THE–QS World University Rankings, 2005

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This is the 2005 THE–QS World University Rankings list of the top 200 universities in the world.

Top 200[1][edit]

Rank Change compared
to 2004 data
University Country
1 Steady 00 Harvard University (Cambridge)  United States
2 Increase 01 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge)  United States
3 Increase 03 Cambridge University  United Kingdom
4 Increase 01 Oxford University  United Kingdom
5 Increase 02 Stanford University  United States
6 Decrease 04 California University, Berkeley  United States
7 Increase 01 Yale University (New Haven)  United States
8 Decrease 04 California Institute of Technology  United States
9 Steady 00 Princeton University  United States
10 Increase 17 École Polytechnique (Paris)  France
11 Increase 41 Duke University  United States
11 Steady 00 London University – School of Economics and Political Science  United Kingdom
13 Decrease 01 London University – Imperial College  United Kingdom
14 Increase 09 Cornell University  United States
15 Increase 02 Peking University  China
16 Decrease 04 Tokyo University  Japan
17 Increase 03 California University, San Francisco  United States
17 Decrease 04 Chicago University  United States
19 Increase 03 Melbourne University  Australia
20 Decrease 01 Columbia University (New York City)  United States
21 Decrease 11 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich  Switzerland
22 Decrease 04 Singapore National University  Singapore
23 Decrease 07 Australian National University (Canberra)  Australia
24 Increase 06 Paris École Normale Supérieure  France
24 Decrease 03 McGill University  Canada
26 Decrease 11 Texas University, Austin  United States
27 Decrease 02 Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)  United States
28 Increase 06 London University – University College  United Kingdom
29 Increase 08 Toronto University  Canada
30 Increase 18 Edinburgh University  United Kingdom
31 29 Kyoto University  Japan
32 28 Pennsylvania University (Philadelphia)  United States
33 33 Monash University (Melbourne)  Australia
34 32 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)  Switzerland
35 43 Manchester University & UMIST  United Kingdom
36 31 Michigan University (Ann Arbor)  United States
37 26 California University, Los Angeles  United States
38 46 British Columbia University (Kelowna/Vancouver)  Canada
38 40 Sydney University  Australia
40 36 New South Wales University  Australia
41 39 Hong Kong University  Hong Kong
42 24 California University, San Diego  United States
43 42 Hong Kong Science and Technology University  Hong Kong
44 38 Carnegie Mellon University  United States
45 47 Heidelberg University  Germany
46 73 Northwestern University  United States
47 49 Queensland University  Australia
48 50 Nanyang Technological University  Singapore
49 91 Bristol University  United Kingdom
50 41 Indian Institutes of Technology  India
51 84 Hong Kong Chinese University  Hong Kong
52 67 Auckland University  New Zealand
53 78 Delft Technology University  Netherlands
54 75 Boston University  United States
55 99 Munich University  Germany
56 79 New York University  United States
57 64 Rotterdam University  Netherlands
58 109 Washington University in St. Louis  United States
58 98 Amsterdam University  Netherlands
58 35 Illinois University  United States
61 59 Purdue University  United States
62 129 Helsinki University  Finland
62 61 Tsing Hua University  China
64 130 Pennsylvania State University  United States
65 94 Vienna University  Austria
66 63 Copenhagen University  Denmark
67 68 Macquarie University (Sydney)  Australia
68 45 Massachusetts University  United States
69 N/A Paris Institute of Political Studies  France
70 83 Eindhoven Technology University  Netherlands
71 61 Brown University (Providence)  United States
72 195 Fudan University  China
73 96 London University – King's College  United Kingdom
73 86 Rochester University  United States
73 66 Wisconsin University, Madison  United States
76 54 Brussels Free University (French-speaking)  Belgium
77 93 Jerusalem Hebrew University  Israel
77 80 Warwick University (Coventry)  United Kingdom
79 92 Lomonosov Moscow State University  Russia
80 96 Western Australia University  Australia
80 56 Adelaide University  Australia
82 55 RMIT University  Australia
83 128 Durham University  United Kingdom
84 N/A Indian Institutes of Management  India
85 N/A Zurich University  Switzerland
86 77 Vienna Technical University  Austria
87 113 Sydney Technology University  Australia
88 N/A Geneva University  Switzerland
88 74 Washington University  United States
88 57 Paris 06 – Pierre and Marie Curie University  France
88 53 Louvain University  Belgium
92 N/A Lyon École Normale Supérieure  France
93 154 China University of Science and Technology  China
93 118 Seoul National University  South Korea
95 N/A Leuven University  Belgium
95 195 Mexico National Autonomous University  Mexico
97 170 Nottingham University  United Kingdom
98 142 La Trobe University  Australia
99 51 Tokyo Institute of Technology  Japan
100 58 Sussex University (Falmer)  United Kingdom
101 112 Glasgow University  United Kingdom
101 76 Curtin University of Technology  Australia
103 133 Leeds University  United Kingdom
103 44 London University – School of Oriental and African Studies  United Kingdom
105 118 Virginia University (Charlottesville)  United States
105 95 Munich Technical University  Germany
105 69 Osaka University  Japan
108 N/A Wageningen University  Netherlands
109 137 York University  United Kingdom
109 88 Case Western Reserve University  United States
111 87 Dublin University – Trinity College  Ireland
112 125 Berlin University  Germany
112 100 London University – Queen Mary  United Kingdom
114 156 Vanderbilt University  United States
114 102 Taiwan National University  Taiwan
114 85 Göttingen University  Germany
117 138 Dartmouth College  United States
118 N/A Queensland Technology University  Australia
119 151 Liverpool University  United Kingdom
120 120 Utrecht University  Netherlands
121 N/A Chulalongkorn University  Thailand
121 116 Michigan State University  United States
121 71 Paris 04 – Paris-Sorbonne University  France
124 180 University of Southern California  United States
125 162 Rome University – La Sapienza  Italy
125 105 Texas A&M University  United States
127 N/A Basel University  Switzerland
127 N/A Newcastle University  Australia
129 167 Nagoya University  Japan
130 103 University of Bath  United Kingdom
131 132 Louis Pasteur University (Strasbourg)  France
132 177 Montreal University  Canada
133 N/A University of Lausanne (UNIL)  Switzerland
133 134 Maryland University  United States
133 N/A Paris École des Hautes Études Commerciales  France
136 153 Tohoku University  Japan
136 70 St Andrews University  United Kingdom
136 131 Leiden University  Netherlands
138 127 Aarhus University  Denmark
138 101 Oslo University  Norway
141 173 Emory University (Druid Hills)  United States
142 157 Frankfurt University  Germany
143 160 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology  South Korea
143 150 Sheffield University  United Kingdom
143 126 Birmingham University  United Kingdom
143 117 University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)  United States
147 N/A Hiroshima University  Japan
147 65 Georgia Institute of Technology  United States
149 166 Alberta University (Edmonton)  Canada
150 192 Nanjing University  China
150 N/A St Gallen University  Switzerland
150 146 Rice University (Houston)  United States
150 82 Minnesota University (Minneapolis and Saint Paul)  United States
154 N/A South Australia University  Australia
154 145 Denmark Technical University  Denmark
154 60 Berlin Technical University  Germany
157 N/A Hokkaido University  Japan
157 123 Maastricht University  Netherlands
159 186 Bologna University  Italy
159 165 Georgetown University  United States
159 143 Waterloo University  Canada
159 72 California University, Santa Barbara  United States
163 107 Colorado University (Boulder)  United States
164 104 Tufts University (Medford/Somerville)  United States
165 164 Innsbruck University  Austria
166 161 Tasmania University  Australia
166 110 Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg)  Sweden
168 179 Newcastle University  United Kingdom
169 N/A Shanghai Jiao Tong University  China
169 N/A Novosibirsk State University  Russia
169 89 Malaya University (Kuala Lumpur)  Malaysia
172 N/A Berlin Free University  Germany
172 N/A Kobe University  Japan
172 184 Aachen RWTH  Germany
175 136 New York State University, Stony Brook  United States
175 90 University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)  United States
177 191 Nijmegen University  Netherlands
178 198 Hong Kong City University  Hong Kong
179 N/A Notre Dame University  United States
180 N/A Toulouse 1 University Capitole  France
180 171 Lund University  Sweden
180 140 Uppsala University  Sweden
183 159 Madrid Autonomous University  Spain
184 N/A Korea University  South Korea
184 Decrease 37 McMaster University (Hamilton)  Canada
186 N/A Amsterdam Free University  Netherlands
186 Decrease 72 Otago University (Dunedin)  New Zealand
188 N/A Tel Aviv University  Israel
188 Decrease 80 Massey University (Auckland/Palmerston North/Wellington)  New Zealand
190 N/A Gothenburg University  Sweden
191 N/A Western Ontario University (London)  Canada
192 N/A Jawaharlal Nehru University  India
193 N/A University of Pittsburgh  United States
194 Decrease 18 Helsinki Technology University  Finland
194 Decrease 36 Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa)  Israel
196 N/A São Paulo University  Brazil
196 Decrease 74 Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm)  Sweden
198 N/A Showa University  Japan
199 N/A Florence University  Italy
199 N/A George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)  United States
199 N/A Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem)  United States

Regional rankings (top 10)[edit]

Europe[edit]

Rank Rank
(world)
University Country
1 3 Cambridge University  United Kingdom
2 4 Oxford University  United Kingdom
3 10 École Polytechnique  France
4 11 London University – School of Economics  United Kingdom
5 13 London University – Imperial College  United Kingdom
6 21 Zurich ETH  Switzerland
7 24 École Normale Supérieure (Paris)  France
8 28 London University – University College  United Kingdom
9 30 Edinburgh University  United Kingdom
10 34 Lausanne École Polytechnique Fédérale  Switzerland

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