OREANDA-NEWS. The British company Quacquarelli Symonds has published a ranking of the best higher education institutions of the world in 2020.

Since 2004, experts evaluate them according to six criteria: academic peer review (40 % of the total score), faculty/student ratio (20 %), citations per faculty (20 %), employer reputation (10 %), international student ratio (5 %), and international staff ratio (5 %).

The first place is gained by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), which has been a leader for nine years in a row. The next three lines are also occupied by American institutions: Stanford University, Harvard University and California Institute of Technology.

The top ten also includes University of Oxford (Great Britain), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London (Great Britain), University of Chicago (USA), and University College London (Great Britain).