The board exists to advise QS on any aspect of university rankings, including the methods used to produce them, possible new rankings, and the effect and impact of rankings around the world.

It is convened by Martin Ince, a British Science and Education Journalist who has been involved in the QS Rankings since 2004. He was formerly deputy editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement and advises universities in Europe and Asia on rankings issues.

Its other members include:

  • Luc Beaudoin, Associate Provost for Internationalisation and Associate Professor of Russian, University of Denver, United States
  • Angel Calderon, Principal Advisor on Planning and Research at RMIT University, Australia
  • Francisco Cantú-Ortiz, Associate Vice-Provost for Research, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Tyrone Carlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Maria Elisa Celis, Director General of the Educational Service, UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Mexico
  • Stephen Connelly, Director, GlobalEd Services, Australia
  • Mirko Degli Esposti, Pro-Rector of the University of Bologna, Italy
  • Jin Deshui, Chairman of Zhejiang University Council, China
  • Kevin Downing, Director of Knowledge, Enterprise and Analysis, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Julio C. Durand, Registrar, Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Amilcar Falcao, Vice Rector for Research and Professor of Pharmacology, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • William “Doug” Figg, National Institutes of Health, United States
  • Jane Gatewood, Vice Provost for Global Engagement, University of Rochester, United States
  • Peter Halligan, Chief Executive of the Learned Society of Wales, United Kindgom
  • Feridun Hamdullahpur, President of the University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Arnold Hirshon, Associate Provost and University Librarian at Case Western Reserve University
  • Edouard Husson, Vice President of Paris Sciences et Lettres, (PSL Research University) and Faculty Member of the Université de Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, France
  • Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, President of IE University, Madrid, Spain
  • Yotaro Kanda, Strategic Management Planning Section, Waseda University, Japan
  • Alan Kantrow, Education Consultant based near Boston, United States
  • Nasser Khalili, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Tracey McNicol, Deputy Director of the Planning & Performance Measurement Division, The Australian National University, Australia
  • John Molony, Executive Director, Deakin International, Australia
  • Hajime Nishitani, Law Academic from Hiroshima University, Japan
  • John O’Leary, UK Education Journalist, Editor of the Times Good University Guide, Formerly Editor of THES and Education Editor of The Times, United Kingdom
  • Simon Pratt, Director of Policy and Analysis, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Susanne Räder, Rankings Project Coordinator, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Seeram Ramakrishna, Vice President for Research Strategy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Emma Rasiel, Associate Professor of Practice at Duke University, United States
  • Tony Sheil, Deputy Director of Research Policy, Griffith University, Australia
  • Christina Slade, Vice Chancellor of Bath Spa University, United Kindgom
  • Lydia Snover, Director of Institutional Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Anton Stroh, Vice Principal for Institutional Planning, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Teng Jin-Guang, Chair Professor of Structural Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Leandro Tessler, Former Director of International Relations, Unicamp, Brazil
  • Paul Thurman , Clinical Professor, Columbia University, Mailman School for Public Health, and School of International and Public Affairs, United States
  • Tsui Lap-Chee, Geneticist and Former President Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Paul Wellings, Vice Chancellor of Wollongong University, Australia
  • Jerry (Yoram) Wind, Professor at Wharton School and Academic Director of the Wharton Fellow Program, United States
  • Alexander Zak, University of California, San Diego and Thunderbird School, Arizona, United States