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QS World University Rankings 2019 – MIT tops rankings once again

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The QS World University Rankings are among the most important, most-referenced rankings. They rely heavily on academic surveys, asking thousands of academics worldwide about the reputation of universities.
The QS World Rankings exhibit a fairly consistent methodology which uses six metrics that can effectively describe university performance. Universities are evaluated according to the following six metrics: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio, and International Student Ratio.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 cover five branches of engineering - chemical, civil and structural, electrical, mechanical and mineral and mining, based on a methodology which assesses employer and academic reputations, research impact and more. For the complete ranking, please visit the QS Top Universities website.

MIT tops the rankings once again in this year’s Engineering and Technology subject area table, scoring particularly high in Academic Reputation and Citations per Paper. The university is associated with 89 Nobel Prize winners and a number of other famous alumni, such as Buzz Aldrin. There are also three UK universities in the top 10, led by the University of Cambridge in 4th place, followed by the University of Oxford in 6th place as well as the Imperial College London in 8th place. Singapore’s two premier universities, the Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore, tied with the University of Oxford and the Imperial College London. Overall, 500 institutions across the globe are featured in this subject area ranking. Continental Europe’s best university is ETH Zurich in 7th place, up from 10th last year.

China has entered the top-20 in the QS World University Rankings for the first time, with Tsinghua University occupying 17th place. Latin American universities continue to receive low scores in the rankings; however, Argentina’s Universidad de Buenos Aires reaches its highest-ever ranking (73rd, up from 75th).

The USA, UK and Germany are the countries with most universities in the top 200. The US tops the 2019 rankings with 776 in the listings. The United Kingdom is second with 357 universities in the QS tables. Germany, meanwhile, has the third highest number of universities according to the QS rankings 2019. China, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong maintain their previous year’s numbers in the rankings.