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September 16, 2014

QS World University Rankings 2014/2015 Announced

QS World University Rankings, Global Giants

QS World University Rankings, Global Giants

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Photo: University of Pennsylvania in the fall. Photo Credit: Saikofish Lou.

The global emphasis on high-impact scientific and technological research is the key driver of leadership in the QS World University Rankings 2014 announced today in London.

MIT leads for the third year and increased its year-on-year citations per faculty by 14%. Imperial College also reported a 14% increase in this metric compared to 11% by Cambridge and 2% by Harvard. The average increase amongst the top 10 was 7%.

Caltech remains the world’s top university for research citations.

All the top ten institutions achieve excellence in academic reputation, employer reputation, student faculty ratio or measures of international faculty and students. The performance of Imperial College in citations per faculty has helped it become the biggest climber in the top 10, leapfrogging Harvard, UCL and Oxford to rank second equal in the world, tied with University of Cambridge.

QS World University Rankings 2014 — Top Ten

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] (US)
  2. University of Cambridge (UK)
  3. Imperial College London [UCL] (UK)
  4. Harvard University (US)
  5. University of Oxford (UK)
  6. University College London (UK)
  7. Stanford University (US)
  8. California Institute of Technology [Caltech] (US)
  9. Princeton University (US)
  10. Yale University (US)

31 countries are represented in the top 200; The US is the dominant nation, with 51 institutions, ahead of the UK (29), Germany (13), The Netherlands (11), Canada (10), Japan (10) and Australia (8).

Following institutions from India have found a place among the top 800:

RANK — INSTITUTION

According to Ben Sowter, QS head of research, “Tech-focused institutions are the focal point of a global race for innovation. With budgets from public sources coming under strain, institutions seem more focused than ever on potentially lucrative research in science, technology and medicine.”

|GlobalGiants.Com|


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