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Best Universities in the world 2016 – 2017, MIT is the No 1

mit students lifeThe thirteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings, compiled by global higher education think tank QS Quacquarelli Symonds, announced world’s best universities. There is no surprise at the world’s best university; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranked as the world’s best university for a fifth consecutive year.

Ben Sowter, Head of Research at the QS Intelligence Unit, said: “This year’s rankings imply that levels of investment are determining who progresses and who regresses. Institutions in countries that provide high levels of targeted funding, whether from endowments or from the public purse, are rising. On the other hand, Western European nations making or proposing cuts to public research spending are losing ground to their US and Asian counterparts.”

Elsewhere in the world, Stanford University displaces the University of Cambridge in the top three. This means that US institutions hold all top-three places for the first time since the inaugural rankings of 2004. Russia, China, South Korea, and Japan enjoy noteworthy improvements, while the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy lose ground.

QS World University Rankings 2016/2017: Global Top 20
2016 2015 Institution Name Country
 1  1 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) US
 2  3= STANFORD UNIVERSITY US
 3  2 HARVARD UNIVERSITY US
 4  3= UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE UK
 5  5 CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CALTECH) US
 6  6 UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UK
 7  7 UCL (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON) UK
 8  9 ETH ZURICH (SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) CH
 9  8 IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON UK
 10  10 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO US
 11  11 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY US
 12  12 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS) SG
 13  13 NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (NTU) SG
 14  14 ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL) CH
 15  15 YALE UNIVERSITY US
 16  17 CORNELL UNIVERSITY US
 17  16 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY US
 18  18 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA US
 19  21 UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH UK
 20  22 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY US
© QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2016 http://www.TopUniversities.com/








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