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Now live: QS World University Rankings 2025

Track and compare the performance of universities across the globe with the 21st edition of the QS World University Rankings - the world's number one source of comparative data in higher education.

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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

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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 World University Rankings by Subject 202410 April 202411:00 BST
QS World University Rankings: Online MBA 202424 April 202411:00 BST
QS World University Rankings 20254 June 202421:00 BST
QS Best Student Cities 202518 June 202411:00 BST
QS World University Rankings: Europe 202510 July 202411:00 BST
QS World University Rankings: Executive MBA 2024*17th July 202411:00 BST
QS World University Rankings: Global MBA 202518 September 202411:00 BST
QS World University Rankings: Master's in Finance/ Management/ Business Analytics/ Marketing/ Supply Chain Management 202518 September 202411:00 BST
QS World University Rankings: Latin America and The Caribbean 20252 October 202411:00 BST
QS World University Rankings: Arab Region 202516 October 202411:00 BST
QS World University Rankings: Asia 20256 November 202410:00 GMT
QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 202510 December 202410:00 GMT

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