Top 10 universities in the world as per QS World University Ranking 2022 —IISc world’s best in research impact

Jun 9, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore becomes the world’s top research university, in ...

... 'citations per faculty’ category in QS World University Rankings. The institute, which is globally-renowned for its research in science and engineering, was ranked 2nd in the same category last year.

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In overall rankings, MIT in the US retains the crown.

Here is a look at the global top 10 universities, in detail --

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT has played a key role in development of modern science, engineering, mathematics and technology. MIT with a perfect score of 100 has been on the top of the list for a decade now.

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University of Oxford

One of the oldest English speaking universities in the world located in Oxford, United Kingdom. Although the university has four academic divisions, its particular strength is in science and is renowned for its medicine.

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Stanford University

Located in the heart of San Francisco encourages its students to launch their own companies. Google, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat and many more were founded by Stanford alumni.

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University of Cambridge

It is not only known for its academics, but also for its libraries which consist of around 15 million books and extracurricular activities like drama and sports. More than 98 Nobel Laureates and 15 Prime Ministers have graduated from this university.

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Harvard University

Ranked among the most prestigious universities in the world, Harvard is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the USA. Around 8 US presidents, several state heads, 108 Olympic medal winners have graduated from this prestigious university.

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California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

It is renowned for its prowess in science and engineering and is associated with US’ space agency NASA. The university also undertakes the Einstein Papers project. It preserves, translates and publishes papers of Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of all-time.

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Imperial College London

Imperial college extensively focuses on science, medicine, technology and business. Started by Prince Albert, the university has more than 59 percent international students from more than 140 countries.

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ETH Zurich — Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Located in Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, it attracts numerous international students with its low tuition fees. PhD and graduate salaries are amongst the world’s highest in this university.

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The second largest university in the United Kingdom, UCL is one of the first universities to admit students regardless of their religion. India’s anti-colonialist leader Mahatma Gandhi, former prime minister of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta are famous alumni of the university.

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University of Chicago

University of Chicago is not only known for its research and development in the fields of science and technology, but is also known for its media and film departments.

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