World University Rankings 2015/2016

According to the QS World University Rankings® 2015/2016, Massachusetts Institute of Technology was ranked 1st among the world's top 500 universities, ahead of Harvard University (No. 2) and University of Cambridge (No. 3, tied with Stanford University).

Durham University has risen to 61st in the QS World University Rankings 2015-2016, its highest ever overall position in the influential league table of leading universities. It was also ranked in the top 31 globally for employer reputation. This category measures Durham’s reputation among the world’s leading employers for the quality of its graduates and international demand for them.

The University of Surrey was rated 247th, within the top one per cent of all higher education institutions in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2015/16. The University was also awarded a five star international rating by QS earlier this year.

Swansea University has improved its position among the world’s top 500 universities in the QS World University Rankings® 2015/2016, with a new ranking of 400th in the world. The University was also ranked 180th and 235th in the world for its international student and staff ratios respectively; ranked 360th (up 41 places) in the world for its research strength based on the number of citations received per academic staff member; ranked 351st in the world (up 27 places) for its student to faculty ratio.