Guest blog: The importance of soft skills in business education

In an era marked by unprecedented global connectivity and rapid technological advancement, the landscape of employability is undergoing a transformative shift. As the educational landscape evolves, the role of universities and business schools in nurturing future leaders becomes ever more critical. The rise of automation and artificial intelligence, AI, will transform job roles in various

QS has been named among the UK’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces®  

We are thrilled to announce our inclusion in Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® in the UK list which is compiled using employee sentiment and satisfaction data.  Using insights from more than two million employees in organisations with 50 to 100,000 members of staff, the list recognises workplaces where employees feel most respected and appreciated.   “We’re

Guest article: Redefining leadership education in Africa 

By Assistant Professor George Akomas, Coventry University For 15 years, I’ve been teaching leadership, with the last five in academia where I taught it as an optional module for undergraduates. However, in Africa, a continent teeming with complexity, diversity, and untapped potential, the notion of leadership as an optional skillset is untenable. Our current leadership

QS World University Rankings 2024 analysis: Spotlight on New Zealand 

In this in-depth analysis of performance in the QS World University Rankings 2024, we highlight New Zealand’s impact in sustainability and diversity – with the University of Auckland standing out globally with a remarkable 9th place in the sustainability indicator and seven out of eight local universities appearing among the world’s top 100 for International

Guest blog: Developing a green campus – a beacon of sustainable innovation

According to the QS International Student Survey 2023, over 40% of prospective students are actively researching universities’ environmental sustainability strategy and efforts. 65% of those who researched the level of environmental action being taken by universities in Europe say they are somewhat or extremely satisfied with the efforts being made, compared to 58% for the

European business schools rise to challenge of M7 dominance: A new era of innovation, diversity, and global perspective

By QS Senior Insights Specialist, Daniel Kahn The age-old battle between the business school titans of Europe and the ‘Magnificent Seven’ (M7) institutions of the United States has been upended in recent years. The invincible prestige of the M7 schools in the US is no longer a foregone conclusion. With a surge of innovation, affordability,

Learning in the metaverse

Universities in the US are starting to tread carefully into the metaverse, and while some are excited at the potential benefits in student engagement, some warn about not getting too carried away the new tech. Guest article by By Eugenia Lim, contributing writer. In recent months, it has become clear that the metaverse is still

Employer imperative for quality international trade education

Guest article by Professor Gael McDonald, Academic Ambassador for the Hinrich Foundation and Professor Emeritus Global Development Portfolio of RMIT University, Australia. Sustainable, mutually beneficial approaches to global trade can positively impact people, profits and our planet in remarkable ways. Executed correctly, trade can help create job opportunities and alleviate poverty. According to the World

Dean of Suleiman Olayan School of Business shares his vision for the future of business education in MENA

QS caught up with, Dr Yusuf Sidani, Dean of the Suleiman Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut (AUB), who sheds light on the institution’s rich history and its pivotal role as a MENA leader in business education. According to the QS Global MBA Rankings 2023, the American University of Beirut’s Suliman