According to the QS World University Rankings 2019, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is ranked No. 1 in the world, followed by Stanford University in 2nd place and Harvard University in 3rd place. The QS rankings were based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student-to-faculty ratio, proportion of international faculty, and proportion of international students. MIT earned a perfect overall score of 100.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked 18th worldwide. This puts Edinburgh 5th in the UK, and once again in the highest position of any Scottish university.

The University of Melbourne is ranked 39th in the QS World University Rankings 2019, jumping from 41st place last year. This places it in the top 40 globally across all three of the major ranking bodies – QS, the Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU), and the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking.

UNSW Sydney maintain its spot among the world’s top 50 universities in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. The rankings placed UNSW 45th in the world, just behind Australian National University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney.

The University of Warwick has been named as one of the UK’s top 10, and one of the world’s top 60, universities by the 2019 QS World University Rankings. It is rated 10th in the UK and 54th in the world.
The University of Cambridge has once again come top of the Complete University Guide 2019, ahead of Oxford (2nd) and London School of Economics (3rd).

The University of Southampton has risen six places to 20th overall in the 2019 Complete University Guide. In addition, the Guide places Southampton in the top 10 in the following subject areas: Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (4th), Anatomy & Physiology (8th), Aural & Oral Sciences (3rd), Civil Engineering (6th), Communication & Media Studies (9th), Computer Science (7th), Education (10th), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (4th), and Mechanical Engineering (6th).

Newcastle University is ranked 22nd out of 131 UK universities in the Complete University Guide table 2019, moving up one place from last year. The University has the region’s highest number of courses featuring in the subject tables, at 38 - with 17 placed in the country’s top 10. It ranks among the best for subjects such as Art and Design, Agriculture and Forestry, Food Science, Dentistry, Communication and Media Studies, Medicine, Archaeology, Architecture, etc.

The University of Reading is ranked 32nd in the UK, according to the Complete University Guide 2019. In addition, the University is ranked fourth in the region for Research Quality & Intensity, Academic Services Spend and Degree Completion, and fifth for Student-Staff Ratio and Good Honours.

The University of Liverpool has been ranked 36th in the 2019 Complete University Guide, representing an improvement of five places on last year. In addition, it was placed in the top 10 of seven subjects: Occupational Therapy (5th out of 27), Veterinary Medicine (5th out of 7), Archaeology (7th out of 32), Medical Technology (7th out of 30), Optometry/Ophthalmology/Orthoptics (9th out of 13), Chemistry (10th out of 60) and Physiotherapy (10th out of 34).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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