• 76798 academics and 44226 employers’ responses contributed towards the results, making both surveys the largest of their kind in the world.
  • More than 3,800 institutions were considered and 916 overall ranked, 25 more than in the previous year.
  • 1 milion papers indexed by the the Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database were analysed, 58.2 million citations counted which amounted to  44.9m citations once self-citations were excluded

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The QS World University Rankings® results can be found on www.topuniversities.com.

This ranking also receives significant coverage in many national and international newspapers and media channels including the Guardian, BBC News, the Sunday Times, US News & World Report, Chosun Ilbo, Al Jazeera, sina.com and The Times of India.


Academic Reputation from Global Survey 40%
Faculty Student Ratio 20%
Citations per Faculty from Scopus 20%
Employer Reputation from Global Survey 10%
Proportion of International Students 5%
Proportion of International Faculty 5%

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