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.

We are a medium-sized company with over 250 staff in offices throughout the world: London, Paris, Bucharest, Stuttgart, Mumbai and Singapore.

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


We believe education can change the world and so can we.

Our passion drives us to achieve the best results for our customers.


We create innovative, customer-focused solutions which are leading in our field.

Our love for new and sustainable ideas drives us to excel.


We facilitate access to information and connections that empower students and institutions around the world to reach their potential.

We foster an environment that promotes collaboration and inspires our people.


Our integrity guides the independence of our decisions and actions.

Our transparent approach leads us to be trusted.


Our cultural diversity makes us stand out and strengthens us.

We are global in our activities and sensitive to the needs of our diverse audience.