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Out Now: BRICS University Content 2018

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Tsinghua University has earned the distinction of being the best university in the BRICS nations this year, according to the newly released QS BRICS University Content 2018.

The ranking, which showcases the best universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has been expanded this year to include 300 institutions, although this has had little impact on the dominance of Chinese universities in the top 10. As with the previous edition of the ranking, seven of the top 10 universities are based in China.

Unsurprisingly, China is the most represented country in this year’s ranking, followed by Russia. By contrast, only 12 South Africa universities are included, the highest-ranked of these being the University of Cape Town in 19th place – a fall of five places since last year.

As with the top 10, there is little movement in the top 50, with only four universities breaking in since last time. Those institutions are: National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Tomsk Polytechnic University (both based in Russia), Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (both Brazil).

This ranking closely follows the other QS World University Content by Region published this year, which can be found by clicking here. For more information on how this year’s ranking was compiled, click here.

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Written by Craig OCallaghan
As editor of, Craig oversees the site's editorial content and network of student contributors. He also plays a key editorial role in the publication of several guides and reports, including the QS Top Grad School Guide.

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