QS World University Rankings 2014 –Top 50 World Universities

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MIT great domeThe QS World university rankings are published by the British Quacquarelli Symons (QS) on an annual basis. The QS world university ranking methodology is based on six major factors, which are:

  • Faculty student ratio (20%)
  • Citations per faculty (20%)
  • Recruiter review (10%)
  • International orientation (10%)

The table below contains the top 50 Universities for 2014, published by QS.

Rank Name Of University QS score country
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 100 USA
2 University of Cambridge 99.4 USA
3 Imperial College London    99.4 UK
4 Harvard University 99.3 USA
5 University of Oxford 99.2 UK
6 UCL (University College London) 99.2 UK
7 Stanford University 98.3 USA
8 California Institute of Technology 97.1 USA
9 Princeton University 96.6 USA
10 Yale University 96.5 USA
11 University of Chicago 95.5 USA
12 ETH Zurich(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) 95.3 Switzerland
13 University of Pennsylvania 94.5 USA
14 Columbia University 94.1 USA
14 Johns Hopkins University 94.1 USA
16 King’s College London 92.9 UK
17 University of Edinburgh   92.8 France
18 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne 92.8 UK
19 Cornell University 92.6 USA
20 University of Toronto 92.4 Canada
21 McGill University 91.5 Canada
22 National University of Singapore (NUS) 91.1 Singapore
23 University of Michigan 90.3 USA
24 Ecole normale supérieure Paris 90.20 France
25 Australian National University 89.70 USA
25 Duke University 89.7 USA
27 University of California Berkeley (UCB) 89.5 USA
28 University of Hong Kong 88.8 Hong Kong
29 University of Bristol 88.50 UK
30 The University of Manchester 86.9 UK
31 The University of Tokyo 86.7 Japan
32 Seoul National University 86.7 South Korea
32 The University of Melbourne 86.5 Australia
34 Northwestern University 86.00 USA
35 Ecole Polytechnique 85.00 France
36 Kyoto University 84.7 Japan
37 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) 84.3
38 The University of Sydney 84.3 Australia
39 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 84.0 Singapore
40 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 83.30 Hong Kong
41 New York University (NYU) 82.5 USA
42 University of Wisconsin-Madison 82.5 USA
43 University of British Columbia 82.4 Canada
44 The University of Queensland   82.4 Australia
45 University of Copenhagen 82.0 Denmark
46 The Chinese University of Hong Kong 81.2
47 Tsinghua University 81.3 China
48 The University of New South Wales 81.2 UK
49 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg 80.5 Germany
50 University of Amsterdam 80.5 Netherlands

Controversy

Although the QS rankings are widely recognized, skeptics think it is biased towards Anglophone universities.

 

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Giovanni O.C Olakunori

Giovanni Chinecherem Olakunle Olakunori(commonly known as Giovanni Olakunori) is an aspiring data scientist at heart, business developer and educator with a deep interest in ancient philosophy, healthy living, and developing economies. He’s the founder of LarnEdu, a community that inspires and supports lifelong learning especially in underdeveloped nations. He currently lives in the UK after living in 4 other countries across Europe and Africa. You can read more about him or follow him on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see his public posts about how much he loves hot Kenkey and Jolof rice.

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