2021 Edition

  • Over 100,000 academics and over 50,000 employers’ responses contributed towards the results, making both surveys the largest of their kind in the world.
  • More than 5,000 institutions were considered and 1186 overall ranked.
  • QS assessed 81 million citations from 13.9 million papers once self-citations were excluded.

If you are ranked in QS World University Rankings® 2021, please visit this page for your marketing materials.


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 (UK), Chosun Ilbo (South Korea), The People’s Daily (China), Rossiya Segodnya (Russia), 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%

Other QS World University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings results also feed into the following rankings. To know more about each ranking’s methodology, click on the logos below: