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Funding and Governance


As a new year of global higher education rankings is due to commence (watch out for our Subject Rankings in April), our Research Manager and Rankings guru, Baerbel Ecklemann, offers her two cents and gives us an overview of the QS World University Rankings® and the QSIU team.

 

One question I am frequently confronted with is ‘How much does it cost to be part of your rankings exercises? My response ‘nothing’ usually generates an aura of disbelief and surprise, followed by ‘so, how does it work then?’

With this in mind, independent expertise, integrity and passionate commitment to the global higher education sector are at the very core of our work. So, how do we establish these principles?

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Rankings and their impact for French universities

by Stephanie Braudeau

 

Last Friday 3rd December 2010, the QS Intelligence Unit was represented at a conference organised by the group L’Etudiant/Educpros about rankings.

Name of the event :“ Classements et Rankings: Que vont-ils encore changer dans le paysage de l’enseignement supérieur ?’’ Rankings : What will they change in the higher education scene?

Audience: French and Belgian universities, Business Schools, engineering schools, journalists and organizations specialised in the higher education sector.

Key themes: Rankings and their stakes and impact, strategies chosen by universities and the type of communication to adopt regarding rankings.

QSIU Research Manager Baerbel Eckelmann was among the key note speakers during a workshop called ‘Stakes and impact of rankings’ where she explained to the audience how QSIU collects data, the weightings and the importance of indicators. QS Marketing and Communications Director Isabelle Pasmantier and Junior Analyst Stephanie Braudeau also attended the conference to help answer questions. Read more

2010 QS World University Rankings® Video – Asia Pacific focussed

Nunzio Quacquarelli, Managing Director of QS Quacquarelli Symonds, gives a brief description of the QS World University Rankings®.

Ben Sowter, Head of the QS Intelligence Unit, gives an overview of the performances of Australian and Malaysian Universities.  

Martin Ince, convenor of the QS Academic Board, gives his views on the great performance of Korean Universities.

2010 QS World University Rankings® Video – US and Canadian focussed

Want a deeper insight into the 2010 QS World University Ranking results?

Nunzio Quacquarelli, Managing Director of QS Quacquarelli Symonds, gives a brief description of the QS World University Rankings®.

Ben Sowter, Head of the QS Intelligence Unit, talks about the overall trends in this year’s Rankings and discusses the movements of Canadian Universities.

John O’Leary, executive member of the QS Academic Advisory Board, talks about the performance of US universities.