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QS Reimagine Education Awards 2023

Winners of the 2023 ‘Oscars’ in Education Revealed

London, 14th December 2023: QS Quacquarelli Symonds, in partnership with The Wharton School, has announced the overall, category and regional winners of the QS Reimagine Education Awards 2023. The announcement, made at the awards ceremony of the annual conference hosted by Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, heralds the 10th edition of this highly contested global competition. The conference featured a prestigious lineup of speakers, including university chancellors, business school deans, chief learning officers, instructional designers, employers, policymakers, edtech innovators, investors, and sustainability champions. The awards honour pioneering pedagogical approaches that boost learning outcomes and employability, as well as effective methods of teaching sustainability, with a vision to equip over a billion learners worldwide for their future endeavours.

Reflecting on the decade-long journey, QS President Nunzio Quacquarelli said, “The community of #Reimaginers we have fostered for the past ten years is a testament to the enduring spirit of educational innovation. This initiative, co-founded with my colleague and mentor, Jerry Wind of The Wharton School, has evolved into a formidable global movement. Our awards have cast a spotlight on projects that, with recognition, have secured funding and achieved growth. Each year, the conference sparks new collaborations and uncovers new partnership opportunities.”

Attracting over 1200 innovative submissions across 17 award categories, this year’s awards stand out not only for its record-breaking number of entries but also for their quality and diversity. The submissions were meticulously evaluated by a panel of 900+ international judges, and a Grand Jury consisting of 55 global experts, showcasing the global appeal and prestige of the Reimagine Education Awards.

In a significant achievement, LabXchange, Gold winner in the e-Learning category, was honoured with the Overall EdTech Award, proudly sponsored by Google Cloud. This award includes a valuable prize of US$25,000 in Google Cloud credits. Created at Harvard University, LabXchange is a global online platform home to over 22,000 laboratory simulations, interactive animations, videos, teaching guides, and other STEM learning resources that anyone, anywhere, can access and use for free.

Usman Khalid - Chief Technology Officer at LabXchange, said: “We are dedicated to increasing the quality of STEM education by providing educators and learners from around the world with accessible, engaging, and multilingual educational content from leading science organisations. Educators can take advantage of LabXchange’s library to build custom lessons to suit learners’ unique educational needs, while learners can learn, practice, and perfect valuable skills in our virtual lab simulations and interactives. We are thrilled and thankful to be recognized by the QS Reimagine Education Awards for our efforts in building and sharing our platform. In addition, we are thankful to the Amgen Foundation for their continued support of the LabXchange vision”

Taylor’s Purpose Learning with Impact Labs(Malaysia) earns the Gold Award in Sustainability Education, and wins the Overall Education Award, proudly sponsored by the American University of the Middle East. The award includes a cash prize of US$25,000.

Education at Taylor’s University is designed to be purpose-led and impact-driven, with a strong emphasis on aligning student endeavours with the broader goal of making a positive societal impact. This approach is in line with supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To actualise this vision, Taylor’s University has established 13 IMPACT Labs, as detailed in Appendix 1 of their provided URL. Each lab is dedicated to a specific SDG and focuses on integrating sustainability education with research. This integration aims to develop practical solutions and policies through collaborative efforts involving multidisciplinary teams. These teams consist of academics, practitioners, partners, beneficiaries, and students, all working together towards shared objectives.

By incorporating IMPACT projects into their curriculum, Taylor’s University seeks to cultivate a new generation of purposeful leaders. These leaders are not only committed to the SDGs during their time at the university but are also encouraged to carry this commitment throughout their lives. The ultimate goal for Taylor’s is to establish itself as a university that not only excels academically but also significantly contributes to the betterment of the world.

Dr Than Lok Boon, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, expressed great enthusiasm upon receiving the award, stating, “We are overjoyed to be acknowledged with such prestigious recognition. This accolade serves as a powerful validation of our comprehensive university-wide programme and our unwavering commitment to be the best university not in the world but ‘for’ the world.”

All winners in each category can be found here.

Simona Bizzozero, Chair of the Reimagine Education Awards, praised the quality and diversity of the submitted projects, saying, “We are constantly inspired by the ingenuity of our #Reimaginers, and by the impact or potential of their solutions and approaches. This year’s regional awards feature innovative projects that redefine the boundaries of educational excellence and set a new standard for transformative learning experiences worldwide.”

All regional winners can be found here.

Submissions for the 2024 Reimagine Education Awards open on March 15th.

The annual conference will be held at the Elizabeth II Convention Centre, situated near Westminster Abbey in London, from December 9th to 11th.

For more details and updates, you can register your interest here.

To view the innovators showcases and to watch panels and keynote of this year’s QS Reimagine Education Awards and Conference, please use the following link for a complimentary delegate pass: Access the Conference.

QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024

The World’s Best Universities for Sustainability and Social Impact Revealed

London, 5th December 2023: QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, released today the 2024 edition of the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability.

Evaluating universities based on social impact, environmental impact and governance, the rankings provide a unique and detailed framework to assess how universities are taking action to tackle the world’s most pressing global challenges. The QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024 feature 1397 institutions across 95 countries and territories, more than double the number featured in last year’s pilot edition.

The University of Toronto is named the world’s most sustainable university, followed by the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) claiming the second spot, and The University of Manchester in third.

Prof Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, said: “The University of Toronto community is absolutely delighted by this recognition of our global leadership in sustainability. It is a wonderful tribute to the excellence of the many U of T faculty, students, staff and alumni who are dedicated to meeting every aspect of this great challenge of the 21st century. They are demonstrating that effective action is possible, on our campuses, in our communities and around the world.”

The United States is the most represented country, with 209 ranked universities, including one in the world’s top 10, while the United Kingdom is the second-most featured country, with 93, including two in the top 10. China claims the third spot, with 90 universities ranked, though none are among the top 10.

QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024 – Top 20
Institution Country/Territory 2024 Rank
University of Toronto Canada 1
University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States 2
The University of Manchester United Kingdom 3
University of British Columbia Canada 4
The University of Auckland New Zealand 5
Imperial College London United Kingdom 6
The University of Sydney Australia 7
Lund University Sweden 8
The University of Melbourne Australia 9
Western University Canada 10
The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) Australia =11
Uppsala University Sweden =11
McGill University Canada 13
Delft University of Technology Netherlands 14
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States =15
The University of Edinburgh United Kingdom =15
University of Bristol United Kingdom 17
ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland 18
Durham University United Kingdom 19
University of Glasgow United Kingdom 20
© QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2023. www.TopUniversities.com

 

Dr Drew MacFarlane, QS Rankings Manager, points out that an estimated 380 million students will be studying at universities worldwide by 2030[1]. If the higher education sector were a country, it would be the third largest in the world. According to QS data, the world’s top 1000 universities alone have 23 million students. He also remarks that universities are interconnected hubs, extensively using land, energy, and other resources for their infrastructure. The higher education sector’s carbon footprint rivals that of a large country, due to both its direct supply chain and the extensive, often international, travel of its staff and students. Dr MacFarlane also highlights a governance challenge. Unlike nations, universities lack a global governing body, which affects the implementation of sustainable practices. He observes that the higher education sector, particularly in terms of adopting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) protocols, typically trails behind the corporate world. Dr MacFarlane says: “QS wants to support the higher education sector in its journey towards a more sustainable education for all and to encourage best practices in transparency, impactful research, equality, and climate mitigation. The QS Sustainability Ranking looks at performance across ESG categories, with a particular focus on the outward impact an institution is making, in the hope of sparking ideas, action, and engagement. It is a tool we offer to the sector to help drive positive initiative, and we are thankful to our higher education partners who have joined our efforts.”

QS’ methodology for the World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024 is based on university performance across three assessment categories:

  • Environmental Impact (Aggregating three indicators: Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Education and Environmental Research)
  • Social Impact (Aggregating five indicators: Equality, Knowledge Exchange, Impact of Education, Employability & Outcomes and Health & Wellbeing)
  • Governance (Considering factors related to good governance: ethics, hiring practices, transparency, decision making etc.)

Jessica Turner, CEO of QS, highlights the role of the QS Sustainability Rankings as a cutting-edge tool for gauging the progress and collaborative efforts of universities globally in tackling pressing existential challenges. Turner draws attention to the increasing importance of these considerations for students, noting that their choices in academic pursuits are guided not only by career prospects but also by their personal values and beliefs.

“For this generation of brand-conscious students, their chosen university represents a lifelong affiliation, deeply intertwined with personal identity, and social awareness”, she says.

“Our Sustainability Survey revealed a striking trend: 79% of prospective international students view an institution’s sustainability practices as extremely or very important. Additionally, 82% actively seek information on these practices while researching universities. This demonstrates a clear shift in priorities among today’s students who are increasingly weighing the social and environmental impact of their future alma mater alongside academic excellence.”

Turner emphasises QS’ dedication to addressing feedback from the millions of students they serve. “As students become more discerning and value-driven in their educational choices, it’s imperative that the resources guiding them align with their values, especially concerning sustainability and social responsibility. In essence, the university they choose is not just an institution—it becomes a reflection of their commitment to making a positive impact in the world.”

QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024 – Overview

    • South Africa dominates the table among African countries. The University of Cape Town (50th), stands as Africa’s premier university and the only one on the continent to secure a spot in the top 50. This distinction is primarily due to its outstanding performance in Environmental Sustainability, where it ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. This indicator assesses an institution’s commitment to, and implementation of, its sustainability and climate strategies. The University of Cape Town achieves Africa’s highest score in six out of nine evaluated indicators.
    • Australia is among the top performers overall in this year’s rankings, boasting the second most top 10 universities alongside the UK, with two, and behind Canada, with three. Among locations with 10 or more ranked universities, Australia achieves the world’s highest average score for QS’ Social Impact category, thanks to world-leading scores in Equality, related to diversity and inclusivity, and Health & Wellbeing, which assesses relevant research output and quality of life for students and staff. Meanwhile, all three of the world’s top-scoring universities for Impact of Education are Australian, suggesting excellent academic performance in subjects related to positive social impact.
    • Four Asian universities are among the world’s top 50. The University of Tokyo is the region’s highest-ranked institution, placing 22nd. It is followed by the National University of Singapore (26th), Seoul National University (46th) and Nanyang Technological University (50th). The University of Tokyo performs excellently for Environmental Impact, placing fifth globally in this category thanks to world-class education in environmental and climate-related subjects. The National University of Singapore (NUS) is named the world’s best for Environmental Research and Asia’s best for QS’ Impact of Education indicator, in which it ranks 15th globally, suggesting outstanding academic prowess in subjects with the potential to generate social impact, such as Politics, Law or Education.
    • Canada is the world’s most sustainable higher education system by some measures. The University of Toronto is the world’s highest-ranked university overall, while the University of British Colombia comes fourth. Canada is home to more universities in the world’s top five and top 10 than any other country or territory. Its universities offer exceptional Environmental Education, with more top 10 universities for this indicator than any other location, highlighting its academic prowess in environmental and climate-related subjects. Like its closest competitors, the UK and Australia, Canada performs excellently for Equality, with the University of British Columbia taking the world’s highest rank for this indicator.
    • No Chinese university places among the world’s top 100 most sustainable universities. Fudan University is the national leader, placing 142nd. Chinese universities achieve their strongest performances in Knowledge Exchange – based on collaboration, research sharing and community engagement – and Employability & Outcomes – related to career prospects and graduate opportunities. In both metrics, two Chinese institutions are among the top 50. Fudan University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University place 40th and 50th respectively for Knowledge Exchange. Zhejiang University and Fudan University are the national leaders for Employability & Outcomes, placing 47th and 49th respectively.
    • In Continental Europe, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands is the highest-ranked university, coming 14th. Its Environmental Impact is exceptional, placing 11th globally in this category thanks to high-quality Environmental Research. Meanwhile, ETH Zurich comes 18th overall, with its success underpinned by outstanding Knowledge Exchange, placing second globally in this metric.
    • Sweden boasts some of the world’s foremost universities in this year’s rankings. Lund University in particular is a world leader in Equality, Knowledge Exchange and Environmental Research, ranking second globally in each of these metrics. However, it is in QS’ Governance category that Lund University truly shines. It is the joint best university in the world for this indicator, alongside Lancaster University and the University of York in the UK.
    • The United Kingdom performs excellently in the rankings. The University of Manchester and Imperial College London both place in the world’s top 10, each enjoying world-class Knowledge Exchange and Health & Wellbeing. In QS’ Good Governance metric, the UK performs exceptionally, boasting nine of the world’s 10 best-governed universities, according to this indicator. Similarly, more UK universities place in the top 10 for Knowledge Exchange than any other country or territory.
    • The United States enjoys the world’s best Employability & Outcomes, underpinned by its truly exceptional universities. In this indicator, five US institutions are among the world’s top 10 including three of the world’s best. This includes the world’s top-performing university for this indicator, Stanford University. Stanford is followed closely by the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Columbia University, both tied in second globally. The University of California, Berkeley (UCB) is the second highest-ranked university overall. Its success is driven by its outstanding Environmental Education and Environmental Sustainability, in which it is among the three best universities in the world.

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QS World University Rankings: Global MBA & Business Master's 2023

The World’s Best Business Schools and Programs for Future Business Leaders

London, 25th October 2023: QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global business school and higher education analyst, has today released its annual suite of rankings identifying the world’s top study destinations for aspiring business leaders.

The QS World University Rankings: Global MBA and Business Master’s 2024 spans 48 countries and territories, analysing the world’s 315 best global MBAs and a series of specialized high-demand Business Master’s Rankings, including Master’s in Management, Finance, Marketing, Business Analytics, and Supply Chain Management.

The United States dominates the upper echelon of the MBA table, with all three top spots occupied by US business schools. For the fourth consecutive year, Stanford GSB’s MBA is named the world’s #1 while The Wharton School comes second, usurping Harvard Business School which places third. Stanford GSB’s superiority is underpinned by the world’s best Alumni Outcomes and second-best Employability.

QS Global Full-Time MBA Top-20
Institution Location 2024 Rank 2023 Rank
Stanford Graduate School of Business United States 1 1
Penn (Wharton) United States 2 3
Harvard Business School United States 3 2
London Business School United Kingdom 4 5
HEC Paris France 5 4
MIT (Sloan) United States 6 6
Columbia Business School United States 7 8
IE Business School Spain 8 7
Cambridge (Judge) United Kingdom =9 12
IESE Business School Spain =9 10
INSEAD France 11 9
Northwestern (Kellogg) United States 12 14
UC Berkeley (Haas) United States 13 11
Chicago (Booth) United States 14 13
UCLA (Anderson) United States 15 15
Yale School of Management United States 16 18
NYU (Stern) United States 17 19
Oxford (Said) United Kingdom 18 16
Esade Business School Spain 19 17
Imperial College Business School United Kingdom 20 21
© www.TopMBA.com

 

Global MBA Ranking: Overview

Asia’s best MBA belongs to the National University of Singapore which climbs to 24th. It performs excellently in QS’ Employability indicator in which it achieves Asia’s highest score. It is also among the region’s top performers in Alumni Outcomes and Student Diversity.

• In Canada, Toronto (Rotman) is home to the highest-ranked MBA, placing 40th globally, up one position from last year. It achieves Canada’s highest score for Employability, Thought Leadership and Student Diversity. It is Canada’s only MBA in the top 50.

China’s highest-ranked full-time MBA programme is offered by Tsinghua University which places 28th after debuting in 29th last year. It is Asia’s second highest-ranked MBA due to its Thought Leadership, Employability and Return on Investment.

• Driven by Europe’s highest score for Thought Leadership and its outstanding Alumni Outcomes and Return on Investment, HEC Paris boasts Continental Europe’s best MBA. Globally, it is the fifth highest-ranked MBA. It is followed by IE Business School in Spain which ranks eighth overall.

• EGADE Business School in Mexico ranks 62nd, taking Latin America’s highest position. It enjoys Latin America’s best Alumni Outcomes and Thought Leadership. Costa Rica’s INCAE Business School is Latin America’s only other top 100 MBA, placing 83rd thanks to its Employability.

• AUB (Suliman S. Olayan) in Lebanon is the Arab Region’s best full-time MBA provider. It ranks 68th globally, up 11 from last year. This rank is underpinned by exceptional Return on Investment.

• Melbourne Business School is the national leader in Australia and home to Oceania’s best MBA programme. It ranks 30th globally thanks to world-class Thought Leadership and the region’s best score for Employability and Return on Investment.

• In the United Kingdom, London Business School takes the highest rank, climbing to 4th place globally thanks to the world’s third highest score for Employability and Alumni Outcomes and one of the world’s ten highest scores for Thought Leadership.

World’s Best Specialized Business Masters

• HEC Paris tops the table for three master’s programmes, including Master’s in Finance, Master’s in Management, and Master’s in Marketing.

• UCLA (Anderson) provides the world’s foremost Master in Business Analytics, boasting world-class Alumni Outcomes and Thought Leadership.

• The global leader for Master’s in Supply Chain Management is MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. It enjoys excellent Employability, Alumni Outcomes, Value for Money and Thought Leadership.

QS President Nunzio Quacquarelli said: “The QS Graduate Management Education rankings offers unique independent insights for business-minded career-driven students to comparatively assess the next step in their professional development. All prospective students are empowered and encouraged to investigate and discuss the findings with peers, colleagues, business schools and QS’ experts at our in-person and virtual master’s and MBA networking events.”

Detailed information about QS’ methodology can be found at QS Business Master’s Rankings Methodology | TopMBA.com

The full rankings can be found at www.topuniversities.com

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For further information or to request interviews with QS’ analysts, please contact:

Simona Bizzozero
Director of Communications
QS Quacquarelli Symonds
[email protected]
+44 (0) 7880620856

Will Barbieri
Communications Manager
QS Quacquarelli Symonds
[email protected]

QS Quacquarelli Symonds
QS Quacquarelli Symonds is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector, whose mission is to empower motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development.
The QS World University Rankings portfolio, inaugurated in 2004, is the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance.
Their flagship website, www.TopUniversities.com – the home of their rankings – was viewed more than 120 million times in 2022, and over 117,000 media clippings pertaining to, or mentioning, QS were published by media outlets across the world in 2022.

QS World University Rankings: Arab Region 2024

Best Universities in the Arab Region Revealed

London, 18th October 2023: QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analyst, has released the 10th edition of the QS World University Rankings: Arab Region 2024.

Evaluating institutions based on global recognition, research prowess, teaching resources and internationalisation, this year’s ranking is the largest ever, showcasing 223 institutions from 18 Arabic countries. Thirty-two universities rank for the first time.

The results see King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals crowned the region’s best university, climbing from third place last year. King Saud University comes second while Qatar University places third. Last year’s leader, King Abdulaziz University (KAU), drops to fifth, after spending four consecutive years in the top spot. Egypt is the most represented higher education system, with 36 featured universities, followed by Saudi Arabia with 34 and Iraq with 24.

QS Senior Vice President Ben Sowter said: “The Arab Region continues to grow its standing in academia. Its blossoming international partnerships and increasingly high-impact, influential research nourish an ever-growing international reputation.”

Sowter continued: “This year’s ranking showcases more Arab universities than ever before, reflecting the intensifying competition within the region for higher education excellence and offering independent and detailed lenses through which its prospective students, faculty and policymakers can make data-informed decisions and benchmark success.”

QS World University Rankings: Arab Region 2024 – Top 20
2024 Rank 2023 Rank Institution Location
1 3 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia
2 4 King Saud University Saudi Arabia
3 2 Qatar University Qatar
4 5 American University of Beirut (AUB) Lebanon
5 1 King Abdulaziz University (KAU) Saudi Arabia
6 6 United Arab Emirates University United Arab Emirates
7 7 Khalifa University of Science and Technology United Arab Emirates
8 9 American University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates
9 10 University of Jordan Jordan
10 8 Sultan Qaboos University Oman
11 11 The American University in Cairo Egypt
12 12 Cairo University Egypt
=13 Hamad Bin Khalifa University Qatar
=13 18 Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd university Saudi Arabia
14 13 Lebanese University Lebanon
15 15 University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates
16 16 Jordan University of Science & Technology Jordan
17 14 Ain Shams University Egypt
18 17 Umm Al-Qura University Saudi Arabia
19 20 Zayed University United Arab Emirates
20 19 Applied Science University – Bahrain Bahrain
QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2023 www.TopUniversities.com

 

Arab Region: Overview

• Despite KAU dropping to fifth, Saudi Arabia tightens its grip on the upper echelon of Arabic higher education, with the region’s two best universities belonging to the country. This success is driven by its outstanding research, collaboration and international reputation. In both Citations per Paper and Papers per Faculty, four Saudi universities are in the top 10, more than any other country. Meanwhile, both the region’s leaders for Employer Reputation and International Research Network are Saudi. KAU remains the region’s most well-regarded university among international employers and academics.

Egypt excels in research quality, with more universities in the region’s top 100 for Citations per Paper than any other country. Meanwhile, its premier institution, Cairo University, boasts the Arab Region’s second-best Academic Reputation. Only KAU is held in higher regard.

• The University of Baghdad remains Iraq’s best university and its only to place among the region’s top 50. It ranks 43rd thanks to high levels of international collaboration and a strong global reputation.

Jordan enjoys one of the region’s most diverse student bodies, with more universities in the top 100 for International Students than any other country. It is also home to a highly trained faculty cohort, with 83% of its institutions placing among the top 100 for Staff with a PhD. In QS’ measure of online profile, Web Impact, Jordan is the top performer, with four universities placing among the top 10 and two in the top three, including the regional leader, the Philadelphia University at Jordan (101-110 band).

• The United Arab Emirates is one of the Arab Region’s most improved locations overall. Five universities climb the table while only two drop and seven remain stable within their rank or band. Its universities dominate QS’ internationalisation indicators. The four top-performing institutions for International Students and the five top-performing universities for International Faculty all belong to the UAE.

Morocco is the regional leader for staff expertise, boasting the highest average score per university in the Staff with a PhD indicator. Four of the Arab Region’s five best universities in this metric are Moroccan, with Université Sultan Moulay Slimane (151-170) placing second. Only Qatar’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University scores higher.

• While only two Qatari universities are ranked, both perform exceptionally, with Qatar University placing third overall thanks to outstanding research, in terms of collaboration, output and impact. In QS’ measures of research output volume, Papers per Faculty, and research impact, Citations per Paper, it places seventh and stands out for research collaboration, coming third in the Arab Region for International Research Network. Qatar University is among the Arab Region’s most appreciated universities by both academics and employers alike. Newcomer Hamad Bin Khalifa University is particularly impressive, debuting in 13th and topping the table in a whopping four indicators, more than any other university. It is the Arab Region’s best research institution, boasts its highest staff expertise and most teaching resources.

Methodology         

Detailed methodological information can be found at QS Arab Region Rankings – QS Quacquarelli Symonds

The full rankings will be available on Wednesday 18th October, 11:00 BST and can be found at https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/arab-region-university-rankings/2024

QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024

Europe’s Best Universities for 2024 Revealed

London, 20th September 2023: QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analyst, has released the inaugural edition of the QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024.

Evaluating Europe’s institutions based on global recognition, research prowess, teaching resources, internationalisation and employment outcomes, it is the only significant regional ranking of European universities. The final table lists 690 institutions across 42 countries, including 106 universities that have never previously been ranked by QS.

The results see The University of Oxford take the top spot while ETH Zurich places second and the University of Cambridge comes third. The UK is the most represented country in the ranking, with 107 featured universities, followed by Turkey with 73 and Germany with 53.

QS Senior Vice President Ben Sowter said: “The inaugural edition of the QS Europe Ranking is a landmark step and a long time in the making. It offers a unique opportunity for universities in one of the world’s most competitive higher education landscapes to benchmark themselves against their international peers and for its policymakers to assess individual institutional performance across the broadest range of datasets in any of our rankings.”

He continued: “The UK, somewhat predictably shines across indicators, underpinned in part by the global renown of the historic Oxbridge universities and its high-impact, globally collaborative research. However, signposts for success are illuminated in all locations by the respective challenges identified by the datasets, whether incentivising international faculty and students, developing cross-border research partnerships or expanding teaching capacity.”

QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024 – Top 20
2024 Rank Institution Location
1 University of Oxford United Kingdom
2 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
3 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
4 Imperial College London United Kingdom
5 UCL United Kingdom
6 The University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
7 Université PSL France
8 The University of Manchester United Kingdom
9 EPFL Switzerland
10 King’s College London United Kingdom
11 Technical University of Munich Germany
12 The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
13 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
14 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
15 University of Leeds United Kingdom
16 University of Bristol United Kingdom
=17 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
=17 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
19 The University of Warwick United Kingdom
20 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Germany
QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2023 www.TopUniversities.com

 

Europe: Overview

  • Charles University in the Czech Republic and University of Warsaw are the only Eastern European countries to boast universities in the top 100 with Charles University placing 86th and the University of Warsaw coming 92nd.
  • France employs an intensely international research agenda underpinned by high levels of cross-border collaboration. Four of its universities are among Europe’s top 10 for International Research Network, including two in the top five, putting it tied with the UK in both tiers.
  • Germany’s premier institutions produce an exceptional amount of research. The country is home to more universities in the regional top 50 and top 10 for Papers per Faculty than any other country. In fact, two of Europe’s three most productive research institutions are German, with Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg and Technische Universität Ilmenau placing second and third in this metric. Only the Georgian Technical University produces more research.
  • Italy is also highly productive, enjoying Europe’s third-highest average score per institution for Papers per Faculty, behind Switzerland and Portugal. Interestingly, Italy has more top 100 institutions in this indicator than any other country, with 25, more than double the next highest, France and Germany, with 13 each. Meanwhile, Italy also shines for Outbound Student Mobility, with more top 50 universities in this indicator than any other country.
  • The Netherlands commands the region’s greatest overall renown among international employers and academics alike. In both QS’ Employer and Academic Reputation indicators, it enjoys the highest average score per institution, among countries with 10 or more ranked universities. This is reflected by its high proportion of top 100 universities in these metrics, with 47% of its institutions placing in the top 100 for Academic Reputation and 41% for Academic Reputation, more than any other country.
  • Switzerland performs exceptionally in research, both in terms of impact and volume. It boasts the highest average score in both Citations per Paper and Papers per Faculty. Similarly, Switzerland shines for internationalisation, boasting one of Europe’s most diverse student and faculty cohorts. This is particularly pronounced for International Faculty Ratio in which six of the region’s top 10 universities are Swiss, including three in the top 5.
  • However, it is Spain that boasts some of the most mobile student cohorts. It is home to three of Europe’s top five universities for Outbound Student Exchange and two for Inbound Student Exchange, more than any other country. Meanwhile, IE University is home to the most international student body in the region.
  • Despite its large number of ranked universities, no Turkish university is among the region’s top 100. Middle East Technical University takes the country’s highest rank, placing 124th thanks to a strong Employer Reputation and Outbound Exchange.

Methodology       Detailed methodological information can be found at QS Europe Rankings – QS Quacquarelli Symonds

The full rankings will be available on Wednesday 20th September, 12:00 CEST, and can be found at https://www.topuniversities.com/europe-university-rankings

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For further information or to request interviews with QS’ analysts, please contact:

Simona Bizzozero
Director of Communications
QS Quacquarelli Symonds
[email protected]
+44 (0) 7880620856

William Barbieri
Communications Manager
QS Quacquarelli Symonds
[email protected]

QS Quacquarelli Symonds 

QS Quacquarelli Symonds is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector, whose mission is to empower motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development.The QS World University Rankings portfolio, inaugurated in 2004, is the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance.
Their flagship website, www.TopUniversities.com – the home of their rankings – was viewed more than 120 million times in 2022, and over 117,000 media clippings pertaining to, or mentioning, QS were published by media outlets across the world in 2022.

QS World University Rankings: Latin America & The Caribbean 2024

Latin America & Caribbean’s top universities revealed

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analyst, has released the thirteenth annual list of Latin America & The Caribbean’s best universities. Evaluating the continent’s institutions based on academic and employer recognition, research output, resources and internationalisation, the final table lists 430 institutions across 25 locations.

Universidade de São Paulo takes the top spot, usurping Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile which comes second while Brazil’s Universidade Estadual de Campinas places third. Brazil is the most represented higher education system, with 97 listed universities, followed by Mexico with 63 and Colombia with 61.

Overview

  • Argentina: 14/43 universities drop, 12 rise, 17 remain static. Universidad de Buenos Aires (9th) is national leader
  • Bolivia’s Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (135th) ranks seventh for Citations per Paper
  • Brazil leads in PhD-trained faculty and research volume
  • Chile is most well-renowned country among international academics
  • Colombia boasts the most top-50 universities for Employer Reputation
  • Costa Rica’s national leader, Universidad de Costa Rica, places 20th
  • Cuba enjoys exceptionally high teaching capacity
  • Dominican Republic excels in research impact
  • Ecuador: 82% of universities improve for Citations per Paper
  • Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is the region’s most well-renowned university among academics
  • Panama ranks for seven universities. Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (130th) is national leader
  • Peru is most improved overall – 33% of universities climb, 8% drop
  • All Uruguay’s institutions place among the top 100
  • Venezuela: 4/9 universities are among the region’s top-100, two are in the top-50

Latin America & Caribbean 2024: Top-20
2024 2023 Institution Location
1 2 Universidade de São Paulo Brazil
2 1 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile
3 5 Universidade Estadual de Campinas Brazil
4 4 Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico
5 3 Universidad de Chile Chile
6 6 Universidad de los Andes Colombia
7 7 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
8 8 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Brazil
9 9 Universidad de Buenos Aires Argentina
10 11 UNESP Brazil
11 12 Universidad de Concepción Chile
12 10 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Colombia
13 13 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Peru
14 16 Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Brazil
15 14 Universidad de Santiago de Chile Chile
16 18 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Colombia
17 19 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Brazil
18 17 Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul Brazil
19 15 Universidad de Antioquia Colombia
20 20 Universidad de Costa Rica Costa Rica

© QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2023 https://www.TopUniversities.com/.

Contact:   

Will Barbieri  
Communications Manager 

[email protected]

QS International Student Survey Unveils the Recruitment Edge in the UK

QS International Student Survey Unveils the Recruitment Edge in the UK

What 62,000 Students Expect and Want from UK Universities

The QS International Student Survey, with input from 116,412 prospective students from 194 countries and territories, has been a guiding tool in shaping student recruitment strategies for over a decade. Of these students, 62,885 are particularly interested in studying in the UK.

The United Kingdom is home to several prestigious and internationally renowned universities providing high-quality education and research opportunities. The UK offers an exciting and culturally varied study destination. Despite immigration restrictions making it more difficult for international students to choose the UK, it remains a popular destination for prospective students around the world. Holding a degree from a UK institution remains advantageous when pursuing international career opportunities. As the global competition for recruiting international students intensifies, it’s a critical moment for universities in the UK: Australian universities are rebounding from the pandemic, China’s research impact is now outperforming the rest, the US is seeing its strongest growth in international student enrolments since 2016 and countries across the globe have ambitious plans to grow student numbers. UK universities still have a lot to offer but it’s essential that they clearly define and articulate their strengths to future students.

Key findings from 62,885 prospective students interested in the UK:

• 78% say that a welcoming environment for international students is the most important factor when choosing a town or city. About 62% of prospective UK students feel that the country is becoming more welcoming.
• 65% say that a high quality of teaching is the most important factor when choosing a course. It was the most influential factor in their choice of country and university too.
• 64% say it is important that their university of choice ranks well in independent rankings.
• 60% expect a complete and personalised response to an enquiry within three days.
• 43% actively researching universities’ environmental sustainability strategy and efforts while 65% of these say that they are satisfied with the efforts made by UK institutions, compared to 58% for the US, 62% for Australia and matching the perceptions of institutions in Canada with 65%.
The UK boasts five of the Top 20 universities in the 2023 QS World University Rankings: Sustainability.

University 2023 global rank
The University of Edinburgh 4
University of Glasgow 13
University of Oxford 16
Newcastle University 18
University of Cambridge 19

 

• 43% have no interest whatsoever in studying online, compared to 33% in 2022.
• 44% hope to stay in the UK temporarily post-study (between one and six years) with 13% hoping to stay permanently and 17% planning to return to their home country upon completion of their studies.
• For 68% of prospective students their biggest worry about moving to the UK is the cost of living. 39% say that one of the most important things for them is to study at an affordable university which offers scholarships and is in a city with a lower cost of living.
• 48% of prospective students think the most important thing about choosing a city to study in is the availability of affordable accommodation.

Jamie Arrowsmith, Director at Universities UK International, said: “International students are hugely important to our universities and to the UK. As our research has shown, a single cohort delivers an economic contribution of £41.9 billion to the UK economy. The 679,000 international students who choose to study in the UK make an immense social and cultural contribution to our campuses and communities and bring a diversity of interests, experiences and insights that truly enrich our universities. “As independent polling has repeatedly demonstrated, the UK public is overwhelmingly supportive of the international students hosted in our universities. However, it is vital that we continue to fully understand and respond to the needs and perceptions of current and prospective students, and that we continue to celebrate the vital contribution they make to the UK.

Recommendations for UK Universities based on the findings of the QS International Student Survey 2024

Promote High-Quality Teaching Credentials
– Highlight and prioritise the showcase of your institution’s teaching credentials across all marketing platforms.
– Make these credentials a central message to establish credibility and attract potential students.
Reassure International Students
– Re-evaluate and improve the presentation of information related to international study at your institution.
– Address common concerns and provide reassurances to potential international students.
Emphasise Environmental Sustainability
– Highlight the strong environmental sustainability credentials of UK universities.
– Ensure that information about your institution’s sustainability efforts is both clear and easily accessible
Enhance Enquiry and Admission Processes with Technology
– Explore opportunities to scale and streamline enquiry, admission, and offer management processes.
– Consider the implementation of machine learning and other technological solutions to meet student expectations for prompt responses.
Address Online Course Concerns
– Address students’ primary concerns about this mode of learning.
– Develop ways to foster online community and connection to mitigate fears of missing out on interpersonal interactions.
– Address concerns about the diminished experience of living overseas and possible limitations in accessing facilities.
– Consider virtual tours, online group activities, and hybrid offerings to enrich the online learning experience.

The complete QS International Student Survey Report: The Recruitment Edge which includes an in-depth analysis of the preferences and aspirations of students targeting the UK is available here.

Empowering Generative AI with QS World University Rankings Data

Empowering Generative AI with QS World University Rankings Data 

London, 4th September: We are thrilled to announce the launch of the QS World University Rankings plugin for ChatGPT a groundbreaking tool that leverages the power of OpenAI’s most advanced language model to date, twinned with QS World University Rankings 2024 data. This allows ChatGPT Plus users to harness the full potential of artificial intelligence and utilise the latest QS University Rankings.

Chris Martin, QS Chief Technology Officer said: “Generative AI models are the forefront of delivering rich, conversational responses. However, they’re based on past data. Our aim is to ensure ChatGPT Plus Academic and Student users always access the most current and contextually relevant University performance information.”

QS is dedicated to harnessing AI ethically and effectively, aiding students in finding the perfect courses and institutions for their studies. Simultaneously, we provide institutions with insights that can shape the content and delivery of their courses and programs. Our journey with AI isn’t new; we’ve previously pioneered the use of Machine Learning models to bolster student recruitment activities for higher education institutions.

Ben Sowter, Senior Vice-President of QS, remarked: “On the 20th Anniversary of the QS World University Rankings, we revamped our methodology to resonate with GenZ and GenAlpha priorities. Our refined approach now places a greater emphasis on graduate employability, and cross-border university collaboration to address global challenges, and we’re proud to be the first to introduce Sustainability as a ranking metric. Integrating generative AI is our next leap to connect with the tech-savvy generation of learners.”

Examples of ChatGPT Plus prompts:

What are the top 10 Universities in the UK?

Which of these Universities achieved the highest score for employability?

And sustainability?

The QS World University Rankings plugin for ChatGPT is available to ChatGPT Plus users and accessible from the Open AI Plugins Store.

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QS World University Rankings 2023
East progresses at a slower pace, West declines at a faster rate

#QSWUR

 QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, released the nineteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings, featuring 1418 institutions across 100 locations. The results account for 16.4 million academic papers and 117.8 million citations received by those papers; they also reflect the expert opinions of 151,000 academic faculty and 99,000 employers. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) celebrates eleven years as the world’s best university. Among the top five, The University of Oxford (4th) drops two places while The University of Cambridge (2nd) gains one.

Highlights

    • USA: 103/201 ranked universities fall while only 29 rise. Twenty-five are new entrants.

    • UK: 48/90 universities decline and only ten improve.

    • Canada: 20/31 universities drop. McGill University (31st) is the new national leader.

    • Australia retains five top-50 universities, but is stagnating, with as many universities improving as declining.

    • China (Mainland) is home to two of the world’s top 15 universities for the first time ever. It’s the third most-represented higher education system, with 71 universities.

    • India: more improvements than falls; All top nine institutions rise.

    • Asia’s top university is National University of Singapore (11th).

    • Malaysia, South Korea and Indonesia improve, Japan and Thailand decline.

    • ETH Zurich remains continental Europe’s best university for the fifteen consecutive year.

    • France’s merged universities ascend in the table, with Université PSL (26th) breaking into the top-30.

    • Universidad de Buenos Aires (67th) is confirmed Latin America’s best. Hampered by low research impact scores, more of the continent’s universities fall than rise.

    • Arab Region’s top university – King Abdulaziz University, 106th – reaches a record high.

    • Africa’s leader is the University of Cape Town (237th). Only five of the continent’s universities
      are among the top-500

QS World University Rankings 2023: Top 20
2023 2022
1 1 MIT US
2   3= University of Cambridge UK
3   3= Stanford University US
4 2 University of Oxford UK
5 5 Harvard University US
6= 6 Caltech US
6= 7 Imperial College London UK
8   8= UCL UK
9   8= ETH Zurich Switzerland
10 10 University of Chicago US
11 11 National University of Singapore Singapore
12 18 Peking University China
13 13 University of Pennsylvania US
14 17 Tsinghua University China
15 16 The University of Edinburgh UK
16=   14= EPFL Switzerland
16= 20 Princeton University US
18   14= Yale University US
19 12 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
20 21 Cornell University US
© QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2021 https://www.TopUniversities.com/

Contact:

Simona Bizzozero
Communications Director
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QS World University Rankings: Global MBA & Business Master's 2023
The world’s best business schools and programs for future business leaders

London, 29th September 2022: QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global business school analysts and compilers of the QS World University Ranking portfolio, has today released its annual suite of rankings identifying the world’s top study destinations for aspiring business leaders.

The evaluation comprises the QS World University Rankings: Global Full-Time MBA, featuring the world’s 300 strongest global MBA offerings, and a series of specialized high-demand Business Master’s Rankings, including Master’s in Management, Master’s in Finance, Master’s in Business Analytics, Master’s in Marketing and Master’s in Supply Chain Management.  The world’s top 3 MBA programs are American. For the third consecutive year, Stanford GSB’s full-time MBA is named the world’s #1, followed by Harvard Business School (2nd) and The Wharton School (3rd). Stanford GSB retains the top spot thanks to the world’s best Alumni Outcomes and second-best Employability score.

QS Global Full-Time MBA Top-20
2023 2022
Stanford GSB USA 1 1
Harvard Business School USA 2 2=
Penn (Wharton) USA 3 2=
HEC Paris France 4 4
London Business School UK 5 5
MIT (Sloan) USA 6 6
IE Business School Spain 7 7=
Columbia Business School USA 8 7=
INSEAD France/Singapore/UAE 9 9
IESE Business School Spain 10 10
UC Berkeley (Haas) USA 11 11
Cambridge (Judge) UK 12 12
Chicago (Booth) USA 13 13=
Northwestern (Kellogg) USA 14 13=
UCLA (Anderson) USA 15 15
Oxford (Said) UK 16 16
ESADE Business School Spain 17 17
Yale School of Management USA 18 18
NYU (Stern) USA 19 19
Michigan (Ross) USA 20 20
© www.TopMBA.com

World’s Best Full-time Global MBAs: Highlights & Trends

    • Europe’s top-spot is maintained by HEC Paris in fourth globally. It achieves the world’s joint highest score for Return on Investment, alongside its domestic competitor ESCP Europe, and is among the world’s top-10 for Employability and Thought Leadership.

    • In the United Kingdom, London Business School takes the highest rank, climbing to 5th place globally thanks to the world’s best Employability score, fourth highest Alumni Outcomes score and one of the world’s ten highest scores for Thought Leadership.

    • Canada’s top full-time MBA is provided by Toronto (Rotman), placing 41st globally. It achieves the country’s highest score for Employability, Though Leadership, and Diversity.

    • The best MBA in Asia is provided by the National University of Singapore (26th), driven by its performance in the Employability indicator, as it achieves the region’s highest rate.
      Only INSEAD, with its multi-campus presence also in Singapore, ranks higher (9th).

    • China’s highest-ranked full-time MBA Program is offered by Tsinghua University, which debuts in this year’s table, placing 29th globally, and overtaking CEIBS, which maintains 37th place. It is the fourth-best program in Asia Pacific.

    • Melbourne Business School, is the national leader in Australia. It is Oceania’s top performer for Thought Leadership, Return on Investment, and Employer Outcomes.

    • EGADE Business School in Mexico is named the best full-time MBA provider in Latin America. It places 54th globally, down three positions from last year. It enjoys excellent performances in QS’ Employability and Alumni Outcomes indicators, in which it places 35th and 20th globally.

    • AUB (Suliman S. Olayan) in Lebanon is the best full-time MBA provider in the Arab region. It ranks 79th globally, the same as last year. This rank is underpinned by a truly world-class Return on Investment for its students.

World’s Specialized Business Master’s: Highlights

QS President Nunzio Quacquarelli said: ““Our Graduate Management Education rankings offer independent insights to career-minded and discerning prospective students who are invited to discuss the findings with peers, business schools and our analysts at our in-person and virtual master’s and MBA networking events.”

Detailed information about QS’ methodology can be found at QS Business Master’s Rankings Methodology | TopMBA.com

The full rankings can be found at www.topuniversities.com
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For further information or to request interviews with QS’ analysts, please contact:

Simona Bizzozero

Director of Communications

QS Quacquarelli Symonds

[email protected]

+44 (0) 7880620856

Will Barbieri

Communications Manager
QS Quacquarelli Symonds

[email protected]

QS Quacquarelli Symonds

QS Quacquarelli Symonds is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector, whose mission is to empower motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development.

The QS World University Rankings portfolio, inaugurated in 2004, is the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance.

Their flagship website, www.TopUniversities.com – the home of their rankings – was viewed 147 million times in 2021, and over 96,000 media clippings pertaining to, or mentioning, QS were published by media outlets across the world in 2021.

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QS World University Rankings: Arab Region 2023
Arab Region’s top universities revealed

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analyst and compiler of the QS World University Rankings, has released the ninth annual list of the Arab Region’s best universities. Evaluating the region’s institutions based on academic and employer recognition, research, resources and internationalisation, this year’s Arab Region ranking is the largest ever, featuring 199 universities across 18 countries.

For the fourth consecutive year, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz University (KAU) takes the regional top spot, followed by Qatar University in 2nd and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in Saudi Arabia coming 3rd.

Of the Arab Region’s total ranked universities, 24 improve, 70 remain stable and 84 decline. Twenty-one rank for the first time.

QS Arab Region Rankings 2023: Top-20 Institutions
2023 Rank 2022 Rank Institution Location
1 1 King Abdulaziz University (KAU) Saudi Arabia
2 2 Qatar University Qatar
3 3 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia
4 6 King Saud University Saudi Arabia
5 4 American University of Beirut (AUB) Lebanon
6 5 United Arab Emirates University United Arab Emirates
7 9 Khalifa University of Science and Technology United Arab Emirates
8 7 Sultan Qaboos University Oman
9 8 American University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates
10 10 University of Jordan Jordan
11 11 The American University in Cairo Egypt
12 12 Cairo University Egypt
13 18 Lebanese University Lebanon
14 14 Ain Shams University Egypt
15 15 University of Sharjah United Arab Emirates
16 16 Jordan University of Science & Technology Jordan
17 13 Umm Al-Qura University Saudi Arabia
18 24 Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd university Saudi Arabia
19 22 Applied Science University – Bahrain Bahrain
20 20 Zayed University United Arab Emirates
© QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2022 https://www.topuniversities.com/

QS University Rankings 2023: Arab Region Highlights & Trends

    • Egypt is the most represented country in the Arab Region, with 33 listed universities, followed by Saudi Arabia with 31 and Iraq with 28. The American University in Cairo is the highest-ranked African university in 11th.

    • Of the locations with more than ten ranked institutions, UAE is home to the highest proportion of top-class universities, with 71% placing in the regional top-50 and 21% among the region’s top-10.

    • King Saud University in Saudi Arabia climbs into the region’s top-5. In doing so, it usurps the United Arab Emirates University which falls from 5th to 6th. This improvement also gives Saudi Arabia three of the Arab Region’s top-5 universities.

    • Saudi institutions command an outstanding reputation among international Employers and Academics. KAU is the Arab Region’s most well-regarded institution according to both these metrics while King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals is among the region’s top-5. KAU also produces the Arab Region’s most impactful research, according to Citations per Paper.

    • The Islamic University of Lebanon enjoys the region’s joint highest teaching capacity. Despite this, it is Lebanon’s eighth-best university according to QS’ data, with the American University of Beirut taking the national top-spot (5th).

    • Iraq displays a strength in teaching capacity, with two institutions ranking in the regional top-5 for Faculty per Student Ratio, including joint-leader Al Furat Al Awsat Technical University and domestic competitor Al Nahrain University.

    • There are no new additions to the Arab Region’s top-10 this year. However, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain’s Applied Science University both break into the top-20. This is Bahrain’s only university to place in this bracket.

    • Of this year’s newly ranked universities, Tunisia’s Université de Sfax is the highest ranked, placing in the 51-60 band. The only other new entrant to place in the top-100 is the Université International de Rabat in Morocco.

    • Ten Arab Region universities achieve scores of 100/100 for their number of staff with a PhD, signifying a regional strength in terms of faculty expertise. However, five of these are Moroccan, highlighting the country as the regional leader in this competitive indicator.

    • The UAE is home to both the Arab Region’s most prolific research institutions, with the British University in Dubai and Khalifa University of Science and Technology both scoring perfect 100s for Citations per Faculty. This output is supported by exceptional numbers of staff with a PhD.

    • A whopping 16 institutions score perfect 100s for International Faculty Ratio while 13 score 100s for International Student Ratio, highlighting the Arab Region’s exceptional internationalisation. The UAE dominates these metrics.

    • Oman and Jordan have one top-10 university each, with Sultan Qaboos University in 8th and the University of Jordan in 10th. The University of Jordan achieves top-10 scores for Academic and Employer Reputation while Sultan Qaboos University is among the region’s top-5 for International Research.

QS Senior Vice President Ben Sowter said: “The Arab Region is home to a burgeoning higher education ecosystem and its countries continue to assert themselves and their universities on the global stage.”

Sowter continued: “This year’s ranking spotlights more Arab Region universities than ever before, meaning not only that competition becomes ever more fierce, but also that its students, faculty, and policymakers are increasingly able to benchmark and enhance the quality, integrity and sustainability of their institutions.”

Detailed information about QS’ methodology can be found at QS Arab Region University Rankings Methodology | Top Universities

The full rankings can be found at www.topuniversities.com from Wednesday 19th October 11:00 am BST.

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For further information or to request interviews with QS’ analysts, please contact:

Simona Bizzozero

Director of Communications

QS Quacquarelli Symonds

[email protected]

+44 (0) 7880620856

Will Barbieri

Communications Manager
QS Quacquarelli Symonds

[email protected]

QS World University Rankings: Asia 2023
Asia’s top universities revealed

London, 8th November 2022: QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analyst and compiler of the QS World University Rankings, has released the fifteenth annual list of Asia’s best universities. Evaluating the region’s institutions based on academic and employer recognition, research, resources and internationalisation, this year’s Asia Rankings is the largest ever, featuring 760 universities. Eligibility is now entirely based on the United Nations’ M49 Standard. This resulted in the addition of five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan) and Iran.

For the first time ever, Peking University claims Asia’s top spot, interrupting the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) four-year run as the region’s best university. It falls to 2nd place while Tsinghua University comes 3rd, breaking back into the regional top-3 after falling to 5th in last year’s rankings.

China is the region’s most represented location, with 128 listed institutions, followed by India with 118 and Japan with 106. Of Asia’s total ranked universities, 14% improve, 15% remain stable and 61% decline. Ten percent rank for the first time.

QS Asian University Rankings 2023: Asian Universities in Top-20
2023 Rank 2022 Rank Institution Location
1 2 Peking University China (Mainland)
2 1 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
3 5 Tsinghua University China (Mainland)
4 3= The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR
5 3= Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) Singapore
6= 7 Fudan University China (Mainland)
6= 6 Zhejiang University China (Mainland)
8 14 KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology South Korea
9 8 Universiti Malaya (UM) Malaysia
10 10 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China (Mainland)
11 11= The University of Tokyo Japan
12= 11= The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong SAR
12= 16 Yonsei University South Korea
14 9 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong SAR
15 13 Korea University South Korea
16 15 Kyoto University Japan
17 18 Seoul National University South Korea
18 17 Sungkyunkwan University(SKKU) South Korea
19 19 National Taiwan University (NTU) Taiwan
20 21 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) Japan
© QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2022 https://www.topuniversities.com/

QS University Rankings 2023: Asia Highlights & Trends

    • The highest newly-ranked university is Kazakhstan’s Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in 44th. However, five new entrants rank among the region’s top-100: Sharif University of Technology (Iran, 84th), University of Tehran (Iran, 92nd), L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan, 96th) and Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea, 98th).

    • Two Chinese universities are among Asia’s top-3, marking China’s best-ever performance in QS’ Asia Rankings and reflecting not only the ascension of Chinese universities but also the faltering of its regional competitors.

    • Two Singaporean universities are among the region’s top-5, with Nanyang University placing 5th, down from 3rd last year. This is the first time in eight years that a Singaporean university has not topped the table or that two of the top-3 positions have not been occupied by Singaporean institutions.

    • Of locations with more than ten ranked institutions, South Korea enjoys the highest concentration of top-20 universities, with 6% in this band. Its premier university, KAIST, breaks into the regional top-10, climbing six positions to place 8th – its best result in five years.  This improvement is underpinned by improvements in five of QS’ metrics, most significantly in international research.

    • Japan is home to Asia’s most renowned universities among Academics and Employers alike, with The University of Tokyo achieving the region’s highest score in both these metrics. Kyoto University, meanwhile, achieves the region’s second-highest score for Employer Reputation and fifth-highest for Academic Reputation. Only China has as many universities in the top-5 for QS’ reputational indicators.

    • Pakistan’s Aga Khan University enjoys Asia’s highest teaching capacity according to Faculty/Student Ratio. However, the National University of Sciences and Technology (Islamabad) is Pakistan’s highest-ranked university in 67th regionally.

    • With three universities among Asia’s top-5 for their number of Staff with a PhD, Iran boasts some of the region’s most highly trained faculty. Its top-ranked university, Sharif University of Technology (84th), boasts Asia’s second-highest number of Staff with a PhD.

    • India is Asia’s most prolific producer of research according to Papers per Faculty. Three of its universities are among the region’s top-5 for this metric, including the Indian Institute of Science which produces the region’s second-highest amount of research, behind China’s University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    • The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences’ pre-eminence for research output is underpinned by an exceptional level of cross-border collaborative research, scoring a perfect 100/100 for International Research Network.

    • Singapore and Hong Kong SAR both produce an outstanding level of important research, according to QS’ measure of scholarly impact, Citations per Paper, with two institutions each placing among the region’s top-5. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is the highest-ranked university in this metric, indicating outstanding quality research.

    • Somewhat unsurprisingly, the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau are home to Asia’s most international faculty. Macau University of Science and Technology boasts the highest score for International Faculty Ratio.

    • A similar trend is seen for International Student Ratio, with Macau University of Science and Technology again taking the top spot. However, in this indicator, Malaysia also asserts itself as a regional leader, boasting two universities in the top-5 and four in the top-10 – more than any other location.

    • Vietnam is the most improved Asian location, with 55% of its institutions moving up the rankings, followed by Malaysia with 34% and Indonesia with 28%.

    • Of Asian locations with more than ten ranked universities, Malaysia has the highest concentration of top-class universities, with 22% of its institutions among Asia’s top-100 and 17% among the top-50.

QS Senior Vice President Ben Sowter said: “Asia is home to a flourishing higher education ecosystem that is renowned the world over, and its territories continue to assert themselves and their universities on the global stage through robust research infrastructure and diverse, highly trained faculty.”

Sowter continued: “This year’s rankings is the most competitive yet, spotlighting more Asian universities than ever before, meaning not only that competition becomes ever more fierce, but also that its students, faculty, and policymakers are increasingly able to benchmark and enhance the quality, integrity and sustainability of their institutions.”

Detailed information about QS’ methodology can be found at QS Asia University Rankings Methodology*. *The link will be updated with the 2023 methodology when the embargo lifts.

The full rankings can be found at www.topuniversities.com from Tuesday 8th November 11:00 BST.

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For further information or to request interviews with QS’ analysts, please contact:

Simona Bizzozero

Director of Communications

QS Quacquarelli Symonds

[email protected]

+44 (0) 7880620856

Will Barbieri

Communications Manager

QS Quacquarelli Symonds

[email protected]

QS Quacquarelli Symonds

QS Quacquarelli Symonds is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector, whose mission is to empower motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development.

The QS World University Rankings portfolio, inaugurated in 2004, is the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance.

Their flagship website, www.TopUniversities.com – the home of their rankings – was viewed 147 million times in 2021, and over 96,000 media clippings pertaining to, or mentioning, QS were published by media outlets across the world in 2021.

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QS International Trade Rankings 2023
World’s leading master’s programmes for international trade revealed

QS Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), global higher education analyst, has released today the 2023 edition of the International Trade Rankings, in partnership with the Hinrich Foundation.

The Rankings provide insights for aspiring professionals, employers, universities and business schools into the world’s best international trade master’s programmes. The first edition assesses 200 courses in 43 countries and territories based on their performance across seven key lenses, including course content, graduate outcomes, industry networks, teaching methods and research.

The Master in Global Management at Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management is crowned the world’s best international trade programme, while the Master of International Trade at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and Singapore’s Professional MBA (International Trading) at Nanyang Business School take second and third place respectively.

Kathryn Dioth, Hinrich Foundation CEO, said: “These Rankings highlight what great master’s trade programmes look like and how they’re producing graduates that can advance the industry.

Dioth continued: “Through the Rankings, the Hinrich Foundation supports students to identify programs that will secure them employment and accelerate their trade careers, enables companies to hire work-ready talent, and provides universities with comparability, recognition and the means to enhance their global trade programs.”

2023 Rank Institution Business School Programme Location
1 Arizona State University Thunderbird School of Global Management Master of Global Management United States
2 Victoria University of Wellington Master of International Trade New Zealand
3 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) Nanyang Business School Professional MBA (International Trading) Singapore
4 University of Minnesota Twin Cities Carlson School of Management MBA United States
5 University of Cambridge Judge Business School Global Executive MBA United Kingdom
6 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) UCLA Anderson School of Management MBA United States
7= Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business Part-Time Online MBA United States
7= City, University of London Bayes Business School MSc International Business United Kingdom
7= Stanford University Graduate School of Business MBA United States
10 KEDGE Business School MSc International Business France
11 Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Executive MBA United States
12 Cornell University S.C. Johnson College of Business Executive MBA United States
13 ESIC Business & Marketing School Master’s in International Trade & Business Spain
14= Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College MBA United States
14= University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive MBA United States
16= Harvard University Harvard Graduate School of Business MBA United States
16= Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) MIT Sloan School of Management Executive MBA United States
18 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology The HKUST Business School Executive MBA Hong Kong SAR
19 New York University (NYU) NYU Stern School of Business Executive MBA United States
20 National University of Singapore (NUS) NUS Business School Master in International Affairs Singapore

QS International Trade Rankings 2023: Regional Focus

United States & Canada Focus

With 48 ranked international trade courses, the US is the most represented country in this year’s Rankings and boasts five of the world’s ten best programmes. Canada sees eight courses ranked, with four in the top 100.

    • Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management comes first globally, with its Master of Global Management enjoying some of the world’s most experienced faculty and best industry partnerships. It also boasts outstanding course content and delivery, underpinned by an exceptional level of graduate support.

    • Carlson School of Management’s MBA at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the world’s fourth-best programme for international trade. This course delivers outstanding internship opportunities and is also among the world’s best for its flexible course delivery options.

    • Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada also performs excellently, with its MBA ranking 24th in the world. Its course delivery options, whether hybrid, online or in-person, are particularly strong. Meanwhile, HEC Montréal’s MSc International Business is the only other Canadian course to place among the world’s top 50 due to outstanding course content.

Europe Focus

QS ranks 55 Continental European international trade programmes in 17 countries. Twenty-two of these are among the world’s top 100.

    • France’s KEDGE Business School places tenth for its MSc International Business, Europe’s highest-ranked international trade programme. This success is underpinned by an outstanding level of industry experience among its faculty and excellent internship opportunities.

    • Spain’s ESIC Business & Marketing School is the only other Continental European institution to rank in the world’s top 20, with its Master in International Trade & Business placing 13th. It boasts exceptional graduate support, excellent industry partnerships and an emphasis on experiential learning.

    • In Switzerland, the International University in Geneva’s Master of International Trade and Finance places 29th. It is among the world’s best programmes for faculty expertise, industry partnerships and course content.

Asia Focus

Asia is home to 43 ranked international trade programmes across 13 locations, including 11 programmes in the top 100.

    • Nanyang Business School’s Professional MBA (International Trading) programme at Nanyang Technological University comes third in the world, boasting outstanding course content across major areas of cross-border trade, including policy, logistics, supply chain management and finance. It is also one of the world’s best programmes for flexible course delivery options.

    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School’s Executive MBA comes 18th globally. It enjoys strong graduate outcomes thanks in part to a high degree of student career support both before and after graduation. It also produces some of Asia’s highest-quality research, according to citations per paper.

    • China’s highest-ranked business course for international trade belongs to Antai College of Economics & Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Its Executive MBA ranks 53rd, enjoying strong partnerships with employers and a high graduate employment rate.

    • GITAM University’s MBA International Business is India’s highest-ranked course, placing 62nd. This course enjoys outstanding industry partnerships alongside a high number of faculty with industry experience which support exceptional internship opportunities. It is also among the world’s most sustainable courses, according to ESG data.

United Kingdom Focus

The UK is the second most represented country in the Rankings, with 25 featured programmes. Of these, 17 place in the world’s top 100.

    • Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge’s Global Executive MBA takes fifth place globally. This programme enjoys an exceptional reputation among global academics and employers which is bolstered by strong industry networks and employer partnerships. Again, its course content is among the best in the world and boasts outstanding flexibility in terms of course delivery.

    • Bayes Business School’s MSc International Business at City, University of London is the only other UK International Trade programme to rank in the top 10, placing 7th globally. It excels in providing quality learning experiences and boasts outstanding industry partnerships.

New Zealand / Australia Focus

Australia is home to nine ranked international trade programmes, while New Zealand is home to two. Of these, nine are among the world’s top 100.

    • The Master of International Trade offered by Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand is the world’s second highest-ranked international trade programme. It is home to some of the world’s best industry partnerships and faculty with industry experience, enhancing graduate outcomes and networking opportunities. It also offers outstanding experiential learning opportunities and high-quality course content

    • In Australia, The University of Melbourne takes the highest rank, in 27th. Its Executive MBA enjoys a strong international reputation, boasts high-quality content in relevant trade disciplines and strong partnerships with employers alongside flexible course delivery options.

Latin America Focus

Latin America is home to seven ranked courses. Brazil and Peru both have two while Chile, Ecuador and Mexico each have one.

    • The only Latin American programme in the world’s top 100 is Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú’s Executive MBA at CENTRUM Graduate Business School. It enjoys strong industrial partnerships, faculty expertise and efficient, flexible course delivery options.

    • Latin America’s second-highest ranked graduate trade programme belongs to Brazil’s Fundação Getulio Vargas’ MBA programme which has high-quality course content and graduate support.

Dr Drew MacFarlane, Rankings Manager at QS, said: “The design of the QS International Trade Rankings involved extensive consultation with key stakeholders, including employers, academics and alumni.”

“For the inaugural edition, we assessed over 250 universities and business schools offering graduate programmes in this field of study, which is typically linked to excellent employability and career outcomes.”

MacFarlane added: “We are thrilled to offer prospective students independent insights to support their decision-making process for careers in global trade.”

The QS International Trade Rankings will be expanded and refined through an annual iterative process and continued stakeholder engagement. The detailed methodology of the QS International Trade Rankings is available here.

The full Rankings will be available on www.TopUniversities.com from Wednesday 14th December at 10:00 AM GMT

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QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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The QS World University Rankings portfolio, inaugurated in 2004, is the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance. Their flagship website, www.TopUniversities.com – the home of their rankings – was viewed 147 million times in 2021, and over 96,000 media clippings pertaining to, or mentioning, QS were published by media outlets across the world in 2021.

Hinrich Foundation

The Hinrich Foundation is a philanthropic organisation working to advance sustainable global trade through research and education. It offers research and teaching materials to aid the strengthening of global trade education as well as research grants for academics and scholarships to support candidates. The Hinrich Foundation’s objective in launching the International Trade Rankings is to affect significant improvement in graduate trade program outcomes worldwide.

QS International Trade Rankings 2023

Global trade has been a driver of development and prosperity for decades. Yet, the trade sector is experiencing unprecedented challenges. If trade is to continue to provide economic and societal benefits for all, it must attract talented people who are equipped to deal with complexity, and drive policy and business decision-making.

In support of this talent development goal, the Hinrich Foundation has launched the International Trade Rankings in partnership with QS, the established world leader in higher education performance and insights, and publisher of topuniversities.com. The Rankings are the only specialized ranking of graduate trade programmes globally.

Through the Rankings, the Hinrich Foundation supports students to identify programs that will secure them employment and accelerate their trade careers, enables companies to hire work-ready talent, and provides universities with comparability, recognition and the means to enhance their global trade programs.

To ensure the relevancy of the ranking criteria, the Foundation drew on its rich expertise in trade, and elicited input from a panel of trade professionals and graduate-level professors of practice.

Among key recommendations are that a quality trade curriculum includes courses on cross-border trade, policy, logistics, international trade finance and cross-cultural leadership. Top programs have professors with rich industry experience, strong industry engagement and innovative teaching approaches.To discover the top graduate trade programs, visit the International Trade Ranking

QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023
Announced: world’s leading universities for achieving sustainability impact

London, 26th October 2022: QS Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), global higher education analysts, released today the inaugural QS World University Rankings: Sustainability, a new framework to evaluate how universities are taking action to tackle the world’s most pressing environmental and social issues.

In developing the concept for, and methodology of the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability, QS launched an extensive consultation involving its 50-person Academic Advisory Board2, representatives of hundreds of universities worldwide, thousands of students, and data partners at Scopus/Elsevier3 and Yale University.

QS evaluated over 1300 higher education institutions meeting specific eligibility requirements1. Of those, 700 appear in this ranking. The University of California, Berkeley is named the global leader, achieving top scores in both the Environmental Impact and Social Impact categories, each contributing 50% of the overall score. It is followed by two Canadian institutions, the University of Toronto (2nd ) and the University of British Columbia (3rd ).

The United States dominates the rankings, with 135 ranked universities (19.2% of the total), including thirty among the top 100, while the United Kingdom is the second-most represented country, with 67 universities ranked (9.5%), including twenty among the top 100. Germany is the third-best for overall representation, with 39 universities.

QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2023: Top 20
2023 Institution Country
1 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States
2 University of Toronto Canada
3 University of British Columbia Canada
4 The University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
5= The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) Australia
5= The University of Sydney Australia
7 The University of Tokyo Japan
8 University of Pennsylvania United States
9 Yale University United States
10 The University of Auckland New Zealand
11 Uppsala University Sweden
12 Lund University Sweden
13 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
14 University of California, Davis United States
15 Aarhus University Denmark
16 University of Oxford United Kingdom
17 Western University Canada
18 Newcastle University United Kingdom
19 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
20 Harvard University United States
© QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2022 TopUniversities.com All Rights Reserved.

Jessica Turner, CEO at QS, said: “The development of Covid-19 vaccines is just one recent illustration of the impact achieved by universities cooperating to solve a world crisis. Universities are uniquely placed to lead global efforts in enacting environmental and social change, whether through research, teaching, or community engagement. QS aims to provide prospective students with independent insights on universities’ record in improving sustainability.

“We also seek to support universities in monitoring and benchmarking their progress as they strive to implement their ESG4 strategies and find solutions to unprecedented global challenges.”

The overall rank of the universities featured in the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability is determined by the sum of their scores in two categories:

    • Environmental Impact (aggregating three indicators: Sustainable Institutions, Sustainable Education and Sustainable Research)

    • Social Impact (aggregating five indicators: Equality, Knowledge Exchange, Impact of Education, Employability and Opportunities, and Quality of Life).

QS World University Rankings: Sustainability: Regional Overview

    • South Africa dominates the table among African countries. Its premier institution, the University of Cape Town, achieves’ Africa’s highest scores in 4/8 of QS’ metrics.

    • The Arab Region’s highest-ranked university is the University of Beirut. It is among the world’s top-20 in QS’ Sustainable Education metric, which assesses the extent to which institutions are educating students to both understand and make a difference to the environment.

    • The only Asian institution to place among the world’s top-20 is The University of Tokyo, which records world-class results for Sustainable Education and Sustainable Institutions. The latter indicator analyses institutional strategy and operations directed towards an environmentally sustainable future.

    • Three of the world’s top-10 universities are located in Australasia, including two Australian universities, The University of New South Wales and The University of Sydney, which are tied in fifth place globally.

    • The Nordic countries assert themselves as world-leaders in this ranking, with Continental Europe’s top three positions occupied by Nordic universities. This success is underpinned by some of the world’s finest Sustainability Research. Sweden enjoys the world’s highest concentration of top-class universities among locations with five or more institutions.

    • In the UK, the ancient universities of Scotland shine with The University of Edinburgh (4th) and The University of Glasgow (13th) outranking Oxbridge, the University of Aberdeen (64th) featuring in the top 10% of the table and The University of St Andrews (143rd) placing among the top 150.

    • Latin America’s premier universities enjoy strong scores for Sustainable Education. In particular, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México is among the world’s five best institutions for this metric.

The UN’s most recent Sustainable Development Report showed that the world’s progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has slowed for the second consecutive year. 7 However, the global higher education sector can play a meaningful role in reversing this post-pandemic slowdown.

Dr Andrew MacFarlane, QS Ranking Manager, said: “This ranking looks for signs that the university is both committed to, and is already making a difference, to the society it exists within and depends on. By highlighting the impact of their alumni, the alignment of their research to the UN’s SDGs, or their policies and governance, we hope this ranking will serve to further intensify the efforts of universities to help meet the global challenges we all face.”

The detailed methodology of the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability is available here.
The full rankings will be available on www.TopUniversities.com from Wednesday 26th October at 11:00 AM BST.

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QS Latin America Ranking 2023
Latin America’s top universities for 2023 revealed

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analyst, has released the twelfth annual list of Latin America’s best universities. Evaluating the continent’s institutions based on academic and employer recognition, research output, resources and internationalisation, the final table lists 428 institutions across 20 locations, up from 418 last year.

For the fifth consecutive year, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is crowned Latin America’s top university. Universidade de São Paulo takes 2nd place, while Universidad de Chile comes 3rd. Brazil is the continent’s most represented higher education system, with 98 listed universities, followed by Mexico with 64 and Colombia with 62.

Overview

    • Brazil produces Latin America’s most research.

    • Chile has the highest proportion of top-100 universities among countries with 10+ ranked institutions (40%).

    • Argentina: 11/43 universities fall, eight improve, 24 remain static. Universidad de Buenos Aires (9th) is national leader.

    • Mexico: Tecnológico de Monterrey (4th) is the premier institution.

    • Colombia’s Universidad de los Andes (6th) takes national top spot. Two universities place in top-10.

    • Peru’s Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú places 13th.

    • Ecuador: 11/22 universities improve, 12 are static, one declines, four are new.

    • Bolivia’s Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (141st) makes continental top-3 for research impact.

    • Dominican Republic: 10/11 universities are static, one declines.

    • Venezuela: 4/9 universities in top-100 (44%).

    • Costa Rica’s national leader, Universidad de Costa Rica, places 20th.

    • Cuba enjoys exceptionally high teaching capacity.

    • Panama ranks for seven universities. Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá is national leader.

QS Latin America Ranking 2023: Top-20
2023  2022  Institution Location
1 1 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile
2 2 Universidade de São Paulo Brazil
3 3 Universidad de Chile Chile
4 4 Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico
5 7 Universidade Estadual de Campinas Brazil
6 5 Universidad de los Andes Colombia
7 6 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico
8 9 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Brazil
9 8 Universidad de Buenos Aires Argentina
10 10 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Colombia
11 12 UNESP Brazil
12 11 Universidad de Concepción Chile
13 13 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Peru
14 15 Universidad de Santiago de Chile Chile
15 14 Universidad de Antioquia Colombia
16 16 Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Brazil
17 19 Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul Brazil
18 18 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Colombia
19 17 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Brazil
20 20 Universidad de Costa Rica Costa Rica
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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
Top universities in 51 disciplines revealed

QS Quacquarelli Symonds – the international higher education think-tank – released the twelfth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject: an independent comparative analysis of the performance of 15,200 individual university programs taken by students at 1543 universities in 88 locations across the world, across 51 academic disciplines.
They are part of the annual QS World University Rankings portfolio, which was consulted over 147 million times in 2021 on TopUniversities.com and covered 96,000 times by media and institutions.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
Number of top-10 programs
United States 239
United Kingdom 131
Switzerland 31
Singapore 23
Canada 19
The Netherlands 15
Australia 13
Hong Kong S.A.R. 7
France 6
Italy 6
 China (Mainland) 4

Global Highlights

    • US institutions lead in 28 of the 51 subjects ranked. Harvard University and MIT remain the strongest-performing institutions, ranking number one in twelve subjects.

    • Fifteen subject tables are topped by a British university, with the University of Oxford leading in six.

    • ETH Zurich is continental Europe’s top university, achieving number-one spots in three subjects. Moreover, based on its share of top-10 ranks, Switzerland is the world’s third-best higher education sector.

    • Australia is the fourth most represented country for the number of entries

    • China (Mainland) ranks fifth globally for the number of programs (100), achieving a top-50 rank.

    • No university has a larger number of top-50 than Canada’s University of Toronto (46).

    • The National University of Singapore – Asia’s best-performing university – is the world’s best for Petroleum Engineering. NUS ranks among the top-10 in sixteen disciplines.

    • Japanese higher education is still in relative decline after decades of underfunding for research and PhD students.

    • Universidad de Chile achieves Latin America’s highest rank, 8th globally in Engineering – Mineral & Mining, followed by UNAM (Mexico) 13th in Modern Languages and Universidade de São Paulo (USP) 15th in Dentistry.

    • The University of Cape Town remains Africa’s most competitive institution, placing 9th globally in Development Studies.

    •  King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, 6th globally for Petroleum Engineering, achieves the Arab region’s highest rank.

Ben Sowter, QS Research Director, said: “Observing performance trends across over 15,000 university departments enables us to see which factors influence success. First, an international outlook – both in terms of faculty body and research relationships – correlates strongly with improved performance. Second, rising universities received targeted investment from governments for over a decade. Third, strengthening relationships with industry correlates with better employment, research, and innovation outcomes.”

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Announced: the world’s best cities for students
Nearly 90% have become less affordable, QS finds

London, 29th June 2022: QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, published today the 10th edition of the QS Best Student Cities rankings, which enable students to compare 140 premier educational destinations, including 30 new entries. London retains its status as the world’s best student city for the fourth consecutive edition. Munich (2nd =) shares its silver medal with Seoul (2nd =). Zurich (4th) and Melbourne (5th) break into the top-5 while Edinburgh (10th) joins the top-10.

QS ranks cities with a population of at least 250,000, and with at least two universities placing in the QS World University Rankings. The ranking offers a powerful lens into the sentiments of both prospective and former students, with over 98,000 survey responses contributing to the Desirability (prospective students) and Student View (former students) indexes.

2023 2022 QS Best Student Cities 2023 – Top 20
1 1 London UK
2= 2 Munich Germany
2= 3= Seoul South Korea
4 7 Zurich Switzerland
5 6 Melbourne Australia
6 5 Berlin Germany
7 3= Tokyo Japan
8 9= Paris France
9 8 Sydney Australia
10 12 Edinburgh UK
11 9= Boston US
12 15 Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR
13 17 Singapore Singapore
14 9= Montreal Canada
15 13 Toronto Canada
16 14 Vienna Austria
17 19= Osaka Japan
18 16 New York US
19 19= Lausanne Switzerland
20 18 Vancouver Canada
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London’s leadership is due to:

    • Its high concentration of world-class universities; it achieves the world’s second-best score in the Rankings indicator.

    • Highly positive feedback from students that have studied in the city: it scores 98.5/100 for Student View, a result bettered only by Berlin.

    • Outstanding career opportunities for graduates: it places 4th in the Employer Activity metric, scoring 92.7/100.

    • Its high levels of openness to international students, which see it achieve the world’s fifth-best score (94.9/100) for Student Mix.

Ben Sowter, QS Senior VP, said: “Responses to our surveys from students that have studied in London make it clear that it offers outstanding cultural, economic, and educational opportunities. With two of the world’s ten best universities situated in the city, it remains a world-leading educational hub. Worryingly, cities are broadly becoming less affordable for students by QS’ measures, with just under 90% declining in our Affordability metric.”

Other highlights:

    • UK, Germany, and Australia are each home to two of the world’s ten best student cities.

    • Five of Australia’s seven ranked cities rise.

    • Paris rises to the eighth place. Barcelona (31st) is Spain’s top-city.

    • Canada boasts three top-20 student cities, while US, Japan and Switzerland have two each.

    • The US highest-ranking cities are Boston (11th) and NYC (18th).

    • All the 18 US ranked cities decline in the Affordability indicator.

    • Los Angeles and Kuala Lumpur break into the top-30.

    • Seoul (2nd) is Asia’s top-ranked city.

    • China (Mainland) top entry is Beijing (29th)

    • India doubles its representation. Mumbai (103rd) is the highest ranked.

    • Latin America’s number-one student destination is Buenos Aires (23rd)

    • Sao Paulo (86th) and new-entry Rio de Janeiro (121st) are Brazil’s ranked cities.

    • Africa’s top city for students is Cape Town (78th).

    • Dubai (51st) is the top-ranked city in the Middle East.

    • The fastest rising cities are Almaty 75th, rising thirty 30 places, followed by Abu Dhabi (71st) and Ankara (77th) both rising twenty-one places.

Methodology

The six metric groups that QS use to compile the Best Student Cities ranking are:

    • Rankings: does this city have a range of highly ranked universities?

    • Desirability: is this city a desirable place to live, and do prospective students consistently express a preference for studying here?

    • Affordability: is this city affordable for students? This indicator group accounts for a range of cost-of-living metrics, including average tuition fees, the iPad Index, and the Big Mac Index.

    • Employer Activity: do employers regard the city’s universities highly, and are there economic opportunities for graduates? This indicator group makes use of over 99,000 responses to the QS Employer Survey, while also factoring in the levels of youth employment in a city.

    • Student Mix: is this city a diverse and tolerant place in which to live? Does it have a large student population?

    • Student Voice: do students who have actually studied in this city recommend it to their peers? This indicator group acknowledges the importance of independent peer review in the provision of high-quality recommendations. This edition is informed by the views of 98,426 survey respondents.

The full rankings can be found at www.TopUniversities.com from Wednesday 29th June, 11:00 BST.

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