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US and UK universities slip in global rankings

MIT holds strong as others falter in latest QS World University Rankings 2025


MIT continues to dominate the QS World University Rankings for the 13th year in a row. The latest rankings, which measure both job prospects and sustainability, show Imperial College London jumping to the second spot. Meanwhile, the University of Oxford, Harvard University, and the University of Cambridge round out the top five.

According to an announcement by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a higher education analyst, in the United States, however, most universities have slipped in rankings this year, despite MIT and Caltech holding strong positions.

The United Kingdom boasts three universities in the top five globally. But over half of British universities have seen their rankings drop, with only a few exceptions like Imperial College London.

Here are the top 20 universities ranked globally:

Source: SOURCE QS Quacquarelli Symonds

In terms of sustainability, the University of Toronto leads globally, with Canadian universities like UBC and Western University also ranking high in this category.

Australia has shown improvement with eight of its universities climbing the ranks this year. Three Australian institutions are now among the top 20 globally.

China has made strides too, with four of its top universities moving up. Peking University leads the nation at 14th place globally.

India's universities have also seen remarkable progress, with a majority either climbing in rankings or entering the list for the first time.

The QS World University Rankings cover 1500 universities from 106 countries. The United States leads with 197 institutions, followed by the United Kingdom with 90 and Mainland China with 71.

These rankings are closely watched as they provide insights into global education trends and university performance across various criteria.

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