Entries by Dasha Karzunina

Rate Your Student City!

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’. […]

New Generation of University Applicants Strive to Become Global Citizens

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 […]

Indian Students Are Increasingly Struggling To Stand Out

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 […]

Are you making a good first impression?

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… […]

Emerging Europe and Central Asia Ranking – The Significance?

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 […]

Elsevier renews agreement to support QS on rankings activities

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 […]

Why do students want to study abroad?

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 […]

Rankings – What Do The Students Think?

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 […]

The role of a university – Kazakhstan and beyond

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 […]