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Top 10 Universities in New Zealand

QS World University Rankings 2021 – Top 10 Universities in New Zealand

New Zealand Rank Global Rank Institution
1 81 The University of Auckland
2 184 University of Otago
3 223= Victoria University of Wellington
4 270= University of Canterbury
5 272 Massey University
6 375= University of Waikato
7 387= Lincoln University
8 437= Auckland University of Technology


For The Best Global Universities in Australia/New Zealand check out the list by US News


Best universities in Australia

Best universities in Australia 2020

Find the best universities in Australia with Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data

Full List—

Top 5 universities in Australia

“1. University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne was founded in 1853, making it the second oldest in the country (keep reading to find out the oldest).

It is home to 47,000 students and 6,500 members of staff, and has 280,000 alumni around the world (some 15 per cent of whom live outside Australia).

More than 12,000 international students are enrolled at the University of Melbourne, and if you do get a place there, you will be joining students from 130 different countries.

You will also be rubbing shoulders with some pretty famous scholars. Nobel prizewinner Peter Doherty (physiology and medicine) and fellows of the Royal Society David Solomon and David Boger all teach or research at Melbourne.

2. Australian National University

Established in 1946, the Australian National University (ANU) was originally created as a postgraduate research university by the Parliament of Australia. It is located in Canberra, Australia’s capital city and seat of government.

It counts six Nobel prizewinners among its faculty and alumni, and is even run by a Nobel laureate. Brian Schmidt, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics (with Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess) for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, is the institution’s vice-chancellor.

The university has many partnerships with international universities, including Yale University, the University of OxfordETH Zurich, and the National University of Singapore.

3. University of Sydney

Founded in 1851, the University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia.

Currently, 45,000 students attend the University of Sydney, representing some 134 nations. About 280 overseas exchange programmes are in place with more than 30 countries.

No fewer than five Australian prime ministers attended the university, including Edmund Barton, who in 1901, won Australia’s first ever federal election.

Sydney is also considered one of the best university cities for students.

4. University of Queensland

The motto of the University of Queensland (UQ) motto is Scientia ac Labore, which is Latin for “by means of knowledge and hard work” – so be prepared to do some grafting!

UQ has about 39,000 students enrolled, including 12,000 international students from 141 countries. It also has one of Australia’s largest PhD cohorts with about 13,800 postgraduate students registered.

Famous graduates include a Nobel laureate, two Fortune 500 company CEOs, Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush and poet Bronwyn Lea.

The university’s main campus is located in the green and leafy inner Brisbane suburb of St Lucia – one of the most affluent areas of the city.

5. UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney was established in 1949.

There are more than 52,000 students at the university, including 13,000 international students from 130 countries.

The university has more than 200 agreements with universities in 39 countries to facilitate student exchanges and research projects.

The university recently launched the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, which aims to support students to design and experiment with business ideas. The team then helps students turn their ideas into reality through partnerships with commercial companies.”

Europe 2020

Best universities in Europe 2020

Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top colleges in Europe.

Europe Rank 2020 World University Rank 2020 University Country/Region
1 1 University of Oxford United Kingdom
2 3 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
3 10 Imperial College London United Kingdom
4 13 ETH Zurich Switzerland
5 15 UCL United Kingdom
6 27 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom
7 30 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
8 32 LMU Munich Germany
9 36 King’s College London United Kingdom
10 38 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland

Full List—

Best Colleges Ranked by Subjects

Best Colleges Ranked by Subjects

Law—#1 National Law School of India University

Mass Communications—#1 Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC)

Medicine—#1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Fashion Design—#1 National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)

BSc.—#1 Miranda House

BBA—#1 SVKMs NMIMS Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce

To see the complete lists of each subject check out the rankings by India Today at

For The Best Global Universities in India check out the list by US News—

Top 5 universities in India

Top 5 universities in India

“=1. Indian Institute of Science

Founded in Bangalore in the southwestern state of Karnataka in 1979, the Indian Institute of Science  is one of the highest regarded Indian institutions.

The university offers only one undergraduate programme: a four-year BA in science. The programme’s core modules are physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology and humanities. In their final year, students do an individual research project.

The university is heavily focused on research, with about 70 per cent of its student body undertaking PhD and MA research projects. The institute boasts more than 75 winners of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology.

=1. Indian Institute of Technology Ropar

The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar was established in 2008 and is located in Rupnagar, a city in the Punjab region.

The university is one of the Indian Institutes of Technology, which provide education in mainly STEM subjects.

The university operates out of three campuses across the city. There are 10 departments, including chemical engineering, chemistry. electrical engineering, mathematics and physics. The centre for Biomedical Engineering is the university’s multidisciplinary centre.

3. Indian Institute of Technology Indore

The Indian Institute of Technology Indore is located in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the Institutes of Technology established by the government of India.

The university has three schools: basic sciences, engineering, and humanities and social sciences.

Undergraduates are encouraged to take part in research projects at the institution in the form of a scheme called Promotion of Research and Innovation for Undergraduate Students.

=4. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, set up in 1958, has made its reputation by nurturing some of India’s most respected engineers and scientists and employing internationally renowned professors. The university offers both long and short courses. Its premises are located between India’s financial centre, Mumbai, and the resplendent Sanjay Gandhi National Park, where one can see leopards, panthers and other wild cats.

The institute hosts Techfest, one of Asia’s largest science and technology festivals, established in 1998, as well as Mood Indigo, one of Asia’s biggest cultural university festivals.

Notable alumni include Nitin Nohria, the 10th dean of Harvard Business School, the designer of the rupee sign Udaya Kumar, winner of Fulkerson and Knuth Prizes Ravindran Kannan and co-founder and chairman of Syntel, Bharat Desai.

=4. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is a public engineering institution located in Hauz Kaus in Delhi. It was established in 1961.

Its 325-acre campus is near monuments such as the Qutub Minar and the Lotus Temple.

The Student Activity Centre is available for extracurricular activities for students. It consists of a gymnasium, swimming pool, squash courts, table tennis rooms, a music room, a fine arts room, a robotics room and a committee room for quizzes and debating events.

=4. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

The Indian Institute of Kharagpur is the oldest of the Indian Institutes of Technology, having been founded in 1951. It is also the largest and most prestigious.

The university has 19 departments offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The institution mainly focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics but it also offers courses in the humanities and social sciences.

There are a number of student associations at the university covering a broad range of interests, including entrepreneurship, filmmaking and photography, technology and community work.”




“10. University of Victoria

The University of Victoria, located on Canada’s western coast, touts on its website a history of civic engagement and emphasizes its sustainability efforts, an indigenous focus and inclusion of international perspectives. The university was founded in 1963 and enrolls about 21,800 students.

9. University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo was founded in 1957 and says on its website that it has North America’s largest postsecondary co-op program. The program allows students to get paid at least minimum wage for work experience as part of their studies in a variety of subjects.

8. University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa claims to be the largest bilingual university in the world, offering studies in both English and French. Two years after graduation, about 94% of undergraduates are employed, according to 2015-2016 data on the university’s website.

7. University of Calgary

The University of Calgary was founded in 1966 and has five campuses – four in metro Calgary, Alberta, and one in Doha, Qatar. The university’s main campus spans more than 490 acres, making it larger than Calgary’s entire downtown area, according to the university’s website.


5 (tie). University of Alberta

In 2018-2019, the University of Alberta enrolled more than 40,000 students, according to the university’s website. With students hailing from 156 countries, more than 28,700 enrolled students were full-time undergraduates. According to the school, it has graduated 75 Rhodes scholars and boasts more than 200 undergraduate programs and more than 500 graduate programs.


5 (tie). University of Montreal

The University of Montreal was founded in 1878 and the primary language of instruction is French. The university enrolls about 10,000 international students, according to its website. The university has eight campuses, in locations like Lanaudiere, Laval, Saint-Hyacinthe and the decentralized campus in the Maurice region.

4. McMaster University

McMaster University was founded in 1887 in Toronto, but the university was relocated to Hamilton, Ontario, in 1930. Full-time faculty members at the university hail from 55 countries other than Canada, according to the institution’s website. International students represented 113 countries and comprised more than 24% of the graduate student body in fall 2017.

3. McGill University

McGill University was founded in 1821, making it Montreal’s oldest university, according to the school’s website. Three in 10 students are international, coming from more than 150 countries and making McGill Canada’s most international university, according to the school’s website. One notable alum, James Naismith, graduated in 1888 and invented basketball.

2. University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia has two main campuses, the larger of which is in Vancouver, British Columbia. According to the school’s website, the university is associated with eight Nobel Prize winners across the fields of chemistry, economic sciences, physics, and physiology or medicine.

1. University of Toronto

The University of Toronto, founded in 1827, offers more than 700 undergraduate programs and more than 200 graduate programs, as stated on its website. The university is home to one of the biggest library systems in North America, according to its website, with more than 19.4 million physical holdings across its 44 libraries.”


Best Universities in Canada

Best Universities in Canada according to International Rankings





Times Higher Education Ranking (2020) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2019) TopUniversities Ranking (2020) U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2020)
University of Toronto 18 24 29 18
University of British Columbia 34 35 51 30
McGill University 42 90 35 49
McMaster University 72 90 140 126
University of Montreal 85 151 137 139
University of Alberta 136 101 113 139
University of Ottawa 141 151 281 198
University of Calgary 201 151 233 178
University of Waterloo 201 151 173 217
Western University – Canada 201 201 276

Full List—

Top 10 Universities in the UK

QS World University Rankings 2020 – Top 10 Universities in the UK

UK Rank Global Rank University
1 4 University of Oxford
2 7 University of Cambridge
3 8 UCL (University College of London)
4 9 Imperial College London
5 20 University of Edinburgh
6 27 University of Manchester
7 33 King’s College London (KCL)
8 44 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
9 49 University of Bristol
10 62 University of Warwick

Times Higher Education Top 5 universities in the UK—

1. University of Oxford

One of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world, the University of Oxford attracts top scholars and students to its 44 colleges and halls. Entry standards are high and admission is competitive; on average, it receives five applications for each available place.

As is common in the UK, the university offers a number of joint honours programmes that combine two subjects at undergraduate level. In total, there are 250 undergraduate degree combinations. The combination of philosophy, politics and economics is a particularly prestigious degree course on offer, although it is no longer unique to the University of Oxford.

More than 30 world leaders, 27 British prime ministers, 50 Nobel prizewinners and 120 Olympic medallists were educated at Oxford. Stephen Hawking, Hugh Grant and Indira Gandhi are among the most famous alumni.

Within six months of graduating from the university, 95 per cent of Oxford students are in employment or further study.

2. University of Cambridge

Like Oxford, the University of Cambridge is fundamentally collegiate and is also one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. The town is just an hour away from London.

The university is home to more than 18,000 students and 9,000 staff. There are 31 colleges, some of which date back to the 13th century, and more than 100 academic departments.

Cambridge is particularly renowned for excellence in mathematics and has educated some of the most famous British scientists. In total, 117 Nobel laureates are affiliated with the university and Cambridge-affiliated mathematicians have won 11 Fields medals.

Getting an undergraduate place at the university is extremely competitive; the acceptance rate is less than 25 per cent and more than half of rejected candidates have received A grades for all of their final school exams.

Cambridge libraries are home to extensive collections of medieval manuscripts and the university museums display collections of archaeological artefacts and zoological specimens.

Notable graduates include actors, politicians, royals, athletes and cultural figures, including biologist Charles Darwin, environmental broadcaster David Attenborough, conservationist Jane Goodall and actress Olivia Colman.

3. Imperial College London

Imperial College London is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world for science, technology, engineering, medicine and business.

It was formed in 1907 from a merger of three colleges in London and now has 16,000 students and 8,000 staff. The student cohort is extremely international and is made up of more than 125 nationalities.

In addition to top scientists, Fields medallists and Nobel prizewinners, Imperial also produces influential government advisers and policymakers. Many graduates go on to achieve breakthrough innovations in industry and business, and are highly sought after by blue-chip companies and start-ups.

The author H. G. Wells and Sir Liam Donaldson, head physician to the Queen, are among Imperial’s famous alumni.

4. UCL

UCL was the first university in England to admit students irrespective of class, race or religion, and the first to admit women on equal terms with men, following the educational philosophy of Jeremy Bentham – the university’s “spiritual founder”.

It is one of the most selective British universities and is thought to produce some of the most employable graduates.

UCL’s main campus is in the central London area of Bloomsbury.

Close to half of all UCL students are from outside the UK, with significantly more from Asia than from continental Europe. Famous alumni include Mahatma Gandhi, Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, who met the other members of his band at the university.

5. London School of Economics and Political Science

Of all UK universities, the London School of Economics and Political Science has the highest proportion of international students, at 70 per cent.

The university has particular strengths in law, economics, history, philosophy and politics. Currently, 26 per cent of all Nobel prizes for economics were awarded to alumni or affiliates of the LSE. Famously, economic theorists at the LSE have long disputed with theorists at Cambridge, particularly over solutions to economic problems in society.

LSE’s campus is in the Clare Market area in London, close to important institutions such as the Royal Courts of Justice, Lincoln’s Inn, the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Museum.

Like other top universities in the UK, LSE generally requires entry standards of A grades or higher.

The main architect of the Indian constitution, B. R. Ambedkar, worked on a doctoral thesis at the LSE while enrolled on the Bar course at Gray’s Inn in London.

Other Lists:

Top 100 US Universities

QS Rankings: Top 100 US Universities

Rank University
1 Harvard University
2 Stanford University
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
4 University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
5 Columbia University
6 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
7 Yale University
8 University of Pennsylvania
9 Princeton University
10 Cornell University
11 New York University (NYU)
12 University of Chicago
13 Duke University
14 Johns Hopkins University
15 University of Southern California
16 Northwestern University
17 Carnegie Mellon University
18 University of Michigan
19 California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
20 Brown University

View full list at—

According to Forbes, and most rankings, the top 5 Universities in America are Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Princeton University. For the complete list, check out—

For a more specific and in depth look at rankings check out Niche—

US News also adds Columbia University into the mix with these big 5. As seen in their Top 200 List—

“If you are looking for a ranking with a focus on academic prestige, scholarly excellence, and sheer intellectual horsepower, then this is the ranking you want.”

  1. Harvard University
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. Columbia University
  4. University of Oxford
  5. Yale University
  6. Stanford University
  7. University of Paris (Sorbonne)
  8. University of Chicago
  9. University of Michigan
  10. Princeton University

Full List—

If you want to know more about the history of colleges rather than their rankings in the present context then you should see the “THE 30 MOST INFLUENTIAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OF THE PAST CENTURY”. The 25th school on this list is BAUHAUS WEIMAR/DESSAU/BERLIN, GERMANY which has an interesting and mostly unknown history, as follows…

“Although it was short-lived, Germany’s Bauhaus school has had a deep and long-lasting impact on modern design and architecture. Walter Gropius, described as “one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture,” established the school in Weimar in 1919. Under mounting political pressure, Bauhaus closed and relocated to Dessau in 1925. Gropius then gave notice in 1928 and was replaced by Swiss architect Hannes Meyer. However, Meyer was fired two years later, and pioneering modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe took over – until the Nazis closed down the “un-German” school in 1931. In 1932 Mies set up a third Bauhaus school in Berlin, but this was shut down by the Gestapo in 1933. Gropius, along with brilliant Bauhaus student Marcel Breuer, left Germany and ended up teaching at Harvard. Meanwhile, Mies van der Rohe became head of architecture at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology. The ideas developed at Bauhaus have gone on to influence graphic design, furniture design, and much more.”

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Higher Education World

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

World University Rank 2020 World University rank 2019 University Country/region
1 1 University of Oxford United Kingdom
2 5 California Institute of Technology United States
3 2 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
4 3 Stanford University United States
5 4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
6 7 Princeton University United States
7 6 Harvard University United States
8 8 Yale University United States
9 10 University of Chicago United States
10 9 Imperial College London United Kingdom

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020—