QS University Rankings BRICS 2016 More About University Rankings

A total of 86 China higher educational institutions have made it to the list of the world’s 250 top universities in the BRICS member-countries.

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LONDON, July 20 - Chinese universities again confirmed their dominance in the 2016 rankings. 

A total of 86 China higher educational institutions have made it to the list of the world’s 250 top universities in the BRICS member-countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

The top five places went to Chinese institutions. Led by Tsinghua University (1st) and Peking University (2nd). China now occupies the top five spots in the ranking, and accounts for almost half (23) of the top 50. 

The best top ten Chinese university represented in the rankings are followed by Fudan University (3rd), University of Science and Technology China (4th), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (5th), Nanjing University (8th), Zhejiang University (9th), Beijing Normal University (11th), Wuhan University (16th) and Tongji University (17th).

Russian universities have come second in terms of representation in the list of the world’s top universities in the BRICS member-countries.

The best Russian university represented in the rankings is Lomonosov Moscow State University, even though now it ranks 7th (compared to last year’s 4th place).

The list of Russia’s top ten universities also includes St. Petersburg State University and Novosibirsk State university (sharing the 20th place), Bauman Moscow State Technical University (38th), Tomsk State University (43rd), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (44th), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (48th) and National Nuclear Research University (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) (50th).

It has been a mixed bag for Indian education institutions in the QS BRICS 2016 university rankings.

While India expanded its base in the rankings with 17.6 per cent of the 250 universities from the country, its highest ranked university, the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bengaluru, fell one place to 6th from last year's rankings. Apart from that, six of the top 10 Indian universities in the rankings also lost positions. Also, India has one fewer university in the top 20 when compared to the 2015 rankings.

The 2016 ranking has been extended to feature the top 250 BRICS universities (compared to 200 in the previous lists). Brazil and India now have 54 and 44 entries respectively (compared to 40 and 31 last year). South Africa has 11 universities featured led by University of Cape Town (14th place).

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts and compilers of the QS World University Rankings, releases a ranking of the best universities in the BRICS nations every year. 

BRICS member-countries collectively accounting for 42% of the world’s population, these five nations remain significant players in the changing global economy, and all have placed higher education at the center of plans for continued development.


RankScoreUniversityLocation
1100Tsinghua UniversityTsinghua UniversityChina
297.2Peking UniversityChina
395.1Fudan UniversityChina
492.1University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina
591.2Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
690.9Indian Institute of Science (IISc) BangaloreIndia
790.7Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussia
889.4Nanjing University ChinaChina
987.6Zhejiang University ChinaChina
1087.0Universidade de São PauloBrazil
1185.7Beijing Normal UniversityChina
1285.2Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)Brazil
1384.4Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)India
1483.7University of Cape TownSouth Africa
1583.4Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)India
1682.9Wuhan UniversityChina
1782.7Tongji UniversityChina
1882.5Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina
1982.3Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)India
2082.2Saint-Petersburg State UniversityRussia
2082.2Novosibirsk State UniversityRussia
2282.0Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)India
2381.4Sun Yat-sen UniversityChina
2479.9Xi’an Jiaotong UniversityChina
2578.5Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)India
2676.2University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa
2676.2Beihang University (former BUAA)China
2876.0Beijing Institute of TechnologyChina
2975.2Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroBrazil
3075.0Nankai UniversityChina
3075.0Tianjin UniversityChina
3274.3Shanghai UniversityChina
3373.9Renmin (People's) University of ChinaChina
3473.1Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyChina
3572.1Stellenbosch UniversitySouth Africa
3672.0UNESPBrazil
3771.7Xiamen UniversityChina
3871.4Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityRussia
3970.9Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)India
4070.5Jilin UniversityChina
4169.5University of DelhiIndia
4269.2Southeast UniversityChina
4369.1Tomsk State UniversityTomsk State UniversityRussia
4468.7Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)Russia
4568.5Universidade Federal de São Paulo Brazil
4668.2Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de JaneiroBrazil
4668.2Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do SulBrazil
4868.1Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT / Moscow Phystech)Russia
4967.1University of PretoriaSouth Africa
5066.8National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)Russia
5166.1Universidade de BrasíliaBrazil
5266.0Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São PauloBrazil
5365.7Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisBrazil
5465.4University of CalcuttaIndia
5465.4Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)India
5664.9Beijing University of TechnologyChina
5764.4East China Normal UniversityChina
5764.4Beijing Jiaotong UniversityChina
5963.7Universidade Federal de São Carlos - (UFSCAR)Brazil
6063.6Shandong UniversityChina
6162.4Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic UniversityRussia
6261.9National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE, Moscow)Russia
6360.7University of Science and Technology BeijingChina
6460.6National Research Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityRussia
6560.3Sichuan UniversityChina
6659.6University of JohannesburgSouth Africa
6759.2Universidade Federal de Santa CatarinaBrazil
6858.9Dalian University of TechnologyChina
6858.9University of MumbaiIndia
7056.0China Agricultural UniversityChina
7155.8East China University of Science and TechnologyChina
7255.3University of Kwazulu-NatalSouth Africa
7354.2Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityChina
7453.9Kazan (Volga region) Federal UniversityRussia
7552.7Rhodes University Rhodes UniversitySouth Africa
7651.9Lobachevsky UniversityLobachevsky UniversityRussia
7651.9Shanghai International Studies UniversityChina
7851.8Ural Federal UniversityRussia
7950.4Universidade Federal do Paraná - UFPRBrazil
8049.5Beijing Foreign Studies UniversityChina
8149.2Hunan UniversityChina
8249.0Universidade Federal FluminenseBrazil
8348.9Chongqing UniversityChina
8348.9Central South UniversityChina
8548.8Southern Federal UniversityRussia
8648.6Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)Brazil
8748.1The National University of Science and Technology MISiSRussia
8847.9Jadavpur UniversityIndia
8947.7University of MadrasIndia
9047.3Plekhanov Russian University of EconomicsRussia
9147.1Harbin Engineering UniversityChina
9246.4South China University of TechnologyChina
9346.1Universidade Federal de Pernambuco(UFPE)Brazil
9445.9Far Eastern Federal UniversityRussia
9445.9Shanghai University of Finance and EconomicsChina
9645.1University of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChina
9745.0Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)Brazil
9844.4University of International Business and EconomicsChina
9943.8RUDN UniversityRussia
10043.7Nanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsChina

Related Links - 

  1. QS University Rankings BRICS 2016
  2. China leads QS World University Rankings for BRICS countries
  3. Chinese universities ‘most represented’ in latest QS BRICS rankings

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