There are many different factors feeding into students’ university experience but one undeniable, universal and significant factor is the location of the university itself. More specifically, it is the city that the university is located in or next to. This is especially true for city-based universities that are not able to create the campus ‘bubble’. […]
About Dasha Karzunina
Dasha is the International Research Liaison at QS. She graduated from the University of Nottingham in Maths&Philosophy and got elected to represent 34,000 students as Education Officer in the Students' Union. She is passionate about Higher Education and particularly International HE as she loves travelling, speaks Russian and would take every opportunity to meet new people and partake in an interesting debate.
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New research carried out by QS with students worldwide explains the growing importance of international study. Although students in different regions have different motivations for studying abroad, they all agree on one aspect – developing global communication skills is key. It’s perhaps unsurprising that students from developing parts of the world are keen to learn […]
As part of our quest for more qualitative research about international students’ motivations, we visited one of the key student recruitment markets — India. Did we learn something new about the way Indian students select universities abroad? Certainly. Did we confirm some of the stereotypes that already existed? Somewhat. Let’s start with a stereotype that […]
If you belong to a university concerned with international student recruitment, this article is for you. If your institution isn’t concerned with international recruitment yet, but you’re aiming to become a world-class university, the ability to attract the highest quality candidates from all over the world is probably going to be on your agenda soon… […]
This year, QS started an insight project into the motivations of prospective international students. The first few places we’ve travelled to have all been in Europe and just last week we went truly global – having taken a 12 hour flight to Mexico City. Mexico City is notorious for having some of the busiest international […]
In December 2014, QS published the first edition of the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (otherwise known as EECA) regional ranking. New? Definitely. Interesting? Certainly. Unexpected? Not at all. I, myself, come from Eastern Europe and so have first-hand experience of education in that region. Whilst I haven’t studied at a university there, I received […]
Partnership between Elsevier, a world-leading provider of information solutions, and QS began in 2007. We are delighted to announce that we have just made a decision to renew our long-term collaboration! QS was the first compiler of global university rankings to use data from Elsevier’s Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed […]
Studying abroad is a wonderful, professionally and personally enriching experience. It’s no wonder it’s becoming increasingly popular, with numbers going up from 2 to 4 million students in just the last decade. But what is it students are looking for overseas? Just in March we interacted with over 500 students from Italy, France, Moscow and […]
We were celebrating the 10-year anniversary of QS World University Rankings® last September, marking 10 editions of one of the most sought-after rankings in the world. Who’s interested? Academics, university leadership, media organisations, governments – and, of course, students. Whilst it may be evident that rankings are growing in popularity and influence (QS is certainly […]
Whilst the responsibility of a university has always been more than simply educating its students, it’s only recently we began to realise the wider impact universities do and should have on the society around us. The role of a university is changing Working in a company that provides insight into university performance, helping higher education […]
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