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March 4, 2020

QS announces World University Rankings by Subject 2020 — MIT is the World Leader.

QS World University Rankings

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LONDON, March 4, 2020 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education think-tank, today released the tenth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. This ranking is an extensive guide to the performance of more than 13,000 individual university programs, taken by students at 1368 universities, in 83 locations worldwide, across 48 academic disciplines, and in five broad Faculty Areas.

• Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the world-leader in 12 subject tables - more than any other institution. Harvard University leads in 11 subjects, while the University of Oxford leads eight tables.

Key trends include:

• The United Kingdom’s university programs have recorded an overall year-on-year improvement, with more rises (306) than drops (238);

• The number of top-50 programs - those ranking in the top 50 for their subject - offered by American universities has decreased from 806 in 2018 to 769 in 2020;

• Mainland China records 100 top-50 programs for the first time, though its universities’ rate of improvement is slowing;

• The National University of Singapore is Asia’s best-performing institution: 8 of its programs rank among the global top-10;

• India’s universities begin recording moderate improvements, with 53 programs improving and only 29 declining: there is also an increase in the number of top-50 and top-100 programs provided by Indian higher education;

• Russia’s higher education system has continued to improve, with an increase in top-50 and top-100 programs;

• Latin America’s best-performing overall system is Colombia, while the continent’s leading individual institutions are Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (12 top-50 programs) and Brazil’s Universidade de São Paulo (11 top-50 programs).

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