The University of Cape Town (UCT) remains the top university in Africa, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings which saw UCT move up two places to 198th position, placing the institution among the top 20% of universities worldwide.
In the 2020 league table, Cambridge is now behind ETH Zurich, making the Swiss technical university the second-highest ranking institution in Europe.
"What really matters is the long-term decline in rankings of all New Zealand's top universities which is a effect of years of underfunding", she said.
The Singapore Management University (SMU) climbed to 477th position from 500th past year. Further, as many as 23 institutes of India are featured in the sixteenth edition of the QS World University Ranking.
Other Philippine universities included in the list were Ateneo de Manila University (601 to 650), De La Salle University (801 to 1000) and University of Santo Tomas (801 to 1,000).
Naveen Jindal, the Founding Chancellor of JGU, said, "JGU's maiden entry into the QS World University Rankings 2020 is a phenomenal achievement as we celebrate our 10th anniversary". Harvard University and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) stood at third and fourth position in the list respectively. Lincoln University dropped 39 places to 356 and Auckland University of Technology climbed 22 places to 442.
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The National University of Singapore (NUS) once again just barely missed being named one of the top 10 universities in the world as the annual World University Rankings were released this morning, and this year they have company - Nanyang Technological University (NTU) tied them at #11.
The university also was ranked 12th out of 157 US and 183 North American schools.
Just 12 United Kingdom universities improved their position, including Oxford and UCL, which claimed eighth place.
QS world ranking of 1000 universities is based on a number of parameters, which includes academic standing, graduate employability, student-staff ratio, research impact, and internationalization. The university ranked fifth in the Middle East & Africa. It now ranks 184th in the world in the citations per faculty indicator, reveals the ranking.
NTU fared better than NUS in faculty-to-student ratio and research citations per faculty member.
Indian science and technology institutions funded by the government scored high in terms of citations per faculty, with the IISc, Bengaluru, achieving a ideal 100 in that indicator.