Reflecting students’ needs: Revising the QS Stars methodology

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The methodology of the QS Stars university rating system is seeing one of its biggest shifts in its 15-year history. Since its launch in 2009, QS Stars has rated institutions out of a possible five stars based on areas that are most important to students.   To make sure QS Stars continues to be a useful

Rankings released! QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024 

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The QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024 are now live!  The second edition of the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability evaluates universities based on three categories to assess how they are taking action to tackle the world’s most pressing global challenges.  A total of 1,397 institutions are featured – more than double the number assessed

Leaders of change: An interview with the world’s most sustainable university

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With the QS World University Ranking: Sustainability 2024 now live, we spoke to Leah Cowen, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives, at the world number one university – the University of Toronto (U of T) – to better understand why sustainability is important for them and their students, and what the future holds for

A living bridge fit for the future: Building innovative UK and Indian partnerships

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With over 1,000 universities and 42,000 colleges, the Indian higher education system has witnessed tremendous growth since the nation’s independence and is now one of the largest in the world. Supported by a forward-looking and ambitious government policy, the country is uniquely positioned to educate the young people at the frontline of solving world challenges.   

Bringing a new student and sustainability perspective to the QS Global Rankings Advisory Board

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We are thrilled to welcome two new members to the QS Global Rankings Advisory Board – an independent panel who advise QS on the development and impact of our rankings portfolio. University of Cambridge student Stella Wernicke and Dr Sebastian Kahlert, Sustainability Manager at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, join a diverse membership of 39 experts

Rankings released! QS Online MBA Rankings: Asia-Pacific 2023

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The QS Online MBA Rankings: Asia-Pacific 2023 are now live!  The leading online MBA programmes are reviewed regionally for the first time this year – eight institutions are ranked in the QS Online MBA Rankings: Asia-Pacific 2023 across four indicators: ‘Class Experience’, ‘Class Profile’, ‘Employability’ and ‘Faculty and Teaching’.    The Australian Graduate School of Management

Arab women: Driving the green economy forward

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Why empowering women and young people in the Middle East to innovate and address sustainability challenges through education, entrepreneurship and economic inclusion is important for the sustainable development of the region. Written by Haifa Al Kaylani, President & Founder, Arab International Women’s Forum for QS Insights Magazine The empowerment of women in the green economy

International higher education in the UK in 2024: more resilient than previously considered?

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Following a period of sustained growth in international student numbers, buoyed by enabling policy and a welcoming environment pre- and post-pandemic, the UK’s continued success may now be under threat. Divisive rhetoric from politicians, unhelpful policy changes, cost of living crises at home and abroad, and aggressive recruitment strategies from other countries are all combining

Rankings released! QS World University Rankings: Asia 2024 

QS World University Rankings: Asia 2024

The QS World University Rankings: Asia 2024 are now live!  In the 16th edition of the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2024, 856 institutions are showcased from 25 countries and territories – India is now the most represented higher education system, with 148 featured universities (30 more than last year). Followed by China with 133

How are higher education institutions responding to student pressure in the soaring cost of living crisis in 2023? 

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Right now, students around the globe are facing substantial financial hardship due to a rise in the cost of living. As many countries experience rising inflation rates and economic uncertainty, students are challenged to manage their finances alongside their study commitments.   In this article, we examine how international students are affected by the current

Our new partnership with EdCrunch will champion innovation in education technology 


In the 20th year of the QS World University Rankings and the tenth year of the QS Reimagine Education Awards & Conference, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with EdCrunch.  We have joined forces with EdCrunch – organisers of Europe’s largest edtech conference – to champion the efforts and innovation of those at