General information on ranking

Name of the ranking QS World University Rankings
Geographical scope global
Status of the ranking independent
Name of person in charge of ranking Ben Sowter
E-mail of person in charge of ranking ben@qs.com
Website of the ranking www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-...
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2004
Most recent year of publication 2017
Ranking organization Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd (QS)
Website of the methodology www.topuniversities.com/qs-world-university-rankings/methodology

Additional information

  • Type of publication: print - special publication: , internet, mobile application
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English
  • Main target groups: students and parents,higher education institutions,employers,
  • Level of comparison: institutional
  • Major dimensions covered: research, teaching, reputation, internationalization, employability
  • Structure of presentation: ordinary presentation (league tables)
  • Data sources: third-party database (data not provided by HEI), data collected from HEIs by ranking organization, survey conducted exclusively by ranking organization
  • Quality assurance of ranking: advisory board, certification (e.g. IREG Audit)
  • Website of the ranking organization: http://www.topuniversities.com/about-qs