Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Canberra universities fall in QS World University Rankings, but research up

Canberra universities fall in QS World University Rankings, but research up

Tsinghua University in Beijing was ranked 17th.

When it comes to academic reputation alone, U of T ranked 18 in the world, QS reported. Duke's ranking in recent years topped out at 20 in 2012.

Besides jumping up one spot from last year's No. 21 ranking, it also was the only USA public university to rank in the top 25.

MIT received a No. 1 ranking in the following QS subject areas: Architecture/Built Environment; Linguistics; Chemical Engineering; Civil and Structural Engineering; Computer Science and Information Systems; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering; Chemistry; Materials Science; Mathematics; Physics and Astronomy; and Statistics and Operational Research.

Zurich's Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) has been named the seventh best university in the world in the newly released 2019 QS world university rankings. It has published university rankings annually since 2004.

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"The first two are indicators of the university's reputation among the academic community and employers respectively, and the third measures the impact of its publications", it said.

"Being ranked among the top 3% of universities in the world is a truly remarkable way to commemorate AU's 30 Anniversary", said Dr Karim Seghir, AU Chancellor.

Overall, the University of Toronto continues to be the highest ranked Canadian university and one of the top ranked public universities in the five principal worldwide rankings: Times Higher Education, QS World Rankings, Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, U.S. News Best Global Universities and National Taiwan University.

"Getting into the list, is just the beginning for Ajman University; and there is a much tougher task ahead to sustain their position and to gradually move up the ranks, " he added.

This summer, the College of Dentistry's new mobile dental clinic will start serving the homebound across the UAE.

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