Highlights from the QS World University Rankings® 2013-14 Release in Istanbul

The QS World University Rankings® 2013-14 Release was revealed Tuesday 10th September 2013. For this occasion, the QS Intelligence Unit hosted a seminar in Istanbul, Turkey, explaining the rankings background, the methodology, the compilation process and the most expected, the results of this year’s rankings. 200 delegates attended the seminar, held in parallel to the EAIE Conference.

Highlights of this event include:

This is the first time the top 800 best universities were disclosed, compared to last year’s top 700. Over 3,000 universities were considered. To download the results and supplements, please go the QSIU Library page.

The QS Global Academic Survey, representing a weighing of 40% when compiling the results has drawn more than 62,000 responses for this year’s rankings and is still the largest survey of its type in the world.

The other survey conducted by QS for the purpose of the rankings, the QS Global Employer Survey (representing 10% of the overall score), has now reached almost 28,000 responses.

The presentation of Ben Sowter during the seminar is available a the bottom of this page.

QS Stars ceremony: Seven university representatives received their QS Stars certificate on that day. QS Stars, a global rating system launched a few years ago now has 168 institutions participating in 38 countries. The first institutions evaluated are located in Indonesia, Australia, UK, Spain and Singapore, and the latest participating universities are in the following countries: Pakistan, Ukraine, Belgium, Argentina and Iraq. When looking into detailed analysis, 55% of evaluated institutions are rated 3 Stars or less.
So far 150 institutions have received their results; the latest recipients were highlighted at our QS Stars ceremony organized during the QS World University Rankings® 2013-14 Release in Istanbul.

  • Aalborg University (Denmark), represented by Birte Hornemann (Senior Consultant), awarded Five Stars.
  • Central Queensland University (Australia), represented by Ailsa Lamont (Pro- Vice Chancellor International), awarded Three Stars.
  • Griffith University (Australia), represented by Nicole Brigg (Director International), awarded Five Stars.
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), represented by Francisco Javier Cantu-Ortiz (Provost for Research, Graduate Studies and Entrepreneurship), awarded Five Stars.
  • The University of New South Wales (Australia), represented by Fiona Docherty (Pro Vice Chancellor International), awarded Five Stars Plus.
  • Université de Liège (Belgique), represented by Marianne Snakers (Head of International Relations) awarded Four Stars.
  • University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom), represented by Michelle Stewart (Head Recruitment & International Office), awarded Five Stars.

Ben Sowter’s presentation is available here, you can download it by clicking the print/export button in the right bottom corner: .

1 reply
  1. Dmytro Filchenko
    Dmytro Filchenko says:

    Very fruitful event with the possibility to discuss both theoretical and practival issues on increasing global visibility of world universities.


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