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QS University Rankings by Region 2016 – Out Now!

By Laura Bridgestock

Updated June 15, 2016 Updated June 15, 2016

The QS University Rankings by Region for 2016 are released today, highlighting the top universities in Latin America, Asia, the Arab Region, and Emerging Europe & Central Asia (EECA). They are led, respectively, by Brazil’s Universidade de Sao Paulo, Singapore’s National University of Singapore, Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, and Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Several of the tables have been extended this year, now covering the top 300 universities in Latin America, 350 (previously 300) in Asia, 100 in the Arab region, and 200 (previously 150) in the EECA countries.

These regional rankings aim to provide more in-depth comparisons than is possible through the overall QS World University Rankings®, assessing institutions across a larger number of performance indicators.

Top 5 Universities in Latin America

Based on the QS University Rankings: Latin America 2016

2016

2015

Institution

Country

  1 

  1 

Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Brazil

  2 

  2 

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)

Brazil

  3 

  3 

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

Chile

  4 

  6 

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Mexico

  5 

  5 

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

View the full ranking results

 

Top 5 Universities in Asia

Based on the QS University Rankings: Asia 2016

2016

2015

Institution

Country/Territory

1

1

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

2

2

University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Hong Kong

3

4

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Singapore

4

5

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Hong Kong

5

11

Tsinghua University

China

View the full ranking results

 

Top 5 Universities in the Arab Region

Based on the QS University Rankings: Arab Region 2016

2016

2015

Institution

Country/Territory

1

1

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Saudi Arabia

2

2

American University of Beirut (AUB)

Lebanon

3

3

King Saud University (KSU)

Saudi Arabia

4

4

King Abdul Aziz University (KAU)

Saudi Arabia

5

5

American University in Cairo

Egypt

See the full ranking results

 

Top 5 Universities in Emerging Europe & Central Asia

Based on the QS University Rankings: EECA 2016

2016

2015

Institution

Country

1

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

2

Novosibirsk State University

Russia

5

Saint-Petersburg State University

Russia

3

Charles University

Czech Republic

4

University of Tartu

Estonia

See the full ranking results

 

For in-depth exploration of the methodologies used to compile each ranking, and key trends in each region, read the free online supplements:

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You can also follow the conversation on Twitter (#QSWUR).

This article was originally published in June 2016 .

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The former editor of TopUniversities.com, Laura oversaw the site's editorial content and student forums. She also edited the QS Top Grad School Guide and contributed to market research reports, including 'How Do Students Use Rankings?'

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