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  1. 1. QS World University Rankings® “Trusted by students since 2004” 2011 REPORT
  2. 2. www.qs.com QS World University Rankings 2011 3 Welcometo the 2011 QS World University Rankings® Report The 2011 QS World University Rank- ings® have been compiled following the most wide-ranging surveys of their kind ever conducted. Universities are complex, and numbers alone do not tell the whole story.The views of the most informed stakeholders form a key counterbalance to data on citations and teaching resources. Yet in order to harness these views effective- ly, they must be drawn from a truly representa- tive global sample.To this end, QS has dramati- cally increased the scope of its surveys in 2011. For this year’s rankings we have drawn on the views of over 33,000 academics and 16,000 graduate employers from around the globe. Despite the expanded sample size, this year’s rankings are notable above all for their stability. The QS methodology has remained unchanged since 2005 (the year the employer review was introduced), allowing for valid year-on-year comparisons.The line-up of the top 50 differs by just two institutions from that of 2010, while there was a turnover of just five in the top 100. Changes to the international balance of power can be traced over the last few years, but as the rankings have matured they have largely balanced receptiveness to genuine change with resistance to artificial volatility.This year’s rank- ings therefore offer valuable insights into the state of international higher education. The 2011 QS World University Rankings® give a clear illustration of the link between investment and results in higher education. In particular, those countries that have injected funds into their leading universities are begin- ning to see an impact. China is the classic example, with Peking and Tsinghua universities leading an overall rise in the positions of those institutions that have benefited from a series of huge funding programmes. Japan, South Korea and Germany are among the other countries to have channelled extra support into a limited number of universities judged capable of international excellence.All have seen significant rises in the rankings by at least some of the beneficiaries, while countries that have cut funding for higher education have seen a gradual decline in the international standing of their universities. In the United States, which remains the dominant force in global higher education, the leading universities are sufficiently wealthy to ride out a drop in their endowments. But state universities have suffered big budget cuts and several have been overtaken in the latest rankings.The United Kingdom, which again provides the leading university – Cambridge - is yet to feel the full force of higher education budget cuts. Expansion in global participation means many students are paying more than ever before for their education, and university rankings are an increasingly important source of independent comparative information.And with universities from a remarkable 73 nations featuring in the rankings this year, for the rapidly growing number of students consider- ing international study the range of options has never been wider. John O’Leary John O’Leary is the Editor of the Times Good University Guide and a member of the QS Academic Advisory Board Danny Byrne Danny Byrne is the Editor of TopUniversities.com
  3. 3. 4 QS World University Rankings 2011 www.qs.com Diverse Top 500 shows benefits of sustained investment With more countries than ever represented, this year’s rankings reflect global investment in higher education, says John O’Leary The latest rankings demonstrate the link between sustained investment and academic strength. When Cambridge topped the QS World University Rankings® for the first time last year, some commentators thought it a one-off interruption to Harvard’s global supremacy. But Cambridge shows today that its pre-eminence was no fluke by retaining the leadership in the 2011 rankings. Harvard has closed the gap fractionally on Cambridge, but the decline in staffing levels that cost it top place in 2010 has not been reversed.Although it dominated the series of subject rankings published by QS in recent months, it remains second in the world overall. Almost 3,000 institutions were included in the research that produced the latest rankings and a record 712 feature in the results.The outcome shows the increasingly competitive nature of global higher education, with 32 countries represented in the top 200, three more than last year. While the United States remains the superpower of the university world, occupying 13 of the top 20 places and more than 50 of the top 200, the leading universities of Europe and Asia are making up ground.The United Kingdom has cemented its place as the nearest challenger, taking the other seven places in the top 20, including four of the top ten. The latest rankings demonstrate the link between sustained investment and academic strength.They deliberately to do not measure institutional wealth, but the results show the benefits of sharply increased funding in several countries and the impact of cuts elsewhere. China, for example, which has seen the world’s biggest investment programme in higher education over the past decade, has more universities in the ranking than ever before. Nearly all of them have improved their positions since 2010. Several of the German universities selected for extra funding under the government’s Excellence Initiative have also risen in the rankings. In the US, however, where budget cuts and falls in endowment have led to staffing reductions in state and private universities, the result has been an overall decline in ranking positions.While most of the top performers have maintained or even improved their placings, some of those outside the top 50 have been overtaken. Budget cuts cost the University of California, Berkeley, a place in the top 20. While both academics and employers placed it in the top four, its staffing levels did not match those in the top 300 universities. The American malaise has not affected the performance of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was ninth only two years ago but has moved up another two places to third, overtakingYale University. Oxford has moved up to fifth in the world, just ahead of Imperial College London and University College London, which has dropped three places to seventh. This year’s rankings draw on the biggest-ever surveys of academic and employer opinion re- garding the world’s top universities. More than 33,000 academics from 141 countries had their say on the leading institutions in their field, while the employer survey saw even stronger growth in participation, with 16,785 responses coming from more than 130 countries. Both groups placed Harvard top, but Cambridge’s superiority on other indicators gave it the overall lead.As in previous years, universities were rated on the number of cita- tions per faculty member and the proportion of international academics and students, as well as staffing levels and academic and employer opinion. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology continue to be the world’s most cited, but a sharp decline in the institute’s employer rating has restricted it to twelfth place this year. The QS rankings, which were first published in 2004 and are the most widely-read of the international comparisons of higher education institutions, have become an important measure of progress for universities because of their stability.The average change in position among the top 50 universities is less than three places, while among the top 100 it is less than six places (down from more than seven in 2010). However, this has not prevented new names from making their mark. Five universities have entered the top 100 this year and there are ten new entries to the top 200.Among them are UNAM, from Mexico, and Sao Paolo, from Brazil, leading a much stronger representation from Latin America, while King Saud Univer- sity, in Saudi Arabia, is the standard bearer for an improved showing in the Middle East. The top Continental European university, at 18th, is ETH Zurich, one of a number of technological universities to shine in this year’s rankings. However, McGill University, in Mon- treal, has overtaken it to become the highest- placed university outside the US and UK. Leading Asian institutions continue their progress up the rankings, with the University of
  4. 4. www.qs.com QS World University Rankings 2011 5 Hong Kong, the highest-placed just outside the top 20. It is one of three Hong Kong universi- ties in the top 40. Japan continues to have Asia’s biggest representation in the top 200, with 11 universities, led by Tokyo in 25th place. Australia is the other country with a large group of universities in the upper reaches of the rankings. It continues to boast five in the top 50, led by the Australian National Univer- sity, at 25th, while all of the Group of Eight universities appear in the top 100. The University of Cape Town remains Af- rica’s only representative in the top 200, rising five places to 156th. Other universities on the continent struggle to compete internationally because of the legacy of underfunding that most have endured for several decades. The rankings illustrate the continuing growth in international student mobility, with more applicants gravitating towards the leading universities worldwide.The number of interna- tional students at the top 50 universities has increased by 6.4% in a single year, while the figure for the top 100 is only 3.8%.This comes at a time when overall growth in student num- bers has been less than 1% at both groups. Rankings are used by employers for graduate recruitment, by universities in the search for partners and even by some governments for immigration purposes. However, prospective students and their families remain the most numerous readers, as they use ranking positions to help identify the leading institutions in an increasingly competi- tive market. The main ranking, as well as separate tables for the arts and humanities, engineering and technology, life sciences, natural sciences and social sciences, will be available online and as an iPhone app, as well as through media partners of QS in a number of countries.A paperback guide will be published later in the year. This year’s rankings draw on the biggest-ever surveys of academic and employer opinion regarding the world’s top universities.
  5. 5. 6 QS World University Rankings 2011 www.qs.com QS TOP 500 UNIVERSITIES 2011rank 2010rank Institution Country/Territory Classification Academic Reputation Employer Reputation FacultyStudent Citationsper Faculty International Faculty International Students Overall SIZE FOCUS RES. AGE SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE 1 1 UniversityofCambridge GB L FC VH 5 100.0 2 100.0 3 98.9 32 92.7 38 98.4 34 96.6 38 100.0 2 2 HarvardUniversity US L FC VH 5 100.0 1 100.0 1 96.4 47 100.0 5 76.9 136 86.0 88 99.3 3 5 MassachusettsInstituteofTechnology(MIT) US M CO VH 5 100.0 6 100.0 4 99.9 17 99.6 13 50.0 212 97.9 32 99.2 4 3 YaleUniversity US M FC VH 5 100.0 10 100.0 4 100.0 15 97.2 25 84.3 110 65.6 170 98.8 5 6 UniversityofOxford GB L FC VH 5 100.0 3 100.0 2 100.0 14 82.0 65 98.2 35 95.9 43 98.0 6 7 ImperialCollegeLondon GB L FC VH 5 99.8 15 100.0 4 99.7 24 79.6 78 99.7 26 99.9 15 97.6 7 4 UCL(UniversityCollegeLondon) GB L FC VH 5 99.4 24 82.0 34 99.0 31 89.5 51 96.2 48 99.7 17 97.3 8 8 UniversityofChicago US L FC VH 5 99.9 14 90.0 15 95.8 50 92.3 41 71.5 155 81.4 105 96.1 9 12 UniversityofPennsylvania US L FC VH 5 98.7 31 90.0 15 99.5 27 94.9 33 64.1 169 66.3 168 95.7 10 11 ColumbiaUniversity US L FC VH 5 99.9 13 100.0 4 95.8 49 95.8 30 17.1 301+ 86.2 87 95.3 11 13 StanfordUniversity US L FC VH 5 100.0 5 100.0 4 74.9 120 100.0 3 36.6 269 96.5 39 93.4 12 9 CaliforniaInstituteofTechnology(Caltech) US S CO VH 5 99.0 26 25.8 204 97.0 44 100.0 1 99.0 30 93.9 54 93.0 13 10 PrincetonUniversity US M CO VH 5 100.0 9 67.9 43 75.3 119 100.0 6 96.5 46 69.3 149 91.9 14 15 UniversityofMichigan US XL FC VH 5 99.8 21 90.0 15 91.5 61 85.3 59 53.6 202 51.2 229 91.3 15 16 CornellUniversity US L FC VH 5 99.8 17 90.0 15 74.7 121 96.8 27 44.7 231 70.2 148 90.7 16 17 JohnsHopkinsUniversity US L FC VH 5 95.9 42 55.9 100 99.3 29 99.8 11 18.2 301+ 70.9 147 90.0 17 19 McGillUniversity CA L FC VH 5 98.8 29 90.0 15 89.9 69 62.6 139 82.0 119 94.2 51 89.6 18 18 ETHZurich(SwissFederalInstituteofTechnology) CH L FO VH 5 99.2 25 74.6 40 54.4 216 99.0 17 100.0 5 99.1 21 89.5 19 14 DukeUniversity US L FC VH 5 95.4 43 65.0 47 99.8 23 96.3 29 17.5 301+ 55.5 216 89.3 20 22 UniversityofEdinburgh GB L FC VH 5 98.9 28 90.0 15 73.7 124 68.8 110 88.8 89 92.7 59 87.8 21 28 UniversityofCalifornia,Berkeley(UCB) US XL FC VH 5 100.0 4 100.0 4 44.7 301+ 95.7 32 95.2 57 62.2 186 87.6 22 23 UniversityofHongKong(HKU) HK L FC VH 5 98.9 27 59.4 51 95.1 53 54.5 172 100.0 15 98.9 23 87.0 23 29 UniversityofToronto CA XL FC VH 5 99.9 12 90.0 15 65.3 155 77.3 85 91.3 79 49.0 244 86.2 24 26 NorthwesternUniversity US L FC VH 5 91.5 55 77.1 36 82.8 94 93.6 36 12.4 301+ 80.9 109 85.9 25 24 TheUniversityofTokyo JP L FC VH 5 100.0 7 90.0 15 92.2 58 74.0 91 10.8 301+ 29.2 301+ 85.9 26 20 AustralianNationalUniversity(ANU) AU L CO VH 4 99.8 20 59.4 51 71.7 132 70.0 105 100.0 20 96.8 36 85.7 27 21 King'sCollegeLondon(KCL) GB L FC VH 5 92.0 51 59.4 51 87.5 78 68.5 112 95.3 56 92.4 60 85.0 28 31 NationalUniversityofSingapore(NUS) SG XL FC VH 5 100.0 11 92.6 14 72.2 130 43.9 243 100.0 9 99.4 19 84.1 29 30 TheUniversityofManchester GB XL FC VH 5 98.4 32 100.0 4 66.0 153 54.1 174 89.2 87 90.1 70 84.0 30 27 UniversityofBristol GB L FC VH 5 89.3 60 90.0 15 77.1 112 69.3 109 87.7 95 73.0 140 83.7 31 38 TheUniversityofMelbourne AU XL FC VH 5 99.8 16 100.0 4 38.1 301+ 78.4 82 80.7 120 95.2 46 83.6 32 25 KyotoUniversity JP L FC VH 5 99.8 19 59.4 51 96.5 46 70.9 99 14.5 301+ 24.0 301+ 82.9 33 33 EcoleNormaleSupérieure,Paris(ENSParis) FR S SP VH 5 93.5 47 59.4 51 94.3 54 67.8 115 29.5 301+ 72.3 143 82.4 34 35 UniversityofCalifornia,LosAngeles(UCLA) US XL FC VH 4 100.0 8 90.0 15 48.7 271 99.9 8 4.1 301+ 27.1 301+ 81.9 35 32 EcolePolytechniqueFédéraledeLausanne(EPFL) CH M FO VH 5 78.6 89 52.1 154 97.7 40 69.9 106 100.0 3 100.0 5 81.8 36 36 EcolePolytechniqueParisTech FR S CO VH 5 75.5 99 90.0 15 100.0 12 56.9 158 73.4 150 94.8 47 80.5 37 42 TheChineseUniversityofHongKong(CUHK) HK L FC VH 3 92.0 52 55.9 100 80.8 100 53.8 177 98.2 36 75.0 133 79.5 38 37 TheUniversityofSydney AU XL FC VH 5 99.5 23 74.7 39 53.4 225 50.6 198 99.7 27 94.3 50 79.3 39 39 BrownUniversity US M FC VH 5 85.0 65 55.9 100 68.5 142 98.8 21 44.0 234 49.1 243 79.2 40 40 HKUST HK M CO VH 2 91.7 53 47.5 156 83.5 90 47.5 222 100.0 10 98.6 26 79.1 41 48 UniversityofWisconsin-Madison US XL FC VH 5 96.4 40 55.9 100 78.4 107 67.6 116 46.2 225 36.0 301+ 79.0 42 50 SeoulNationalUniversity(SNU) KR L FC VH 4 98.3 33 55.9 100 93.0 55 42.2 256 43.1 239 60.5 194 78.7 43 34 CarnegieMellonUniversity US M FC VH 5 88.0 63 59.4 51 71.4 134 74.5 90 38.1 261 94.4 49 78.5 44 41 NewYorkUniversity(NYU) US XL FC VH 5 97.0 37 63.5 48 91.7 60 43.0 249 23.8 301+ 58.6 200 77.7 45 49 OsakaUniversity JP L FC VH 4 89.7 59 55.9 100 91.9 59 70.1 103 15.1 301+ 28.6 301+ 77.6 46 47 PekingUniversity CN L FC VH 5 99.8 18 82.6 33 90.4 65 29.7 301+ 35.5 275 39.4 295 77.4 47 54 TsinghuaUniversity CN XL FC VH 5 98.7 30 86.5 32 86.1 84 26.4 301+ 52.8 203 30.1 301+ 76.3 48 43 TheUniversityofQueensland(UQ) AU XL FC VH 5 94.4 45 59.4 51 38.6 301+ 67.6 116 97.5 41 92.0 61 75.9 49 46 TheUniversityofNewSouthWales(UNSW) AU XL FC VH 4 96.1 41 78.6 35 36.2 301+ 56.3 162 92.4 73 95.7 45 75.7 50 53 TheUniversityofWarwick GB L FC HI 3 89.9 57 100.0 4 59.4 185 30.7 301+ 90.0 86 98.7 24 74.9 51 44 UniversityofBritishColumbia CA XL FC VH 5 99.6 22 59.4 51 32.6 301+ 85.6 57 26.7 301+ 51.1 231 74.8 52 45 UniversityofCopenhagen DK L FC VH 5 82.8 71 55.9 100 99.8 21 43.6 245 71.1 156 45.8 262 74.7 53 51 Ruprecht-Karls-UniversitätHeidelberg DE L FC VH 5 92.7 50 15.3 283 86.7 81 53.7 178 54.9 200 73.5 138 74.6 54 58 TechnischeUniversitätMünchen DE L FO VH 5 82.3 73 73.1 41 97.7 42 34.1 301+ 57.5 195 68.1 153 74.3 55 57 UniversityofNorthCarolina,ChapelHill US L FC VH 5 83.0 68 55.9 100 74.1 123 86.5 56 9.8 301+ 15.9 301+ 73.6 56 55 UniversityofWashington US XL FC VH 5 93.5 48 29.6 194 47.8 275 99.8 9 9.2 301+ 23.8 301+ 72.9 57 60 TokyoInstituteofTechnology JP M CO VH 5 78.3 91 59.4 51 88.3 76 65.5 127 22.6 301+ 43.2 277 72.7 58 74 NanyangTechnologicalUniversity(NTU) SG L CO VH 4 88.0 64 59.4 51 77.7 110 22.6 301+ 100.0 6 98.2 28 72.5 59 77 UniversityofGlasgow GB L FC VH 5 81.2 78 55.9 100 53.8 219 72.3 96 79.6 130 69.1 151 72.1 60 61 MonashUniversity AU XL FC VH 3 96.5 39 90.0 15 41.6 301+ 34.9 299 58.6 186 96.7 37 72.1
  6. 6. www.qs.com QS World University Rankings 2011 7 QS TOP 500 UNIVERSITIES 2011rank 2010rank Institution Country/Territory Classification Academic Reputation Employer Reputation FacultyStudent Citationsper Faculty International Faculty International Students Overall SIZE FOCUS RES. AGE SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE 61 63 UniversityofIllinoisatUrbana-Champaign US XL FC VH 5 97.4 35 45.0 158 25.8 301+ 87.3 53 32.5 287 55.9 214 71.9 62 66 Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchen DE XL FC VH 5 95.2 44 45.4 157 34.4 301+ 80.1 75 37.1 267 57.6 203 71.6 63 56 UniversityofAmsterdam NL XL FC VH 5 91.4 56 55.9 100 53.7 224 64.2 134 56.3 199 32.1 301+ 71.5 64 80 LondonSchoolofEconomics(LSE) GB M SP VH 5 88.1 62 100.0 4 54.4 216 15.2 301+ 100.0 16 100.0 1 70.5 65 52 TrinityCollegeDublin(TCD) IE L FC HI 5 81.0 81 59.4 51 58.0 193 47.7 220 99.1 29 84.9 94 70.0 66 70 FreieUniversitätBerlin DE XL FC HI 4 89.9 58 23.0 223 30.5 301+ 95.8 31 45.0 230 57.6 204 70.0 67 59 UniversityofBirmingham GB L FC VH 5 78.4 90 61.4 50 60.3 177 55.3 168 83.4 114 75.1 132 69.9 68 86 KatholiekeUniversiteitLeuven BE XL FC VH 5 88.4 61 55.9 100 22.6 301+ 85.1 60 64.2 168 56.7 212 69.9 69 71 UniversityofGeneva CH L FC VH 5 65.4 132 4.4 301+ 66.4 151 93.3 37 100.0 19 99.2 20 69.9 70= 64 BostonUniversity US L FC VH 5 74.0 105 59.4 51 63.7 162 75.2 89 14.3 301+ 85.9 90 69.7 70= 102 TohokuUniversity JP L FC VH 5 73.3 108 55.9 100 96.7 45 57.3 155 23.4 301+ 29.0 301+ 69.7 72 69 TheUniversityofSheffield GB L FC VH 5 76.5 95 59.4 51 61.3 173 56.3 162 83.0 116 80.9 108 69.6 73 89 TheUniversityofWesternAustralia(UWA) AU L FC VH 5 79.5 87 55.9 100 40.5 301+ 64.9 129 99.9 24 87.0 86 69.2 74 73 TheUniversityofNottingham GB XL FC VH 5 75.4 100 90.0 15 53.8 223 44.2 239 88.4 91 85.6 91 68.8 75 81 UniversityofSouthampton GB L FC VH 5 72.1 113 59.4 51 62.3 169 58.4 149 90.1 85 80.0 114 68.8 76 67 UniversityofTexasatAustin US XL FC VH 5 97.2 36 62.5 49 22.1 301+ 66.2 123 60.1 178 32.2 301+ 68.7 77 65 UniversityofCalifornia,SanDiego(UCSD) US L FC VH 4 97.6 34 18.1 251 26.5 301+ 99.9 7 3.1 301+ 17.6 301+ 68.5 78 75= WashingtonUniversityinSt.Louis US L FC VH 5 58.9 158 6.0 301+ 99.8 22 98.3 22 13.7 301+ 53.6 222 68.5 79 84 AarhusUniversity DK L FC VH 4 69.1 120 24.6 216 85.8 85 64.4 132 64.6 167 65.9 169 68.0 80= 91 NagoyaUniversity JP L FC VH 5 64.9 135 55.9 100 80.5 101 79.6 79 35.1 279 26.6 301+ 68.0 80= 83 UtrechtUniversity NL L FC VH 5 81.7 76 23.1 220 49.5 262 89.8 50 58.6 187 17.6 301+ 68.0 82 68 TheUniversityofAuckland NZ L FC VH 5 94.0 46 59.4 51 25.1 301+ 39.5 270 94.3 61 96.0 42 67.3 83 62 UppsalaUniversity SE XL FC VH 5 82.5 72 19.2 241 38.8 301+ 90.9 43 79.3 132 22.2 301+ 67.2 84 106 GeorgiaInstituteofTechnology(GeorgiaTech) US L CO VH 5 73.3 109 59.4 51 20.3 301+ 98.0 23 51.1 209 87.3 84 67.1 85 87 PurdueUniversity US XL FC VH 5 81.5 77 67.5 44 36.4 301+ 55.7 165 96.2 50 63.8 179 67.1 86 72 LundUniversity SE XL FC VH 5 82.9 69 55.9 100 34.6 301+ 81.9 66 31.7 291 34.9 301+ 66.7 87 94 NationalTaiwanUniversity(NTU) TW XL FC VH 4 96.5 38 55.9 100 36.2 301+ 60.7 143 18.0 301+ 17.2 301+ 66.6 88 82 LeidenUniversity NL L FC VH 5 84.4 66 15.2 285 27.2 301+ 99.0 16 73.5 149 21.9 301+ 66.6 89 75= UniversityofHelsinki FI L CO VH 5 80.6 82 20.9 232 72.9 128 69.6 108 31.9 290 12.9 301+ 66.4 90 79 KAIST KR M CO VH 3 79.9 85 23.8 217 89.9 68 45.3 232 41.0 249 25.2 301+ 66.0 91 105 FudanUniversity CN L FC VH 5 91.5 54 59.4 51 49.7 260 41.2 259 18.2 301+ 56.9 209 65.7 92 103 TheUniversityofAdelaide AU L FC VH 5 75.1 103 59.4 51 35.2 301+ 59.8 145 94.6 58 94.0 52 65.7 93 85 UniversityofLeeds GB L FC VH 5 81.1 79 59.4 51 51.8 243 40.2 265 77.0 135 75.1 131 65.7 94 98 PennsylvaniaStateUniversity US XL FC VH 5 76.3 98 66.2 45 39.2 301+ 80.6 72 23.5 301+ 37.3 301+ 65.4 95 92 DurhamUniversity GB L FC HI 5 66.2 129 90.0 15 46.3 294 54.7 170 92.4 71 73.0 139 65.2 96 88 UniversityofYork GB L FC HI 3 67.4 125 59.4 51 59.5 184 52.4 190 87.4 98 85.5 92 65.2 97 95 UniversityofStAndrews GB M FC VH 5 59.7 153 59.4 51 68.0 144 53.2 184 96.2 51 99.9 14 65.1 98 112 POSTECH KR S FO VH 3 55.8 177 17.3 257 97.7 41 80.9 69 69.9 159 11.5 301+ 65.1 99 90 DartmouthCollege US M FC VH 5 44.6 246 59.4 51 86.9 80 97.9 24 10.4 301+ 48.2 248 64.9 100 78 UniversityofAlberta CA XL FC VH 5 75.2 101 27.8 196 61.2 175 49.8 203 92.6 70 71.2 146 64.5 101 110 UniversityofCalifornia,Davis(UCD) US XL FC VH 5 77.3 94 17.1 260 36.7 301+ 94.4 35 40.1 252 45.2 269 64.4 102 96 UniversityofMinnesota US XL FC VH 5 82.8 70 24.8 215 25.0 301+ 98.9 19 26.9 301+ 27.1 301+ 64.3 103 99 ErasmusUniversityRotterdam NL L FO VH 4 54.6 182 59.4 51 46.6 288 96.9 26 51.8 207 74.4 135 64.0 104 108 DelftUniversityofTechnology NL L FO VH 5 76.4 96 59.4 51 46.3 293 43.8 244 91.4 78 72.3 144 63.9 105 97 UniversitätFreiburg DE L FC VH 5 69.3 119 2.4 301+ 90.0 66 52.8 186 62.4 174 56.5 213 63.7 106 101 UniversityofZurich CH L FC VH 5 74.6 104 20.7 233 39.5 301+ 69.8 107 99.6 28 66.6 164 63.3 107 113 UniversityofSouthernCalifornia US XL FC VH 5 61.7 147 25.0 213 73.6 125 66.3 122 49.6 214 87.6 79 63.2 108 100 UniversityofOslo NO L FC VH 5 70.3 118 10.8 301+ 91.2 62 44.0 242 41.7 245 66.3 167 62.9 109 111 MaastrichtUniversity NL L FO VH 3 37.5 288 55.9 100 72.4 129 85.5 58 82.3 117 99.9 11 62.5 110 129 CityUniversityofHongKong HK M CO VH 3 72.2 112 18.7 243 67.7 145 38.6 275 100.0 14 76.6 126 62.0 111 125 OhioStateUniversity US XL FC VH 5 73.9 106 55.9 100 35.9 301+ 65.9 125 65.2 165 31.4 301+ 61.5 112 93 LomonosovMoscowStateUniversity RU XL FC VH 5 77.3 93 59.4 51 100.0 7 5.5 301+ 5.4 301+ 37.4 301+ 61.3 113 104 UniversityofMaryland,CollegePark US XL FC VH 5 67.3 126 20.3 236 60.2 179 76.8 87 38.2 260 30.6 301+ 61.0 114 107 EmoryUniversity US L FC VH 5 37.3 291 37.9 162 88.6 75 96.5 28 27.4 301+ 43.5 274 60.4 115 120 UniversityofGroningen NL L FC VH 5 60.4 149 25.1 210 66.9 147 61.7 142 80.7 121 55.4 217 60.4 116 119 UniversityofPittsburgh US L FC VH 5 49.6 212 8.2 301+ 90.7 64 80.5 73 59.0 183 24.8 301+ 60.3 117 115 RiceUniversity US S FC VH 5 47.1 224 12.9 301+ 80.2 103 91.3 42 25.5 301+ 66.7 162 60.2 118 116 UniversityofCalifornia,SantaBarbara(UCSB) US L CO VH 5 79.7 86 3.2 301+ 15.4 301+ 98.8 20 42.6 241 30.8 301+ 59.9 119 118 UniversitéPierreetMarieCurie(UPMC) FR XL FO VH 3 67.7 122 7.9 301+ 76.4 118 49.5 208 31.4 295 80.3 112 59.8 120 109 HebrewUniversityofJerusalem IL L FC VH 4 65.0 134 7.2 301+ 62.9 164 78.1 84 45.1 229 20.8 301+ 59.4
  7. 7. 8 QS World University Rankings 2011 www.qs.com QS TOP 500 UNIVERSITIES 2011rank 2010rank Institution Country/Territory Classification Academic Reputation Employer Reputation FacultyStudent Citationsper Faculty International Faculty International Students Overall SIZE FOCUS RES. AGE SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE 121 133 UniversityofBergen NO M FC VH 4 47.0 226 12.4 301+ 77.1 114 73.8 92 91.3 79 66.8 161 59.3 122 153 KyushuUniversity JP L FC VH 5 56.4 173 55.9 100 95.7 51 41.9 257 15.3 301+ 25.6 301+ 58.9 123 121 UniversityofLiverpool GB L FC VH 5 54.0 187 55.9 100 61.9 172 49.3 210 92.4 72 72.6 142 58.8 124 151 ShanghaiJiaoTongUniversity CN XL FC VH 5 80.4 83 55.9 100 52.4 237 34.4 301+ 20.7 301+ 20.9 301+ 58.3 125 124 UniversitéCatholiquedeLouvain(UCL) BE L FC HI 5 72.2 111 23.0 221 16.2 301+ 80.1 74 58.3 189 67.1 160 57.8 126 130 UniversityofVirginia US L FC VH 5 54.2 186 59.4 51 54.5 215 80.6 71 8.9 301+ 27.8 301+ 57.6 127 140 NewcastleUniversity GB L FC VH 3 45.1 240 59.4 51 64.6 158 57.2 156 83.2 115 79.2 115 57.6 128 127= UniversityofRochester US M FC VH 5 42.1 261 99.9 19 66.1 124 63.5 170 62.1 189 57.4 129 142 YonseiUniversity KR L FC VH 5 72.4 110 37.5 179 83.6 89 21.0 301+ 14.0 301+ 36.9 301+ 57.3 130 135 UniversityofOtago NZ L FC HI 5 63.2 141 55.9 100 30.8 301+ 50.0 202 100.0 8 82.1 103 57.2 131 134 VanderbiltUniversity US L FC VH 5 41.8 265 55.9 100 100.0 9 57.9 152 12.1 301+ 32.7 301+ 57.2 132 123 Humboldt-UniversitätzuBerlin DE L FC HI 5 93.2 49 11.5 301+ 27.1 301+ 35.9 290 46.3 224 53.6 223 57.1 133 139 EcoleNormaleSupérieuredeLyon FR S CO VH 5 54.6 183 2.4 301+ 100.0 6 40.5 263 48.0 219 67.1 159 57.0 134 114 UniversityCollegeDublin(UCD) IE L FC HI 5 58.8 159 59.4 51 52.7 232 31.8 301+ 95.7 54 93.2 57 56.9 135 122 CardiffUniversity GB L FC VH 5 56.9 168 55.9 100 55.6 209 45.4 230 76.5 140 68.0 154 56.9 136 152 UniversityofLausanne CH M FO VH 5 46.1 233 9.2 301+ 60.6 176 78.2 83 92.9 68 76.8 125 56.7 137 136 UniversitédeMontréal CA XL FC VH 5 64.6 136 9.7 301+ 35.3 301+ 67.0 120 73.8 147 87.4 83 56.4 138 149 RadboudUniversityNijmegen NL L FC VH 4 37.4 290 25.5 208 84.2 87 79.4 80 58.7 185 37.4 301+ 56.1 139 175 HokkaidoUniversity JP L FC VH 5 52.4 198 55.9 100 70.0 140 65.5 126 6.4 301+ 17.2 301+ 55.9 140 158 Rheinisch-WestfälischeTechnischeHochschuleAachen DE XL FC VH 5 63.6 140 68.5 42 64.2 160 23.6 301+ 37.8 263 61.4 192 55.9 141 117 UniversityofAberdeen GB L FC HI 5 48.4 221 37.9 162 62.7 166 49.5 209 90.8 84 90.1 69 55.7 142 170 UniversityofColoradoatBoulder US L CO VH 5 49.5 214 34.1 183 57.0 202 90.0 49 22.4 301+ 10.8 301+ 55.3 143 162= UniversityofBern CH L FO VH 5 38.3 284 12.4 301+ 61.2 174 87.0 54 97.5 42 56.8 211 55.0 144 132 Queen'sUniversity CA L FC VH 5 52.5 197 59.4 51 40.9 301+ 64.2 135 77.7 133 39.3 296 54.9 145 127= CaseWesternReserveUniversity US M FC VH 5 31.1 301+ 2.5 301+ 92.7 56 90.8 45 25.1 301+ 61.8 190 54.8 146 126 EindhovenUniversityofTechnology NL M FO VH 4 46.2 232 18.2 250 99.6 25 33.5 301+ 98.9 31 37.0 301+ 54.8 147 166= KIT,KarlsruherInstitutfürTechnologie DE L CO VH 5 59.1 156 55.9 100 65.1 156 28.7 301+ 43.9 235 67.7 156 54.6 148 146 UniversityofCalifornia,Irvine(UCI) US L FC VH 3 65.6 131 6.9 301+ 26.6 301+ 98.9 18 8.4 301+ 20.5 301+ 54.5 149 174 Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingen DE L FC VH 5 63.8 138 73.0 127 42.8 252 40.5 251 41.4 287 53.8 150 141 TechnicalUniversityofDenmark DK M FO VH 5 34.4 301+ 11.9 301+ 98.6 36 53.6 181 88.8 90 58.3 202 53.8 151 137 UniversityofBasel CH M FC VH 5 54.4 185 8.7 301+ 66.1 152 38.1 276 100.0 12 85.0 93 53.8 152 131 EberhardKarlsUniversitätTübingen DE L FC VH 5 55.5 178 15.8 275 58.7 188 58.0 151 60.9 177 50.0 235 53.7 153 181 LancasterUniversity GB M FC VH 3 52.9 195 55.9 100 48.8 269 37.8 277 79.6 131 87.0 85 53.4 154 200 RheinischeFriedrich-Wilhelms-UniversitätBonn DE L FC VH 5 66.5 128 10.3 301+ 71.5 133 34.7 301+ 16.8 301+ 52.5 226 53.4 155 143 UniversitätWien AT XL FC HI 5 81.0 80 26.5 201 9.3 301+ 43.0 249 46.2 225 88.6 77 53.3 156 161 UniversityofCapeTown ZA L FC HI 5 56.7 169 55.9 100 34.2 301+ 48.5 215 72.2 154 68.6 152 52.9 157 164 TheUniversityofWesternOntario CA L FC VH 5 50.0 208 55.9 100 22.1 301+ 88.4 52 59.0 184 19.3 301+ 52.6 158 198 TexasA&MUniversity US XL FC VH 5 65.8 130 36.9 180 23.7 301+ 71.2 98 19.1 301+ 30.3 301+ 52.5 159 162= McMasterUniversity CA L FC VH 5 57.8 165 15.5 279 19.1 301+ 90.3 48 42.6 241 49.8 241 52.2 160 145 UniversityofWaterloo CA L CO VH 4 62.0 145 55.9 100 18.1 301+ 53.3 183 80.0 126 45.8 263 52.0 161 193 UniversityofFlorida US XL FC VH 5 60.0 152 23.2 218 35.0 301+ 73.4 94 19.3 301+ 32.5 301+ 51.6 162 252 UniversityofIllinois,Chicago(UIC) US L FC VH 5 46.3 230 15.0 286 50.9 249 92.3 40 6.0 301+ 30.9 301+ 51.5 163 160 UniversityofArizona US XL FC VH 5 60.2 151 4.6 301+ 36.1 301+ 81.0 68 27.4 301+ 23.2 301+ 51.5 164 208 MichiganStateUniversity US XL FC VH 5 62.0 144 44.7 159 29.4 301+ 53.5 182 41.2 248 49.9 236 51.4 165 192 UniversityofGhent BE L FC VH 5 58.4 162 24.9 214 62.6 167 47.7 219 21.3 301+ 26.5 301+ 51.3 166 155 GeorgetownUniversity US L FC HI 5 51.6 200 59.4 51 58.1 191 43.1 248 28.0 301+ 36.4 301+ 51.0 167 207 UniversitiMalaya(UM) MY L FC HI 5 56.3 176 37.9 162 76.4 117 4.6 301+ 76.8 137 71.3 145 50.9 168 144 UniversityofBath GB L CO VH 3 48.6 219 59.4 51 37.0 301+ 39.5 269 87.5 97 94.8 48 50.8 169= 222 UniversidadNacionalAutónomadeMéxico(UNAM) MX XL FC VH 5 79.4 88 55.9 100 52.6 235 4.5 301+ 16.1 301+ 3.8 301+ 50.7 169= 253 UniversidadedeSãoPaulo(USP) BR XL FC VH 4 75.1 102 52.8 153 39.0 301+ 28.8 301+ 11.6 301+ 6.1 301+ 50.7 171 180 ChulalongkornUniversity TH XL FC HI 4 82.2 74 55.9 100 43.8 301+ 7.4 301+ 17.2 301+ 3.4 301+ 50.7 172 147 QueenMary,UniversityofLondon(QMUL) GB L FC HI 5 56.4 174 14.9 288 66.5 150 15.0 301+ 96.6 45 91.0 63 50.7 173 138 TelAvivUniversity IL L FC VH 4 59.0 157 8.2 301+ 17.0 301+ 99.3 14 30.1 301+ 9.4 301+ 50.6 174 157 TuftsUniversity US M FC VH 5 29.1 301+ 5.5 301+ 60.0 181 92.6 39 100.0 22 37.7 301+ 50.6 175 178 WageningenUniversity NL M FO VH 4 43.0 257 6.7 301+ 99.8 20 30.9 301+ 9.5 301+ 97.4 33 50.3 176 148 UniversitatdeBarcelona(UB) ES XL FC VH 5 77.9 92 12.7 301+ 27.2 301+ 44.3 238 5.8 301+ 46.0 261 50.3 177 166= TheHongKongPolytechnicUniversity HK L CO VH 4 58.4 161 13.3 301+ 40.3 301+ 36.5 289 100.0 23 82.2 102 50.1 178 168 StockholmUniversity SE L CO VH 5 71.9 114 16.3 268 28.8 301+ 40.5 263 75.4 142 16.0 301+ 49.8 179 171 VrijeUniversiteitAmsterdam NL L FC VH 5 62.5 142 25.0 212 53.8 219 36.9 285 43.2 238 17.5 301+ 49.6 180 150 KTH,RoyalInstituteofTechnology SE L CO VH 5 51.7 199 26.9 199 56.3 205 32.1 301+ 66.5 163 84.5 95 49.6
  8. 8. www.qs.com QS World University Rankings 2011 9 QS TOP 500 UNIVERSITIES 2011rank 2010rank Institution Country/Territory Classification Academic Reputation Employer Reputation FacultyStudent Citationsper Faculty International Faculty International Students Overall SIZE FOCUS RES. AGE SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE 181 184 UniversityCollegeCork(UCC) IE L FC HI 5 49.0 217 55.9 100 49.5 262 31.0 301+ 94.5 60 51.5 228 49.6 182 195 UniversitätFrankfurtamMain DE XL FC HI 4 58.2 163 22.2 225 38.6 301+ 53.7 180 26.5 301+ 64.8 174 49.5 183 176 UniversitàdiBologna(UNIBO) IT XL FC VH 5 81.9 75 37.9 162 26.6 301+ 24.2 301+ 13.7 301+ 20.1 301+ 49.4 184 183 UniversityofGothenburg SE L FC VH 5 46.9 227 13.9 297 41.2 301+ 62.3 141 72.7 152 77.5 122 49.3 185 182 WasedaUniversity JP XL CO VH 5 76.3 97 59.4 51 35.5 301+ 7.8 301+ 35.2 278 26.7 301+ 49.2 186= 177 NanjingUniversity CN L FC VH 5 70.6 117 16.9 262 43.2 301+ 34.3 301+ 47.2 222 6.2 301+ 49.1 186= 172 UniversityofTsukuba JP L FC VH 3 53.8 188 3.9 301+ 82.8 95 36.7 288 15.5 301+ 30.4 301+ 49.1 188= 206 KeioUniversity JP XL FC HI 5 64.5 137 59.4 51 59.9 182 15.8 301+ 15.0 301+ 9.0 301+ 49.0 188= 154 UniversityofScienceandTechnologyofChina CN L CO VH 4 62.4 143 11.0 301+ 56.6 204 51.9 191 5.0 301+ 1.5 301+ 49.0 190 191 KoreaUniversity KR XL FC VH 5 70.8 116 27.4 197 58.4 190 18.5 301+ 15.3 301+ 17.3 301+ 49.0 191 218 ZhejiangUniversity CN XL FC VH 5 66.6 127 35.1 182 36.7 301+ 45.4 231 17.1 301+ 7.8 301+ 48.8 192 188 UniversityofIowa US L FC VH 5 42.6 259 7.0 301+ 52.3 240 82.6 64 32.5 286 22.3 301+ 48.4 193 197 Queen'sUniversityofBelfast GB L FC HI 5 40.4 270 55.9 100 57.9 197 34.8 301+ 98.6 33 43.3 276 48.3 194 173 UniversitatAutónomadeBarcelona ES L FC VH 3 71.2 115 13.2 301+ 34.9 301+ 39.4 271 17.8 301+ 33.9 301+ 48.2 195 169 UniversityofLeicester GB L FC HI 4 34.3 301+ 10.9 301+ 51.5 246 68.4 113 84.6 108 80.4 111 48.0 196 209 UniversitéLibredeBruxelles(ULB) BE L FC HI 5 53.0 194 18.7 244 39.5 301+ 33.8 301+ 88.4 92 96.5 40 47.9 197= 179 UniversityofAntwerp BE M FC VH 1 36.5 299 11.8 301+ 98.6 37 26.9 301+ 64.6 166 48.8 245 47.5 197= 156 UniversityofSussex GB M FC HI 4 48.8 218 7.3 301+ 38.1 301+ 49.6 206 92.7 69 82.6 100 47.5 199 201 UniversityofDundee GB L FC HI 5 32.7 301+ 4.0 301+ 67.2 146 59.4 147 84.4 109 66.4 165 47.3 200 221 KingSaudUniversity(KSU) SA XL FC HI 4 56.6 171 6.7 301+ 83.1 93 2.2 301+ 94.5 59 22.7 301+ 47.1 201 203 SciencesPoParis FR M SP MD 5 36.1 301+ 59.4 51 90.8 63 1.3 301+ 50.1 211 97.4 34 47.1 202 204 ChalmersUniversityofTechnology SE M CO VH 5 45.5 236 27.8 195 46.9 285 45.7 229 52.1 205 74.9 134 46.8 203 242 UniversitätHamburg DE L FC VH 4 63.6 139 9.9 301+ 57.8 198 21.2 301+ 27.4 301+ 44.5 272 46.7 204 238 VrijeUniversiteitBrussel(VUB) BE M FC VH 3 38.8 279 35.9 181 81.4 98 31.3 301+ 23.9 301+ 53.2 224 46.4 205 217 TechnischeUniversitätBerlin DE L CO VH 5 61.4 148 30.3 193 40.4 301+ 15.9 301+ 50.7 210 80.1 113 46.3 206 186 UniversitéParis-Sorbonne(ParisIV) FR L SP HI 5 84.1 67 37.9 162 16.9 301+ 1.3 301+ 7.3 301+ 77.6 121 46.2 207 259 UniversityofExeter GB L FC HI 4 40.1 273 55.9 100 31.6 301+ 42.4 255 86.8 103 90.0 73 46.2 208 226 UniversitéParis-Sud11 FR L FO VH 3 46.7 228 1.6 301+ 54.9 213 49.6 206 47.0 223 63.2 182 46.1 209 205 UniversitätStuttgart DE L CO VH 5 45.4 237 26.9 200 77.2 111 14.1 301+ 39.0 256 81.1 107 46.0 210 190 Sapienza-UniversitàdiRoma IT XL FC VH 5 80.2 84 18.3 249 11.4 301+ 37.2 284 2.9 301+ 23.4 301+ 45.8 211 220 MacquarieUniversity AU L FC HI 3 53.1 192 55.9 100 11.0 301+ 31.7 301+ 88.3 93 99.6 18 45.7 212 189 UniversityofCanterbury NZ L CO HI 5 50.3 206 59.4 51 20.1 301+ 28.2 301+ 100.0 17 77.4 124 45.5 213= 196 NationalTsingHuaUniversity TW M CO VH 4 57.5 166 6.1 301+ 29.5 301+ 62.4 140 35.9 273 13.6 301+ 45.3 213= 229 UniversitéParis1Panthéon-Sorbonne FR XL FO HI 5 73.5 107 55.9 100 15.2 301+ 3.6 301+ 33.4 284 80.9 110 45.3 215 185 UniversityofReading GB L CO VH 5 43.7 250 10.8 301+ 49.9 259 37.8 278 83.5 113 83.4 97 45.3 216 227 IndianaUniversityBloomington US XL FC VH 5 56.6 172 37.9 162 26.2 301+ 50.0 200 18.7 301+ 33.8 301+ 45.2 217 236 UniversityofIndonesia ID XL FC MD 5 59.2 155 55.9 100 65.8 154 1.4 301+ 26.5 301+ 4.6 301+ 45.1 218= 202 IndianInstituteofTechnologyDelhi(IITD) IN M CO VH 4 54.5 184 59.4 51 36.5 301+ 45.2 234 1.2 301+ 1.7 301+ 45.1 218= 165 UniversityofCalgary CA L FC VH 3 53.1 190 22.1 227 9.3 301+ 86.7 55 7.5 301+ 24.1 301+ 45.1 220 159 Technion-IsraelInstituteofTechnology IL L FC VH 4 49.8 211 8.8 301+ 39.6 301+ 70.2 102 21.3 301+ 7.7 301+ 45.1 221 255 KingFahdUniversity(KFUPM) SA M FO VH 3 41.8 264 10.6 301+ 88.8 74 5.0 301+ 100.0 2 52.8 225 45.1 222 213 UniversidadAutónomadeMadrid ES XL FC HI 3 65.4 133 25.0 211 17.4 301+ 52.6 187 11.6 301+ 16.1 301+ 44.9 223 219 UniversityofNotreDame US M CO VH 5 36.0 301+ 55.9 100 53.4 226 56.8 159 11.0 301+ 27.7 301+ 44.8 224 211 UniversityofTurku FI L FC HI 4 39.1 278 25.4 209 66.9 148 52.5 189 23.5 301+ 12.2 301+ 44.7 225 187 IndianInstituteofTechnologyBombay(IITB) IN M CO VH 4 59.7 154 59.4 51 33.3 301+ 32.8 301+ 5.0 301+ 1.9 301+ 44.2 226 199 UniversityofTwente NL M FO VH 4 39.1 277 14.1 296 47.2 281 40.8 260 79.7 128 87.4 82 43.9 227 246 UniversitédeStrasbourg FR XL FC HI 5 68.5 121 4.6 301+ 21.5 301+ 25.4 301+ 36.0 272 74.1 136 43.6 228 224 RMITUniversity AU XL CO HI 5 52.7 196 59.4 51 19.3 301+ 7.0 301+ 100.0 21 100.0 6 43.1 229 228 MahidolUniversity TH L FC HI 4 53.2 189 5.8 301+ 84.5 86 11.4 301+ 16.4 301+ 7.8 301+ 43.1 230 235 UniversityofMiami US L FC VH 4 23.9 301+ 3.4 301+ 80.2 103 56.9 157 56.9 197 40.0 292 43.0 231 240 TechnischeUniversitätWien AT L FO VH 5 46.6 229 32.3 188 44.8 301+ 14.2 301+ 76.7 138 88.5 78 42.8 232 250 AaltoUniversity FI L SP LO 1 36.4 301+ 19.7 239 89.7 70 15.7 301+ 40.9 250 42.2 283 42.6 233 247 UniversitätUlm DE M FO VH 3 14.3 301+ 9.1 301+ 98.9 33 56.4 161 31.3 298 48.0 252 42.5 234 212 DalhousieUniversity CA L FC HI 5 35.8 301+ 12.2 301+ 39.5 301+ 63.5 137 57.6 192 51.2 230 42.4 235 292 UniversidadeEstadualdeCampinas(Unicamp) BR L FC VH 3 58.5 160 23.0 222 35.5 301+ 33.8 301+ 28.2 301+ 7.6 301+ 42.2 236 216 Rutgers-NewBrunswick US XL CO VH 5 50.9 202 8.6 301+ 35.9 301+ 49.3 210 41.6 246 19.0 301+ 42.1 237 225 VictoriaUniversityofWellington NZ L CO HI 5 50.5 204 55.9 100 17.5 301+ 15.5 301+ 100.0 18 77.7 119 42.1 238 282 UniversitéParisDiderot-Paris7 FR L FC HI 3 56.4 175 42.6 301+ 32.3 301+ 38.9 257 28.7 301+ 41.7 239 260 UniversitätErlangen-Nürnberg DE L FC VH 5 36.4 301+ 5.5 301+ 45.6 300 63.2 138 48.3 217 31.6 301+ 41.7 240 266 TechnischeUniversitätDarmstadt DE L FO VH 5 29.5 301+ 43.2 160 76.5 116 15.6 301+ 50.0 213 75.2 130 41.6
  9. 9. 10 QS World University Rankings 2011 www.qs.com QS TOP 500 UNIVERSITIES 2011rank 2010rank Institution Country/Territory Classification Academic Reputation Employer Reputation FacultyStudent Citationsper Faculty International Faculty International Students Overall SIZE FOCUS RES. AGE SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE 241 243 UniversityofSurrey GB L CO VH 5 34.8 301+ 37.9 162 35.9 301+ 32.3 301+ 92.2 76 96.3 41 41.6 242 194 StonyBrookUniversity US L FC VH 4 29.3 301+ 4.9 301+ 41.2 301+ 66.8 121 56.9 198 81.7 104 41.5 243 342 HongKongBaptistUniversity(HKBU) HK M FC HI 4 25.3 301+ 55.9 100 66.7 149 19.8 301+ 87.7 96 65.0 173 41.4 244 244 UniversitätMannheim DE M FO VH 5 28.3 301+ 55.9 100 6.0 301+ 99.1 15 3.6 301+ 50.3 234 41.4 245 345 KyungHeeUniversity KR L FC HI 4 46.3 231 18.4 247 77.1 113 7.5 301+ 18.5 301+ 47.8 253 41.4 246 215 Julius-Maximilians-UniversitätWürzburg DE L FC VH 5 27.4 301+ 70.6 137 64.7 131 30.9 299 19.8 301+ 41.4 247= 234 KobeUniversity JP L FC HI 4 44.2 247 37.9 162 57.9 196 29.9 301+ 10.3 301+ 20.0 301+ 41.3 247= 245 UniversitätKöln DE XL FC HI 5 50.2 207 32.8 187 22.8 301+ 45.2 233 24.9 301+ 46.8 257 41.3 249 254 HiroshimaUniversity JP L FC VH 4 39.1 276 7.5 301+ 82.5 96 30.6 301+ 8.8 301+ 20.0 301+ 41.3 250 331 PontificiaUniversidadCatólicadeChile CL L FC HI 5 55.1 180 58.5 99 36.1 301+ 19.1 301+ 21.0 301+ 9.3 301+ 41.2 251 210 Saint-PetersburgStateUniversity RU L FC HI 5 44.7 244 10.2 301+ 97.2 43 3.3 301+ 4.1 301+ 21.2 301+ 41.1 252 401-450 YeshivaUniversity US M FC VH 5 5.0 301+ 1.0 301+ 98.8 34 83.6 62 1.0 301+ 31.6 301+ 41.0 253 269 UniversidadComplutensedeMadrid(UCM) ES XL FC HI 5 67.5 123 34.1 184 23.5 301+ 17.5 301+ 4.7 301+ 25.6 301+ 40.9 254 273 UniversitéJosephFourier-Grenoble1 FR L FO VH 5 43.9 249 7.3 301+ 47.2 282 42.6 253 19.5 301+ 55.6 215 40.8 255 230 UniversityofMassachusetts,Amherst US L CO VH 5 49.5 215 10.5 301+ 30.2 301+ 53.7 178 31.4 294 15.7 301+ 40.8 256= 231 UniversityofOttawa CA XL FC VH 5 43.7 252 8.2 301+ 17.1 301+ 67.0 119 77.3 134 19.2 301+ 40.7 256= 281 UniversityofSouthAustralia(UniSA) AU L CO HI 2 41.1 269 55.9 100 32.8 301+ 10.7 301+ 100.0 4 84.2 96 40.7 258 274 CurtinUniversity AU XL CO HI 2 42.9 258 55.9 100 24.9 301+ 10.9 301+ 100.0 13 100.0 8 40.7 259 343 SungkyunkwanUniversity KR L FC VH 5 37.5 289 12.2 301+ 86.5 82 16.4 301+ 18.3 301+ 43.1 278 40.7 260 214 SimonFraserUniversity CA L CO VH 3 44.8 242 14.1 295 15.7 301+ 47.4 224 93.6 65 62.1 188 40.5 261 299 UniversityofEastAnglia(UEA) GB L FC HI 3 38.3 285 6.5 301+ 39.1 301+ 39.8 267 80.4 124 77.7 120 40.4 262 367 UniversidaddeChile CL L FC HI 5 60.3 150 47.7 155 27.2 301+ 21.1 301+ 10.3 301+ 10.0 301+ 40.3 263 261 UniversitàdegliStudidiPadova(UNIPD) IT XL FC VH 5 57.2 167 10.1 301+ 10.3 301+ 63.8 136 3.2 301+ 12.7 301+ 40.3 264 270 LoughboroughUniversity GB L FO VH 5 35.8 301+ 59.4 51 36.4 301+ 18.9 301+ 84.8 107 77.4 123 40.2 265 451-500 TokyoUniversityofScience JP L FO VH 4 49.9 210 6.9 301+ 10.0 301+ 83.1 63 2.6 301+ 40.2 266 237 NorwegianUniversityofScienceandTechnology NO L FC VH 2 36.4 301+ 12.4 301+ 57.0 202 35.1 298 63.4 172 39.6 294 40.1 267 289 QueenslandUniversityofTechnology(QUT) AU L CO VH 5 51.4 201 55.9 100 23.3 301+ 17.8 301+ 27.9 301+ 64.6 175 39.8 268 257 UniversityofTechnology,Sydney(UTS) AU L CO HI 2 42.1 263 59.4 51 21.0 301+ 11.2 301+ 98.2 37 95.8 44 39.7 269 267= UniversityofWollongong AU L FC HI 4 32.0 301+ 55.9 100 33.0 301+ 22.4 301+ 98.1 38 89.9 74 39.6 270= 326 UniversidaddeBuenosAires AR XL FC HI 5 67.4 124 65.9 46 20.3 301+ 4.1 301+ 7.6 301+ 39.6 270= 265 UniversityofStrathclyde GB L CO VH 5 44.7 243 30.8 191 34.2 301+ 21.4 301+ 79.6 129 54.9 220 39.6 272 233 WakeForestUniversity US M FC VH 5 7.9 301+ 2.6 301+ 99.9 18 73.1 95 2.3 301+ 12.8 301+ 39.5 273 297 UmeåUniversity SE L FC HI 3 32.7 301+ 3.2 301+ 39.4 301+ 57.6 153 93.2 66 25.2 301+ 39.5 274 248 UniversityofLiege BE L FC HI 5 31.9 301+ 9.5 301+ 28.0 301+ 77.1 86 10.2 301+ 69.3 150 39.5 275 451-500 UniversitàdegliStudidiMilano IT XL FC VH 4 58.0 164 14.6 292 15.2 301+ 49.7 205 11.8 301+ 9.2 301+ 39.5 276 267= CharlesUniversity CZ XL FC VH 5 50.6 203 12.5 301+ 52.8 230 15.7 301+ 9.4 301+ 59.0 198 39.4 277= 272 NorthCarolinaStateUniversity US L CO VH 5 30.5 301+ 21.2 229 27.3 301+ 84.8 61 12.0 301+ 24.0 301+ 39.3 277= 295 PolitecnicodiMilano IT L SP VH 5 54.9 181 59.4 51 19.6 301+ 19.8 301+ 17.8 301+ 37.5 301+ 39.3 279 263 UniversitiKebangsaanMalaysia(UKM) MY L FC HI 3 48.5 220 9.7 301+ 53.1 228 3.3 301+ 86.9 101 49.8 240 39.2 280 325 WestfälischeWilhelms-UniversitätMünster DE XL FC HI 5 43.2 255 13.8 299 53.8 219 29.1 301+ 28.7 301+ 32.1 301+ 39.0 281 262 IndianInstituteofTechnologyMadras(IITM) IN M CO VH 4 43.4 254 55.9 100 34.8 301+ 40.6 261 2.2 301+ 1.1 301+ 39.0 282 300= TokyoMedicalandDentalUniversity JP S FO VH 4 11.6 301+ 100.0 5 60.2 144 3.5 301+ 26.5 301+ 38.9 283 400 Christian-Albrechts-UniversitätzuKiel DE L FC HI 5 32.3 301+ 8.5 301+ 30.6 301+ 70.4 101 52.5 204 27.2 301+ 38.7 284 239 TulaneUniversity US M FC VH 5 19.4 301+ 6.1 301+ 82.4 97 51.1 193 17.8 301+ 37.7 301+ 38.6 285= 279 ÉcoledesPontsParisTech FR S FO HI 5 18.3 301+ 55.9 100 100.0 13 5.9 301+ 27.4 301+ 47.1 256 38.6 285= 283 NationalChengKungUniversity TW L FC VH 4 46.0 234 6.2 301+ 47.4 279 34.5 301+ 25.9 301+ 22.5 301+ 38.6 287 284 UniversityofCalifornia,SantaCruz(UCSC) US L CO VH 3 38.6 280 14.5 301+ 94.9 33 4.5 301+ 5.1 301+ 38.5 288 306 UniversityofUtah US L FC VH 5 22.7 301+ 6.4 301+ 57.1 201 70.0 104 30.4 301+ 21.6 301+ 38.5 289 275= IowaStateUniversity US L CO VH 5 32.0 301+ 12.2 301+ 24.3 301+ 67.2 118 63.4 173 44.7 271 38.5 290 278 UniversitätInnsbruck AT L FC HI 5 44.9 241 10.2 301+ 10.7 301+ 35.2 295 91.8 77 98.1 30 38.4 291 256 UniversityofNewcastle AU L FC HI 3 45.6 235 17.1 258 15.2 301+ 33.0 301+ 84.9 106 75.9 128 38.4 292 241 UniversityofVictoria CA L CO VH 3 29.3 301+ 9.3 301+ 12.8 301+ 81.1 67 87.9 94 34.3 301+ 38.3 293 291 RoyalHollowayUniversityofLondon GB M CO VH 5 33.1 301+ 11.0 301+ 37.2 301+ 30.0 301+ 96.2 49 98.0 31 38.2 294 223 RensselaerPolytechnicInstitute US M CO VH 5 22.8 301+ 4.6 301+ 46.0 296 79.9 77 13.8 301+ 39.2 297 38.2 295 277 UniversityofHawaiiatMānoa US L FC VH 5 28.1 301+ 1.0 301+ 56.2 206 57.4 154 25.7 301+ 40.5 289 38.1 296 264 GeorgeWashingtonUniversity US L FC HI 5 43.7 251 17.1 259 42.0 301+ 38.8 274 2.9 301+ 37.3 301+ 38.1 297 312 UniversitätKonstanz DE M CO VH 3 36.7 297 14.6 291 48.0 274 30.0 301+ 59.1 181 43.4 275 37.6 298 232 NationalUniversityofIreland,Galway(NUIG) IE L FC HI 5 30.7 301+ 21.3 228 53.8 219 18.1 301+ 95.7 55 64.1 178 37.5 299 251 FlindersUniversity AU L FC HI 3 29.1 301+ 6.2 301+ 87.7 77 13.5 301+ 12.5 301+ 67.7 157 37.2 300= 341 AmericanUniversityofBeirut(AUB) LB M FC HI 5 26.0 301+ 31.0 190 60.3 178 17.3 301+ 59.9 179 89.8 75 37.2
  10. 10. www.qs.com QS World University Rankings 2011 11 QS TOP 500 UNIVERSITIES 2011rank 2010rank Institution Country/Territory Classification Academic Reputation Employer Reputation FacultyStudent Citationsper Faculty International Faculty International Students Overall SIZE FOCUS RES. AGE SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE 300= - BeijingNormalUniversity CN L CO VH 5 47.0 225 5.8 301+ 48.6 272 13.6 301+ 75.4 143 18.2 301+ 37.2 302 290 NationalYangMingUniversity TW S FC VH 3 15.3 301+ 3.0 301+ 98.2 39 45.1 235 13.3 301+ 12.3 301+ 37.1 303 258 UniversityofLondonSOAS GB S SP LO 4 36.7 296 12.4 301+ 49.7 261 2.5 301+ 99.8 25 100.0 9 37.1 304 313 UniversityofOulu FI M FC VH 4 25.8 301+ 5.5 301+ 87.3 79 31.4 301+ 24.1 301+ 8.3 301+ 36.9 305 308 UniversityofEasternFinland FI M CO VH 1 20.3 301+ 3.3 301+ 80.5 101 48.1 217 26.4 301+ 14.0 301+ 36.9 306= 249 IndianInstituteofTechnologyKanpur(IITK) IN S CO VH 4 41.5 267 25.6 207 34.0 301+ 50.4 199 1.3 301+ 36.8 306= 327 NationalChiaoTungUniversity TW M CO VH 5 27.6 301+ 5.1 301+ 50.5 252 47.5 221 57.6 192 41.6 286 36.8 308 336 UniversitatPompeuFabra ES M FO VH 2 36.5 300 8.5 301+ 45.6 300 28.1 301+ 73.5 148 44.2 273 36.8 309 - UniversitéBordeaux1,SciencesTechnologies FR M FO VH 3 29.0 301+ 65.0 157 31.5 301+ 39.8 253 60.7 193 36.6 310 303 UniversityofJyväskylä FI M CO VH 4 29.6 301+ 6.3 301+ 89.5 72 13.0 301+ 31.3 296 27.2 301+ 36.6 311 298 UniversityofSouthernDenmark DK L FO VH 2 23.7 301+ 11.2 301+ 64.3 159 32.4 301+ 51.8 206 66.3 166 36.6 312 324 UniversitätDüsseldorf DE L FC HI 3 18.8 301+ 6.0 301+ 50.0 256 72.1 97 8.9 301+ 55.1 218 36.4 313 293 UniversityofTromso NO S FC VH 3 17.3 301+ 3.8 301+ 99.9 16 23.9 301+ 41.6 247 25.6 301+ 36.1 314 354= HanyangUniversity KR L FC VH 4 32.9 301+ 9.6 301+ 74.4 122 13.5 301+ 22.9 301+ 46.6 258 35.9 315 305 UniversityofEssex GB M CO VH 3 37.7 286 2.9 301+ 29.6 301+ 20.1 301+ 97.9 39 98.7 25 35.8 316 271 LavalUniversity CA XL FC HI 5 33.9 301+ 1.2 301+ 18.9 301+ 76.5 88 43.3 236 35.6 317 286= LaTrobeUniversity AU L CO HI 3 43.7 253 9.5 301+ 17.7 301+ 18.1 301+ 93.9 62 91.3 62 35.5 318 280 BrandeisUniversity US M CO HI 4 22.8 301+ 1.8 301+ 39.5 301+ 68.6 111 11.5 301+ 66.7 163 35.5 319 329 UniversitéParisDescartes FR L FC VH 3 32.6 301+ 6.1 301+ 28.0 301+ 55.4 167 7.8 301+ 81.3 106 35.5 320 387 TecnológicodeMonterrey(ITESM) MX L FC MD 4 36.3 301+ 59.4 51 52.6 233 2.4 301+ 37.4 266 28.5 301+ 35.4 321 344 JohannesGutenbergUniversitätMainz DE XL FC HI 5 34.3 301+ 10.7 301+ 80.0 76 18.0 301+ 38.5 300 35.4 322 300= UniversitàdiPisa IT XL FC HI 5 55.1 179 9.6 301+ 8.9 301+ 46.6 227 1.3 301+ 9.5 301+ 35.3 323 318 ChibaUniversity JP L FC HI 5 27.5 301+ 4.6 301+ 83.3 92 25.7 301+ 5.2 301+ 20.7 301+ 35.2 324 401-450 UniversitéParisDauphine FR M SP MD 3 34.7 301+ 75.6 37 36.1 301+ 3.7 301+ 12.8 301+ 89.3 76 35.2 325 285 UniversityofCalifornia,Riverside(UCR) US L FC HI 4 29.4 301+ 1.2 301+ 15.3 301+ 90.3 47 9.0 301+ 15.3 301+ 34.9 326= 330 DublinCityUniversity(DCU) IE M FO VH 3 21.9 301+ 55.9 100 42.9 301+ 17.2 301+ 89.0 88 65.5 171 34.8 326= 340 VirginiaPolytechnicInstitute(VirginiaTech) US L FC VH 5 39.6 275 17.5 254 34.9 301+ 33.0 301+ 33.1 285 25.5 301+ 34.8 328 315 UniversitätdesSaarlandes DE L FC HI 4 20.7 301+ 1.7 301+ 30.3 301+ 70.8 100 54.5 201 52.4 227 34.7 329= 302 MasseyUniversity NZ L CO VH 4 40.1 272 13.5 300 29.4 301+ 18.8 301+ 96.9 44 41.8 284 34.6 329= 288 UniversitéMontpellier2 FR L FO VH 3 25.7 301+ 58.1 191 44.9 237 16.4 301+ 45.3 267 34.6 331 310 Ruhr-UniversitätBochum DE L FC VH 3 31.7 301+ 10.0 301+ 42.1 301+ 34.0 301+ 41.9 243 57.3 207 34.5 332 314 UniversityofthePhilippines PH XL FC MD 5 53.0 193 55.9 100 31.1 301+ 2.5 301+ 2.6 301+ 1.2 301+ 34.4 333 294 UniversitätLeipzig DE L FC VH 5 36.5 301+ 1.6 301+ 16.9 301+ 64.8 130 15.5 301+ 36.3 301+ 34.4 334 296 AstonUniversity GB M CO HI 5 22.0 301+ 59.4 51 21.1 301+ 26.7 301+ 93.0 67 94.0 53 34.3 335 309 UniversitiSainsMalaysia(USM) MY L FC HI 3 50.0 209 11.2 301+ 40.7 301+ 6.8 301+ 27.8 301+ 32.3 301+ 34.3 336 335 ArizonaStateUniversity US XL CO VH 5 49.5 213 9.7 301+ 16.0 301+ 39.8 266 13.7 301+ 19.8 301+ 34.3 337 393 UniversityatBuffaloSUNY US L FC VH 5 23.5 301+ 1.0 301+ 20.3 301+ 78.8 81 12.7 301+ 72.7 141 34.3 338 372 UnitedArabEmiratesUniversity AE L FC MD 3 31.6 301+ 9.0 301+ 42.4 301+ 9.9 301+ 100.0 1 90.3 67 34.2 339 275= UniversityofCincinnati US L FC VH 5 17.5 301+ 8.6 301+ 50.7 251 68.0 114 11.0 301+ 22.1 301+ 33.9 340 322 TechnischeUniversitätDresden DE XL FC VH 5 39.6 274 16.2 271 32.0 301+ 30.1 301+ 30.7 300 36.7 301+ 33.9 341 311 IndianInstituteofTechnologyKharagpur(IITKGP) IN M FO VH 4 32.1 301+ 21.2 230 43.1 301+ 47.8 218 1.2 301+ 33.9 342 321 UniversitasGadjahMada ID XL FC LO 4 56.7 170 37.9 162 25.0 301+ 1.3 301+ 24.1 301+ 5.0 301+ 33.8 343 320 UniversityofTasmania AU L CO HI 5 31.9 301+ 6.2 301+ 32.5 301+ 25.0 301+ 70.0 158 90.3 68 33.5 344 348 EwhaWomansUniversity KR L FC HI 5 37.6 287 8.4 301+ 58.7 187 12.4 301+ 21.5 301+ 32.5 301+ 33.5 345 382 UniversitéPaulSabatierToulouseIII FR L FO VH 3 38.5 282 51.8 244 17.4 301+ 33.7 283 37.2 301+ 33.4 346 323 GriffithUniversity AU L FC HI 3 35.1 301+ 16.2 269 17.2 301+ 18.2 301+ 97.7 40 93.3 56 32.9 347 - UniversidadCarlosIIIdeMadrid ES L FO VH 2 35.0 301+ 25.7 205 51.0 247 4.6 301+ 44.2 233 47.4 254 32.9 348 379 UniversitätRegensburg DE L FO VH 3 19.8 301+ 58.7 188 50.6 197 30.5 301+ 18.7 301+ 32.9 349 359 BostonCollege US L CO HI 5 31.6 301+ 18.5 246 32.6 301+ 22.8 301+ 95.9 53 35.2 301+ 32.8 350 390 UniversitéClaudeBernardLyon1 FR XL FC HI 3 38.6 281 6.8 301+ 28.7 301+ 36.8 286 10.8 301+ 46.6 259 32.7 351 361 BrunelUniversity GB L CO HI 3 23.1 301+ 37.9 162 21.1 301+ 27.6 301+ 93.8 63 90.7 65 32.6 352 354= JamesCookUniversity(JCU) AU M FC VH 3 23.0 301+ 4.6 301+ 24.3 301+ 48.5 213 91.0 82 64.3 176 32.6 353 358 UniversidadAustral AR S FO HI 2 22.7 301+ 37.9 162 83.4 91 3.2 301+ 9.0 301+ 24.6 301+ 32.5 354 351= WashingtonStateUniversity US L FC HI 5 32.4 301+ 6.2 301+ 36.4 301+ 29.9 301+ 74.8 144 22.9 301+ 32.4 355 316= UniversitätBielefeld DE L CO HI 3 38.4 283 3.0 301+ 12.8 301+ 56.5 160 17.2 301+ 26.5 301+ 32.3 356 451-500 CityUniversityLondon GB L CO HI 5 28.1 301+ 31.7 189 27.2 301+ 13.1 301+ 85.6 105 98.2 29 32.3 357 316= UniversityofWaikato NZ M CO HI 3 30.2 301+ 12.2 301+ 32.8 301+ 12.9 301+ 96.1 52 87.5 80 32.2 358 319 UniversitiPutraMalaysia(UPM) MY L FC HI 4 36.8 292 11.1 301+ 62.5 168 3.1 301+ 9.3 301+ 42.3 282 32.2 359 378 Philipps-UniversitätMarburg DE L FC HI 5 25.3 301+ 46.6 288 37.7 280 38.0 262 49.9 237 32.0 360= 307 AteneodeManilaUniversity PH M FC LO 5 41.4 268 55.9 100 38.1 301+ 1.3 301+ 15.0 301+ 11.6 301+ 32.0
  11. 11. 12 QS World University Rankings 2011 www.qs.com QS TOP 500 UNIVERSITIES 2011rank 2010rank Institution Country/Territory Classification Academic Reputation Employer Reputation FacultyStudent Citationsper Faculty International Faculty International Students Overall SIZE FOCUS RES. AGE SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE RANK SCORE 360= 328 UniversitàdegliStudidiFirenze(UNIFI) IT XL FC HI 4 48.1 222 3.6 301+ 13.9 301+ 38.8 273 6.7 301+ 17.7 301+ 32.0 362 451-500 AalborgUniversity DK L FC HI 5 23.6 301+ 19.8 238 45.6 300 24.9 301+ 66.1 164 48.4 246 31.9 363 334 ColoradoStateUniversity US L CO VH 5 24.7 301+ 15.5 278 12.9 301+ 80.6 70 11.1 301+ 10.5 301+ 31.8 364 333 YorkUniversity CA XL CO HI 4 44.6 245 37.9 162 18.4 301+ 13.1 301+ 47.4 221 17.7 301+ 31.8 365 338 UniversityofConnecticut US L FC VH 5 19.0 301+ 5.0 301+ 39.2 301+ 64.3 133 24.3 301+ 21.1 301+ 31.7 366 349 Karl-Franzens-UniversitätGraz AT XL FO HI 5 36.8 293 5.5 301+ 11.2 301+ 44.2 240 57.9 191 35.8 301+ 31.7 367 339 UniversitätBremen DE L CO VH 3 34.3 301+ 5.2 301+ 35.3 301+ 31.3 301+ 23.2 301+ 45.5 266 31.6 368 383 UniversityofStGallen(HSG) CH M SP HI 5 21.0 301+ 55.9 100 28.8 301+ 6.7 301+ 96.3 47 99.0 22 31.5 369 - BirkbeckCollege,UniversityofLondon GB M FO VH 5 36.7 294 3.1 301+ 20.0 301+ 28.0 301+ 93.7 64 31.3 301+ 31.5 370 401-450 KingAbdulAzizUniversity(KAU) SA XL FC MD 3 34.3 301+ 4.6 301+ 53.1 227 1.6 301+ 68.9 160 42.5 281 31.3 371 401-450 UniversityofMissouri,Columbia US L FC VH 5 22.9 301+ 9.2 301+ 42.1 301+ 49.1 212 32.3 289 13.5 301+ 31.2 372 - CentralEuropeanUniversity HU S FO HI 2 20.9 301+ 17.5 253 98.3 38 4.1 301+ 31.2 373= N/A TaipeiMedicalUniversity TW M SP HI 4 19.3 301+ 4.8 301+ 41.8 301+ 58.5 148 18.9 301+ 25.3 301+ 31.1 373= - UniversitatPolitècnicadeCatalunya ES L CO VH 3 30.8 301+ 5.3 301+ 62.3 170 9.9 301+ 15.5 301+ 48.2 249 31.1 375 353 UniversidaddeNavarra ES M FC HI 4 21.1 301+ 16.0 272 58.0 194 22.5 301+ 20.7 301+ 63.6 180 31.0 376 399 UniversitätJena DE L FC HI 5 27.5 301+ 1.7 301+ 35.3 301+ 49.7 204 18.5 301+ 21.6 301+ 30.8 377 - SultanQaboosUniversity OM L FC MD 3 15.1 301+ 5.2 301+ 92.3 57 2.6 301+ 92.2 75 30.7 378 374 IllinoisInstituteofTechnology US M CO VH 5 21.1 301+ 5.1 301+ 47.8 276 24.1 301+ 35.5 277 100.0 4 30.7 379 - BaumanMoscowStateTechnicalUniversity RU L FO MD 5 17.8 301+ 20.9 231 100.0 8 1.0 301+ 1.0 301+ 9.6 301+ 30.5 380 401-450 UniversitádegliStudidiRoma-TorVergata IT XL CO VH 3 44.1 248 7.5 301+ 8.8 301+ 43.3 247 6.6 301+ 15.2 301+ 30.5 381 381 UniversidadeFederaldoRiodeJaneiro BR XL FC VH 4 45.1 238 5.0 301+ 34.2 301+ 18.1 301+ 13.4 301+ 4.3 301+ 30.5 382 401-450 Xi'anJiaotongUniversity CN L FC VH 5 31.5 301+ 20.4 235 62.1 171 9.7 301+ 5.9 301+ 11.5 301+ 30.5 383 350 UniversityofKentucky US L FC VH 5 13.8 301+ 5.0 301+ 38.8 301+ 73.7 93 11.3 301+ 13.8 301+ 30.4 384 363 UniversitàdegliStudidiPavia(UNIPV) IT L FC HI 5 33.5 301+ 7.2 301+ 13.6 301+ 58.4 150 7.0 301+ 15.9 301+ 30.3 385 337 BenGurionUniversityofTheNegev IL L FC HI 3 30.7 301+ 38.6 301+ 39.4 272 28.2 301+ 6.5 301+ 30.2 386 347 TheUniversityofGeorgia US XL FC HI 5 30.7 301+ 12.4 301+ 26.8 301+ 50.0 200 2.1 301+ 12.5 301+ 30.2 387 286= NationalandKapodistrianUniversityofAthens GR XL FC VH 5 36.5 298 9.4 301+ 18.2 301+ 42.6 253 12.1 301+ 23.5 301+ 30.1 388 - PontificiaUniversidadCatólicaSantaMaría(UCA) AR L FC LO 4 35.4 301+ 38.5 161 52.1 242 1.1 301+ 16.4 301+ 30.1 389 601+ MoscowStateInstituteofInternationalRelations RU M FO LO 4 13.2 301+ 14.7 289 99.5 26 1.0 301+ 1.3 301+ 50.5 232 30.0 390 369 UniversityofTampere FI M FO VH 4 26.6 301+ 9.5 301+ 44.9 301+ 28.9 301+ 25.9 301+ 33.5 301+ 29.9 391 385 UniversityofTennessee US L FC VH 5 19.1 301+ 7.6 301+ 42.6 301+ 54.5 171 14.9 301+ 15.0 301+ 29.9 392 397 SogangUniversity KR M CO HI 4 31.0 301+ 13.2 301+ 55.3 211 7.5 301+ 25.3 301+ 33.8 301+ 29.8 393 304 JagiellonianUniversity PL XL CO HI 5 36.4 301+ 13.5 301+ 52.7 231 9.7 301+ 6.0 301+ 10.6 301+ 29.8 394 396 UniversityofCoimbra PT L FC HI 5 41.5 266 5.4 301+ 27.4 301+ 21.7 301+ 15.4 301+ 29.3 301+ 29.8 395 346 UniversitéLille1,SciencesetTechnologie FR L FO VH 5 27.9 301+ 43.8 301+ 17.3 301+ 31.5 292 82.9 98 29.7 396 373 UniversitätBayreuth DE M CO VH 3 21.3 301+ 4.6 301+ 56.0 208 27.5 301+ 42.9 240 24.5 301+ 29.6 397 357 UniversityofManitoba CA L FC HI 5 23.2 301+ 4.7 301+ 44.7 301+ 43.0 249 33.3 301+ 29.5 398 371 UniversityofDelhi IN XL FC HI 4 53.1 191 55.9 100 2.3 301+ 7.1 301+ 1.3 301+ 3.2 301+ 29.5 399 360 UniversityofTheWitwatersrand ZA L FC HI 5 33.5 301+ 11.0 301+ 15.6 301+ 32.1 301+ 61.6 176 32.5 301+ 29.3 400 375 NovosibirskStateUniversity RU M FC HI 4 22.7 301+ 3.4 301+ 88.8 73 3.5 301+ 4.1 301+ 12.1 301+ 29.3 LEGEND SIZE FOCUS RESEARCH INTENSITY AGE XL–VeryLarge FC–FullyComprehensive VH– VeryHigh 5-Historic(>100years) L– Large CO–Comprehensive HI– High 4-Mature(<100years) M–Medium FO–Focused MD–Moderate 3-Established(<50years) S– Small SP–Specialist LO– LimitedorNone 2-Young(<25years) 1-New(<10years)
  12. 12. www.qs.com QS World University Rankings 2011 13 QS TOP 500 UNIVERSITIES 2010rank 2009rank Institution Country/Territory Classification SIZE FOCUS RES. AGE 401-450 380 AberystwythUniversity GB M CO HI 5 401-450 501-550 Al-FarabiKazakhNationalUniversity KZ L CO MD 4 401-450 368 BangorUniversity GB M FC HI 5 401-450 332 BilkentUniversity TR M CO HI 3 401-450 401-450 CityUniversityofNewYork US XL CO VH 5 401-450 362 DeakinUniversity AU L FC HI 3 401-450 395 DublinInstituteofTechnology(DIT) IE M CO HI 3 401-450 401-450 FloridaStateUniversity US XL FC HI 5 401-450 386 Goldsmiths,UniversityofLondon GB M FO HI 5 401-450 356 Heriot-WattUniversity GB L 5 401-450 401-450 IndianInstituteofTechnologyRoorkee(IITR) IN S FO VH 5 401-450 451-500 JohannesKeplerUniversitätLinz(JKU) AT L CO HI 3 401-450 451-500 KanazawaUniversity JP M FC VH 4 401-450 451-500 L.N.GumilyovEurasianNationalUniversity KZ M CO LO 2 401-450 389 LinköpingUniversity SE L CO VH 3 401-450 451-500 Martin-Luther-UniversitätHalle-Wittenberg DE L FC HI 5 401-450 401-450 NagasakiUniversity JP M FO VH 4 401-450 - NankaiUniversity CN L FC HI 4 401-450 398 NationalCentralUniversity TW M CO VH 3 401-450 401-450 NationalSunYat-senUniversity TW M CO VH 3 401-450 370 NationalTaiwanUniv.ScienceandTechnology TW M FO VH 3 401-450 366 NUSTIslamabad PK M CO HI 2 401-450 401-450 OkayamaUniversity JP L FC HI 5 401-450 401-450 OregonStateUniversity US L CO VH 5 401-450 - OxfordBrookesUniversity GB L CO HI 5 401-450 392 PusanNationalUniversity KR L FC HI 4 401-450 - Renmin(People’s)UniversityofChina CN L FO HI 4 401-450 - StellenboschUniversity ZA L CO VH 5 401-450 376 SwanseaUniversity GB L FC HI 4 401-450 401-450 SwinburneUniversityofTechnology AU L CO HI 5 401-450 401-450 TianjinUniversity CN L CO VH 5 401-450 501-550 TilburgUniversity NL L FO VH 4 401-450 401-450 TokyoMetropolitanUniversity JP M CO VH 4 401-450 388 TongjiUniversity CN XL FC VH 5 401-450 501-550 UniversidaddeLosAndesColombia CO L FC MD 4 401-450 451-500 UniversidadedeSantiagodeCompostela ES L CO VH 5 401-450 - UniversidadeFederaldeSãoPaulo(UNIFESP) BR M FC VH 4 401-450 384 UniversidadeNovadeLisboa PT L FC HI 3 401-450 401-450 UniversitàdegliStudidiNapoliFedericoII IT XL FC VH 5 401-450 451-500 UniversitätDuisburg-Essen DE XL FC HI 3 401-450 365 UniversitiTeknologiMalaysia(UTM) MY L CO HI 5 401-450 351= UniversityofAlabama US L CO VH 5 401-450 - UniversityofGuelph CA L CO VH 3 401-450 377 UniversityofKansas US L FC VH 5 401-450 401-450 UniversityofKent GB L CO HI 3 401-450 451-500 UniversityofNebraska US L CO VH 5 401-450 401-450 UniversityofNewMexico US L FC VH 5 401-450 401-450 UniversityofOklahoma US L FC VH 5 401-450 451-500 UniversityofPorto PT XL FC HI 5 401-450 364 UniversityofWarsaw PL XL CO HI 5 QS TOP 500 UNIVERSITIES 2010rank 2009rank Institution Country/Territory Classification SIZE FOCUS RES. AGE 401-450 401-450 YokohamaCityUniversity JP S FO VH 5 451-500 401-450 AristotleUniversityofThessaloniki GR XL FC HI 4 451-500 401-450 BandungInstituteofTechnology(ITB) ID L CO MD 4 451-500 401-450 CarletonUniversity CA L CO VH 4 451-500 401-450 DrexelUniversity US L FC HI 5 451-500 451-500 GifuUniversity JP M FC HI 4 451-500 391 HowardUniversity US M FC HI 5 451-500 401-450 InhaUniversity KR L FC HI 4 451-500 - InternationalIslamicUniversityMalaysia(IIUM) MY L FC MD 3 451-500 451-500 Justus-Liebig-UniversitätGießen DE L FC HI 5 451-500 - KingKhalidUniversity SA M FC MD 2 451-500 401-450 KumamotoUniversity JP M FC VH 4 451-500 401-450 LehighUniversity US M CO VH 5 451-500 451-500 LeibnizUniversitätHannover DE L CO VH 5 451-500 501-550 LouisianaStateUniversity US L CO VH 5 451-500 451-500 NationalTaiwanNormalUniversity TW L CO HI 4 451-500 401-450 NortheasternUniversity US L CO VH 5 451-500 451-500 OsakaCityUniversity JP M FC VH 5 451-500 - PolitécnicadeMadrid ES XL SP VH 3 451-500 451-500 PolitecnicodiTorino IT L FO VH 5 451-500 551-600 RutgersUniversity-Newark US M CO HI 4 451-500 401-450 SabanciUniversity TR S CO HI 2 451-500 - ShanghaiUniversity CN XL CO VH 2 451-500 - SunYat-senUniversity CN XL FC VH 4 451-500 401-450 TechnischeUniversitätBraunschweig DE L CO VH 5 451-500 401-450 TomskStateUniversity RU L CO MD 5 451-500 451-500 UniversidaddeSalamanca ES L FC HI 5 451-500 501-550 UniversidaddeSantiagodeChile(USACH) CL L FC MD 5 451-500 551-600 UniversidadNacionaldeColombia CO XL FC MD 5 451-500 501-550 UniversidadNacionaldeLaPlata AR XL FC HI 5 451-500 451-500 UniversidadORTUruguay UY S FO MD 4 451-500 501-550 UniversidadPolitecnicadeValencia ES L CO VH 3 451-500 451-500 UniversitàdegliStudidiSiena(UNISI) IT L FC HI 5 451-500 451-500 UniversitàdegliStudidiTorino(UNITO) IT XL FC HI 5 451-500 401-450 UniversitàdegliStudidiTrento IT L CO HI 3 451-500 401-450 UniversitàdegliStudidiTrieste(UNITS) IT L FC HI 4 451-500 401-450 UniversitatdeValencia ES XL FC HI 5 451-500 451-500 UniversitédeRennes1 FR L FO VH 5 451-500 451-500 UniversitéduQuébec CA XL FC HI 3 451-500 401-450 UniversitéHenriPoincaré,Nancy1 FR L FO VH 3 451-500 394 UniversityofBradford GB M CO VH 3 451-500 401-450 UniversityofCrete GR L FC HI 3 451-500 401-450 UniversityofDelaware US L CO VH 5 451-500 451-500 UniversityofHull GB L FC HI 4 451-500 451-500 UniversityofLimerick(UL) IE M FC HI 3 451-500 401-450 UniversityofOregon US L CO HI 5 451-500 401-450 UniversityofVermont US L FC HI 5 451-500 501-550 UralFederalUniversity RU XL CO MD 4 451-500 451-500 VirginiaCommonwealthUniversity US L FC HI 5 451-500 - WuhanUniversity CN XL FC VH 5 Due to space constraints the names of some universities have been abbreviated to their acronym or to a shorter version of the full official name.
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  14. 14. www.qs.com QS World University Rankings 2011 15 Asian investment continues to reap dividends This year’s rankings reflect proactive schemes to improve standards at many Asian universities. By Martin Ince and Danny Byrne Ambitious schemes implemented by governments throughout Asia have led to dramatic developments in international recognition and research standards, and this improvement is again reflected in the 2011 QS World University Rankings®. Of the leading 25 Asian universities, 21 improve on their 2010 position, with just three moving in the oppo- site direction.There are 47 Asian universities in the top 300 (two more than last year), and 88 institutions make the top 500. Hong Kong University repeats its 2010 performance by taking the top spot in Asia, moving up one place to 22nd and increas- ing the gap with University of Tokyo to three places. HKU is joined by fellow Hong Kong institutions CUHK and HKUST in the top 50, and with HKU, University of Tokyo and National University of Singapore cementing their places in the top 30, leading Asian institu- tions are now proving on a year-on-year basis that they operate at a comparable level to the world’s best. However, despite the quality of Hong Kong universities, in terms of the number of leading institutions Japan is still the region’s major force in world higher education.The University of Tokyo, its top institution, is down one place from 24 to 25, but apart from ETH Zurich remains the top university in the world not working mainly in English. It is also the fifth-highest ranked institution outside the United States and the United Kingdom. Tokyo’s only rival for prestige in the Japanese system, Kyoto, has also taken a slight fall this year, from 25 to 32. But more generally, there are 34 Japanese institutions in the 742 we list, some with substantially improved ranking positions, and 11 in our top 200. Many of these 11 are making tangible progress in our rankings. Seven have risen in position including Kyushu and Hokkaido, which are up by 30 and 36 places respectively. The two fallers,Waseda and Tsukuba, have suffered only slightly and remain in the top 200. Keio,Waseda’s big rival among the Tokyo private providers, has regained its top 200 slot. Since the 2010 rankings China has displaced Japan as the world’s second-biggest economy, and this year has seen improved performances from most of China’s leading universities. Tsinghua University moves up seven places to join Peking University in the world top 50, and Fudan University became the third Chinese university to rank within the world top 100. There are now eight Chinese universities in the global top 200, one more than in 2010. The leading Chinese universities have very strong academic reputations, with Peking University rated 18th in the world by global academics. However, they are still held back by a comparative lack of research impact. Only one Chinese university makes the top 200 for citations per faculty member, and nearly every Chinese university performs worse in this indicator than they do overall.This indicates that while government investment may have increased the number of papers being pub- lished by Chinese academics, they are not yet having as great an impact within global academia as those of their peers. Leading Asian institutions are now proving on a year-on-year basis that they operate at a comparable level to the world’s best.
  15. 15. 16 QS World University Rankings 2011 www.qs.com The region’s second most populous na- tion, India has itself drawn up ambitious higher education goals, but 2011 has been a disappointing year, with all of the nation’s universities ranking lower than in 2010. IIT Bombay dropped from 187 to 225, mean- ing there is now no Indian university in the global top 200.A number of the Indian In- stitutes of Technology performed well in the engineering and technology subject rank- ings published by QS earlier in the year, but significant investment and development will be required before they compete with the leading Asian institutions in overall rankings. No Indian university ranks in the top 200 for citations per faculty, indicating a lack of research impact. Large class sizes are also reflected in the fact that no Indian university makes the top 300 for student faculty ratio. However, there is better news among global employers. Four Indian universities were rated as among the top 100 by employers for producing highly skilled graduates, indicating that though they may lack research strength, the best Indian universities are nonetheless doing a better job at equipping students with skills that help them thrive in the workplace. YOUNG UNIVERSITIES ON THE RISE One might reasonably expect universi- ties to abide by the laws of the space-time continuum by getting older each year.Yet the average age of the top 100 in the 2011 QS World University Rankings® is seven years younger than in 2010.There was a turnover of just five universities passing in and out of the top 100 this year, itself a measure of the stability derived from using a consistent methodology over a number of years. University of Mississippi, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Universität Freiburg, University of Oslo and Lomonosov Moscow State University dropped out of the top 100 this year.All are comprehensive universities, and have a reasonably stately average age of 229 years. Their replacements in this year’s top 100 were Tohuko University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fudan University,The University of Adelaide and POSTECH.Their average age is under 100 years old, with the youngest addition, POSTECH, founded as recently as 1986. Just two of the new members of the top 100, Georgia Tech and The University of Adelaide, can trace their roots to before the 20th century – by 26 and 15 years respectively. The elite cadre of US and UK universities that dominate the top ten are united by the many decades – if not centuries – of tradition and investment underpinning their reputa- tions. From the medieval colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, the ornate libraries of Harvard andYale, to UCL with its neoclassical columns and embalmed philosopher, these are historic seats of learning.The top ten have between them been active for a combined total of nearly 3,500 years. The economist Richard Levin has spoken of the ambition of Asian universities to catch up with this old boys’ club of pre-eminent uni- versities, and emphasises the difficulty of doing so without years of continuous investment. “World-class universities achieve their status by assembling scholars and scientists who are glob- al leaders in their field.This takes time. It took centuries for Harvard andYale to achieve parity with Oxford and Cambridge, and more than half a century for Stanford and the University of Chicago (both founded 1892) to achieve world-class reputations.” While this statement is borne out by the prominence of the universities that Levin men- tions in the QS World University Rankings®, some of the most rapid progress in recent years has been made by universities that we might expect to be at a much earlier stage in their development.This is particularly noticeable in Asia.A major part of government strategic planning in the past decades has been the need to innovate, particularly in the high-impact disciplines of science, engineering and technology (STEM). Nanyang Technological University breaks the world top 60 for the first time, just 20 years after it was established.Also founded in 1991, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (40) is similarly precocious, and is comfortably the youngest university in the top 50. In Korea, KAIST (90) and POSTECH (98) both make the top 100, with POSTECH gaining 14 places. Both universities were established in the last 40 years. These young universities are raising millions in funds to fuel the growth and help build state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities. NTU spent S$830 million in sustainability research, HKUST’s budget for research in 2009-2010 was HK$ 426 million, and KAIST has set a goal to raise 1 trillion won by 2013 for various academic advancement programs. Continued investment from public and private sectors will be crucial to the develop- ment of these upwardly mobile institutions, but the evidence from this year’s rankings is that the state of Asia’s universities has perhaps never been healthier.
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  17. 17. 18 QS World University Rankings 2011 www.qs.com Anglophone institutions continue to have the edge in rankings, despite the efforts of continental European institutions, says Danny Byrne The 12 months that have passed since the publication of the 2010 QS World University Rankings® have at times been tur- bulent for UK universities, yet this year’s results go some distance toward allaying sensationalist claims about their imminent demise. University of Cambridge retains the number one position it prised from Harvard last year, while Oxford and Imperial move up one place apiece to five and six. In a top 20 with an average fluctua- tion of just 1.6 places, University of Edinburgh was the only new addition, moving up two places to 20th. English has long been a lingua franca in many areas of global academia, and there is no doubt that this gives Anglophone universities certain advantages over their peers, which are reflected in rankings.A common language allows for the easier accumulation of world-leading faculty and students, as well as the wider dissemination of research.The top ten universities in the re- search-based indicators of citations per faculty and academic reputation all operate primarily in English, with the sole exception of University of Tokyo (ranked 7th by global academics). The only non-Anglophone university to make it into the top 20 is again ETH Zurich (18), re- inforcing its reputation as arguably the world’s premier institution that does not primarily op- erate in English. The fee increases that come into effect for home and EU students at English universities from 2012 may have implications for leading universities in continental Europe. Recipro- cal fee arrangements mean that many EU students will be able to study in countries such as France and Germany for a fraction of the cost, whereas speculation has been rife that there will be greater numbers of UK students seeking their education elsewhere in the EU, particularly in countries such as the Nether- lands where an increasing number of degree programs are offered in English. The Netherlands again punches well above its weight considering its size, with 12 universi- ties in the top 300, 11 of which made the top 200.Though performance compared to last year has been mixed, with six universities rising and six falling in the rankings, institutions such as University of Amsterdam (63) and Utrecht University (79) will become increasingly at- tractive options for students throughout the EU.The reported merger talks taking place between Leiden University (88), Rotterdam Erasmus University (103) and Delft Univer- sity of Technology (104) could also have an effect on rankings performance if implemented, with all three institutions cur- rently performing at a similar level. Mergers of state-funded institutions have become increasingly common in Europe in recent years. While rankings are a secondary cause for this trend – an indication of the research competitive- ness such schemes are in- tended to facilitate rather than an end in themselves – recently merged Eu- ropean institutions have performed well this year. Finland’s Aalto University, a new amalgama- tion of three previously separate institutions, jumped to 232, having ranked 250 in 2010. Similarly, France’s Strasbourg University – now the country’s largest institution following the merger of Louis Pasteur University, Marc Bloch University and Robert Schuman University in 2009 – improved by 19 places to rank 227. Yet despite the efforts of its competitors and its own recent economic travails, US dominance at the top end of the QS World University Rankings® shows little sign of relinquishing. Harvard may remain deposed from its once-customary number one position, but the US still accounts for six of the top ten and 20 of the top 50 institutions.There are 70 US universities in the top 300, nearly double the number of its closest competitor the UK, and just under half of them are in the top 100. MIT (3) moves up two places to record its highest ever position, leapfroggingYale to rejig last year’s US top three. Chicago (8) retains its position, while UPenn and Columbia move up replace Caltech and Princeton in the top ten. The major advantage that US universities continue to hold over their UK counterparts is research strength, as demonstrated by the citations-per-faculty criterion.This indicator should not be taken at face value when viewed in isolation, as it tends to favour research-intensive institutions that focus on disciplines, such as the sciences and technology, in which citation rates are high. Indeed, this is one of the reasons why it is counterbalanced by the discipline-inde- pendent academic reputation survey. However, this year’s citation-per-faculty data nonetheless points to the dominance of US universities in producing cutting-edge research.When comparing only institutions that rank within the top 100 overall, the UK has one university in the top 40 for citations per faculty (Cam- bridge); the US has 20. Part of this is a matter of finance.With soar- ing tuition fees and endowments, the private US universities have incomparable financial clout. UK universities are more reliant on state A common language allows for the easier accumulation of world-leading faculty and students, as well as the wider dissemination of research English-language research still a big advantage in global rankings
  18. 18. www.qs.com QS World University Rankings 2011 19 subsidy, yet government spending on higher education falls below the OECD average. Tuition fee increases may help UK universi- ties sustain their income in the long term, but the reality is that institutions such as Harvard, Yale and MIT will still operate on a different financial plane to the vast majority.This has an inevitable effect on research productivity, particularly in STEM subjects, where research expenditure is naturally far greater than in non-technical subjects such as arts and humanities. Yet while the US institutions dominate research citations, UK universities perform particularly strongly in the reputation-based indicators. Particularly in the case of the employer review, this may reflect established reputations based on successive generations of highly-skilled graduates.Yet in the case of the academic peer review in particular, it indicates that standards remain on a par with the world’s best.Academics are best placed to judge where the best research is being produced in their field of expertise, so Cambridge and Oxford’s top-three placing in this measure points to ongoing excellence in the full range of academic disciplines, not just historically accumulated prestige. Strong performances in the Employer Review also come from Australian institutions, led by Melbourne in equal fourth place. Of 23 Australian universities in the top 500, 15 rank higher in the Employer Review than they do overall.This recognition of the high standard of graduates entering the job market from Aus- tralian institutions is testament to the job that universities are doing in equipping them with skills that help them thrive in the workplace. With all of the Group of Eight now ranked within the global top 100, and Melbourne (31) moving up to within five places of ANU (26) near the top of the rankings, these are positive signs in a year in which the sector has faced concerns about a potential drop-off in international student numbers.
  19. 19. www.qs.com QS World University Rankings 2011 21 Middle Eastern universities begin to make their mark They may be at an early stage in their development, but investment schemes of Middle Eastern nations are beginning to pay dividends, says Martin Ince Across the Middle East, nations large and small are developing plans for higher education. Some have immeasurable sums of oil wealth to spend on this ambition, but even those that lack billions of petrodollars see no reason to be left behind. Some Middle Eastern nations want universi- ties for the new knowledge they generate, with an eye on replacing oil money with high technology employment. But others are aware of the soft power potential of universities in the struggle for world prominence.They would like universities that are good enough for their elites not to assume that their children have to go to Harvard or Oxford to complete their education. The World University Rankings for 2011 are an early test of Middle Eastern plans for aca- demic excellence.They show that the region, from Turkey to Egypt and the Gulf, has 35 universities in the 740 that we rank.At nearly one in 20 of the total, this group far exceeds the Middle East’s share of world population. This figure does not include the five Israeli universities that are ranked, which for political reasons are highly disconnected from the rest of the region’s educational culture. The most heavily-publicized university am- bitions in the Middle East belong to Saudi Ara- bia, and their success is seen in the seven Saudi universities in our rankings.These include King Saud University at number 200 in the WUR, and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals at 221.These two are the region’s top-ranking universities by some distance. More striking is the progress which these seven are making in the QS World University Rankings. Of last year’s contingent, King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) rose from the 401+ to rank at 370, and Umm Al-Qura University is still in the 501-550 band. But King Faisal and King Khalid universities are new entrants, the second of them entering immediately into the 451-500 zone.The other four have all risen, for example from 221 to 200 for King Saud. The only nation in the region with more ranked universities than Saudi Arabia is Turkey with eight. Bilkent is highest-placed in our 401-450 grouping. Both it and the Middle East Technical University appear in our citations rankings and attract international faculty, but no Turkish university impresses global employ- ers or academics. Beyond these two nations, Egypt has five universities here but no other nation manages more than two. Middle Eastern nations have chosen a variety of ways of developing their higher education. Qatar, which has one university here, is also home to Education City, a development zone that houses local branches of Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, HEC,Texas A+M and other US and European universities. It is dif- ficult to capture this development in rankings such as ours. Qatar is also committed to spend- ing 2.8 per cent of GDP on research, probably the highest figure in the world. We cannot yet tell what effect the events of the Arab Spring will have on education in the region, although students and professors have been enthusiastic participants. But it is axiomatic that universities reflect the society they belong to, which suggests that change is inevitable. The World University Rankings for 2011 are an early test of Middle Eastern plans for academic excellence.
  20. 20. 22 QS World University Rankings 2011 www.qs.com QS World University Rankings® Methodology The QS World University Rankings® currently considers over 2,000 and evaluates over 700 universities in the world, ranking the top 400. Plans continue to broaden the work in terms of number of institutions and deepen it in terms of the detail provided to users. METHODOLOGY Six indicators are drawn together to form an international ranking of universities: In addition, rankings in five broad faculty areas are produced:Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences & Management. These are based entirely on the results of our global academic survey unlike the more sophisti- cated approach taken to derive the QS World University Rankings® by Subject 1_ Academic Reputation from global survey 40% 2_ Employer Reputation from global survey 10% 3_Citations per Faculty from SciVerse Scopus 20% 4_ Faculty Student Ratio 20% 5_ Proportion of International Students 5% 6_ Proportion of International Faculty 5% 2011 ACADEMIC SURVEY RESPONSES 33,744Academic Responses The QS Global Academic Survey now stands as the largest survey of its type yet on the opinions of academics globally with a re- sponse of almost 34,000 in 2011. This phe- nomenal result is, in part, due to investment in survey software, survey design, effective- ness of communication and database man- agement, but also reflects the strong aware- ness and interest right around the world in the QS World University Rankings® and university evaluations generally. 2011 EMPLOYER SURVEY RESPONSES 16,785Employer Responses The QS Global Employer Survey has seen a dramatic increase in response in 2011 from slightly over 5,000 in 2010 to almost 17,000 in 2011. Growth has been seen worldwide but nowhere more profoundly than in Latin America, where a campaign conducted in Spanish met with great success. Responses are closely scrutinized and weighted to elimi- nate biases that may result from dispropor- tionate response levels.
  21. 21. 24 QS World University Rankings 2011 www.qs.com Can rankings really help students choose their university? Ranking Name Country UGD Range ($) PGD range ($) International UG range ($) International PG range ($) 1 University of CAMBRIDGE UK 14,000 - 16,000 4,000 - 6,000 18,000 - 20,000 20,000 - 22,000 2 HARVARD University US 38,000 - 40,000 36,000 - 38,000 38,000 - 40,000 36,000 - 38,000 3 MASSACHUSETTS Institute of Technology (MIT) US 38,000 - 40,000 40,000 - 42,000 38,000 - 40,000 40,000 - 42,000 4 YALE University US 38,000 - 40,000 32,000 - 34,000 38,000 - 40,000 32,000 - 34,000 5 University of OXFORD UK 14,000 - 16,000 4,000 - 6,000 20,000 - 22,000 20,000 - 22,000 6 IMPERIAL College London UK 14,000 - 16,000 4,000 - 6,000 30,000 - 32,000 32,000 - 34,000 7 UCL (University College London) UK 14,000 - 16,000 6,000 - 8,000 24,000 - 26,000 24,000 - 26,000 8 University of CHICAGO US 42,000 - 44,000 42,000 - 44,000 42,000 - 44,000 42,000 - 44,000 9 University of PENNSYLVANIA US 40,000 - 42,000 26,000 - 28,000 40,000 - 42,000 26,000 - 28,000 10 COLUMBIA University US 42,000 - 44,000 38,000 - 40,000 42,000 - 44,000 38,000 - 40,000 11 STANFORD University US 40,000 - 42,000 38,000 - 40,000 40,000 - 42,000 38,000 - 40,000 12 CALIFORNIA Institute of Technology (Caltech) US 36,000 - 38,000 36,000 - 38,000 36,000 - 38,000 36,000 - 38,000 13 PRINCETON University US 36,000 - 38,000 38,000 - 40,000 36,000 - 38,000 38,000 - 40,000 14 University of MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor US 10,000 - 12,000 16,000 - 18,000 36,000 - 38,000 36,000 - 38,000 15 CORNELL University US 38,000 - 40,000 28,000 - 30,000 38,000 - 40,000 28,000 - 30,000 16 JOHNS HOPKINS University US 40,000 - 42,000 40,000 - 42,000 40,000 - 42,000 40,000 - 42,000 17 MCGILL University CA 4,000 - 6,000 4,000 - 6,000 18,000 - 20,000 14,000 - 16,000 18 ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) CH < 2000 < 2000 < 2000 < 2000 19 DUKE University US 40,000 - 42,000 38,000 - 40,000 40,000 - 42,000 38,000 - 40,000 20 University of EDINBURGH UK 2,000 - 4,000 6,000 - 8,000 16,000 - 18,000 18,000 - 20,000 21 University of California, BERKELEY US 10,000 - 12,000 10,000 - 12,000 32,000 - 34,000 24,000 - 26,000 22 University of Hong Kong HK 4,000 - 6,000 4,000 - 6,000 14,000 - 16,000 14,000 - 16,000 23 University of TORONTO CA 10,000 - 12,000 12,000 - 14,000 32,000 - 34,000 28,000 - 30,000 24 NORTHWESTERN University US 40,000 - 42,000 40,000 - 42,000 40,000 - 42,000 40,000 - 42,000 25 University of Tokyo JP 6,000 - 8,000 6,000 - 8,000 6,000 - 8,000 0 26 AUSTRALIAN National University AU 6,000 - 8,000 22,000 - 24,000 40,000 - 42,000 28,000 - 30,000 27 KING'S College London UK 14,000 - 16,000 6,000 - 8,000 20,000 - 22,000 20,000 - 22,000 28 National University of SINGAPORE SG 34,000 - 36,000 6,000 - 8,000 40,000 - 42,000 18,000 - 20,000 29 University of MANCHESTER UK 14,000 - 16,000 8,000 - 10,000 18,000 - 20,000 22,000 - 24,000 30 University of BRISTOL UK 14,000 - 16,000 6,000 - 8,000 20,000 - 22,000 20,000 - 22,000 31 The University of MELBOURNE AU 6,000 - 8,000 0 28,000 - 30,000 24,000 - 26,000 32 Kyoto University JP 6,000 - 8,000 6,000 - 8,000 4,000 - 6,000 4,000 - 6,000 33 École Normale Supérieure, PARIS FR < 1,000 < 1,000 < 1,000 < 1,000 34 University of CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles (UCLA) US 10,000 - 12,000 10,000 - 12,000 32,000 - 34,000 24,000 - 26,000 35 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LAUSANNE CH < 2000 < 2000 < 2000 < 2000 36 ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FR < 1,000 6,000 - 8,000 < 1,000 6,000 - 8,000 37 The Chinese University of Hong Kong HK 4,000 - 6,000 4,000 - 6,000 12,000 - 14,000 12,000 - 14,000 38 The University of SYDNEY AU 6,000 - 8,000 22,000 - 24,000 30,000 - 32,000 28,000 - 30,000 39 BROWN University US 40,000 - 42,000 40,000 - 42,000 40,000 - 42,000 40,000 - 42,000 40 Hong Kong University of Science & Technology HK 4,000 - 6,000 4,000 - 6,000 8,000 - 10,000 < 2000 41 University of WISCONSIN, Madison US 8,000 - 10,000 10,000 - 12,000 24,000 - 26,000 24,000 - 26,000 42 Seoul National University KR 4,000 - 6,000 4,000 - 6,000 4,000 - 6,000 4,000 - 6,000 43 CARNEGIE MELLON University US 42,000 - 44,000 36,000 - 38,000 42,000 - 44,000 36,000 - 38,000 44 NEW YORK University (NYU) US 40,000 - 42,000 34,000 - 36,000 40,000 - 42,000 34,000 - 36,000 45 Osaka University JP 6,000 - 8,000 6,000 - 8,000 4,000 - 6,000 8,000 - 10,000 46 Peking University CN < 1,000 2,000 - 4,000 4,000 - 6,000 4,000 - 6,000 47 TsingHua University CN < 2000 < 2000 4,000 - 6,000 6,000 - 8,000 48 University of QUEENSLAND AU 6,000 - 8,000 < 2000 22,000 - 24,000 12,000 - 14,000 49 University of NEW SOUTH WALES AU 6,000 - 8,000 8,000 - 10,000 28,000 - 30,000 28,000 - 30,000 50 University of WARWICK UK 14,000 - 16,000 8,000 - 10,000 20,000 - 22,000 20,000 - 22,000
  22. 22. www.qs.com QS World University Rankings 2011 25 Market-based fee systems make independent university comparisons vital, says Tim Rogers We live in very interesting times. For decades, the topic of higher education, university admissions, tuition fees and graduate employment featured, if at all, buried deep in the pages of our national newspapers. In recent months, however, since the release of the Browne Report and the UK Government’s White Paper on higher education, universities are front-page news, almost on a daily basis. New demands from students, the Government and employers to make the university experi- ence more relevant to the contemporary labour market have transformed the higher education landscape in the UK and discussions on social mobility, transferable skills and the funding of education are now commonplace. Interesting times may also dictate changing times for UK and European students aim- ing to enter university in 2012 and beyond. The implementation of what might be called “market rate” tuition fees calls into question for the first time whether universities and their individual undergraduate degree programs represent value for money equally. With higher rates of student debt facing most students in the UK in the future, the question “what do I get for my money?” arises in a way students have never had to face before. The logical response to such a situation is the provision of more detailed and perhaps greater volumes of relevant advisory information. The role of rankings, in this context, may prove much more powerful. Related to the UK Government’s own revised approach to higher education, the collection of independ- ent and objective data on the performance of universities across a range of measures, such as entry standards, student satisfaction, tuition fees and graduate employment rates, is likely to be critical for all those concerned with making the right choice on where to study. To quote the White Paper itself,“We will radically improve and expand the information available to prospective students, making available much more information about individual courses at individual institutions and graduate employ- ment prospects.” The availability of rankings for UK, EU and international students to help support them choosing a university program is nothing new. A range of publications, including many na- tional newspapers, magazines and now websites, have developed rankings or league tables to help support better student choice for over a decade. Ben Sowter, Head of the QS Intel- ligence Unit, the power behind the QS World University Rankings®, sees the use of rankings by prospective students as only now becoming more and more important:“With higher tui- tion fees in place in the UK, students and their parents are bound to look for more detailed information that compares programs, universi- ties and even graduates of specific institutions directly. Information that is based on solid data will help all those involved in choosing where to study to make much better and more informed choices.” Phil Moss, an education and admissions con- sultant specializing in counselling UK students to gain access to university, believes that the advent of fees will change a number of behav- iours but sounds a note of caution on the use of university rankings and league tables,“Any university ranking offers additional information and is likely to help students and their parents make better decisions about where to study, but the need to balance them with other, more human factors will continue to be important. Advice from alumni or current students can be as valuable in providing a genuine insight into the experience or quality of a particularly degree program and add an element that rank- ings can never convey – the actual emotion of a university experience.” While rankings are perhaps not the answer for all issues related to university or program choice, the provision of a set of measures that contribute to an understanding of the rela- tive quality of an institution is very valuable. Rankings, such as those offered by QS, have the added advantage of offering a detailed insight into the relative strengths of universities in the UK and further afield at the subject level. Such at- tempts at providing information at this micro-level can only support prospective students in making the best decision possible for their university choice and their future careers. For many, in the changed reality of tuition fees and increas- ing demand for university under- graduate places, the availability of more and more information can only be a good thing. The implementation of full-cost student tuition fees will change the UK university environment forever – and for many it has already started to. Students and their parents will seek greater reassurances, not only that the university experience and the likely qualification gained will provide value for money relative to the competition, but also that a genuine future return on their invest- ment is probable, if not guaranteed. University rankings and external assessments can only add a very valuable dimension to the decision- making process for all those concerned, as more and more students assess whether their university choice is the best possible one for them. In the changed reality of tuition fees and increasing demand for university undergraduate places, the availability of more information can only be a good thing
  23. 23. www.qs.com QS World University Rankings 2011 27 QS World University Rankings® by Subject By Danny Byrne Though overall rankings have become a valuable tool for prospective students, they are necessarily limited in their ability to reflect the strengths of specialist institutions as op- posed to comprehensive universities. In order to expand the scope of the rankings, 2011 has seen the inaugural publication of the QS World University Rankings® by Subject. Using a combination of survey data from the QS World University Rankings® and new citation data from Scopus, the subject rankings zoom in to provide a subject-specific ranking focusing on three key criteria:Academic Reputation, Em- ployer Reputation and Citations per Paper. Rankings have been produced in 26 narrow subject areas, with the weightings of the three indicators adjusted to best reflect their relative importance in a given field; citations are given a greater weighting in the more data-driven fields, whereas in subjects with typically low citation rates the emphasis is placed on reputation.While a handful of leading comprehensive universities perform strongly in most disciplines - Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, Stanford andYale in the US, and Oxford and Cambridge in the UK – the added value of the exercise can be seen in the number of universities that display a specialist strength that is overlooked in overall league tables. Below is a table featuring some of the best examples of universities that perform significantly better in a given specialist discipline than they do in the overall 2011 QS World University Rankings®. The number-one spots in the rankings were split between five universities: Harvard (top in a remarkable 16 subjects), followed by MIT (top in six), Cambridge (top in two), and Oxford and Stanford, with one discipline apiece. Spe- cialist institutions also highlight their areas of expertise to a greater extent than is possible in the overall table. For example, LSE shows that it is a world-class research institution in certain areas of the social sciences by finishing fourth in both Economics and Politics. However, in the overall table it is inevitably disadvantaged by operating in significantly fewer disciplines than most of its competitors. Institution Country/Region World Rank Subject Overall 2011 Rank Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US 1 Six subjects* 3 University of Oxford UK 1 Geography 5 Stanford University US 1 Statistics 11 UC Berkeley US 2 Four subjects* 21 University of Chicago US 5 Sociology 8 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) UK 4 Two subjects* 64 Imperial College London UK 5 Engineering - Civil & Structural 6 McGill University Canada 9 Linguistics 17 Australian National University (ANU) Australia 6 Philosophy 26 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 7 Statistics 28 University of Edinburgh UK 7 Linguistics 20 University of Toronto Canada 7 English Language and Literature 23 Johns Hopkins University US 8 Medicine 16 University of Melbourne Australia 8 Psychology 31 University of California, San Diego (UCSD) US 10 Biological Sciences 77 ETH Zurich Switzerland 10 Engineering - Civil & Structural 18 New York University (NYU) US 10 Law 44 University of Sydney Australia 11 Law 38 University of British Columbia (UBC) Canada 11 Environmental Sciences 51 * MIT: Computer Sciences; Electrical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil and Structural Engineering; Mechanical,Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering; Material Sciences * UC Berkeley: Material Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Geography; Sociology *LSE: Economics; Politics Full QS rankings in 26 individual disciplines can be viewed at www.topuniversities.com/ university-rankings

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