Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released their global university rankings for the year, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has emerged at the top of the rankings for the 12th year in a row.
As one of the world’s leading higher education specialists, their coveted rankings are eagerly awaited across the globe for insight into the best universities. This highly-anticipated edition marks the 20th year of their industry-leading analysis of the top-performing universities across the globe, and represents the success of a 20-
year partnership with the higher education sector.
The recent edition is the largest to date, featuring 1500 institutions and introducing three new criteria or “indicators” to “reflect the changing priorities of students and the evolving missions of world-class higher education institutions today: a commitment to sustainability; even greater emphasis on supporting graduate employability and increased international research collaboration to solve the world’s biggest challenges.”
QS World University Rankings 2024: Top 10 Global Universities
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- Harvard University
- Stanford University
- Imperial College London
- ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
- National University of Singapore (NUS)
- University College London (UCL)
- University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
National University of Singapore (NUS) has made history as the first Asian university to be included in the top 10 global QS rankings.
University of California (UCB) is the only institution to have earned a perfect score of 100 in the new ‘Sustainability’ indicator.
Meanwhile, in India, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has emerged as the best institution in India, after Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Banglore lost its top position. IISc Bangalore now stands 225th globally, down from last year’s 155th rank. IIT Bombay now stands 1st in the country and 149th globally, up from last year’s 172.
IIT Delhi went down to 197th this year. In the last rankings, it was placed at 174th. However, IISc’s drop from first to third place has helped IIT Delhi to feature in third place in the country.
QS World University Rankings 2024: Top 10 Universities in India
- IIT Bombay (Global Ranking 149)
- IIT Delhi (Global Ranking 197)
- IISc Bangalore (Global Ranking 225)
- IIT Kharagpur (Global Ranking 271)
- IIT Kanpur (Global Ranking 278)
- IIT Madras (Global Ranking 285)
- IIT Guwahati (Global Ranking 364)
- IIT Roorkee (Global Ranking 369)
- University of Delhi (Global Ranking 407)
- Anna University (Global Ranking 427)
QS has said in its official statement, “The Indian Institute of Science (225th) experienced a lower rank in the reset methodology, partly due to the revised weightage assigned to its faculty-to-student ratio, which is one of its strengths. This edition assigns 50% less weight to this indicator. Additionally, the introduction of three new indicators serves as areas of development for this prestigious institution. India can now take pride in having two more entries in the world’s top 500 universities with the University of Delhi (ranked 407th) and Anna University (ranked 427th) making their debut in this tier.”