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IISc Bangalore ranks 8th amongst the world’s top 20 small universities

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Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, has been ranked at number 8, according to Times Higher Education Rankings 2017 for the world’s top 20 small universities. Small universities are the ones that have less than 5000 students. This is the first time that an educational institute from India has made it into the list of top 10 global universities.

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Caltech Institute from the United States is ranked first in this year’s small university rankings followed by Ecole Normale Superieure in France, ranked second and South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology, ranked third.  Three universities from Italy such as Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano have made it into the top 10 small universities. Securing ninth position is Swedish University of Agricultural sciences.

Established in 1909, IISc became the first Indian institute in 2016 to secure 99th position in the top 100 world university rankings for engineering and technology. Two universities from India, namely Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, and Savitribai Phule Pune University which ranked 14th and 18th in the year 2016, couldn’t retain their rankings this year.

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The following are the rankings for the top 20 small universities in the world.

Small University Ranking (2017)

 

Name of the University

 

Country

 

Number of Students

1

California Institute of Technology

USA

2181

2

École Normale Supérieure

France

1548

3

Pohang University of Science and Technology

South Korea

3017

4

École Polytechnique

France

2669

5

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Italy

545

6

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Italy

679

7

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

France

2238

8

Indian Institute of Science

India

3398

9

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sweden

3838

10

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Italy

2813

11

Koç University

Turkey

4793

12

Clark University

USA

3239

13

University of Alaska Fairbanks

USA

3875

14

Sabancı University

Turkey

2999

15

Hasselt University

Belgium

4913

16

Cyprus University of Technology

Cyprus

3012

17

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)

Japan

2906

18

University of Neuchâtel

Switzerland

4208

19

University of Tulsa

USA

4682

20

Bond University

Australia

3201

Source: Times Higher Education



About Arpith Vijayan

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