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.
When it comes to number-crunching, it’s hard to look past the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which has soared up the rankings to overtake Harvard University as the best university for studying mathematics in the world.
12 of this year’s top 20 are based in the US but that doesn’t mean you have to move to America to get a good degree in maths. The UK, Switzerland, Singapore, Canada, Japan and China are all also represented in the top 20.
Interested in other courses besides Mathematics? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 covers 46 different subjects. Click here to see the full list.