QS World Rankings: Chinese, Korean, Australian, and Indian Universities Rising

QS have released the 2025 edition of their World University Rankings. Chinese and Indian universities continue to rise while their British and American counterparts continue, with the notable exception of Imperial College London, to decline.

There is a significant amount of volatility in these rankings partly because of the introduction of three additional indicators. The current methodology comprises Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations per Faculty, Faculty Student Ratio, International Students, International Faculty, International Research Network, Sustainability, and Employment Outcomes.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) continues to lead the rankings followed by Imperial College London, moving up from 6th place last year, Oxford, Harvard, and Cambridge.

Peking University has risen from 17th to 14th place, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi from 197th to 150th, the Australian National University from 34th to 30th, and Seoul National University from 41st to 31st.

The top university in each of the nine metrics is:

Academic Reputation; Harvard University, USA

Employer Reputation; Harvard University

Faculty Student Ratio; El Colegio de México

Citations per Faculty; Harvard University

International Faculty, Al Ain University, UAE

International Students; Macau University of Science and Technology

International Research Network; University of Oxford, UK

Employment Outcomes; Harvard University

University of Toronto, Canada.




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