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Out Now: QS World University Rankings by Region 2018

By Craig O

Updated November 27, 2020 Updated November 27, 2020

The QS World University Rankings by Region for Latin America, Asia, Emerging Europe & Central Asia (EECA) and the Arab region have all been released.

While the QS World University Rankings, published in June this year, provide a fantastic overview of how universities are performing, the regional rankings allow us to focus in greater detail on some of the fastest-growing higher education sectors.

Each of these regional rankings is compiled using a unique methodology that reflects the demands of that part of the world, and providing a better picture of how universities compare with other institutions in the same part of the world.

Three of the four rankings feature a new university at number one with the Nanyang Technological University (Asia), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Latin America) and American University of Beirut (Arab region) all leading the way in their regions. Only Lomonosov Moscow State University remains number one since last year, topping the EECA ranking for a third consecutive year.

This year’s rankings feature more universities than ever before and can be viewed in full from this page. Downloadable supplements are also available, which explore this year’s results in greater detail.

Latin America: Top five

Rank

Last year

University

Location

1

3

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Chile

2

2

Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Brazil

3

1

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil

4

4

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Mexico

5

7

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Mexico

 

Asia: Top five

Rank

Last year

University

Location

1

3

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

2

1

National University of Singapore

Singapore

3

4

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

4

6

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea

5

2

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

 

Arab region: Top five

Rank

Last year

University

Location

1

2

American University of Beirut

Lebanon

2

1

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Saudi Arabia

3

3

King Saud University

Saudi Arabia

4

4

King Abdul Aziz University

Saudi Arabia

5

6

United Arab Emirates University

UAE

 

EECA: Top five

Rank

Last year

University

Location

1

1

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

2

2

Novosibirsk State University

Russia

3

5

University of Tartu

Estonia

4

3

Saint-Petersburg State University

Russia

5

4

Charles University

Czech Republic

This article was originally published in October 2017 . It was last updated in November 2020

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As Head of Content, Craig is responsible for all articles and guides published across TopUniversities and TopMBA. He has nearly 10 years of experience writing for a student audience and extensive knowledge of universities and study programs around the world.

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