Ranking: University of Michigan No. 1 public university in U.S.

Ranking: University of Michigan No. 1 public university in U.S.

QS now rank the world's top 1000 universities, which hail from 85 different countries, and their flagship website, www.TopUniversities.com is due to be visited over 65 million times this year by stakeholders in the higher education sector, according to current projections.

The QS World University Rankings grade the world's top universities based on performance indicators, including academic and employer reputation, research impact and worldwide representation.

Other Australian universities ranked in the top 100 "young" universities list include University of Technology, Sydney (16th), Queensland University of Technology (20th), and the University of Southern Australia (26th).

US science and technology school Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped this year's index for the seventh year in a row, while fellow USA -based Stanford University and Harvard University ranked second and third, respectively.

UAEU's move up the rankings shows that the university is attaining regional and global eminence by conducting cutting-edge research in areas of strategic difference to the region and the world.

Last week, U of T was ranked 22 in the world by Times Higher Education based on the strength of its university brand.

Continental Europes top performer was Switzerlands ETH Zurich, up to seventh from 10th a year ago.

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Nine Swiss universities appear in the QS 2019 rankings, with seven in the top 200.

"Out of the 1,000 universities we have ranked globally this year, 8 of them are from the United Arab Emirates, and I am happy to see that Ajman University has broken into this elite list".

The result places Monash in the top 10 per cent of all the institutions tabled for 2018.

'Irish universities are the engines of creativity and the producers of Ireland's future top talent.

Australia again had five of its 37 universities in the top 50, and more institutions rose up the rankings than fell down. Over 65 million stakeholders will view the rankings on www.topuniversities.com this year, QS said.

A spokeswoman for QS said both ANU and UC lost ground on their academic reputation and student to staff ratios, but rose in the rankings for research impact. "Certainly the signs of increasing global competitiveness still remain", he said.

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