Global Ranking Monitoring 2016


What impact does university reputation have on students?

Students at world-renowned universities in Canada, the United States, Switzerland, Japan and China have revealed the impact that their university’s reputation has on their experience, alongside the Times Higher Education 2016 World Reputation Ranking released today.



World’s most prestigious universities 2016

Asia has increased its share of institutions in a global ranking of the world’s most prestigious universities. The continent has 18 institutions in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2016, up from 10 last year.



Top 10 Universities for Economics & Econometrics in 2016

Brand new QS ranking! Which are the world’s top universities for Economics & Econometrics in 2016? Find out in our latest subject rankings



Top 10 Universities for Medicine in 2016

New! Which are the world’s top medical schools in 2016? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 is out now. Get the full results online



Top 10 Universities for Mineral Engineering in 2016

Where are the world’s top universities for Mineral Engineering in 2016? The new QS World University Rankings by Subject, covering the record number of 42 subjects, is out now



How to Apply to University Abroad

Not sure how to get started when applying to study at a university abroad? Follow our step by step guide through the process. There’s also information about applying to university abroad in specific countries, including the US, UK, Germany, Australia and Canada.



Top 10 Universities for Mechanical Engineering in 2016

New release! Which universities top the tables for Mechanical Engineering in 2016? The new QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 is out now.



Top 10 Universities for Electrical Engineering in 2016

Want to study electrical engineering abroad but don’t know where? We’re counting down the Top 10 universities in this subject, based on the new QS World University Rankings by Subject.



Africa ranking 2016: top universities for students

South Africa dominates a pilot ranking of the top 15 universities in Africa for 2016. Six of the best African universities are in South Africa, including the top three universities overall: University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand and Stellenbosch University.



Millennial students worry about the gender gap and career uncertainty

More than half of UK students – so-called Generation Z – are uncertain about their post-university plans, with many choosing further study over paid work. The findings were revealed in a Think Future Study survey of 20,652 students in the UK and Ireland.



Top 10 Universities for Law in 2016

Which universities rank highest for Law in 2016? Find out in the brand new QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, out now!



A guide to university rankings for international students

International university rankings can be confusing. With many different ranking systems, each with its own focus and purpose, the list of top universities varies. However, by understanding the distinctive methodologies and resulting lists, prospective students can select the most fitting guide to the universities that suit their priorities.



Top 10 Universities for Computer Science in 2016

New release! Where are the world’s top universities for Computer Science? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 is out now. Get the full results online.



Top 10 Universities for Civil Engineering in 2016

Where are this year’s top universities for Civil Engineering? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 is out now, covering a total of 42 subjects. Get the full tables!



Top 10 Universities for Business and Management in 2016

New release! Where are the world’s top universities for Business and Management? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 is out now. Get the full results online!



Top Electrical Engineering Schools in 2016

The QS World University Rankings by Subject includes an electrical engineering ranking, which features 300 of the world’s top universities in this field. Read on for the top 10 table and an overview of the world’s top electrical engineering universities in different regions.



Asia Universities Summit 2016: final programme announced

More than 30 university presidents from 16 countries will speak at Times Higher Education’s Asia Universities Summit in June.



Top 10 Universities for Chemical Engineering in 2016

Want to study chemical engineering abroad but don’t know where? We’re counting down the Top 10 universities in this subject, based on our latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Who tops the tables this year? Find out!



QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016: Social Media Reactions

Launched on 22 March 2016, the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s top universities in a record-breaking 42 subject areas. With more subjects covered, more academics surveyed, more research citations considered, and more institutions ranked than ever before, it caused quite a splash online. Check out some of the social media celebrations from the past few weeks…



150 best young universities in the world

Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne has topped the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016 – a ranking of the best universities under the age of 50 – for the second year in a row, while the UK has the most world-class young institutions in the top 150.



Best universities under 50 years old in 2016: innovative teaching and learning

Young universities offer more opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and innovative teaching, according to students and staff at the world’s best young universities in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016.



Creative Writing Scholarships

Are you planning to let your creativity flow by studying creative writing, and need some additional funding? Check out these creative writing scholarships on offer around the world, broken down by country…



Top Art and Design Schools in 2016

Published annually, the QS World University Rankings by Subject includes a ranking of the world’s top 100 universities for art and design, based on a methodology that assesses academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. Read on for an overview of top universities in each world region.



Top Universities for Economics in 2016

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 provides a ranking of the world’s 300 top universities for economics and econometrics – expanded from the 200 institutions featured last year. The ranking is based on a methodology which assesses academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.



Top Mechanical Engineering Schools in 2016

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 includes a ranking of the world’s top 300 universities for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering, based on a methodology that assesses academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. If you’re thinking about undertaking a program within this area, read on for an overview.



Top Dental Schools in 2016

A fairly recent addition to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, QS’s annual ranking of the world’s top universities for dentistry aims to help prospective students identify top dental schools across the globe. Read on for an overview.



QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016: Country Reports

Get insights into the academic strengths of each country, with these reports based on the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. Reports are available for a total of 46 countries. Each provides an overview of the nation’s strongest academic fields, alongside details of the country’s top universities in each of the 42 subjects covered.



Top Law Schools in 2016

If you want to study at one the world’s leading universities in the field of legal studies, our latest law school rankings could help. Based on a methodology which draws on employer and academic reputation combined with data on research citations, the ranking highlights the world’s top-performing universities in the area of law and legal studies.



Top Business & Management Schools in 2016

Starting last year, QS now publishes an annual ranking of the world’s top business schools, as part of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The list is compiled based on a methodology which draws on employer and academic reputation combined with data on research citations. Read on for an overview of the top business schools in the world.



Top Medical Schools in 2016

If you want to study at one of the most prestigious medical schools, check out the latest QS University Rankings by Subject, which currently features 400 of the world’s top medical schools.



Top Architecture Schools in 2016

Included in the QS World University Rankings by Subject is a ranking of the world’s top architecture schools. If you’re looking to study architecture at university and want to find a school with a strong global reputation in the field, read on for an overview of the world’s 100 top universities for architecture, categorized by region.



QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas, covering 42 subjects as of 2016. Published annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.



New Ranking of the World’s Top Nursing Schools

The new nursing school ranking features 100 top nursing schools based in 19 different countries. As is the case across the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the US is especially well represented, claiming almost a third (32) of the 100 top nursing schools. Australia follows with 16 entries, while the UK makes 12 appearances, Canada 10 and Sweden six.



New Ranking of the World’s Top Archaeology Schools

This year’s extended edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject features a brand new ranking of the world’s top archaeology schools. While the top 10 features institutions in the UK, US, Australia and the Netherlands, the top 20 also includes archaeology schools in Germany, France, Italy and New Zealand.



New Ranking of the World’s Top Mining Engineering Schools

Among the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2016 is a new ranking of the world’s top universities for mineral and mining engineering. This new ranking of top mining engineering schools is led by three US-based institutions: Colorado School of Mines, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University.



New Ranking of the World’s Top Performing Arts Schools

As part of the continued expansion of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, this year sees the addition of a new ranking dedicated to the world’s top 100 performing arts schools. The ranking is topped by the US’s Juilliard School, followed by Austria’s University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the UK’s Royal College of Music.



QS World University Rankings by Subject: Methodology

The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s top universities in individual subject areas. The rankings aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field, with the list of subjects extended each year in response to high demand for subject-level comparisons.



THE Student Experience Survey 2016 results

The best universities in the UK for student experience have been revealed, according to a Times Higher Education survey. Loughborough University tops the list, Harper Adams University, specialising in agricultural subjects, enters the ranking for the first time, in second place. Keele University is also new to the top 10.



Student Experience Survey 2016: university reviews

More than 15,000 students across the UK have contributed to the Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey 2016. Now students at the best and most improved universities explain what their university life is really like at these institutions.



Masters in Fashion Management

The fashion industry is constantly evolving and worth billions of dollars worldwide. If you want to become one of its top business brains, a Masters in Fashion Management degree could be for you. Read on to find out about common degree types, entry requirements, specializations and career options.



Best universities in Europe 2016: Where can you get value for money?

A ranking of universities in Europe released today shows that top university choices stretch far beyond the UK, Germany and other usual suspects. Twenty-two different countries in Europe are represented in the top 200 ranking, with UK universities taking almost a quarter of the places.



Agriculture Scholarships Around the World

Planning to study agriculture and need some extra funding? Check out these agriculture scholarships on offer around the world, broken down by region…



What Can You Do With a Modern Language Degree?

If you studied a modern language, you’ll be pleased to know you’re very employable! Not only will your knowledge of a foreign language be highly valued by employers, but so too will your cultural awareness and general communication skills. Read on to find out more about which modern language jobs would best suit you, and how to increase your employability in these areas.



The world’s top universities for attracting industry funding

Germany’s LMU Munich receives more industry funding per academic than any other institution in the world, according to Times Higher Education’s new Funding for Innovation ranking. The university has topped a list of the world’s best 20 institutions based on their ability to secure research money from the private sector.



QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2016

Identify the world’s strongest distance online MBA programs with the QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2016.



Where Can You Study Abroad in English? – Infographic

Want to study abroad in English, but concerned about the high costs at many of the most prominent English-speaking study destinations? Here’s an infographic listing some alternative places to study abroad in English.



Where are international postgraduates most satisfied?

Student satisfaction data from the International Student Barometer reveal the comparative advantages and disadvantages between studying in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US.



Performing Arts Degrees

If you get an adrenalin buzz from being on stage performing and dream of singing, dancing and/or acting for a living, then a performing arts degree could be the perfect way to develop your skills and build your confidence. In the tabs below you can find out more about course structures, entry requirements, specializations and performing arts jobs.



Top 5 Jobs for Language Graduates

If you do a quick Google search of the top graduate jobs with a language degree, it would be easy to feel like you’d accidentally pigeon-holed yourself into being a translator or a teacher. But neither of these appeal. Here are the top five jobs for language graduates – and not a translation in sight!



What Can You Do With a Politics Degree?

If you studied politics, you’ll have gained skills useful in both the public and private sectors, in roles which are more varied than you might expect. Read on to find out what political jobs you might like to explore.



Scholarships to Study Abroad in the World’s Best Student Cities

If you’re hoping to study in one of the world’s best student cities but need funding to do so, look no further. Below is a select list of scholarships for international students in each of these cities. Requirements vary for all scholarships, so make sure to read through all information from each scholarship provider before applying.



Politics Vs International Relations: Which Should You Study?

Are you unsure about whether you should study politics or international relations? These similar subjects suit different interests, and can each be useful for entering different political careers. Read on to find out more about how they compare, and which one could be the right choice for you!



Volunteering helps international students integrate: Student Volunteering Week 2016

Volunteering can play a significant role in helping international students integrate into their new communities. This is especially true now that, according to the British Council, “safety and multiculturalism” are becoming more important for people looking to study in the UK.



Top 100 universities with the best student-to-staff ratio

The top 100 universities with the best student-to-staff ratios are predominantly US colleges, closely followed by Japanese institutions. Not a single UK university appears in the list, which includes institutions across 23 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.



How to Find Scholarships to Study Abroad

Every prospective international student dreams of finding a scholarship to study abroad. Optimize your chances of success with our complete guide. There’s also information about specific scholarships to study abroad in popular destinations, including the US, UK, Germany, France, Australia and Canada.



Engineering and Technology Degrees

Planning to study an engineering degree? Whether you’re enrolling in your first engineering degree, or preparing to specialize with a master’s or PhD, our course guides are designed to help you choose the right program and get ready to apply.



10 top universities in the United States you can still apply to

Of the 147 US universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016, here is a selection of 10 universities that you can still apply to for entry in autumn 2016.



Top 25 universities over 400 years old

The Times Higher Education 25 Over 400 ranking lists the best ancient institutions, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The UK tops the list, with the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh claiming the first three places. Just one university outside Europe makes the list, South Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University, in 19th place.



How to Get a German Student Visa

If you have gained admission to study at a university in Germany, you will need to find out whether you need to apply for a German student visa. Many students do not need a student visa to study in Germany, but just need a residence permit. If you do need a visa, be sure to apply as early as possible, as the process may take a few months.



Computer Science Scholarships

As computer science technologies and systems increasingly dominate every area of modern life, graduates in this field are likely to find themselves in ever higher demand. And there are also growing numbers of dedicated scholarships for computer science students on offer, including funding to study computer science at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions.



Find every English taught degree at a top university on this interactive map

A new visualisation tool, compiled by StudyPortals, has mapped the location of every English taught degree at the top 1,000 universities in the world. More than 70,000 programmes are plotted on the map, including bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 700 cities worldwide, covering 200 subjects.



Caltech: secrets of the world’s number one university

California Institute of Technology is 123 years old, boasts 57 recipients of the US National Medal of Science and 32 Nobel laureates among its faculty and alumni. It is the world’s number one university – and has been for the past three years of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In short, it is tiny, and it is exceptionally good at what it does.



How to Get a US Student Visa

If you want to study in the US and are not a US citizen you will need to obtain a student visa. Applying for a US student visa can be a long process, so make sure you start preparing well in advance – at least three to five months before your course is due to start.



How to Get PhD Funding

“Should you get a PhD? Only if you are crazy or crazy about your subject.” If you fit one of those two categories, you’ll no doubt be keen to find out how to finance your mad endeavor. Here’s a quick guide to getting PhD funding…



The 10 most affordable cities for students

Higher education data experts QS have compiled a list of the world’s most affordable cities for students, based on tuition fees and general living expenses. All cities listed are home to at least two universities.



10 thoughts academics have about their students: THE University Workplace Survey 2016

The Times Higher Education University Workplace Survey 2016 provides access to what academics really think about their students. Clusters of comments around particular themes reveal some clear trends in how UK academics view their students, undergraduate degrees and the university experience.



Study in Washington DC

Home to the US federal government, Washington DC is the perfect place to study if you’re interested in politics and US history. Packed full of grandiose monuments, buzzing with political debate, and with a great cultural scene to boot, the federal district also offers some of the best universities in the US.



Spain sends and receives most students through Erasmus

According to the report Erasmus: Facts, Figures and Trends, Spain received the most Erasmus students in 2013-14, followed by Germany, France, the UK and Italy. These countries also sent the most students abroad, led again by Spain.



How to Get an Australian Student Visa

In order to study in Australia, you will need to obtain an Australian student visa. You must be able to prove that you meet the key Australian student visa requirements. Read on for more detail on what all of this involves.



How Much Does it Cost to Study in Europe?

Want to study in Europe, but unsure about the costs? Read on to discover the average costs of tuition fees and living expenses in a range of European countries – and to find out about opportunities to study in Europe for free!



The top universities in the Arab world

Saudi Arabia has triumphed in a snapshot ranking released on Thursday: the top universities in the Arab world. Three of the top five universities were in Saudi Arabia, while Morocco and Egypt also secured three spots each in the top 15. The ranking is an initial release before consultation with the sector to determine how best to evaluate the region



Study in Austria

It may be relatively small, but there are many reasons to study in Austria, including a number of universities which rank among the world’s best. This beautiful Central European country, full of stunning landscapes and exuberant cities, should certainly not be judged on size.



FT Global MBA Ranking 2016: London Business School retains UK top spot

London Business School remains the UK’s highest-ranked institution in the Financial Times’ Global MBA Rankings. Insead – which has campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi – climbed three places to knock Harvard Business School off the top spot. The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Stanford Graduate Business School make up the rest of the top five.



The world’s best small universities 2016

The average university in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings could fill just over 55 planes with a student population of about 25,000 people. But the 20 institutions classed as the world’s best small universities would be a lot more fuel-efficient. Most would need fewer than 10 aircraft to seat every enrolled student.



Medical Scholarships Around the World

The importance of producing qualified doctors and medical researchers is recognized the world over. And this acknowledgement is one of the reasons for the widespread availability of graduate scholarships for medical students, offered at medical schools around the globe.



What should we be teaching the next generation of computer scientists?

As technology changes rapidly, how can the academy respond to the challenge of educating for an unwritten future? John Gilbey went to Silicon Valley to find out



International Scholarships to Study in Australia

Always wanted to study in Australia? Captivated by the idea of spending your student years enjoying barbeques, surfing and studying at a prestigious Australian university? The list below covers government-funded, externally funded and university-specific Australian scholarships for international students at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD level.



How to Get a Canadian Student Visa

In order to study in Canada, you will need to obtain a Canadian study permit, which serves as a Canadian student visa for the duration of your stay. You do not need a permit if your course or program lasts six months or less. Nonetheless, it may be a good idea to apply for a permit before you come to Canada anyway.



7 Types of US College Student Organization

If you really want to experience US college life, you should plan to make the most of your free time when you are not attending any lectures and classes. The activity-packed American student lifestyle means that finding student organizations to match your interests is not likely to be difficult.



How to Study Abroad in the US

Get ready to study abroad in US, with our complete guide. Full of easy-to-understand information and advice, the guide is designed to help prospective international students achieve their goal of studying abroad in the US.



Civil Engineering Degrees

If you choose to pursue a civil engineering degree, you’ll discover the extent to which civil engineers shape, build, maintain and expand societies. Whether it’s a bridge, space satellite, dam, road or tunnel, they are the people who design, construct and manage the entire process, from development to evaluation.



Architecture Versus Architectural Engineering

If you go back in time far enough, architects and engineers once were considered to be one and the same. They essentially performed the same role in creating buildings. Since students and professionals alike still get the two confused, it’s worth exploring the different job and educational requirements that each professional must meet in order to have a successful career.



Indian student numbers continue to fall at UK universities

There are now more US students than Indian students starting courses at UK universities, while total undergraduate numbers across all nationalities dropped by 2 per cent in 2014-15, and part-time numbers continued to fall. The figures are revealed in data published today by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.



The world’s most international universities 2016

Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top 200 most outward-looking institutions. Qatar University tops the list, which is based on the results of the “international outlook” indicator, while the UK is the nation that does the best on this measure overall.



Tuition Fees at the World’s Top Universities

For many prospective international students, the most pressing issue to consider is how much it will cost to study at their chosen institution. If you really want to calculate the costs of studying at one of the world’s top universities, below is an overview of current fees for domestic and international students at the 10 top universities in the QS World University Rankings® 2015/16.



World’s most international universities: the student experience

For students looking for an international experience abroad or at home, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hong Kong or even Qatar might be the best bet. Times Higher Education has released its ranking of the world’s most international universities, and these countries are home to the five universities with the highest scores.



The most underrated UK universities, chosen by students

Students in an online chat forum have named more than 60 UK universities they feel are “underrated”, with many agreeing that the University of East Anglia and the University of Bath deserve more recognition.



QS Best Student Cities 2016

Explore the world’s leading urban destinations for international students with the latest edition of the QS Best Student Cities. This annual index assesses cities in five key categories: university rankings, student mix, desirability, employer activity and affordability. According to overall ranking, Paris, Melbourne and Tokyo are on the top.



Scholarships to Study in Canada

Home to one of the world’s most respected higher education systems, and one of the most coveted destinations for international students, Canada unfortunately doesn’t come cheap. For those keen to study there but in need of financial support, we’ve rounded up a selection of scholarships for international students, provided by the Canadian government, individual Canadian universities, and other organizations.



11 Best Student Cities in the US

Although no US cities made it into the top 10 of the latest QS Best Student Cities index, an impressive 11 US cities are listed among the top 75, a proof to the country’s large number of excellent universities and exciting locations. Boston, New York and San Francisco are on the top.



Study in California

There are many reasons to study in California: world-class universities with a welcoming attitude towards international students, a sun-kissed climate, world-famous beaches, exciting cities, a high standard of living, an assortment of cultural riches and an undisputed position at the cutting edge of modern technology.



International Scholarships for Engineering Students

As future creators of railway lines, waterways, roads and space shuttles, engineering students are crucial to the development of society. And to support this future contribution, universities and other organizations offer plenty of engineering scholarships and fellowships.



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