About us

About QS

QS Quacquarelli Symonds was founded in 1990 and has established itself as the leading global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions. At QS we believe that education and career decisions are too important to leave to chance, we want to ensure candidates have access to the best tools and the best independent expert information before making a decision.

Our activities span across 50 countries, working with over 2000 of the world's leading higher education institutions and over 12,000 employers. We provide services at each key career stage; first degree, Masters, PhD, MBA, and executive-level. We look forward to working with you!

Our Values


QS is a globally active enterprise headquartered in London and with offices in Portland, Paris, Singapore, Stuttgart, Bucharest and Mumbai. We are a culturally diverse team of over 200 staff members, with over 40 languages spoken in-house.


Our success stems from a pioneering spirit and a commitment to on-going innovation. QS strives to be one of the top providers in any area where we offer products and services.


We are ethical and honest in our endeavours. We listen to our clients and take positive actions whenever a response is required.

Our staff are goal-oriented and committed to delivering value for our clients in all we do. Our success is measured through the satisfaction expressed by our clients, and staff.


“Working hard and working smart” is a central ethic across the network. As the leading intelligence, communications and events organisation in international higher education, QS provides quality services; aiming to provide better consumer choices and organisational planning.

Resources are used in an efficient and responsible manner in the undertaking of the business.


We at QS believe that the global society will only thrive to the extent that the peoples of the world have a mutual respect and understanding for each other.

The company values cultural diversity, shows respect for all, and is committed to enriching communities by fostering individual achievement through international education and careers.