QS World University Rankings

Our rankings provide authoritative and independent evaluations of institutions, helping to drive institutional performance and guide students in their decision-making.


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The most widely read university rankings in the world

QS is proud to be a world-leading source of comparative institutional performance assessments for students and university partners around the globe.

Our annual publication of university and business school rankings incorporates our main global and subject rankings, alongside our regional and specialist rankings.

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QS World University Rankings portfolio

Click on the individual rankings below to access the full rankings results and methodology.

QS Online MBA Rankings

QS Executive MBA Rankings

QS University Rankings by Region – Europe

QS University Rankings by Region – Latin America & the Caribbean

QS University Rankings by Region – Arab region

QS University Rankings by Region – Asia

QS University Rankings – Best Student Cities

QS World University Rankings

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

QS World University Rankings: Sustainability

QS World University Rankings by Subject

QS Specialised Master’s Rankings

QS International Trade Rankings

QS Global MBA Rankings

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Your institution’s rankings performance

Institutions across the world use QS rankings to benchmark their own performance, understand their strengths and weaknesses and strive for better. Utilising our data-driven insights and solutions, we can help you understand your own performance and develop a strategy that will elevate it further.

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Evaluate and compare

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Track, analyse and compare the performance of your institution and your competitors via our range of user-friendly analytics tools alongside support from our expert analysts.

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We help universities across the globe leverage their insights to develop effective strategies and improve performance.

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Rankings methodology

Each of the QS rankings are compiled using a core methodology that employs a range of vital factors including student experience, university partnerships, research activity and faculty qualifications.

All of our data is based on high-quality research and innovative analytic approaches. The QS rankings provide methodical evaluations of key areas in higher education institutions, ultimately offering potential students expert advice that’s proven to align them with their chosen path.

The QS World University Rankings are compiled by our data analysts in partnership with tens of thousands of higher education institutions. They incorporate datapoints from 16.4 million academic papers as well as the views of more than 151,000 academics and 100,000 employers.

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University performance ratings

Understand your institution’s strengths and weaknesses, and showcase its unique characteristics, using our globally recognised university rating system: QS Stars.

While our rankings help institution’s understand their comparative performance, QS Stars uses a comprehensive framework to rate and showcase an institution’s individual performance in focused areas such as learning environment and environmental impact, as well as other advanced and specialist criteria.

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Rankings calendar

QS Online MBA Rankings 202329 March 202310:30 GMT
QS World University Rankings 202427 June 202321:00 BST
QS Best Student Cities 202419 July 202307:00 BST
QS Executive MBA Rankings 202314 July 202311:00 BST
QS World University Rankings: Latin America and The Caribbean 202413 September 202315:20 BST
QS World University Rankings: Europe 202420 September 202311:00 BST
QS Online MBA Rankings: Americas 202327th September 202312:30 BST
QS World University Rankings: Global MBA 202425th October 202311:00 BST
QS World University Rankings: Master's in Finance/ Management/ Business Analytics/ Marketing/ Supply Chain Management25th October 202311:00 BST
QS World University Rankings: Arab Region 202418 October 202311:00 BST
QS World University Rankings: Asia 20248 November 202310:00 GMT
QS Online MBA Rankings: Asia Pacific 202322nd November 202310:00 GMT
QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 20245 December 202310:00 GMT
QS International Trade Rankings 2024 31 January 202410:00 GMT

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