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.
For the second year running, the American duo of University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University lead the way in the Nursing subject rankings. One of the biggest movers is the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), which climbs 16 places to joint fourth this year.
As with last year, the top 20 for Nursing is dominated by universities based in countries where English is an official language. Only the Karolinska Institutet from Sweden and the National Taiwan University (NTU) break the mould.
Interested in other courses besides Nursing? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 covers 46 different subjects. Click here to see the full list.