Rankings are in a manner describe the way we perceive things. One such ranking is the annual ranking of Quackquarelli Symonds (QS) Global World University Rankings. An indicator of the performance of the universities across the globe in terms of academic reputation, faculty reputation, faculty/student ratio, international faculty, international student ratio, and other such related facets. Let’s have a look at the top ten QS rankings of 2021.
All these factors are accordingly judged to provide the ranking of educational institutions across the world. Starting with the top scorer of the league, MIT- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It has topped the list for the ninth time in a row. The private university situated alongside Charles river in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a hub of innovation and academic excellence and its continuous winning streak approves so.
The second on the table is another US-based research university Stanford University officially Leland Stanford University is one of the topmost universities in the world. An alma mater to people like Elon Musk this university has its own wings to follow the research and academic endeavours.
Another Massachusetts based university grabbing the third rank is Harvard University. Harvard is one of the oldest institutions of the states and also one of the most prestigious institutions in the world.
The fourth participant in the list is The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) another private university of the United States of America. If you are believing that only US-based universities are on the list then you are wrong. The next one on the list ranking at position fifth is the most prestigious university in England. The University of Oxford is the next prestigious allay of this group. The University started its teaching as early as 1096.
As for the rest of the members of the list, it is continued by likes of ETH Zurich Switzerland the sole contender of the swiss university in the list. The University of Cambridge is another English asset to the world. This glorious University dates back to as early as 1096. The next participants on the list have to be Imperial College of London another British addition to the list followed by the University of Chicago and lastly at tenth position, University College London(UCL).
Clearly this list of top ten QS rankings of 2021 has American and British dominance with a remarkable share of universities executing the excellence in the educational corridors. As for the Indian Institute, institutions like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has made to 172nd place followed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore at 185th spot and Indian Institute of Delhi at 193rd place. The rankings are used as a reference for pursuing higher education by the students.
Here is the link if you are interested to see which rank your university grabbed: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2021