UK
NA King Abdullah University of Science & Technology  SAUDI ARABIA
NA St. George’s, University of London  UK
NA China Medical University Taichung  TAIWAN
NA Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)  KOREA

This year a total of 82 countries are represented in QS World University Rankings. The major share belongs to US with 154 universities, UK with 71 entries, Germany with 43 and France with 41. Others include – Japan with 38, Australia with 33, China 30, Canada and Italy 26 each, Brazil 22 and Russia 21 entries.

It seems as though MIT is very comfortable in the first position for it has not left it for the fourth consecutive year of QS’s annual rankings. Harvard has climbed two steps up, claiming the second rank. With the exception of MIT, the rest of the top ten have undergone quite some re-shuffling. Switzerland’s ETH Zurich enters the top 10 of QS World University Rankings for the first time. Significant improvement is also seen in Singapore’s two major stars – The National University of Singapore (NSU) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Both have climbed up the ladder by a big difference. The former has claimed the 12th rank, climbing up by 10 ranks from last year, and the latter has come up by 26 places from last years’ release and holds the rank 13.

QS World University Rankings 2015-2016
QS World University Rankings 2015-2016

Review of the top 10 Universities

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science and technology in order to armour them with the best possible weapons to serve the world in the 21st century. The university is dedicated to provide its students with an education that combines the rigorous academics with intellectual stimulation and discovery.
  2. Harvard University –  Over time, Harvard has built such faith that any given top ranking list seems almost unreal if it does not mention Harvard in its elite category. The university is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research and to producing leaders and thinkers in various disciplines who will make differences for the better at the global platform.
  3. University of Cambridge – A house of worship for the lovers of knowledge, Cambridge is a place where enlightenment and scholarship is attained every day. The Cambridge family is small and well administered. Its reputation for academic excellence is known worldwide. Its rich history attracts students and visitors from far off.
  4. Stanford University – With a collaborative approach towards education, Stanford University strives to qualify the students to tackle global challenges and influence the society with positivity and greatness. The academics and extra-curricular activities take students across the world, preparing them for leadership in a complex world. The single greatest objective of Stanford is to be at the edge of any given field, advancing the frontier of knowledge.
  5. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) – Caltech fosters some of the world’s best minds. It is a land for discoveries and explorations. The mission of the University is to expand the horizon of human knowledge by integrating research with education. Caltech only entertains students who have the potential to foresee a better tomorrow.
  6. University of Oxford – A kingdom of knowledge, the University of Oxford has played a pioneer role in structuring the intellectual life of the English country. Oxford is known for its table turning debates in the fields of science, art and religion. Always adding a new parameter to its own standards, the University is home to some of the most brilliant and inquisitive minds of our times.
  7. University College London (UCL) – A global leader in generating new knowledge, UCL prides in its world class quality and results of research and scholarship. The university provides for an exceptional learning environment. The diverse and vibrant global culture that has grown within the UCL campus provides for a platform where upon students attain world-view erudition and sensitivity towards the global community.
  8. Imperial College London – Located in the best student city in UK, amongst the fusion of culture and charm, the Imperial College London provides an experience like no other. It is a university of world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering and medicine with specific regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare.
  9. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) – ETH Zurich is a leading player in research and education in Switzerland and worldwide. One of the best aspects of this university is its location; Zurich being the economic center of Switzerland, the students have close access to industries and business set ups, providing them with opportunities to directly apply classroom learning into the field.
  10. University of Chicago – The University of Chicago has struggled hard to not fall into the traps of conventionality or orthodoxy. The different researches undertaken by the university, span from one discipline to another, creating a new discipline altogether. The university constantly encourages it students to think outside the box and to be fearlessly different.