4 Bangladeshi varsities in QS ranking

DU Correspondent

10 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka University (DU) and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), North South University (NSU) and BRAC University (BracU) have ranked among 1300 universities in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world university ranking.  

In the QS ranking of 2022, DU and BUET have been placed between 801 and 1000 like previous year without making any progress while two private universities NSU and BracU have been placed in the 1001-1200 bracket. 

QS, the UK-based education and research institute, published the ranking on their website on Wednesday.

QS evaluates 1,300 universities across the world according to six metrics -- academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio. QS doesn’t assign specific positions for universities rated below 500.

For the 10th year in a row, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US remains at the top. The University of Oxford, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, and Harvard University also ranked among the top five universities. 

National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore are the top two Asia universities placed 11th and 12th in the world ranking respectively.

The QS ranking is the only international ranking to have received the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval, and is viewed as one of the three most-widely read university rankings in the world, along with the Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.