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QS World University Rankings®

The QS World University Rankings® , an annual league table of the top 920 universities in the world, is arguably the best-known and respected ranking of its kind. Data from Alexa.com, SimilarWeb.com, and the Meltwater platform indicate that QS remain publishers of the world's most-read university rankings.

Compiled by the QS Intelligence Unit in close consultation with an international advisory board of leading academics, the QS World University Rankings ® is widely referenced by prospective and current students, university professionals, and governments worldwide. The purpose of the rankings has been to recognise universities as the multi-faceted organisations they are and to provide a global comparison of their success against the notional mission of remaining or becoming world-class. The rankings are based on four key pillars:

  1. Research;
  2. Teaching;
  3. Employability
  4. Internationalisation. 


For more information, visit: www.topuniversities.com

QS World University Rankings® by Subject

QS also ranks universities by academic discipline organized into 5 faculties, namely Arts & HumanitiesEngineering & TechnologyLife Sciences& MedicineNatural Sciences and Social Sciences & Management. The methodology is based on surveying expert academics and global employers, and measuring research performance using data sourced from Elsevier's Scopus database. In the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, the world's best universities for the study of 46 different subjects are named. The four new subject tables added in the most recent edition are: Anatomy & Physiology, Hospitality & Leisure Management, Sports-related Subjects, and Theology.

The world's leading institution in 2017's tables in terms of most world-leading positions is Harvard University, which is number one for 15 subjects. Its longtime rankings rival, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is number one for twelve subjects.

QS University Rankings: Asia

The QS University Rankings: Asia (Previously QS Asian University Rankings) are designed to assess the range of areas that contribute to the success of a modern, comprehensive university. Produced in response to a growing demand for an accurate comparison of universities across Asia, they are the first of a number of planned regional extensions to the QS World University Rankings®, which have been running since 2004. The full methodology, as well as additional subject and criteria rankings, can be found at www.topuniversities.com.

QS University Rankings: Latin America

Listing latin America's top 250 universities, the ranking is based on seven key indicators, selected to reflect regional strengths and priorities. A useful tool for those choosing a university, and interesting viewing for anyone with an interest in the region.

QS World MBA Tour    

The QS World MBA Tour is the world’s largest series of recruitment and information fairs for business school applicants. The QS World MBA Tour offers a unique opportunity to meet admissions officers of the world's most influential business schools at venues around the world. For more information, visit: www.topmba.com

 QS TopMBA Connect 1-2-1

TopMBA Connect 1-2-1 is a unique event geared to helping MBA applicants and business schools get to meet and determine the best fit. The event provides applicants with personally tailored schedules of 30 minute one-to-one sessions with admissions directors. This event provides applicants with a unique opportunity to find out all they need to make well informed decisions on where to apply and how to make those applications successful.  For more information, visit: www.topmba.com/connect

The QS World Grad School Tour

The QS World Grad School Tour travels with many of the world’s top universities representing the complete A-Z of graduate programs from finance to management, engineering to IT, international affairs, creative arts and education. For more information, visit: www.topgradschool.com

The QS World Executive MBA Tour

The QS World Executive MBA Tour reaches out to a group of high calibre professionals from a broad range of industries.  At our fairs these successful executives come to meet with the world’s top ranking business schools to learn how they can best move their careers to the next level. The QS World Executive MBA Tour travels to key cities within the QS World MBA Tour. For more information, visit: www.topmba.com/emba

The QS World University Tour

The QS World University Tour is a unique platform which allows potential undergraduate students to meet representatives from some of the world’s best ranked universities. For more information, visit: www.topuniversities.com/tour

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