General information on ranking

Name of the ranking QS World University Rankings by Subject
Geographical scope global
Status of the ranking related to QS World University Rankings
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/subject-rankings/2017
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2011
Most recent year of publication 2017
Ranking organization Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd (QS)
Website of the methodology www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/methodology

Additional information

  • Type of publication: print - special publication: QS reports, internet
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English
  • Main target groups: students and parents,higher education institutions,policymakers, governments and funding agencies,employers,
  • Level of comparison: fields or subject
  • Major dimensions covered: research, teaching, reputation, 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