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The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings-2020

The QS World University Rankings-2020
The World Universities Rankings for 2020 by QS
The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings-2020

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is best known for publishing the QS World University Rankings the world’s most popular university ranking system. But for QS, the mission doesn’t stop at data and research. Every year, the company helps tens of millions of prospective students and working professionals make the right educational choices and to develop the skills to succeed in their career and life.

Ranking Methodology:

The QS university and MBA rankings attract a great deal of interest and scrutiny each year. The London School of Economics bears little resemblance to Harvard University in terms of funding, scale, location, mission, output so how is it valid to include them both in the same ranking.


They do both aim to teach students and produce research and it has always been the assertion of QS that this ought to provide a sufficient basis for comparison.


The QS World University Rankings continue to enjoy a remarkably consistent methodological framework; compiled using six simple metrics that we believe effectively capture university performance. Since faculty area normalization was introduced in 2015 to ensure that institutions specializing in Life Sciences and Natural Sciences were not unduly advantaged, we have avoided fundamental changes. In doing so, we aim to ensure that year-on-year comparisons remain valid, and that unnecessary volatility is minimized.

Academic Indicator: QS uses a number of academic indicators by which to measure institutions, depending on the specific ranking in question. These include: Academic Reputation, H Index, Citations per Faculty, Staff with PhDs.

Employer Indicators: Given that employability is one of the primary reasons for pursuing higher education, employment based indicators feature prominently in the QS rankings: Employer Reputation, Employers Presence on Campus, Graduate Employment Rate, Alumni Outcomes.

Student Indicators: There are also a number of student specific rankings: Faculty/ Student Radio, Student exchange inbound.

Citation per faculty: Teaching is one key pillar of an institution’s mission. Another is research output. We measure institutional research quality using our Citations per Faculty metric. To calculate it, we the total number of citations received by all papers produced by an institution across a five-year period by the number of faculty members at that institution.

International Indicators: Internationalization is a key part of modern higher education life, the QS rankings employ a number of factors to analyze how outward-looking an institution is: International Faculty Index, International Student Index

Explore the full list of 1000 universities and filter by country and region. Following are ranks of Top 10 universities throughout the world for the year 2020.

Top Ten Universities in the World-2020

Rank#1:: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Rank#2:: Stanford University

Rank#3:: Harvard University

Rank#4:: University of Oxford

Rank#5:: California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Rank#6:: ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Rank#7:: University of Cambridge

Rank#8:: UCL - University College London

Rank#9:: Imperial College London

Rank#10:: University of Chicago


Top Ten Indian Universities-2020

Rank#152:: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

Rank#182:: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

 Rank#184:: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISC)

Rank#271:: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Rank#281:: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)

Rank#291:: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

Rank#383:: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)

Rank#474:: University of Delhi

Rank#491:: Indian Institute of Technology Guwhati (IITG)

Rank#601-650:: University of Hyderabad

The QS World University Rankings results can be found on, This ranking also receives significant coverage in many national and international newspapers and media channels including the Guardian, BBC News, the Sunday Times, Chosun Ilbo, Al Jazeera, and The Times of India.


For more information on the ranking procedure, ranks of other universities and other details from QS website please click on the "World University Ranks 2020" button below.

About QS World University Rankings

Building on over 20 years of collecting institutional data, beginning with a global survey of MBA employers, our portfolio of research projects include the QS World University Rankings, which has been in existence since 2004.With over 20 team members in the London and Singapore offices, QSIU is a highly skilled and culturally diverse team.Committed to the key values of rigorous integrity, undeniable value and charismatic presentation, QSIU strives to be the most trusted independent source of global intelligence on the higher education sector.


In addition to the research personnel already part of QS, QSIU is growing its London, Singapore, Mumbai and Bucharest operations to deliver the detailed analysis in increasing demand from many institutions in the market.

Disclaimer: All the above data is gathered from the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), all the logos and titles are belongs to Quacquarelli Symonds QS, EngMorph does not own any part of the data published in this page and EngMorph is not responsible for the correctness of the information presented. For more information, visit the Quacquarelli Symonds QS website.

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