The US Ranked at top for Providing Education
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Universities of United States again dominates the US News & World Report Rankings, gaining the five top spots for the first time and taking 210 places out of 1,000 research universities evaluated—from 65 countries.

Harvard University at the top, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of California-Berkeley and California Institute of Technology.

In terms of the number of institutions ranked out of 1,000, the US came top with 210, followed by China (87), United Kingdom (68), Germany (55) and France (49). China this year showed gains with 87, or 8.7%, of schools ranked in the top 1,000, compared to 57, or 7.6%, ranked in the top 750 as part of the 2016 edition.

Best Global Universities also have rankings by country, region, and subject. In the 2017 edition, US News added six new country-specific rankings, including larger countries like Russia and smaller ones such as Poland and Egypt, bringing the total up to 38. Institutions are also assessed across 22 subjects.

Subject wise Ranking

In the four key subject areas, the top performing countries with the most ranked institutions in those subject areas are:

The Best Global Universities methodology—which is based on Web of Science data and metrics provided by Clarivate Analytics InCitesTM—weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance using indicators such as publications, citations and international collaboration. Each subject ranking depends on its own methodology based on academic research performance and reputation in that specific area.

Region wise Ranking

From the top five African universities, four were the South African, with the University of Cape Town top, followed by the University of the Witwatersrand, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Stellenbosch University (all South African), and Cairo University (Egypt).

The top five Asian universities were the University of Tokyo (Japan), followed by the National University of Singapore, Peking University (China), Tsinghua University (China) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

From Australian and New Zealand universities, the top five were all Australian, led by the University of Melbourne, followed by the University of Sydney, University of Queensland, Monash University, and Australian National University and University of New South Wales remains in fifth place.

From European universities, the UK took four of the top five places, with the University of Oxford leading the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland).

From Latin American universities, Brazil captured three of the top five spots, with Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil) top, followed by Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil) and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile).

The last 2016 edition had put top research universities in the fray from the globe. This 2017 edition involved 1000 top universities of the world. This shows US, China, and Europe are the top places for study.

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