Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

University rises in QS World University Rankings

U-M is listed as the top U.S. public university in the QS World Rankings for 2011, and is ranked 14th among all institutions on the list, moving up one spot from last year.

The London-based Times Higher Education magazine and QS Quacquarelli Symonds have ranked the world's top universities worldwide since 2004. Their global survey of 2,000 colleges takes into account reputation, faculty citations, student-faculty ratio and international population.

U-M ranked 15th in the 2010 survey.

The United States again had the most universities of any nation on the list, with 54 universities, while 30 were from the United Kingdom, 12 were in Germany and 11 were in the Netherlands and Japan.

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