The US government has rescinded the ban on international students remaining in the country if their courses are being held online following uproar from the higher education community and multiple lawsuits.
Changes to methodology have led to some unexpected changes in this year's QS World University Rankings, with two of the fastest risers, Singapore’s universities, entering the top 15 for the first time. Nevertheless, MIT has scooped the top spot for a fourth year.
The 10th QS World University Rankings has been published with a familiar UK and US dominance. Science and technology research is driving the elite institutions such as MIT in the USA, University of Cambridge and Imperial College London as research citations are up for all best-ranked institutions.