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Kenny Thornton | 09 June, 2018, 01:28

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US science and technology school Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped this year's index for the seventh year in a row, while fellow USA -based Stanford University and Harvard University ranked second and third, respectively.

By coming seventh, the ETH is also the top-placed institute in continental Europe.

Both UK and U.S. universities record more improvements than drops, representing stabilisation for both sectors after recent regressions, according to QS.

University of California-Berkeley came in just after U-M in 27th place. UC Irvine, which ranked 9th, was the only other USA institution in the top 10.

Japan is also knocking on the door of the top 20, with the University of Tokyo rising from 28th to 23rd - proving that Japanese HEIs are among the best in Asia.

The other notable performances came from Malaysia and Russian Federation.

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And according to outlets, Beilein interviewed with the team earlier this week. Beilein is 65 years old and has been with the Wolverines for 11 seasons.

Since 2004, Quacquarelli Symonds and Times Higher Education have worked together in publishing annual university rankings. These universities are all ranked among the 201st-250th.

With Wednesday's release of the 2019 tally, however, the University's climb faltered.

The QS World University Rankings continue to enjoy a remarkably consistent methodological framework, compiled using six simple metrics that it believes effectively capture university performance, according to the official website.

"We're proud of this additional objective assessment of our continuing improvement as indicated by these worldwide rankings", said interim chancellor David Lassner in a news release.

MSU became the only Russian university to make the top 100. The University of Zurich in 78th place and the University of Geneva in 108th spot.

The university, which opened its doors in 1994, ranked in the 101-150 bracket previous year. Nanyang Technological University ranks 12th.

The University of Toronto was again the top ranked Canadian post-secondary institution by QS, followed by McGill (33) and UBC (44) in the top 100. UAB Hospital's American College of Surgeons Verified Level 1 Adult Trauma Center is the only one of its kind in Alabama and sees more than a million patient visits a year.

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