QS University Rankings: BRICS 2015 released

Jul 13, 2015 16:04 IST

QS University Rankings: BRICS 2015The QS Intelligence Unit on 8 July 2015 released the QS University Rankings: BRICS 2015. This 2015 edition reflects the increasingly strong global presence of leading Chinese universities with the top three spots going to Tsinghua University, Peking University and Fudan University.

All BRICS countries that is Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are represented within the top 20, however China’s dominance is clear throughout the ranking.

Highlights of the QS University Rankings 2015
• Driven by strong performance in the two global reputational surveys, of academics and employers, Chinese universities take seven of the top 10 spots and almost half of the top 50.
• With 53 institutions in the top 200, Russia is second only to China, which has 67 universities featured. Yet only seven Russian institutions make the top 50, compared to China’s 21, Brazil’s 10, and India’s 9 institutions.
• Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University falls by one position this year, but retains a highly respectable fourth place.
• India’s top representative the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore got the fifth place.
• Brazil makes its first appearance with the Universidade de São Paulo at ninth place.
• South Africa’s University of Cape Town stood at the 14th place.
• South Africa has 5.5 percent of the BRICS’ top universities despite comprising only 1.7 percent of the population of the BRICS nations. In addition, eight of these 11 are in the top 100.

Top 10 Universities

Rank

Overall Score

University 

Location


1

100.0

Tsinghua University

China

2

97.0

Peking University

China

3

93.4

Fudan University

China

4

92.9

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

5

92.5

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

India

6

91.4

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

6

91.4

University of Science and Technology of China

China

8

87.6

Nanjing University

China

9

86.3

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil

10

85.4

Beijing Normal University

China

Top 10 Universities in India 2015

S.No.

University

State

1

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore

2

Indian Institute of Technology 

 

Delhi

3

Indian Institute of Technology

Mumbai

4

Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur

5

Indian Institute of Technology

Madras

6

Indian Institute of Technology

Kharagpur

7

Indian Institute of Technology

Roorkee

8

University of Delhi

Delhi

9

Indian Institute of Technology

Guwahati

10

University of Calcutta

Kolkata

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