Global Ranking Monitoring 2015


Scholarships to Study in Europe

If you’re a prospective international student planning to study in Europe at bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral level, you may well be eligible for a scholarship. UK scholarships are listed in an article all of their own, as are scholarships for Germany, for Russia and scholarships to study in the Nordic countries. Scroll down the list below for a range of other scholarships to study in Europe…



Scholarships to Study in Germany

Not only is Germany one of the cheapest study destinations in Europe, the nation also the home to many esteemed universities within the latest QS World University Rankings. To find out more, take a look at the complete guide to studying abroad in Germany.



What qualifications do you need to be an astronaut?

What skills and qualifications do you need to become an astronaut? I often heard the answer “perfect vision and a physics degree”. While this response is slightly simplistic, it’s not far off the mark. European Space Agency explains that astronaut candidates can apply on the basis of either academic credentials or piloting experience.



The best universities in New York

The state of New York is home to two Ivy League universities – more than any other state. But it doesn’t just deliver on prestige; university options include state schools and a number of specialised colleges. If you’re thinking of studying abroad in New York, you’re certainly not alone. According to the 2015 Open Doors report, 8 per cent of all students in the state are international.



QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015

The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas. Published annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.



Common grammatical errors to avoid in your university application

The most common mistakes in essays by international students are incorrect verb conjugation and using the wrong prepositions, conjoining words and articles, according to research by an academic proofreading service.



10 of the Safest Student Cities

They are all featured in the QS Best Student Cities 2016 index, which this year includes 75 places, assessed on a range of categories including affordability and employer activity. Osaka, Munich, Singapore are on the top.



The best universities in Canada

Compared with the United States, Canada can provide cheaper study options, simpler application processes and more opportunities for permanent residency. 25 Canadian institutions are counted among the top 800 in the world. You may not have heard of all of them, but with seven top-200 universities, Canada offers plenty of opportunities for a world-class education.



25 US universities with the most international students

International students in the United States tend to concentrate in three states: New York, California and Texas. So the results of the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors 2015 report, revealing the 25 US universities with the most international students, are not particularly surprising.



The top universities in the United States

So you’ve set your hopes on attending one of the most elite universities in the world? You’ve heard of Harvard, Stanford and MIT of course. But with a grand total of 147 US universities in the World University Rankings, there are plenty of options for a world-class education you may never have thought of.



World University Rankings for physical sciences 2015-16: Asian institutions triumph

Asian universities have collectively achieved a huge improvement in the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for physical sciences. More than half of Asia’s 15 universities in the top 100 for physical sciences are included for the first time this year.



How to Apply to Study in Germany

Germany is the most popular non-Anglophone study destination in the world, and with its trendy student cities and low (or no) tuition fees, it’s not hard to see why. If you’re planning to study your first university degree in Germany, read on…



The best UK universities chosen by major employers

UK employers from predominantly business, IT and engineering sectors have revealed which UK universities produce the best graduates for the workplace. The universities of Oxford and Cambridge have taken the top spots in the UK ranking of the Global Employability University Survey 2015.



More Asian universities named as world-leading for engineering than ever before

Asia claims a quarter of the best 100 universities in the world for engineering and technology in the 2015-16 subject ranking. Universities in Singapore, Hong Kong and China are among the best 25 in the world for engineering degrees, directly competing with rivals in the US, UK, Sweden and the Netherlands.



US universities rank top in the world for social sciences

US universities count for almost half of the top 100 for social sciences in the 2015-16 ranking released by the Times Higher Education today. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the universities of Stanford and Princeton take the top three spots in the ranking which covers geography, economics and psychology, among other courses.



Oxford is best in the world for medicine, but London is best place to study

The best university at which to study medicine is the University of Oxford, as announced in the Times Higher Education subject ranking released today. UK institutions dominate at the very top of the clinical ranking this year, with Oxford, the University of Cambridge and University College London taking three of the five top spots. Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley complete the top five.



India, Russia and Eastern Europe are cheapest places to study at a ranked university

There’s at least one very good reason for foreign students to choose a university in Russia. The vast country is one of the cheapest places in world to study, second only to India. Russia is also home to a top 200 university: Lomonosov Moscow State University, which sits in 161st place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16.



The best universities in Australia and New Zealand

The best universities in Australia and New Zealand all fall within the top 250 universities in the world, according to the THE World University Rankings 2015-16. Australia dominates the list of the region’s 11 best universities, with eight universities all ranked among the best 150 in the world.



Eight world-leading universities with a 50:50 gender balance

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015-16 reveal the best universities in the world. Among the top 200 world-leading institutions, eight have an even split between men and women. Gender ratio is just one indication of a university’s environment, but here are the best institutions championing equality, at least numerically.



The top 20 universities for teaching

China, Japan and Switzerland are tied as the third most represented countries in the top 20 universities for teaching, with one university each. The top 20 is dominated by US institutions, which take 13 spots. The UK trails behind with only four universities with top-20 teaching scores, and Australia’s institutions fail to make the cut.



Universities in mainland Europe go head-to-head with the UK

The best universities in the UK are going head-to-head with rivals in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16. Many UK institutions in the top 100 are ranked just one or two positions away from those in mainland Europe that offer study opportunities at a fraction of the cost.



World-ranked universities with the most international students

Not one US university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16 has more than 35 per cent international students, contrasting with institutions in Asia, Oceania and Europe. An analysis of universities in the rankings shows that 16 of the 30 universities with the highest percentage of international students are in the UK, seven are elsewhere in Europe and four are in Australia or New Zealand.



How to use the rankings: Frequently asked questions



World-leading universities run by women

Only 14 per cent of the top 200 institutions of last year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings are headed by women. And yet some of the best universities in the world are led by women – here are those in the upper tiers of the THE World University Rankings.



Further your career prospects by studying abroad

Studying far from home is an exciting prospect, full of new places, people and adventures in an unfamiliar land. But what if your desire to go abroad is more strategic? A study abroad experience can be important for your future career.



A Google director reveals one must-have trait for graduates

The director of Google’s Digital Academy has revealed a new talent test for the next generation of leaders, writing in the World University Rankings 2015-16 supplement. Shuvo Saha, who recruits and works with ambitious graduates from all over the world, refers to this new type of talent as “cultural intelligence” or “CQ”.


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