HackerRank a technology company that assesses student software developer skills on behalf of potential employers. It has just released rankings based on 14 million student assessments covering four criteria, Problem Solving, Language Proficiency, Data Structure Knowledge, and Computer Science Fundamentals. There are rankings for three regions; the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Asia is dominated by the Indian Institutes of Technology Guwahati, Madras, Hyderabad, Bombay, and Kanpur. In the Americas the University of California Berkeley is in the top five for each of the four skills. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, University College London tops the chart for three while Bilkent University in Ankara is first for Computer Science Fundamentals. Two other Turkish institutions, Middle East Technical University and Sabanci University also perform very well.

The top universities for each category in each region are:

The Americas

Problem Solving; Columbia University

Language Proficiency; University of Toronto

Data Structures Knowledge; University of Southern California

Computer Science fundamentals; University of Southern California


Problem Solving; Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Language Proficiency; Vellore Institute of Technology

Data Structures Knowledge; Vellore Institute of Technology

Computer Science fundamentals; Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Problem Solving; Imperial College London

Language Proficiency; Imperial College London

Data Structures Knowledge; Imperial College London

Computer Science fundamentals; Bilkent University.


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