Methodology

In our survey conducted early in 2011, Staff with PhD came out as the most important factor not already considered as part of the global methodology. First introduced for the QS University Rankings: Latin America in 2011, the inaugural data collection process has run a lot more smoothly than anticipated for a new indicator. This indicator is also used for the QS University Rankings: Asia.

The indicator is based on a simple proportion of each institution that hold a PhD or equivalent terminal degree.

Weightings

QS University Rankings: Latin America 10%
QS University Rankings: Arab Region 5%
QS University Rankings: BRICS 10%
QS University Rankings: EECA 5%