The QS World University Rankings, the most comprehensive ranking of its kind on the market, shines a light on the best institutions from across the world, supporting our mission of enabling motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility and career development.
For the coming QS World University Ranking 2024 methods, please go to this page: 2024 Rankings Cycle – QS Quacquarelli Symonds
The set of indicators for our World University Ranking and their weights are shown below, linking to their fuller descriptions in our methods section.
|Faculty Student Ratio||20%|
|Citations per Faculty||20%|
|International Faculty Ratio||5%|
|International Student Ratio||5%|
|International Research Network||0% (for 2023 edition)|
|Employment Outcomes||0% (for 2023 edition)|
To be eligible for this ranking, institutions must fulfil our Eligibility Criteria.
Then, to be analysed by each rankings indicators, an institution should meet the following four criteria.
|1||Regional Bar||If an institution is eligible to appear in any of our regional rankings, it must demonstrate performance in the Top 50% of that regional ranking before being considered for the World University Ranking.|
|2||New Entrants||A new entrant should be in the global Top 30% in academic reputation.|
For the QS World University Rankings, an institution should have at least 100 papers indexed by Scopus and published over a 5-year window. Only papers of relevant paper types and after affiliation cap is applied are considered.
If an institution is of small size (fewer than 5,000 students), then we look at the performance in Academic Reputation, Employer reputation and Citations per Faculty. More specifically, we need at least one of following conditions to be met for the last few editions:
Note that "being analysed" does not necessarily mean "being published" (see Inclusion Criteria).