We welcome your institution to supply academic and employer contact detail lists as well as a university name variation list to help enhance quantity and quality of this exercise. All provided contacts will then be merged into one big survey database and all will receive an invitation by QSIU to participate in the survey.
Due to the upcoming GDPR changes and in the UK, the ICO’s interpretation of them. At QS after a lot of discussion, we have decided to be pro-active and make sure we are adhering closely to opt-in procedures seen in other industries. This unfortunately means that we need to be sure universities are asking for nominee’s consent before they pass their details over to us, which I realise is problematic for everybody, but sadly can’t be avoided. The need to obtain consent applies to citizens and universities in the EU only. Please see the QS Survey Nominations Procedure.
Regarding the Academic & Employer lists, I would like to provide you with more detailed information:
- For the Academics contact list, we need the contact details of the Academics who has got a relationship with your institution to use it for QS Academic Reputation Index and they could be from your and any other country. And as it was mentioned in our previous email, if you would like to add contacts from your University as Academic contacts, please note they will not be able to nominate their own institution. For more information about Academic Reputation, please check the following link: http://www.iu.qs.com/university-rankings/indicator-academic/
- For the Employers we also need the contact details of the companies & governmental and nongovernmental organizations (universities are not included) who has got a relationship with your institution to use it for QS Employer Reputation Index. And the same thing, they could be from your and any other country. For more information about Employer Reputation, please check the following link: http://www.iu.qs.com/university-rankings/indicator-employer/
Also, I would like to inform you that there is no limit for the contacts number. But if each list is more than 400 contacts, then the system going to choose randomly 400 contacts and send them the survey. In case you would like to add contacts from your University as Academic contacts, please note they will not be able to nominate their own institution. Please note that we collect these lists in the beginning of every year, it always is helpful to the universities to have them prepared in advance. You may find the Survey Nomination List Submission Guide useful.