Top Universities in the World 2019— a Times Higher Education Ranking list 

Singapore is no longer home to the best university in Asia, China is. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings list of 2019, China has stepped up its ascent. Now the country is home to the top institution in Asia for the first time under the current methodology.

China is now home to the best university in Asia, while France’s Sorbonne University is the highest-ranked newcomer in the table

Tsinghua University has overtaken the National University of Singapore to become the best university in Asia in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. It rose eight places to 22nd, representing the greatest rise in the top 30. NUS dropped from joint 22nd to 23rd.

The rise means that Tsinghua now also outranks its Beijing neighbour Peking University for the first time in the global table, although Tsinghua has consistently had greater prominence in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

10 Top Universities in The World:


QS World University Rankings 2019

Source: Times Higher Education Supplement

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Previously known as Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings. The publisher had collaborated with Times Higher Education magazine (THE) to publish its international league tables from 2004 to 2009 before both started to announce their own versions. QS then chose to continue using the pre-existing methodology while Times Higher Education adopted a new methodology to create their rankings.

The QS system now comprises the global overall and subject rankings (which name the world’s top universities for the study of 48 different subjects and five composite faculty areas), alongside five independent regional tables (Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia, the Arab Region, and BRICS)

10 Top Universities in The World2019 —QS List

2019 rank 2018 rank University Country
1 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
2 2 Stanford University United States
3 3 Harvard University United States
4 4 California Institute of Technology(Caltech) United States
5 6 University of Oxford United Kingdom
6 5 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
7 10 ETH Zurich Switzerland
8 8 Imperial College London United Kingdom
9 9 University of Chicago United States
10 7 University College London United Kingdom