U21 members shine in rankings again

17 September 2014
U21 universities do well in QS and ARWU rankings.

In the past few months, two of the most well-regarded sets of university rankings have been published - the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the QS World University Ranking.  Once again, U21 members have done well in both these respected rakings, with many increasing their position in both publications.

The QS rankings, published yesterday (16 September 2014) put the University of Edinburgh top of the U21 list, placed at 17th - the same top ranking as last year.  McGill University also stayed at the same high ranking at 21st place, followed by the National University of Singapore at 22nd place, up two from last year.  Another 12 members kept their places in the top 100, many significantly improving on last year's placing.

Particularly notable climbers included Korea University, up 29 places, Tecnológico de Monterrey, up 26 places and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, up 19 places.

In the ARWU figures, seven U21 universities featured in the top 100, with a further 11 falling in the top 200.  The University of British Columbia was the network's highest entrant at 37th place, closely followed by the universities of Maryland, Melbourne and Edinburgh at places 43, 44 and 45.

We await the publication of the THE World University Ranking in early October with interest.