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UK tech universities rank high in new study

Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London consistently place in the top ten of the new QS rankings.

The first ever QS World University Rankings by Subject shows MIT to be the world’s leading university in computer science and four areas of engineering, based on employer reputation, academic reputation and research quality.

Thanks to a demand for more detailed subject rankings, this year QS published rankings for the top 50 global universities across five technical subjects: computer science, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering and chemical engineering.

Results showed MIT toped all five rankings, however Cambridge consistently placed second or third, with Oxford and Imperial College London always in the top ten. Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol also always made the top 50.

“The new (rankings) respond to a need for comparative data at a more granular level,” says Ben Sowter, head of QS Intelligence Unit. “In many countries students are being charged more than ever before for their degrees, so assessing the potential career outcomes of one’s study choice is becoming increasingly important.”

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