BRICS & Emerging Economies universities Rankings 2015

The Times Higher Education ( ) published its

“BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015”, powered by Thomson Reuters, to include only institutions in countries classified as “emerging economies” by FTSE, and the “BRICS” nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The top universities ranking uses a similar methodology as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, covering all core missions of a world-class university – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook – using 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators.

The first 50 rankings are shown below :

Rank              Name

  1. Peking University, China
  2. Tsinghua University, China
  3. Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  4. University of Cape Town, South Africa
  5. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
  6. National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  7. Boğaziçi University, Turkey
  8. Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  9. Fudan University, China
  10. University of São Paulo, Brazil
  11. National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  12. University of Science and Technology of China, China
  13. National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Russian Federation
  14. University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  15. Sabancı University, Turkey
  16. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  17. Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  18. National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  19. Bilkent University, Turkey
  20. National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  21. Zhejiang University, China
  22. Nanjing University, China
  23. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  24. Sun Yat-sen University, China
  25. Indian Institute of Science, India
  26. Wuhan University, China
  27. State University of Campinas, Brazil
  28. University of the Andes, Colombia
  29. Koç University, Turkey
  30. Renmin University of China, China
  31. Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  32. Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  33. Federico Santa María Technical University, Chile
  34. Novosibirsk State University, Russian Federation
  35. National Central University,Taiwan
  36. Tianjin University, China
  37. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
  38. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
  39. Panjab University, India
  40. National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
  41. National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
  42. Dalian University of Technology, China
  43. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
  44. China Medical University, Taiwan
  45. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  46. University of Warsaw, Poland
  47. University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  48. National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
  49. King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
  50. Université Cadi Ayyad de Marrakech, Maroc

Further reading on commentary and details of methodology used is at

it is to be noted that MENA’s universities are headed by Turkey with however  Morocco’s Marrakesh Cadi Ayyad coming at the 50th and the Emirates as 71st.