The annual Association for Institutional Research Conference kicked off in Long Beach California last week, with institutional researchers descending into the city to listen to topics ranging from domestic rankings, retention rates, and yield. As always the opening reception was themed, this year’s tropical theme was accompanied by steel drums, shell leis, and hyacinths. Although […]
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Recent years have seen a concerted effort from universities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to improve standards in higher education and research, and to gain recognition on the international stage. In acknowledgement of this, QS and Russia’s Ural Federal University are pleased to announce the launch of the QS Rankosium Workshop. Universities face a […]
The Erasmus programme, in my opinion, is one of the great success stories of the European Union for the undisputed benefits it provides to the society investing in Europe’s youth, investing in the future. Personally if I hadn’t received an Erasmus Placement grant, now I couldn’t be in London working as an intern for one […]
KENYA: New rankings system causing a stir UNITED KINGDOM: Anonymous lecturer paints a troubling picture WORLD: New metrics for international rankings UNITED KINGDOM: Fallout from LMU’s license revocation
An annual poll has found that students studying at UK universities are more satisfied with their universities than at any time over the past eight years. The National Student Survey (NSS), carried out every year since 2005, measures the responses of students at 154 higher education institutions, as well as a slightly smaller number of […]
Aside from the UK’s University of Cambridge (number one in 2010 and 2011), only two universities have topped the QS World University Rankings. Harvard University, which held on to the top spot between 2004 and 2009 (it is number three this year), and this year’s first time table-topper, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The […]
UNITED STATES: Latest endowment figures published UNITED KINGDOM: Middle East donations to UK universities BULGARIA: New domestic rankings system SWEDEN: Quality assurance controversy
One of the most notable trends in the 2012/13 QS World University Rankings is the massive increase in the number of international students in the world’s highest ranked universities. The total figure has increased by 10 percent at the top 100 universities. This is the biggest rise in the history of the rankings. And it’s […]
Since 2005 QS has published reputational rankings in five core faculty areas as a companion to the overall QS World University Rankings®. These rankings are based entirely on the responses of the QS academic reputation survey, which this year drew on the views of a record 48,000 academics worldwide. As such, they offer an undiluted […]
A snapshot of the top 20 universities in the world.