Country Rankings on Strength of Higher Education

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Quacquarelli Symonds released its 2018 ranking on higher education system strength among top 50 countries.

This measures which countries provide the strongest higher education systems under four criteria:

1) System strength;
2) Access;
3) Flagship institution; and
4) Economic context

Result of the findings shows that United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, and Canada are the top 5 countries with the strongest higher education systems.

In contrast, Pakistan, Belarus, Greece, Estonia, and Poland are the 5 countries with the lowest higher education systems.

2018 QS Higher Education System Strength


Rank Country
1United States of America
2United Kingdom
3Australia
4Germany
5Canada
6France
7Netherlands
8China
9South Korea
10Japan
11Italy
12Spain
13Switzerland
14Sweden
15Russia
16New Zealand
17Belgium
18Hong Kong
19Taiwan
20Finland
21Argentina
22Denmark
23Brazil
24Ireland
25Malaysia
26India
27Austria
28Singapore
29Israel
30Norway
31Mexico
32Chile
33South Africa
34Colombia
35Portugal
36Saudi Arabia
37Kazakhstan
38Thailand
39Indonesia
40Lebanon
41Czech Republic
42Egypt
43Turkey
44Ukraine
45Philippines
46Poland
47Estonia
48Greece
49Belarus
50Pakistan

 

Source: Quacquarelli Symonds Limited
Full report: 2018 QS Higher Education System Strength