QS World University Rankings 2016-17

The QS World University Rankings for 2016 -17 are now available. The 13th edition of the QS World University Rankings is released now and can be checked from here!

A large number of students who want to study abroad rely on the QS World University Rankings to choose the best for them. The QS Top Universities Subject Rankings indicates the world’s top universities in different subject areas. This time, they have covered as many as 42 popular subjects and given subject wise QS World University Ranking List 2017 as well.

The ranking of these universities is given on a number of parameters like academic reputation, reviews, employer reputation & research impact.  As per the latest QS World University Rankings list, the US and UK universities are leading at the top and have maintained their top positions but they are going to face a tough challenge from the fast-growing economies of the world.

QS ranks MIT the world’s top university for the fifth consecutive year followed by the Stanford University which has moved upward from its last year’s position. The Harvard University has slipped to the number third position while another former table-topper i.e. University of Cambridge has slipped to the fourth position.

The remaining universities in the top 10 have maintained their earlier top positions. Only, the ETH Zurich from Switzerland which has continued the upward trend and now it’s at number 8.  The Imperial College London, UK has slipped from its last year position and is now at number 9.

QS World University Rankings 2016-17

Here is the QS Top Universities List Rank Wise for the year 2016-17.

QS World University Rankings 2016/17: Top 10
2016 2015 Institution Country
 1  1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
 2  3= Stanford University United States
 3  2 Harvard University United States
 4  3= University of Cambridge United Kingdom
 5  5 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
 6  6 University of Oxford United Kingdom
 7  7 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom
 8  9 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
 9  8 Imperial College London United Kingdom
 10  10 University of Chicago United States

Asia’s Higher Education Hubs Gaining Momentum

Though the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University are holding their 12th and 13th position steadily but there is a slight gain in the momentum amongst the fastest growing economies like China and Russia. The China’s Tsinghua University has climbed 1 place and now it is at the 24th position which is the highest-ever position it has ever hold. Also, Peking University and Fudan University has improved their ranking and are now at 39th and 43rd position respectively.

Also, the 8 of the C9 group has also shown improvement and the upward trend in the ranking. These universities have gained ground by improving their research impact.

We can say that there is a general trend of gaining momentum for Asia’s Higher Education Hubs after analysing the QS World University Rankings 2016-17. Click the link given belowto check the complete list.

Click Here – Complete QS World University Rankings 2016-17

  • larry potalefted

    American universities are again on the rise. It’s no wonder why so many international students are coming to them. I think everyone studying there should be very lucky and proud of an amazing opportunity they got.