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Thursday, March 01 2018 - 03:19
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
LONDON, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- The world's best universities for your subject revealed 

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, have today released 
the eighth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 
[]. The research project 
enumerates the world's leading institutions for the study of 48 different 
subjects and five subject groups. The portfolio - the most extensive of its 
kind - is designed to provide a crucial comparative guide to university 
performance for students both aspiring and current, parents, career & study 
advisors, and academia.

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This year, Harvard University retains its global pre-eminence. It ranks 
number-one for fourteen different subjects, outranking Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology (12 number-one ranks) and the University of Oxford (four 
number-one ranks).

Key Findings: 

- The United States' higher education system records more drops than rises;
- The United Kingdom's universities remain resilient in the face of Brexit, 
taking 10 number-one ranks - two more than last year;
- The University of Cambridge takes more top-ten ranks than any other 
institution (37);
- In continental Europe, The Netherlands is the only country to take two top 
places while Switzerland and Italy take one apiece;
- French universities continue to flounder, with more regressions than 
- National University of Singapore is Asia's standout institution, taking 11 
top-10 places;
- China's rate of improvement has slowed, as has Russia's;
- India's performance deteriorates slightly;
- Brazil loses nearly a quarter of its top-100 places, underlining the system's 
- QS have added two new tables to the portfolio this year: Library & 
Information Management and Classics & Ancient History.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018: Institutions achieving most 
Top-10 Ranks
Institution                               Country         Number of Top-10 
University of Cambridge                   UK              37
University of Oxford                      UK              35
University of California, Berkeley        USA             34
Harvard University                        USA             34
Stanford University                       USA             32
Massachusetts Institute of Technology     USA             24
University of California, Los Angeles     USA             14
London School of Economics                UK              13
National University of Singapore          Singapore       11
Yale University                           USA             11
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Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: "For perhaps the first year since we 
began this research project, we see the improvement of Asian nations decelerate 
somewhat. There is no noteworthy proportional increase in the number of top-50 
positions they take, and only the National University of Singapore demonstrates 
comprehensive competitiveness in the very highest echelons. The results 
demonstrate the difficulties facing any institution or system aiming to reach 
world-class research performance standards."

The full rankings can be found at

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds