The rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (click here to read the full methodology).
Use the interactive table below to filter the rankings by location, and click on individual universities for more information. Registered users will also be able to use the site’s Compare function to see facts and statistics about multiple universities side-by-side.
There’s been no sign of an earthquake at the top of this year’s Earth & Marine Sciences with the same 10 universities in the top 10 as last year. That doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some movement though. The University of Oxford has climbed from fifth to joint third, overtaking Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
34 different countries are represented in this year’s rankings, while 15 universities out of the 200 ranked didn’t feature at all last year. Of these newcomers, the highest-ranked is France’s Université Grenoble-Alpes (UGA).
Interested in other courses besides Earth & Marine Sciences? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 covers 46 different subjects. Click here to see the full list.