General information on ranking

Name of the ranking QS Top 50 Under 50
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/university-rankings/top-50...
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2012
Most recent year of publication 2017
Ranking organization Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd (QS)
Website of the methodology www.topuniversities.com/top-50-under-50/methodology

Additional information

  • Type of publication: print - special publication: QS Top 50 under 50, 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,
  • 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), survey conducted exclusively by ranking organization
  • Quality assurance of ranking: periodic consultancy, advisory board, certification (e.g. IREG Audit)
  • Website of the ranking organization: http://www.topuniversities.com/about-qs