World University Rankings 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is ranked No. 1 in the world according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings, which are based on the expert opinion of more than 75,000 academics and 40,000 major employers around the world.

Cornell University is ranked No. 14 among the world’s universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, up two spots from last year’s ranking of No. 16. And it is up five rungs from its No. 19 ranking in 2015. Overall, Cornell earned a score of 90.7 out of a possible 100.

The Australian National University (ANU) has reaffirmed its position as Australia's top university and among the top 20 universities (ranked 20th) in the world. The result places ANU among the top 0.1 percent of the 26,000 universities around the world.

La Trobe University is ranked 360th in the world, an improvement of 26 positions from the 2016 ranking of 386th. The rankings placed La Trobe in the top 1.4 per cent of universities globally.

Heriot-Watt University has moved up 15 places in the QS World Rankings to 312th globally. The University is ranked particularly highly for international students and international faculty indicators and it is the third time the University has moved up the rankings in the last five years.