World University Ranking in 2011-2012

UK’s company QS Quacquarelli Symonds reveals their the 8th annual QS World University Rankings (2011 – 2012).

QS was founded in 1990 and has established itself as the leading global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions. The world’s most highly referenced global ranking of universities since 2004. – From QS website

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This year the No. 1 university is University of Cambridge, No.2 university is Harvard University     United States  and the No. 3 is Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). We don’t know whether there is another similar company can give the similar top 3 names but we know if a company comes from US but not UK, they should have a different ranking list whatever.

The following is Top 10 World Universities (All from UK and US):

1 University of Cambridge     United Kingdom   
2 Harvard University     United States   
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)     United States   
4 Yale University     United States   
5 University of Oxford     United Kingdom   
6 Imperial College London     United Kingdom   
7 UCL (University College London)     United Kingdom   
8 University of Chicago     United States   
9 University of Pennsylvania     United States   
10 Columbia University     United States

 

The following is Rank 20~50 World Universities:.

11 Stanford University     United States   
12 California Institute of Technology (Caltech)     United States   
13 Princeton University     United States   
14 University of Michigan     United States   
15 Cornell University     United States   
16 Johns Hopkins University     United States   
17 McGill University     Canada   
18 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)     Switzerland   
19 Duke University     United States   
20 University of Edinburgh     United Kingdom  

 
21 University of California, Berkeley (UCB)     United States   
22 University of Hong Kong     Hong Kong   
23 University of Toronto     Canada   
24 Northwestern University     United States   
25 The University of Tokyo     Japan   
26 Australian National University     Australia   
27 King?s College London (University of London)     United Kingdom   
28 National University of Singapore (NUS)     Singapore   
29 The University of Manchester     United Kingdom   
30 University of Bristol     United Kingdom   

31 The University of Melbourne     Australia   
32 Kyoto University     Japan   
33 école Normale Supérieure, Paris     France   
34 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)     United States   
35 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne     Switzerland   
36 école Polytechnique     France   
37 The Chinese University of Hong Kong     Hong Kong   
38 The University of Sydney     Australia   
39 Brown University     United States   
40 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology     Hong Kong

  
41 University of Wisconsin-Madison     United States   
42 Seoul National University     Korea, South   
43 Carnegie Mellon University     United States   
44 New York University (NYU)     United States   
45 Osaka University     Japan   
46 Peking University     China   
47 Tsinghua University     China   
48 The University of Queensland     Australia   
49 The University of New South Wales     Australia   
50 The University of Warwick     United Kingdom  

We can see Canada’s  McGill University is No. 17 and University of Toronto is No. 23; There are 5 Universities of China are in Top 50 but 3 of them are in Hongkong, other 2 are Beijing University (Peking University) and Tsinghua University which located at No. 46 and No. 47, Beijing University and Tsinghua University are the Top 2 Universities in China mainland, but we can see both of them are behind Hongkong’s Universities.

More ranking information please read QS University Ranking.


World University Rankings Results 2010

 
Rank 2010  Rank 2009  School Name            Country
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1    2     University of Cambridge    United Kingdom
2    1     Harvard University    United States
3    3     Yale University    United States
4    4     UCL (University College London)    United Kingdom
5    9     Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)    United States
6    5=    University of Oxford    United Kingdom
7    5=    Imperial College London    United Kingdom
8    7     University of Chicago    United States
9    10     California Institute of Technology (Caltech)    United States
10    8     Princeton University    United States
11    11     Columbia University    United States
12    12     University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)    United States
13    16     Stanford University    United States
14    14     Duke University    United States
15    19     University of Michigan    United States
16    15     Cornell University    United States
17    13     Johns Hopkins University    United States
18    20=    ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)  A*    Switzerland
19    18     McGill University    Canada
20    17     Australian National University (ANU)  A*    Australia
21    23     King’s College London (KCL)    United Kingdom
22    20=    University of Edinburgh    United Kingdom
23    24     University of Hong Kong (HKU)    Hong Kong
24    22     University of Tokyo, The    Japan
25    25     Kyoto University    Japan
26    32=    Northwestern University    United States
27    34     University of Bristol    United Kingdom
28    39     University of California, Berkeley (UCB)    United States
29    29     University of Toronto    Canada
30    26     University of Manchester    United Kingdom
31    30     National University of Singapore (NUS)    Singapore
32    42     Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)    Switzerland
33    28     École Normale Supérieure de Paris (ENS Paris)    France
34    27     Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)    United States
35    32=    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)  A*    United States
36    36=    École Polytechnique, ParisTech    France
37    36=    University of Sydney    Australia
38    36=    University of Melbourne    Australia
39    31     Brown University    United States
40    35     Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)    Hong Kong
41    52=    New York University (NYU)    United States
42    46     Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)    Hong Kong
43    41     University of Queensland (UQ)  A*    Australia
44    40     University of British Columbia (UBC)    Canada
45    51     University of Copenhagen  A*    Denmark
46    47=    University of New South Wales (UNSW)  A*    Australia
47    52=    Peking University    China
48    61=    University of Wisconsin-Madison    United States
49    43=    Osaka University    Japan
50    47=    Seoul National University (SNU)    Korea, South
51    57     Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg    Germany
52    43=    Trinity College Dublin  A*    Ireland
53    58     University of Warwick  A*    United Kingdom
54    49=    Tsinghua University    China
55    80     University of Washington    United States
56    49=    University of Amsterdam  A*    Netherlands
57    78     University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill    United States
58    55=    Technische Universität München (TUM)    Germany
59    66     University of Birmingham    United Kingdom
60    55=    Tokyo Institute of Technology    Japan
61    45     Monash University    Australia
62    75     Uppsala University    Sweden
63    63=    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)    United States
64    54     Boston University    United States
65    76=    University of California, San Diego (UCSD)    United States
66    98     Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)    Germany
67    76=    University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)    United States
68    61=    University of Auckland    New Zealand
69    82     University of Sheffield    United Kingdom
70    94     Freie Universität Berlin  A*    Germany
71    72     University of Geneva    Switzerland
72    67=    Lund University    Sweden
73    91     University of Nottingham  A*    United Kingdom
74    73=    Nanyang Technological University (NTU)    Singapore
75=    73=    Washington University in St. Louis    United States
75=    108=    University of Helsinki    Finland
77    79     University of Glasgow    United Kingdom
78    59     University of Alberta    Canada
79    69     KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology    Korea, South
80    67=    London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)    United Kingdom
81    95=    University of Southampton    United Kingdom
82    60     Leiden University    Netherlands
83    70=    Utrecht University    Netherlands
84    63=    Aarhus University  A*    Denmark
85    99     University of Leeds    United Kingdom
86    65     Katholieke Universiteit Leuven    Belgium
87    87=    Purdue University    United States
88    70=    University of York    United Kingdom
89    84     University of Western Australia (UWA)    Australia
90    85     Dartmouth College    United States
91    92=    Nagoya University    Japan
92    103=    Durham University    United Kingdom
93    101=    Lomonosov Moscow State University    Russia
94    95=    National Taiwan University (NTU)    Taiwan
95    87=    University of St Andrews    United Kingdom
96    105     University of Minnesota    United States
97    122=    Universität Freiburg    Germany
98    120=    Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)    United States
99    108=    Erasmus University Rotterdam  A*    Netherlands
100    101     University of Oslo    Norway
101    92=    University of Zurich    Switzerland
102    97     Tohoku University    Japan
103    81     University of Adelaide    Australia
104    122=    University of Maryland, College Park    United States
105    103=    Fudan University    China
106    86     Georgia Institute of Technology    United States
107    90     Emory University    United States
108    83     Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)    Netherlands
109    102     Hebrew University of Jerusalem    Israel
110    108=    University of California, Davis (UCD)    United States
111    116     Maastricht University  A*    Netherlands
112    134     Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)    Korea, South
113    112     University of Southern California (USC)    United States
114    89     University College Dublin (UCD)  A*    Ireland
115    100     Rice University    United States
116    106     University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)    United States
117    129=    University of Aberdeen  A*    United Kingdom
118    117     Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)    France
119    114=    University of Pittsburgh    United States
120    138=    University of Groningen    Netherlands
121    137     University of Liverpool    United Kingdom
122    135     Cardiff University    United Kingdom
123    146=    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin    Germany
124    126=    Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)    Belgium
125    129=    Ohio State University    United States
126    120=    Eindhoven University of Technology (TU Eindhoven)    Netherlands
127=    119     Case Western Reserve University    United States
127=    141     University of Rochester    United States
129    124     City University of Hong Kong    Hong Kong
130    128     University of Virginia    United States
131    149=    Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen    Germany
132    118     Queen’s University    Canada
133    144=    University of Bergen    Norway
134    140     Vanderbilt University    United States
135    125     University of Otago    New Zealand
136    107     Université de Montréal    Canada
137    108=    University of Basel    Switzerland
138    114=    Tel Aviv University    Israel
139    126=    École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon)    France
140    158     Newcastle University    United Kingdom
141    159     Technical University of Denmark    Denmark
142    151=    Yonsei University    Korea, South
143    132=    University of Vienna    Austria
144    144=    University of Bath    United Kingdom
145    113     University of Waterloo    Canada
146    161     University of California, Irvine    United States
147    164     Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)    United Kingdom
148    171=    Universitat de Barcelona  A*    Spain
149    220=    Radboud University Nijmegen    Netherlands
150    174=    KTH, Royal Institute of Technology    Sweden
151    153     Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)    China
152    168=    University of Lausanne    Switzerland
153    155=    Kyushu University    Japan
154    154     University of Science and Technology of China    China
155    129=    Georgetown University    United States
156    166=    University of Sussex    United Kingdom
157    160     Tufts University    United States
158    182     RWTH Aachen    Germany
159    132=    Technion – Israel Institute of Technology    Israel
160    166=    University of Arizona    United States
161    146=    University of Cape Town    South Africa
162=    143     McMaster University    Canada
162=    193=    University of Bern    Switzerland
164    151=    University of Western Ontario    Canada
165    149=    University of Calgary    Canada
166=    195     Hong Kong Polytechnic University    Hong Kong
166=    184     Universität Karlsruhe    Germany
168    215=    Stockholm University    Sweden
169    196=    University of Leicester    United Kingdom
170    186=    University of Colorado at Boulder    United States
171    165     Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam)  A*    Netherlands
172    174=    University of Tsukuba    Japan
173    211=    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona  A*    Spain
174    186=    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen    Germany
175    171=    Hokkaido University    Japan
176    174=    Università di Bologna    Italy
177    168=    Nanjing University    China
178    155=    Wageningen University    Netherlands
179    177=    University of Antwerp    Belgium
180    138=    Chulalongkorn University    Thailand
181    162     Lancaster University    United Kingdom
182    148     Waseda University    Japan
183    185     University of Gothenburg    Sweden
184    207=    University College Cork (UCC)    Ireland
185    191=    University of Reading    United Kingdom
186    228     Université Paris Sorbonne, Paris 4    France
187    163     Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)    India
188    225     University of Iowa    United States
189    188     University of Canterbury    New Zealand
190    205     Sapienza Università di Roma    Italy
191    211=    Korea University    Korea, South
192    136     University of Ghent    Belgium
193    201=    University of Florida    United States
194    173     Stony Brook University    United States
195    233     Universität Frankfurt am Main    Germany
196    223=    National Tsing Hua University    Taiwan
197    201=    Queen’s University of Belfast    United Kingdom
198    179     Texas A&M University    United States
199    200     University of Twente    Netherlands
200    237=    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn    Germany

From QS