What are the World’s Top Universities in terms of QS ranking?
There are various criteria for ranking universities in the world, one of the most famous of which belongs to the QS ranking system. This organization annually evaluates and ranks the best universities in the world based on criteria such as university reputation, number of international students, published articles and scientific research achievements of that university.
The latest list announced by this organization is related to the best universities in the world in 2023, and in this article we will introduce them to you and especially to applicants for educational immigration:
1: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT University has long been regarded as one of the top institutions in the world, serving as a breeding place for brilliant minds. This institution was established in 1863, but its opening was postponed until 1865 owing to the outbreak of the American Civil War. The initial class at this institution, attended by 15 students, was conducted in Boston, but in 1916, the university’s main campus was relocated to Cambridge, Massachusetts. This institution has been renowned as one of America’s research centers in physics, computer science, aerospace, and engineering since the Great Depression, Second World War, and Cold War, and continues to be so today.
MIT University offers various degrees from undergraduate to post-doc. This university consists of 5 faculties of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Basic Sciences and of course College of Health Sciences and Technology. In addition to engineering and physics, MIT University has a great reputation in the fields of economics, political science, urban studies, linguistics and philosophy. It is very difficult to get admission in this university due to the wide competition, and undergraduate students can often focus on their research ideas. This university generally accepts 10,000 students annually
2: University of Cambridge
Cambridge University is another prestigious and famous university in England, which competes with Oxford University in various fields, from scientific and academic issues to rowing. This university, like Oxford University, is one of the oldest universities in the world, dating back to 1209. This large university consists of 150 faculties and 31 university colleges.
In its history, Cambridge University has cultivated outstanding scientific, literary, political, cultural, artistic and even royal figures. It has housed 121 Nobel Prize winners, 11 Fields Medal winners, 7 Turing Award winners, 14 Prime Ministers of England and 194 Olympic medalists.
3: Stanford University
Stanford University is one of the other famous American universities in the world, which is ranked second in the world. This university was founded in 1885 and opened in 1891. Stanford University is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. One of the most important advantages of this university is its sunny climate and its proximity to the cities of San Francisco and San Jose, which fills students’ free time. James and Leland Stanford founded this university in memory of their son and wanted it to be an institution of practical education that would produce knowledgeable, informed and useful citizens.
Today, Stanford University continues to pursue its original goal; All undergraduate students, regardless of their field of study, must pass writing, foreign language, humanities, social and cultural issues. Stanford students from 55 different countries have come to this university, which shows the cultural diversity in this university. Stanford University has so far housed 84 Nobel Prize winners, 28 Turing Award winners, and 8 Fields Medal winners. Also, this university has produced top entrepreneurs who have created big companies like Nike, PayPal, Netflix, Yahoo, HP and NVidia.
4: Oxford University
According to certain rating systems, such as The Times, Oxford University is the top university in the world. This well-known English institution was created during the 11th century and is one of the world’s oldest universities. Oxford University is a popular tourist destination in England, and it has also served as a filming site for the Harry Potter films.
Admission to Oxford University is extremely competitive, and international students account for about half of the university’s students, who come from 160 different countries. This university is home to the world’s oldest museum and the largest university newspaper. Moreover, the University of Oxford is renowned as the greatest employer in Oxfordshire, England, having organized around 33,700 employment and contributing approximately 2.3 billion pounds to the region’s economy.
5: Harvard University
Harvard University is another famous Ivy League university and one of the most prestigious universities in the United States of America, located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts. This university was founded in 1636 by John Harvard, one of the representatives of the Massachusetts Parliament. Harvard University consists of ten faculties along with the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, which offers a variety of courses at all levels of study and is at the forefront of innovative research in various sciences.
Tuition fees at Harvard University are very high, however, students can apply for a variety of scholarships. In addition, the average salary of graduates of this university is 60 thousand dollars per year. The largest academic library in the world is also located at Harvard University. The ethnic and cultural diversity of this university is also very high, so that until now more than 85% of Harvard students were from outside the United States of America.
6: California institute of technology
The California Institute of Technology, also known as Caltech, is located in Pasadena, California. The field of engineering and basic sciences of this university has a great reputation and is considered a leader in studies in this field. Caltech University was founded in 1891 and currently has six different departments that specialize in science and engineering. This university has so far housed 76 Nobel Prize winners, 4 Fields Medal winners and 6 Turing Award winners. Also, 58 Caltech University professors have received the National Medal of Science
7: Imperial College London
Imperial College London is one of the public and research-oriented universities in England, which was established in 1907 by a royal charter from the merger of several colleges. The university gradually expanded and now its main focus is on basic sciences, technology, medicine and commerce. The university’s main campus is located in South Kensington, which is joined by several other departments and centers across London. Imperial College was originally part of the University of London, but became independent from it in 2007.
Imperial College has a very high ethnic diversity, so that about 59% of its students are international students from 140 countries. This university has 14 Nobel Prize winners, 3 Fields Medal winners, 1 Turing Award winner and many other honorees in various scientific fields. 91% of the researches conducted in this university have been world-leading.
8: University College London
UCL University is one of the most important research-oriented universities in England, which is located in the city of London. This university is a member of the Federal University of London. UCL was founded in 1826 as the first university in the city of London, and it was the first fully secular university at that time, accepting students regardless of their religion. This university is the third oldest university in England and the first university to enroll women as students.
Mahatma Gandhi, Alexander Graham Bell, Francis Crick, John Stuart Mill, Chris Martin and Christopher Nolan are all top UCL graduates. The university has produced 34 Nobel Prize winners and 3 Fields Medal winners throughout its history. UCL University is one of the most popular study destinations in the UK for international students and includes various scholarships for talented and needy students.
9: ETH Zurich institute of technology
The best university in Switzerland and the sixth best university in the world is the Zurich Institute of Technology. This university was founded in 1854 by the Swiss federal government with the aim of training engineers and scientists. This university is particularly focused on basic sciences, engineering, technology and mathematics and together with EPFL are part of the scope of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
This university is very popular with international students due to its relatively low tuition fees. Masters and PhD graduates of ETH University will have very high incomes and will have a lot of credit in their field of expertise. So far, 21 Nobel Prize winners, 2 Fields Medal winners, Pritzker Medal winners and 1 Turing Prize winner have been members of this university, including Albert Einstein.
10: University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is one of the most important American universities in the world, located in the city of Chicago, Illinois. This university consists of an undergraduate education center and several post-graduate research centers. This university has branches in different cities of the world such as London, Paris, Beijing, Delhi and Hong Kong and offers world-class education to students.
The University of Chicago has produced 100 Nobel Prize winners, 10 Fields Medal winners, 4 Turing Award winners, 27 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 29 billionaire alumni. This university has been the place of study of great figures such as Carl Sagan, the famous American astronomer, and Milton Friedman, the great economic theorist.