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Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2020

Globally recognised and produced by Quacquarelli Symonds, a higher education publisher, the QS World University Rankings has consistently based its ranking methodology on six key metrics.

They include Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio. Each metric contributes a percentage towards an institution’s final score.

  • Academic Reputation (40%)
  • Faculty/Student Ratio (20%)
  • Employer Reputation (10%)
  • Citations per faculty (20%)
  • International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio (5% each)

Institutions that score well for these metrics are those that are capable of attracting faculty members and students from all over the world. An internationalised higher education sector provides the community with a multicultural environment, allowing for exposure to cultures and beliefs, besides raising students to develop international sympathies and global awareness.

Below, we’ve compiled the top universities in each destination - Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, and the UK. If you’re keen to find out more on what it means to study abroad in any of these countries, fill in your details and make a free appointment with one of our friendly counsellors!

QS Top 10 Universities in Australia 2020

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

The Australian National University

29

2

The University of Melbourne

38

3

The University of Sydney

42

4

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

43

5

The University of Queensland

47

6

Monash University 

58

7

The University of Western Australia

86

8

The University of Adelaide

106

9

University of Technology Sydney

140

10

The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON)

207

QS Top 10 Universities in New Zealand 2020

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

The University of Auckland

83

2

University of Otago

176

3

Victoria University of Wellington

215

4

University of Canterbury

227

5

University of Waikato

266

6

Massey University

287

7

Lincoln University

356

8

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

442

QS Top 10 Universities in Canada 2020

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

University of Toronto

29

2

McGill University

35

3

University of British Columbia

51

4

University of Alberta

113

5

Université de Montréal

137

6

McMaster University

140

7

University of Waterloo

173

8

The University of Western Ontario

211

9

University of Calgary

233

10

Queen’s University at Kingston

239

QS Top 10 Universities in United Kingdom 2020

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

University of Oxford

4

2

University of Cambridge

7

3

UCL

8

4

Imperial College London

9

5

The University of Edinburgh

20

6

The University of Manchester

27

7

King’s College London

33

8

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

44

9

University of Bristol

49

10

The University of Warwick

62

QS Top 10 Universities in Ireland 2020

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

108

2

University College Dublin

185

3

National University of Ireland Galway

259

4

University College Cork

310

5

Dublin City University

429

6

University of Limerick

521-530

7

Maynooth University

701-750

8

Dublin Institute of Technology

751-800

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