Hints on QS World University Rankings

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The QS World University Rankings are annual university rankings published by British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).  QS publishes the rankings results in key media around the world, including US News & World Report in the United States and Chosun Ilbo in Korea. The first rankings produced by QS independently of THE, and using QS's consistent and original methodology, were released on September 8, 2010, with the second appearing on September 6, 2011.

QS  University Ranking Indicators

Academic peer review (40%)

Faculty student ratio (20%)

Citations per faculty (20%)

Recruiter review (10%)

International orientation (10%)


QS also ranks universities by subject, with 30 such rankings appearing in 2013. These rankings are drawn up on the basis of academic opinion, recruiter opinion and citations. Different academic disciplines are sorted into five big categories: Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences& Medicine, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences & Management, each of which shows the top 200 universities in that particular field. It will be appreciated if the Deans and HODs can check the links of the best departments being ranked in their related fields. Read more

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