The 'QS University Rankings: BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) 2015' released today reflected the Chinese dominance in the ranking list with the top three spots going to Tsinghua University, Peking University and Fudan University.

Talking about IIS Bangalore, the ranking agency said it ranked fifth with the largest number of papers published per faculty member and strong scores across other indicators.

The rankings were based on eight key performance indicators, relating to global reputation, internationalisation, academic staff levels, and research production and impact.

Chinese universities in fact occupied seven of the top 10 spots and almost half of the top 50.

"With 53 institutions in the top 200, Russia is second only to China, which has 67 universities featured. Yet only seven Russian institutions make the top 50, compared to China’s 21, Brazil’s 10, and India’s nine," a statement said.

In its third annual edition, the QS University Rankings: BRICS was developed to track the relative progress of leading universities in the five fast-developing BRICS countries – all of which have made investment in higher education and research high national priorities.

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