There is a ranking that assesses the quality and accessibility of higher education institutions around the world, it is published annually in QS Quacquarelli Symonds. It represents 50 states located on 6 continents. The compilation takes into account such indicators as accessibility, general system indicators, the economic component and the institution that has a flagship status (which occupies the position of the leading university in the country).
On the top line are the United States: in the top 100 there are more than 30 educational institutions, and the top line is occupied by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the famous MIT. According to the rating, the United States occupies the first lines in all four sub-ratings.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with 18 universities from the top 100 ranks second, and the strongest English university, Cambridge- the third line in the integral ranking. Another 3 institutions - Oxford,University College London and Imperial College London - are among the top ten, occupying, respectively, the sixth, seventh and eighth lines.
Although the hundred includes only 4 German universities, and the best of them, the Munich Technical University, is located only on the 60th position, the German system of tuition fees makes Germany a very attractive place for students. The situation has become particularly attractive since 2014, when the latter of the German states abolished tuition fees. Since then, all students, including those abroad, have received the right to receive education completely free of charge (minus modest administration fees and living expenses).
Given the fact that seven Australian universities are included in the top 100, it is hardly surprising that the southern continent occupies an honorable fourth place in our ranking, because only the Usa and England have a large number of positions in this ranking. The Australian National University, with its 19th place, is highly regarded for its reputation in the academic environment and the quality of teaching internationally.
According to QS, having "sheltered" 3 universities from the top 50, Canada is among the top five. As for the universities with the highest scores, we are talking about McGill University (24th place), Toronto (34th place) and British Columbia (it found a place only in the hundred).
The northern neighbor of the United States is often perceived as an alternative to economy class, in addition, applications are submitted here according to a simpler procedure.
The capital of France was the winner of last year's ranking of the best cities for the student fraternity. In addition, there are such flagships of humanitarian education as Ecole normale supérieure (23 line) and Ecole Polytechnique (40).
Surprisingly, tiny Holland has as many as five universities from the best hundred in the world, bypassing France and Germany! True, the best national educational institution, the University of Amsterdam, is only on the 55th line.
It is interesting to note that Maastricht University, located on the 169th line of the general list, soars to the eighth position when it comes to the best institutions for young people. 46% of local undergraduate programs are offered in English, making Maastricht University extremely popular among international students.
Xinhua University is located in the northwest of the Chinese capital, in the middle of the gardens of the emperors of the Qin Dynasty. The institution is located on the first line in the national rating (which is natural), and in the overall rating is located on the 25th position. Peking University is on the 41st place.
Two South Korean universities are among the top 50 on the planet, with Seoul ranking 36th and K's Institute of Advanced Science and Technology,KAIST ranking 43rd. At the same time, the Korean capital of Seoul is in the top ten cities for the student fraternity due to its excellent infrastructure, a variety of accommodation facilities and a huge amount of available entertainment.
According to QS, as in the case of South Korea, two Japanese universities are in the top 50, which puts the Land of the Rising Sun in tenth place. The universities of Kyoto and Tokyo are located nearby - on the 38th and 39th lines, respectively. It is interesting to note that the capital city took the third place in the ranking of cities with the largest share of the student population in the total population.