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Chulalongkorn and Mahidol ranked among the world’s top 300 universities from 900

Chulalongkorn and Mahidol universities remain the world's top 300 universities in the latest QS World University Rankings released today.

Chulalongkorn moved one place up from last year's 253th to 252nd, while Mahidol edging up 12 places to 283rd this year.

Coming third as the country's best university is Chiang Mai University. This year it was ranked among the world's 551-600th rankings, while Thammasat coming on 601-650th rankings.

Kasetsart University, Khon Kaen University, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi and Prince of Songkla University were ranked in the 701+ rankings.

Apart from being ranked the 252nd best university in the world, QS World University Rankings also ranked Chulalongkorn among the world's 51-100 best universities for chemical engineering subject, while Mahidol ranked 101-150 best universities for medicine.

Ranked the world's top 10 universities are :

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

2. Stanford University

3. Harvard University

4. University of Cambridge

5. California Institute of Technology

6. University of Oxford

7. University College London (UCL)

8. ETH Zurich � Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

9. Inperial College London

10. University of Chicago

The rankings include 916 universities from 81 countries. Thirty-three countries feature in the Top 200. The US dominate, with 48 institutions, ahead of the UK (30), Netherlands (12), Germany (11), Canada, Australia (9), Japan (8), China (7), France, Sweden and Hong Kong (5).

The QS World University Rankings is an annual league table of the top universities in the world and is arguably the best-known and respected ranking of its kind. Compiled by the QS Intelligence Unit in close consultation with an international advisory board of leading academics, the QS World University Rankings� is widely referenced by prospective and current students, university professionals and governments worldwide.

The purpose of the rankings has been to recognize universities as the multi-faceted organisations they are and to provide a global comparison of their success against their notional mission of becoming or remaining world-class.

The QS World University Rankings are based on four key pillars, research, teaching, employability and internationalisation and the methodology consists of six indicators: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), faculty student ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), international students (5%), and international faculty (5%).

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)