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Wednesday, March 04 2020 - 10:59
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
LONDON, Mar. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

MIT world leader, US universities regress 

QS Quacquarelli Symonds – global higher education think-tank – today released 
the tenth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject: an extensive 
guide to the performance of 13,138 individual university programs, taken by 
students at 1368 universities which can be found in 83 locations across the 
world, across 48 academic disciplines and five broad Faculty Areas.  

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is world-leader in 12 subject tables – 
more than any other institution. Harvard University leads in 11 subjects, while 
the University of Oxford leads 8 tables. 

Key trends include: 

- The US higher education system remains in regression. The number of top-50 
programs – those ranking in the top 50 for their subject - offered by American 
universities has decreased from 806 in 2018 to 769 in 2020;  
- There are also decreases in the number of top-10, top-100, and top-200 
programs offered by American institutions;  
- The United Kingdom's university programs have recorded overall year-on-year 
improvement, with more rises (306) than drops (238);  
- Mainland China records 100 top-50 programs for the first time, though its 
universities' rate of improvement is slowing;  
- The National University of Singapore is Asia's best-performing institution: 8 
of its programs rank among the global top-10;  
- India's universities begin recording moderate improvements, with 53 programs 
improving and only 29 declining: there is also an increase in the number of 
top-50 and top-100 programs provided by Indian higher education;  
- Russia's higher education system has continued to improve, with an increase 
in top-50 and top-100 programs;  
- Latin America's best-performing overall system is Colombia, while the 
continent's leading individual institutions are Universidad Nacional Autónoma 
de México (12 top-50 programs) and Brazil's Universidade de São Paulo (11 
top-50 programs).  
- The chart below shows which universities feature most frequently among the 
Top-10 globally across the 48 subjects ranked in 2020.

Best-Performing Institutions 
						Top-10 rank
University of Cambridge			 UK 		38
Harvard University 			 US 		35
University of Oxford 			 UK 		34
University of California, Berkeley 	 US		32
Stanford University 			 US     	30
MIT   					 US 		21
ETH Zurich 			Switzerland   		13
LSE 					 UK 		13
University of California, Los Angeles    US 		11
Yale University 			 US		11 

Ben Sowter, QS Director of Research, said: "After five years of relentless 
improvement, our dataset has illuminated a slowdown in Chinese progress. 
However, their trajectory is still superior to that of American universities. 
We also find that Brexit does not yet appear to have jeopardized the research 
performance of British universities." 


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SOURCE: QS Quacquarelli Symonds