Universitas 21 members shine in QS League Table

06 September 2011
Over 82% of Universitas 21 members appear in the top 300 universities in the world, with two thirds of U21 members in top 100.

The QS World University Rankings for 2011/12, announced yesterday, place 19 of Universitas 21’s 23 members in the top 300 universities in the world, with 15 appearing in the top 100.  The rankings, which are based on six main criteria, give the most weight to academic and educational reputation, confirming that U21 universities are highly-regarded institutions, both nationally and internationally and supporting the view that the network comprises some of the best world-class universities.

Universitas 21 prides itself on encompassing a broad spectrum of truly international universities, having a breadth and depth to its membership which belies its purposely compact nature.  That member universities collectively consistently rank highly in a variety of international league tables is testament to the diverse nature of their accomplishments and the quality of experience offered by members to their students, faculty and staff, both internally and on the international stage.

Speaking on the announcement of the rankings, U21’s Secretary General Jane Usherwood was optimistic about the outlook: “Yet again, U21 member universities have ranked highly in a worldwide league table.  We know that no table is without weakness and that each league table system will look to promote different aspects of the educational experience, yet following so closely behind the SJTU Index in which U21 universities also featured prominently, it is clear to me that one of the strengths of the network lies in its members’ wide-ranging expertise across the board.  Combining the multitude of outstanding attributes each member has makes the U21 family a very exciting place to be.