GMAT Resources

The Verdict is Out: Asia Finds Momentum in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17

The Verdict is Out: Asia Finds Momentum in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17

The thirteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings has now been released, and among other fast-developing Asian economies, China seems to be rapidly gaining upwards momentum with three universities in the global top 50.

Things are also looking good for Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia, that have universities moving upward after an arduous period of decline. Here’s a peak at the top 10 universities:

QS World University Rankings 2016/17: Top 10
2016 Institution Country
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 Stanford University United States
3 Harvard University United States
4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
5 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
6 University of Oxford United Kingdom
7 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom
8 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
9 Imperial College London United Kingdom
10 University of Chicago United States

Among the top 10 in Asia, leading from the front and rock steady at the 12
th and 13th positions are the Singaporean giants of National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, followed a little way down by China’s torchbearer, Tsinghua University with its highest-ever ranking at the 24th position. In hot pursuit are the Universities of Hong Kong and Tokyo at the 27th and 34th positions, followed by Seoul National University, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and Kyoto, Peking and Fudan Universities at the 35th, 36th, 37th, 39th and 43rd positions respectively.

View the complete list of rankings here.

Sign up for our newsletter!

Get expert tips, exam updates and news articles to help improve your test score


Free Prep Classes

Take online classes to learn from the subject experts