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QS World University Rankings

The best universities in the world prepare alumni for influential and competitive careers and boast an extensive history of educating students. The top-ranked universities on our list have honed their reputation over time.

The QS World University Rankings 2023-2024 has 1400+ institutions across 104 locations. QS World Rankings is the only of its kind to emphasize employability and sustainability.

Ranks University Name Location
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
3 University of Oxford United Kingdom
4 Harvard University United States
5 Stanford University United States
6 Imperial College London United Kingdom
7 ETH Zurich Switzerland
8 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
9 UCL United Kingdom
10 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
11 University of Chicago United States
12 University of Pennsylvania United States
13 Cornell University United States
14 The University of Melbourne Australia
15 California Institute of Technology United States
16 Yale University United States
17 Peking University China
18 Princeton University United States
19 The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) Australia
20 The University of Sydney Australia
21 University of Toronto Canada
22 The University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
23 Columbia University United States
24 University PSL France
25 Tsinghua University China
26 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) Singapore
27 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
28 Johns Hopkins University United States
29 The University of Tokyo Japan
30 University of California, Los Angeles United States
31 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Canada
32 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United Kingdom
33 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor United States
34 Australian National University (ANU) Australia
35 University of British Columbia Canada
36 EPFL Switzerland
37 Technical University of Munich Germany
38 Institute Polytechnique de Paris United States
39 New York University (NYU) United States
40 King’s College London United Kingdom
41 Seoul National University South Korea
42 Monash University Australia
43 The University of Queensland Australia
44 Zhejiang University China
45 The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
46 Kyoto University Japan
47 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
48 Northwestern University United States
49 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) China
50 Fudan University China

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Top 10 Universities in World

Sr.No

University Name

Country

1

University of Cambridge United Kingdom

2

University of Oxford United Kingdom
3 Harvard University United States

4

Stanford University

United States

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States

6

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

7

Yale University United States

8

Peking University

China

9 University of Toronto

Canada

10 University of New South Wales

Australia

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Top 10 Universities in USA

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 Harvard University 98.3
2 University of Colorado Boulder  36.8
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 100.0
4 University of Miami 24.2
5 Carnegie Mellon University 72.7
6 University of California, Los Angeles 100.0
7 Rice University 40.0
8 Brown University 58.1
9 Georgia Institute of Technology 67.8
10 Emory University 25.0

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Top 10 Universities in UK

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 University of Oxford 98.9
2 University of Cambridge 99.2
3 University of Glasgow 65.2
4 University of Bristol 72.4
5 The University of Manchester 82.2
6 Kings College London 55.3
7 Imperial College London 97.8
8 Lancaster University 55.7
9 The University of Edinburgh 86.1
10 London School Of Economics 76.9

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Top 10 Universities in China

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 Peking University 87
2 Fudan University 74.4
3 Wuhan University 46.6
4 Tsinghua University 84.9
5 Zhejiang University 77.8
6 Nanjing University 52.1
7 University of Science and Technology of China 52.6
8 Shanghai Jiao Tong University 74.3
9 Sun Yat-sen University 34.6
10 Huazhong University of Science and Technology 37.1

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Top 10 Universities in Japan

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 Osaka University 63.9
2 Kyoto University 76.3
3 Tohoku University 58
4 The University of Tokyo 84.3
5 Tokyo Institute of Technology 61.6
6 Kyushu University 49.7
7 Nagoya University 48.5
8 University of Tsukuba 30.9
9 Hokkaido University 46.2
10 International Christian University n/a

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Top 10 Universities in Pakistan

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 Aga Khan University n/a
2 University of the Punjab n/a
3 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology n/a
4 University of Peshawar n/a
5 University of Lahore(UOL) n/a
6 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad n/a
7 International Islamic University, Islamabad n/a
8 Lahore University of Management Sciences n/a
9 Quaid-E-Azam University, Islamabad n/a
10 University of Karachi n/a

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Top 10 Universities in Canada

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 University of Toronto 86.3
2 University of Alberta 58.3
3 University of Ottawa 45.2
4 McGill University 83.7
5 McMaster University 46.8
6 University of Montreal n/a
7 University of British Columbia 81.5
8 University of Waterloo 58.1
9 University of Calgary 47.9
10 Queens University n/a

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Top 10 Universities in Russia

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 South Ural State University n/a
2 Tomsk Polytechnic University 20.2
3 Peoples Friendship University of Russia n/a
4 Kazan Federal University n/a
5 Tomsk State University 26.9
6 Novosibirsk State University 26.7
7 Saint Petersburg State University 33.4
8 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University 22
9 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology 27
10 Lomonosov Moscow State University 62.2

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Top 10 Universities in Nepal

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 Kathmandu University n/a
2 Pokhara University n/a
3 Purbanchal University n/a
4 Agriculture and Forestry University n/a
5 Tribhuvan University n/a
6 Lumbini Buddhist University n/a
7 Mid Western University n/a
8 Far Western University n/a
9 Nepal Sanskrit University n/a
10 Nepal Law Campus n/a

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Top 10 Universities in Iran

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 Islamic Azad University n/a
2 Tehran University of Medical Sciences n/a
3 University of Tehran 30.7
4 Bobal Noshirvani University of Technology n/a
5 Sharif University of Technology 32.4
6 University of Tabriz n/a
7 Amirkabir University of Technology 29.5
8 Tarbiat Modares University n/a
9 Isfahan University of Technology n/a
10 Mashhad University Medical Science n/a

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Top 10 Universities in Iraq

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 University of Baghdad n/a
2 University of Kufa n/a
3 University of Diyala n/a
4 University of Duhok n/a
5 University of Mosul n/a
6 University of Babylon n/a
7 University of Technology n/a
8 Tishk International University n/a
9 The University of Mustansiriyah n/a
10 Bilad Alrafidan University College n/a

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Top 10 Universities in Saudia Arabia

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 King Saud University 45.2
2 University of Hail n/a
3 University of Tabuk n/a
4 King Abdulaziz University 52
5 Alfaisal University n/a
6 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University 19.9
7 Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University n/a
8 Umm Al Quran University n/a
9 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences n/a
10 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals n/a

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Top 10 Universities in Qatar

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 Qatar University 48.7
2 Hamad Bin Khalifa University 33.8
3 University of Doha for Science and Technology n/a
4 Weill Cornell Medicine n/a
5 Doha Institute for Graduates Studies n/a
6 University of Calgary n/a
7 Carnegie Mellon University 73.7
8 Virginia Commonwealth University n/a
9 Georgetown University n/a
10 Texas A and M University n/a

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Top 10 Universities in India

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 Indian Institute of Technology Madras 36.1
2 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 51.7
3 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 46.1
4 University of Delhi 27.4
5 Lovely Professional University n/a
6 Indian Institute of Science 42.1
7 Vellore Institute of Technology n/a
8 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 37.4
9 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 36.9
10 GRM Institute of Science and Technology n/a

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Top 10 Universities in Germany

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 Technical University of Munich 80
2 Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich n/a
3 Heidelberg University n/a
4 Humboldt University, Berlin n/a
5 University of Tubingen n/a
6 Charite-Universitatasmedizin, Berlin n/a
7 University of Bonn n/a
8 Freie Universitat, Berlin n/a
9 RWTH Aachen University 59.3
10 University of Freiburg n/a

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Top 10 Universities in France

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 PSL Research University n/a
2 University of Paris n/a
3 Sorbonne University 71.7
4 Paris Saclay University n/a
5 Aix Marseille University n/a
6 Institute Polytechnique de Paris n/a
7 University of Bordeaux 24.7
8 University of Montpellier n/a
9 Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon 47.6
10 Paris Tech School of Bridge n/a

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Top 10 Universities in Sweden

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 Karolinska Institute n/a
2 Lund University 62.8
3 Uppsala University 59.4
4 Stockholm University 56.8
5 KTH Royal Institute of Technology 66.4
6 University of Gothenburg 47.3
7 Chalmers University of Technology 54
8 Linkoping University 37.5
9 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences n/a
10 Orebro University n/a

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Top 10 Universities in Switzerland

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 ETH Zurich 93.3
2 University of Zurich 61.6
3 University of Bern 54.8
4 University of Basel 55
5 Webster University, Geneva n/a
6 University of Geneva 54.2
7 University of Lausanne 42.7
8 University of Fribourg n/a
9 University of Neuchatel n/a
10 Universita della Svizzera Italiana 32.6

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Top 10 Universities in Australia

Sr.No University Name Overall Score
1 University of Sydney 86.7
2 University of Melbourne 87.9
3 University of Queensland 78.1
4 University of Western Australia 66.9
5 Monash University 78.2
6 University of Technology Sydney 61.8
7 University of Wollongong 50.1
8 University of Adelaide 62
9 Australian National University 81.5
10 University of New South Wales 86.7

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