Entries by Martin Ince

Methodology refinements explanations

The methodology used to create the World University Rankings uses six robust measures which encapsulate the principal activities of global higher education. These measures are unchanged for the new 2015/16 Rankings. But as we explain here, the use we make of the data we collect has been improved markedly this year. The first two of […]

QS University Rankings: Asia

The fifth edition of the QS Asian University Rankings was launched at a packed conference in Beijing on June 10. Held at Peking University, seventh in the ranking and the top university in mainland China, the event was addressed by Li Yansong, vice president of PKU, and attracted over 150 delegates from across China. They […]

QS University Rankings: Latin America

QS’s 2015 University Rankings for Latin America show that the region’s biggest and most populous country is also home to its top universities. Brazil’s University of Sao Paulo has come top in our fifth Latin American ranking, with Unicamp, the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, in second place. Brazil has 17 of Latin America’s top 50 […]

UK Research Excellence Framework

UK higher education got one of its biggest talking points in years late last December, with the release of the Research Excellence Framework. This massive assessment of university research performance graded over 100 institutions across the full range of academic inquiry, and will be used to settle the distribution of hundreds of millions of pounds […]

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015

The fifth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject is now imminent. We will report fully on the results in a forthcoming edition of Higher Education World. But we are already sure that these rankings will be the most influential examination ever compiled of university achievement at subject level. Throughout their existence, the […]

Best Student Cities – 2014

Paris is still the best place on Earth to be a student. The French capital is number one in QS’s Best Student Cities  rankings, a position it has held for all three years of their existence. This result is may look surprising given that the top French institution in the QS World University Rankings is […]

Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education 2014

A social media platform that makes learning a game, and an animation system that brings scientific processes to life, are the world’s most creative innovations in higher education. They were joint winners of the overall prize in the inaugural Reimagine Education competition, whose results were announced earlier this month at a packed conference in the […]

Prime Minister Abe to Accelerate Internationalisation of Japanese Universities

By Martin Ince Japan’s universities will be the big winners in prime minister Shinzo Abe’s push to globalise the nation’s economy and society, according to his remarks at a Mayday meeting of British and Japanese universities that formed a significant part of his recent visit to the UK. He told a conference of university leaders […]