QS World University Rankings list released: 2024

QS World University Rankings list released: 2024

One of the world’s leading higher education specialists, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), issued its global university rankings for the year. QS World University Rankings 2024 offers three new variables to reflect students’ changing preferences and world-class higher education institutions’ establishing missions: The emphasis is on sustainability, graduate employability, and worldwide research collaboration to address the world’s most difficult problems.

According to the list, institutions in Europe and America tend to dominate the charts. Most of the universities received a perfect score of 100 in indicators such as academic reputation’, faculty/Student ratio, and employer reputation’.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is the only Asian institution to rank among the top ten. The University of California, Berkeley (UCB) is the only educational institution that earned a perfect rating of 100 on the latest ‘Sustainability’ indicator, followed closely by the University of Pennsylvania (ranked 12th), the University of Toronto (ranked 21st), and the University of British Columbia (ranked 34th), each with scores of 99.9.

New entrants:

This year, 85 new universities were added to the list. More than half of the universities on the new list were from Asia, with 11 new institutions from Bangladesh, 10 from Indonesia, 5 each from India and Malaysia, and 4 from Kazakhstan. Two of the new arrivals, the National University of Singapore and the University of California, Berkeley, are ranked among the top ten.

There are certain other locations that were featured in the recent list, including one institution each from Iceland and Luxemberg, as well as two institutions from Nigeria.

Top 10 universities in the world:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. University of Oxford
  4. Harvard University
  5. Stanford University
  6. Imperial College London
  7. ETH Zurich: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  8. The National University of Singapore (NUS)
  9. University College London (UCL)
  10. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

In a recent interview, QS founder and president Nunzio Quacquarelli said that, “While we have always tried to remain consistent in our methodology, we must also evolve to reflect the changing missions of universities. We recognise that the global student community we serve understands the significance of the climate crisis and sees a real responsibility among universities in supporting the sustainability agenda.”

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